Sunday August 30, 2015
Italian energy giant ENI has announced the discovery of the "largest ever" offshore natural gas field in the Mediterranean inside Egypt's territorial waters.
Saturday August 29, 2015
An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, in a case that has triggered an international outcry.
Friday August 28, 2015
Up to 200 people may have died after a boat packed with mainly Africans bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast.
Wednesday August 19, 2015
An Irish teenager being held in jail in Egypt since 2013 is described as being in "reasonable spirits".
Monday August 17, 2015
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved an anti-terrorism law that sets up special courts and provides protections to its enforcers in the face of a two-year-long insurgency that aims to topple his government.
Wednesday August 12, 2015
An Egyptian group allied to the so-called Islamic State has published a photograph it says showed the beheaded body of a Croatian hostage it threatened to kill last week, the SITE monitoring service said.
Monday August 10, 2015
More news in brief from Ireland and around the world.
Friday August 07, 2015
A round-up of other Irish and international stories
Wednesday August 05, 2015
The Egyptian affiliate of the self-styled Islamic State militant group has threatened to execute within 48 hours a Croatian man kidnapped in Cairo last month if Muslim women jailed in Egypt are not freed.
Monday August 03, 2015
Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he is concerned at the further postponement of the trial in Egypt of Ibrahim Halawa, 19, who's been in custody for nearly two years.