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#Egypt

# egypt - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Government considering sending its private jet to bring Ibrahim Halawa home

Ibrahim Halawa was acquitted by a court in Egypt yesterday.

'You can disagree with those views but he wasn't guilty of terrorism': Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate

Peter Greste – who spent over a year in an Egyptian prison with Halawa – said that it was “wonderful” that he had been released.

# egypt - Monday 18 September, 2017

Hopes for verdict as Halawa back in court again today

Halawa’s verdict was due on 28 August, however, it was adjourned until today.

# egypt - Friday 1 September, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's family wants the government to sue Egyptian authorities if trial is delayed again

Ibrahim’s sister Somaia Halawa said she welcomed the steps taken by Leo Varadkar’s government to secure his release.

# egypt - Monday 28 August, 2017

Leo Varadkar speaks for 25 minutes with Egyptian president regarding Ibrahim Halawa

The 21-year-old Irish citizen has been in jail in Egypt for over four years.

# egypt - Monday 21 August, 2017

Irish government offers support to family of Irish woman in Egypt suicide pact

The couple died by drowning at a villa in the Hurghada area.

# egypt - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison

Halawa (21) was arrested during a demonstration in 2014 in support of Mohamed Morsi who had been ousted from power in a military coup.

# egypt - Friday 11 August, 2017

At least 36 dead as two trains crash head-on in Egypt

The country has a poor record of rail safety.

# egypt - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Almost four years after arrest, Halawa's lawyers have been able to defend him in court

The 21-year-old Irishman has been held in Cairo for almost four years.

# egypt - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Prosecution 'closes case' in trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

The 21-year-old Irishman has been held in Cairo for almost four years.

# egypt - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'A hero until the end' - Tributes paid to renowned Irish diver who died while helping another diver Stephen Keenan This post contains videos

'A hero until the end' - Tributes paid to renowned Irish diver who died while helping another diver

Stephen Keenan owned a freediving school in Egypt.

# egypt - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Irishman dies off the coast of Egypt

The man reportedly died in the tourist region of Dahab.

# egypt - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close

The next hearing will be on 25 July.

# egypt - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Halawa trial adjourned for 26th time, but Coveney happy at 'progress'

Defence lawyers asked for more time and an opportunity to challenge video evidence.

# egypt - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial suspended for 25th time - but could the next hearing be the last?

Halawa has been imprisoned in the Egyptian capital for 1,418 days – nearly four years.

# egypt - Thursday 22 June, 2017

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Done deal: Liverpool sign former Chelsea winger Salah for €39m

The Egypt international has signed a five-year contract.

Taoiseach urged to seek EU support to put more pressure on Egypt to release Ibrahim Halawa

Leo Varadkar is attending a EU Council meeting over the next two days.

# egypt - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Varadkar willing to consider 'different approach' to secure Ibrahim Halawa's freedom

Halawa has spent almost four years in jail without trial.

# egypt - Monday 5 June, 2017

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar due to 'terrorist links'

Airlines Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia will cancel flights to and from Qatar from tomorrow.

# egypt - Friday 26 May, 2017

More than 20 Egyptian Christians killed by gunmen on bus in Cairo

The attack came after church bombings in December and April that killed dozens of Coptic Christians.

# egypt - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Charlie Flanagan 'disappointed' witnesses fail to appear at Ibrahim Halawa hearing

Now aged 21, Halawa has spent almost four years in jail.

# egypt - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Archaeologists discover 17 mummies in Egypt catacombs

Burial shafts were found in the area and excavation work “revealed that these shafts led to a number of corridors inside a cachette of mummies”.

# egypt - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time

Concerns have been raised about his health.

# egypt - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Mummies and 1,000 statues found in search of 3,500-year-old tomb

“This is an important discovery.”

# egypt - Monday 10 April, 2017

State of emergency declared as Egypt is warned of 'long and painful' war against jihadists

At least 44 people were killed in two church bombings yesterday.

# egypt - Sunday 9 April, 2017

"I just felt fire grabbing my face" - Isis claims Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt which killed at least 44

The first bombing struck the Mar Girgis church in the city of Tanta north of Cairo, killing 27 people, the health ministry earlier said.

# egypt - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial judge is considering releasing him on medical grounds

The trial was delayed for the 21st time today.

# egypt - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

'His life is on the line': Vigil held in support of Ibrahim Halawa ahead of 21st trial date tomorrow

Dublin-born Halawa has been held without trial in Egypt since being arrested at a protest in Cairo in August 2013.

# egypt - Monday 3 April, 2017

Remains of 3,700-year-old pyramid discovered in Egypt

The pyramid from the 13th dynasty was found in Dahshur’s royal necropolis, some 30 kilometres south of Cairo.

Doctor recommends Ibrahim Halawa be released from prison for 'further medical assessments'

Enda Kenny has petitioned the President of Egypt again on the case of Ibrahim Halawa.

# egypt - Friday 24 March, 2017

Former Egyptian president who was ousted in the Arab Spring gets out of jail

Hosni Mubarak served six years in prison.

# egypt - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'You're trying to shut down discussion': Dáil suspended after Bríd Smith raises Halawa case

The Ceann Comhairle said her contribution was not relevant to the current session.

# egypt - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Irish MEP: 'Time for Ireland to take legal challenge against Egypt'

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has now been postponed for the 20th time.

# egypt - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Judge-ordered report into Cairo protest doesn't name or identify Ibrahim Halawa

Halawa faces another trial date – his 20th – tomorrow.

# egypt - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections' Hunger Strike This post contains videos

'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections'

Lynn Boylan says Halawa has been ‘on hunger strikes on and off’ throughout his detention.

# egypt - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's family say he is now 'dying' in prison

The Dubliner has been jailed in an Egyptian prison since August 2013.

# egypt - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Hosni Mubarak acquitted over deaths of protesters during Arab Spring revolt

He had ruled the country for 30 years before being ousted.

# egypt - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Family statement says Ibrahim Halawa moved to prison hospital

His family say his heart problem has deteriorated.

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