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# egypt - Today’s News

Irish tour operators cancel all trips to Sharm el-Sheikh until April

The news comes as more airlines suspend flights to the popular resort

# egypt - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

This is the bomb Islamic State say took down the Russian plane

The militant group’s claims were published in an English-language magazine.

# egypt - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Two airport workers arrested as Russia confirms Egypt plane crash was caused by bomb

A €47 million reward is being offered for information that would lead to the arrest of those responsible.

# egypt - Friday 13 November, 2015

Crucifixion and electrocution – the horrendous conditions of Ibrahim Halawa’s captivity

The Dublin teenager is now on hunger strike, and says he will remain so until he is released.

# egypt - Monday 9 November, 2015

Moscow concedes for the first time that terror attack could have brought down plane

Russia had refrained from blaming the crash – which killed all 224 people on 31 October – on terrorists.

Security at the airport that doomed Russian liner took off from had major holes

“I can’t tell you how many times I have caught a bag full of drugs or weapons that they have let through for €10 or whatever.”

# egypt - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Noise heard in last second of doomed Russian plane’s cockpit recording

All 224 people on board the plane, most of them Russian tourists, were killed in last week’s crash.

# egypt - Saturday 7 November, 2015

14 jarring photos of Egypt’s famous landmarks devoid of people

Photographer Ben Terzza spent several months living in Egypt in 2014.

British plane entering Sharm el-Sheikh ‘missed rocket by 300m’ just weeks ago

The near-miss happened around two months before the recent downing of a Russian plane in the Sinai Peninsula.

# egypt - Friday 6 November, 2015

Russia is furious over these Charlie Hebdo cartoons about the Egyptian air disaster

“This has nothing to do with democracy or self-expression. It is sacrilege.”

There’s now strong evidence pointing to a bomb on doomed Russian plane Metrojet This post contains videos

There’s now strong evidence pointing to a bomb on doomed Russian plane

The news comes as there were angry scenes at Sharm el-Sheikh airport as tourists remain grounded.

At least 179 Irish people in Egypt as world leaders say bomb may have brought down plane

A number of European airlines are preparing to bring tourists home from Sharm el-Sheikh.

# egypt - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Tom Clonan: Who? How? Why? Figuring out the Russian plane crash

The Russian plane crash on the Sinai Peninsula has a lot in common with other bombings, writes columnist Tom Clonan.

# egypt - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Reports: Sinai plane black box shows emergency ‘took crew by surprise’

The Egyptian president made the claim.

# egypt - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Doomed Russian jet broke apart “in the air” before Egypt crash Sinai This post contains videos

Doomed Russian jet broke apart “in the air” before Egypt crash

A top Russian investigator says the wreckage is strewn over a large area.

# egypt - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for downing Russian passenger plane

Emergency services have found no survivors of the 224 people on board.

# egypt - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has been delayed yet again

After more than two year’s imprisonment without trial Tallaght teenager Halawa was supposed to learn his fate today.

# egypt - Monday 14 September, 2015

12 dead after Egypt security forces open fire on tourists by mistake

The army believed a convoy of vehicles was carrying jihadists.

# egypt - Friday 4 September, 2015

These “debauched” music videos got two female pop singers thrown in prison

The two singers, Bardis and Shakira, promoted “indecency”, said the court.

# egypt - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Ibrahim Halawa is in “reasonable spirits in trying circumstances”

TD Pat Breen visited the Wadi Al-Natrun prison in Cairo for a 90 minute meeting with Halawa.

# egypt - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Visiting Ibrahim Halawa in prison, I saw the devastating impact of his incarceration

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan describes her visit to the Egyptian prison in which the 19-year-old Dubliner is currently being held without trial.

# egypt - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Isis threatens to execute European hostage unless jailed women are freed

In a video posted online by the jihadists, the Croatian identifies himself as Tomislav Salopek.

# egypt - Monday 3 August, 2015

Ibrahim Halawa has first ‘human contact’ with family in months

The 19-year-old from Tallaght has been held in Egypt since August 2013.

# egypt - Thursday 30 July, 2015

“Confusion and chaos” reign as Irish politicians struggle to attend trial of Ibrahim Halawa

The teenager is facing another hearing on Sunday.

# egypt - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Germany has arrested an Al-Jazeera journalist for “torturing a lawyer”

Ahmed Mansour is accused of being involved in an uprising in Egypt.

# egypt - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Ibrahim Halawa’s hunger strike is ‘unlikely to serve any positive purpose at all’

The teenager said in a letter that he is “hit for every word I say that the officer doesn’t like” and “not allowed hug [his] own mother.”

# egypt - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has been delayed AGAIN

The mass trial has been adjourned until 2 August.

# egypt - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

An Irish priest wants to swap places in prison with Ibrahim Halawa

Father Seamus Fleming said he is willing to take the teenager’s place in Cairo.

# egypt - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Egypt sentences its former president Morsi to death

Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to death alongside more than 100 others over jailbreaks during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.

# egypt - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Taoiseach clarifies that Ibrahim Halawa isn’t facing murder charges

No other consular case is receiving greater attention than the Halawa case.

# egypt - Thursday 30 April, 2015

An Irish citizen has been held without trial for 620 days – how can we look the other way?

Would we care more if his name was, say, Sean Murphy and not Ibrahim Halawa?

# egypt - Monday 20 April, 2015

Belly dancer jailed for six months – because her outfit looked like the Egyptian flag

The dancer, known as Safinaz, was fined E£15,000 (€1,800) but has been released on bail pending an appeal.

# egypt - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Enda Kenny could yet intervene in the Ibrahim Halawa case

The Irish teenager has been held in a Cairo prison for over 600 days without trial.

# egypt - Saturday 28 March, 2015

‘If we don’t do anything now, Ibrahim will die’

The case of Ibrahim Halawa is back in the spotlight ahead of his expected trial tommorrow.

# egypt - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

A tragedy in Cork, snow across the country and a big win for Ireland had everyone talking today.

Four to face trial over brutal street stabbing of chained dog

A video posted online shows men chaining the dog to a street lamp and then stabbing and hacking the terrified animal with knives.

# egypt - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Halawa letter criticising Government ‘shows the real hurt this kid is going through’

Amnesty International believe the Government is doing everything it can to secure his release.

# egypt - Monday 9 February, 2015

VIDEO: Up to 22 killed in crush as Egyptian footballers play on

The league has been suspended as a result.

# egypt - Sunday 8 February, 2015

From The42 Egyptian police and football fans clash leaving dozens dead Trouble

Egyptian police and football fans clash leaving dozens dead

According to state media in the country, ticketless supporters fought with police after being refused entry.

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial adjourned for the fourth time

The teenager has been in jail for 541 days.

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