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An  image used in an online campaign  after the disappearance of   Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in Cairo, Egypt on January 25th, 2016. Image: #wheresgiulio via AP

Egypt’s state prosecutor said on Monday that a team of Italian experts would go to Cairo next week to take part in the retrieval of CCTV recordings as(...)

Supporters of Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi celebrate in Cairo’s Tahrir square on Monday following his re-election for a second term. Photograph: Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images

Egyptians were no doubt glued to their televisions, gripped with suspense, as they awaited the results of their presidential election last week. Woul(...)

 Supporters of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi celebrate in Cairo’s Tahrir square following his re-election for a second term, on Monday. Photograph: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won a second, four-year term in office, with more than 97 per cent of the vote in last week’s election, ac(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is welcomed by British PM Theresa May on the first of his three-day visit to the UK. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

The first overseas tour undertaken by Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was intended as a “charm offensive” but has sparked controversy in the tw(...)

Jennifer Musa photographed in 2005. The one-time nurse from Co Kerry was the poverty-hit province’s first female MP, once ran an ice-factory and defied local traditions by refusing to cover her head with a veil. Photograph: AFP

Kerry nurse Jennifer Musa became a widely loved peacemaker in Balochistan, now one of the four provinces of Pakistan. She promoted women’s rights in t(...)

A cameraman films wall paintings in the tomb of a high-ranking female official known as Hetpet, of the 5th Dynasty  of ancient Egypt, on the Giza plateau on the southern outskirts of Cairo. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Archaeologists in Egypt say they have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo. Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced the d(...)

Supporters of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi celebrate in Tahrir square in Cairo on the seventh anniversary of the uprising that ended the 30-year reign of Hosni Mubarak. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Egypt has come full circle since the uprising erupted across the country on January 25th, 2011: from rule by a weary, elderly air force autocrat to th(...)

People look at an artwork depicting Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Doha. Since the imposition of a boycott of Qatar by other Gulf states, Tamim has become the object of a fervent personality cult. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy. As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his par(...)

Mai El-Mahdy: “I want to be part of what’s happening here politically, I want to vote in the repeal referendum next year.” Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

When Mai El-Mahdy started seeing posts on social media about the revolution spreading across the Middle East she struggled to believe the protest move(...)

Ibrahim Halawa said he did not expect the support from Ireland to be “as big or as heartwarming as it was”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ibrahim Halawa, the Dublin man held in Egypt for over four years before being acquitted and freed to return to Ireland, has spoken of the damage to hi(...)

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