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(...)

Poster from a press conference held by Lynn Boylan of Sinn Féin last August calling for the release of Ibrahim Halawa from jail in Egypt. Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin was one of the TDs who visited Mr Halawa on Tuesday. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ibrahim Halawa has told a delegation of TDs who visited him in an Egyptian prison on Tuesday that he was beaten and put in solitary confinement by the(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, campaign for his release. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Dáil has agreed an all-party motion seeking the release of Ibrahim Halawa, who has been held without trial in an Egyptian prison for more than thr(...)

Ibrahim Halawa:  Has been in prison since August 2013, when he was arrested at the Fateh mosque in Cairo during protests against the ousting of then-president Mohamed Morsi

The family of Irish man Ibrahim Halawa has said it is “devastated” after his trial in Egypt was postponed until October at the earliest, dashing hope(...)

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