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Sudanese people  celebrate in the streets of Khartoum on Friday after Sudanese defense minister and head of Sudan’s military council, Awad Ibn Auf, stepped down a day after leading a military coup. Photograph: EPA

Sudan’s defence minister stepped down abruptly last night as head of the country’s transitional ruling military council after only a day in the post, (...)

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(...)

 Ibrahim Halawa  has been acquitted of all charges in Egypt after four years in jail.

The Egyptian legal authorities have not yet begun to process the paperwork for Ibrahim Halawa’s release from jail. “The first stage hasn’t even been (...)

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

Ibrahim Halawa is an innocent man. His three sisters are innocent women. They were acquitted of all charges by an Egyptian court this week. It has tak(...)

The family of Ibrahim Halawa are to hold a news conference in Dublin on Friday

The family of Ibrahim Halawa are to hold a news conference in Dublin on Friday to address further delays in their brother’s case. It follows Monday’s(...)

Ibrahim Halawa’s family  protesting along with members of Amnesty International outside the Egyptian embassy in Dublin last week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been assured Ibrahim Halawa will be allowed to return to Ireland once his case has reached a conclusion in Egypt. Mr Halaw(...)

Australian journalist Peter Greste: his release was granted under a law permitting deportation of foreigners to their home countries for trial or to serve out sentences. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt’s deportation of al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste to Australia – and the likely expulsion to Canada of his colleague Mohamed Fahmy – has given(...)

 Al Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed (left), Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy,  and correspondent Peter Greste were arrested in Cairo  on charges of aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood, and the spreading of propaganda. Photograph: AP

The conviction of three Al Jazeera journalists who have been in prison in Egypt since December 2013 has been overturned and they are to be retried wit(...)

A woman carries a poster of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, with the slogan “Against you”, during a protest on the 6th October bridge near Tahrir square in Cairo on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed Abd el Ghany

Security is a top issue in Egypt’s presidential contest as the country faces challenges on both domestic and regional fronts. At home, the security fo(...)