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An Israeli soldier sleeps as ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths pray on Tisha B’Av at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

A senior Israeli official has condemned the European Union’s new directive banning EU dealings with settlements as “worrying” and counterproductive(...)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi run from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in central Cairo. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

A spokesman for Egypt’s interim president said today authorities expected Islamist movements to join in national reconciliation, including the Muslim (...)

Pro-Islamic Turks take part in a demonstration supporting deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi in Istanbul. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

The first senior US official to visit Egypt since the army toppled the country’s elected president will hold high-level talks in Cairo today, where th(...)

Isreal Ilunga of Westmeath in action against Kildare in the Leinster final yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

Westmeath’s first appearance in a Leinster minor final in 13 years is unlikely to live long in the memory of the county’s supporters. The team were so(...)

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi hold his pictures and wave Egyptian flags while gathering at the Rabaa Adawiya square in Cairo. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters.

Egypt has announced a criminal investigation against deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, with prosecutors saying they were examining complaints (...)

“Two summers ago I cruised in the Mediterranean. The itinerary included Israel, a first for me. In Haifa, I was surprised to find the vessel SS Exodus(...)

A volunteer sets off fireworks during call for prayer on first day of Ramadan outside Rabaa Adawiya mosque in Cairo. Photograph: Louafi Larbi/Reuters
Egypt braced for more protests

Egypt is braced for further protests by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi today following a week of clashes that have killed more than 90(...)

Four F16 jets are due to be delivered to Egypt in the coming weeks with another eight due to be delivered in December. The jets, built by Lockheed Martin, are part of a package of 20 F-16s, of which eight have already been delivered. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The United States still plans to go through with the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, US officials have confirmed, des(...)

Egyptian army soldiers take their positions near armoured vehicles to guard the entrances of Tahrir Square in Cairo on Monday. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

The United Nations, United States, European Union and Egyptian political figures have called for an independent investigation into the deaths of 54(...)

Civil Defence workers, Hizbullah members, policemen and civilians gather at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburbs today. Photograph: Issam Kobeisi/Reuters

A car bomb has exploded in a stronghold of the Shia militant Hizbullah group in Beirut wounding dozens in a major security breach of a tightly-guarded(...)

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