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Silvio Berlusconi: his lawyer claims he is being “tried for generosity”. Photograph:  Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty

The seven-year-long judicial saga involving a 24-year-old Moroccan woman and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has not gone away. On Sat(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel meeting with Barack Obama last year.  The Obama administration’s decision to not block a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements laid bare all the grievances the two men have nursed since shortly after they each took office in 2009. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In a way, Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama deserve each other. Both promised great things. Both proved themselves masters of their respective polit(...)

File image of ancient artefacts and statues on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. File photograph: Mohamed Hossam/EPA

Egypt has unearthed a more than 7,000-year-old city and cemetery dating back to its First Dynasty in the southern province of Sohag, the Egyptian anti(...)

Former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi raises his hands inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in Cairo. Photograph: Ahmed Omar/AP Photo

An Egyptian court has struck out a life sentence and ordered the retrial of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on charges of conspiring with for(...)

A ship  passes through the Straits of Tiran into the Aqaba Gulf at the Red Sea resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh: the uninhabited islands of Tiran and Sanafir lie along narrow shipping lanes leading north to the port cities of Eilat and Aqaba in Israel and Jordan, respectively. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

An Egyptian court has rejected as “unconstitutional” a border agreement that would have transferred two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The ruling (...)

The plane’s recorders were badly damaged in the crash in May. Photograph: AFP Photo/Media Centre of the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation

Egyptian aviation investigators will finish on Monday repairing memory units from the black box recorders of an EgyptAir flight that crashed into the (...)

EgyptAir staff arrive at the El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in Cairo, Egypt for a memorial ceremony held by EgyptAir for realtives and family members of flight MS804 on Monday. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The head of Egypt’s forensics authority dismissed as premature a suggestion on Tuesday that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptA(...)

Tourism is an important source of foreign currency for the Egyptian economy already suffering from a dollar crunch that has slowed down economic activity. Photograph: iStock

Egypt’s tourism minister said last week’s EgyptAir plane crash is unlikely to affect government plans to attract millions of visitors next year. The (...)

A police officer in Cairo, Egypt, on April 15th. Public anger over allegations of police brutality has been bubbling over the past months, with several incidents spilling over into skirmishes and protests. Photograph: Mohamed Hossam/EPA

A riot erupted in a Cairo suburb on Tuesday after a policeman shot three people after an argument over the price of a cup of tea, killing one of them,(...)

Renowned journalist Robert Fisk (right) delivered a lecture at UCD on Monday night, entitled Life after Isis. The event, hosted by the Philosophical and Law Societies in UCD,  was attended by the President, Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The EU is embarking on a misadventure in sending refugees to Turkey – a country which has a history of human rights abuses stretching from the Armenia(...)

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