Egyptian Army soldiers guard  the Al Masah Capital Management Ltd building in Egypt’s new administrative capital, approximately 45 km north of the current capital Cairo. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

At least sixteen police officers were killed in a shoot-out during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt’s Western desert, two security sour(...)

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

The Egypt that Ibrahim Halawa will leave within days after spending four years in prison is a military-run state where human rights are regularly brea(...)

 Ibrahim Halawa seen after he was freed from jail on Thursday. The Irish man has been issued a new Irish passport and is expected to return home within days.

Ibrahim Halawa should be home in Ireland within days following his release from a Cairo prison last night, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (...)

Ibrahim Halawa (21) has spent more than four years in jail. File photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

Ibrahim Halawa is in “good spirits” and looking forward to returning home to Ireland, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs. The 21-year-old(...)

Ibrahim Halawa is set to receive a consular visit from the Irish Embassy in Cairo in the coming days

Ibrahim Halawa is set to receive a consular visit from the Irish Embassy in Cairo in the coming days, it has been confirmed. The Department of Foreig(...)

Hamas’s overall leader Ismail Haniya waves as he arrives for a meeting with Palestinian officials in Gaza City. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Fatah and Hamas delegations are set to meet in Cairo next week to discuss the implementation of a deal to end the rift between the rival Palestinian m(...)

Family and  friends celebrate  Ibrahim Halawa’s acquittal  last month at the Halawa family home in Firhouse, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Paperwork formally confirming Ibrahim Halawa’s release from prison which was expected to be processed on Tuesday has been delayed by Egyptian authorit(...)

When Mr Halawa is moved from the prison service to the security directorate, things should move quickly, said Mr Coveney. Photograph: Declan Walsh/The New York Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he is “hopeful” that Ibrahim Halawa will be home by the middle of this week. Mr Coveney said that(...)

Imam Hussein Halawa stayed relatively quiety during the campaign for his son’s release, saying “I didn’t want people to think I was using and exploiting my platform, position and job for personal advantag.”

Hussein Halawa was about to head to the mosque in Clonskeagh on Monday when he got a text saying his son Ibrahim’s trial was being broadcast live on a(...)

Fatima, Omaima and Somaia celebrating the news their brother Ibrahim has been acquitted on on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a new passport for Ibrahim Halawa in anticipation of his imminent return to Ireland after four years in (...)