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# egypt - Monday 8 February, 2016

Egyptian president sparks outrage by laying out giant red carpet for his motorcade to drive on

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was travelling to the opening of a social housing project.

# egypt - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Italian student found dead in a ditch after disappearing in Cairo

He was last seen when he left his home to meet a friend.

# egypt - Friday 29 January, 2016

Alan Shatter to table Dáil motion calling for “immediate release” of Ibrahim Halawa

The Fine Gael TD for south Dublin is hoping to table the motion next week, depending on when the general election is called.

# egypt - Saturday 9 January, 2016

‘I taught Ibrahim Halawa. He was the joker of the class and used to make me laugh’

Teacher Codie Preston said he would like to see the Irish Government come out and publicly support Ibrahim.

‘I thought I would bleed to death’: Tourist recalls Egyptian hotel attack

Police shot dead one of the assailants and badly wounded the other.

Irish student Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has been postponed for the 12th time

The 20-year-old’s trial has been put back until 6 March.

# egypt - Friday 8 January, 2016

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

The discovery of a body in Limerick, a rally on Moore Street and an attack on an Egyptian hotel.

Three tourists stabbed in attack on Egyptian resort hotel

The attack took place this evening at the Bella Vista hotel in the resort city of Hurghada.

# egypt - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

More airline deaths due to deliberate acts than accidental crashes in 2015

There were eight accidental airline crashes last year – accounting for 161 passenger and crew deaths.

# egypt - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Egypt rejects call to release Ibrahim Halawa as trial postponed again

In a harsh statement, Cairo also called on the European body to reconsider its approach to similar cases in the future.

# egypt - Thursday 17 December, 2015

European Parliament passes resolution calling for immediate release of Ibrahim Halawa

MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the resolution.

# egypt - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Ibrahim Halawa is back in jail as trial is delayed again

The Irish citizen has been in prison in Cairo since August 2013.

# egypt - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Ibrahim Halawa spends 20th birthday behind bars in Egyptian prison

Human rights organisation Reprieve said 8,000 people signed a birthday card for Halawa.

# egypt - Friday 4 December, 2015

At least 16 killed in petrol bomb attack on Egyptian nightclub

According to a security source, the attack followed a dispute between employees of the nightclub and a group of youths.

# egypt - Saturday 28 November, 2015

What is Law 140, and does it mean Ibrahim Halawa will stand trial in Ireland?

A request has been made, but the government hasn’t received a response.

# egypt - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

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.

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