article 30 January 2015 World, Iraq
Islamic State's new global tactics
by Islamic State's 'exceedingly dangerous' new tactics

The killing of at least 30 security personnel in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula could be more than just jihadist violence - but an indication of new and dangerous tactics from the Islamic State group.

article 30 January 2015 World, Egypt
Islamic State's Egypt wing claims deadly Sinai attack

Three attacks by suspected Islamic State militants kill 27 people in Egypt's northern Sinai province, medical and security sources say.

article 01 January 2015 Egypt
Retrial for Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt

Three journalists, including one Australian, will face a retrial after serving one year of a sentence under controversial charges. The families of the men say there is still "a long road ahead".

post 30 December 2014
How 2014 unfolded - in tweets

In Britain, 2014 was the year of the floods, Ukraine saw a revolution, Scotland almost went indy and the deadly Ebola struck west Africa.

video 29 December 2014 World, Qatar

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Brother of jailed journalist 'hopeful' of release - video

Mike Greste, whose brother Peter - an Al Jazeera journalist - was jailed in Egypt a year ago, says his imprisonment has been tough "but he's a tough bugger", as expectations grow of his release.

article 29 November 2014 World, Egypt
What does Hosni Mubarak acquittal mean for Egypt?

An Egyptian court drops charges against ousted leader Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of 239 protesters during a 2011 revolt.

video 11 November 2014 UK, Egypt

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#FreeAJStaff: Greste held in 'rundown conditions' - video

The parents of the Al Jazeera journalist, Peter Greste, have been paying tribute to their son who's now spent almost a year in an Egyptian jail. His brother Andrew speaks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

article 30 October 2014 World, Israel
Palestinians during clashes with Israeli police in the Abu Tor neighbourhood of east Jerusalem (Reuters)
Jerusalem mosque closure is 'declaration of war'

Amid growing tension in east Jerusalem, PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the closure of the revered al-Aqsa mosque. Meanwhile, Egypt's demolition programme in the border town of Rafah continues.

article 12 August 2014 World, Egypt
Egypt's Tiananmen-style attack premeditated - HRW

The killing of 817 demonstrators last year was systematic, planned and ordered by officials, says Human Rights Watch, which wants the UN to investigate what are "probably" crimes against humanity.