Amnesty International activists hold a picture of Giulio Regeni during a demonstration in Rome in 2017. Photograph:  Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

An Italian prosecutor urged a Rome court on Thursday to forge ahead with the trial of four members of Egypt’s security services over the disappearanc(...)

US president Joe Biden stressed that the US would work only with the Palestinian Authority, not Hamas. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty

US president Joe Biden has welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. In an address at the White House, Mr Biden said(...)

The heavily damaged Aqsa avenue in Gaza City’s Dahduh neighbourhood following an Israeli bombardment on Tuesday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

In his address to the United Nations Security Council on Sunday, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney warned his colleagues that “the world is w(...)

The incident was revealed on Tuesday in an opinion piece by New York Times publisher AG Sulzberger addressing a “growing threat” to journalism around the world. Photograph:iStock

The Irish-born New York Times correspondent who had to rely on diplomats from Ireland to help him flee Egypt, says it taught him journalists could not(...)

People hold a photograph of former  Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi during prayers for him in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, while his funeral was taking place in Egypt. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi was buried in a restricted family ceremony in Cairo early on Tuesday, a day after he suffered a fatal heart at(...)

Egyptian lawmakers debating constitutional reforms on Tuesday. Photograph: Khaled Mashaal/EPA

The Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, moved a step closer to extending his rule after lawmakers approved sweeping constitutional amendments tha(...)

Ibrahim Halawa celebrates moments after his acquittal by an anti-terrorism court at the Wadi Natrun prison outside Cairo on September 18th. Photograph: Declan Walsh/The New York Times

More than three weeks after he was acquitted of all charges against him, Ibrahim Halawa remains in prison in Egypt, and Irish authorities appear to be(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: a spokesman for him said “Hamas is attempting to fool the world but it will not succeed.” Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP/Getty Images

Hamas is to try to break the deadlock in the Middle East peace process – and end its own international isolation – by unveiling a new version of its f(...)

 Crucifixes for sale in a Cairo shop. Christians are a significant minority in Egypt, as 10 per cent of the population are Coptic Orthodox. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP

At the high point of the Christian year, Easter, the bombings of two churches in Tanta and Alexandria in Egypt are a sombre reminder that there are pl(...)

Ibrahim Halawa’s sisters   Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa have been campaigning for their brother’s release. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A doctor who visited Ibrahim Halawa in prison in Cairo last week has recommended that the Irish man be released to facilitate further medical tests af(...)

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