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# egypt - Today’s News


# 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.

# egypt - Monday 2 February, 2015

“A year in prison for an innocent person is not a little thing,” says sister of Dublin teenager

“A year in prison for an innocent person is not a little thing,” says sister of Dublin teenager

His sister said, ‘Hope keeps us going, we hope that maybe he will be released tomorrow, maybe after tomorrow, maybe now.’

# egypt - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Australian journalist Peter Greste released from Cairo prison

Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist has been deported from Egypt following a presidential decision and is en route to Australia

# egypt - Friday 30 January, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Bertie Ahern, the Dáil walkout and restrictions on E-cigarettes.

IS group claims its fighters were behind attacks that killed 26 people

Targets included an army base, a hotel, a police club and several checkpoints in Sinai.

# egypt - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Irish teen Ibrahim Halawa ‘considering hunger strike’ as trial postponed again

The Dublin-born 19-year-old is charged with murder, attempted murder and taking part in an illegal protest.

# egypt - Monday 5 January, 2015

Trial of Irish teenager to get underway in Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa has been held in an Egyptian prison for 17 months.

The tomb of a mysterious Pharaoh queen has been unearthed in Egypt

Until now, the name of Khentakawess had been unknown.

# egypt - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Amal Clooney threatened with arrest in Egypt

The human rights lawyer faced pressure over a fact-finding mission she was involved in looking at the country’s power structures.

# egypt - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Egypt’s highest court orders retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists

The three men have been detained since December 2013.

# egypt - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa stuck in jail until next year

The Dublin native has been held in an Egyptian jail since August 2013.

# egypt - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Court drops murder charges against ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak

The court also acquitted Mubarak of a corruption charge.

# egypt - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Eight men jailed for three years over ‘gay wedding’

The men appeared in a video that went online earlier this year.

# egypt - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai after bomb kills 30 soldiers

The bombing was carried out by a suspected jihadist who rammed a checkpoint with his explosives-packed vehicle.

# egypt - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Trial of human rights activist ‘based on scant and dubious evidence’

Another female activist arrested after a protest in June is currently on hunger strike.

# egypt - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From The42 Palestinian football team determined to rise above war Outlet

Palestinian football team determined to rise above war

Football is hugely popular in Gaza and the West Bank, where the game has been played since the 1920s.

# egypt - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Phil Hogan and Irish Water, Ukraine truce, and an Irish criminal being shot dead in Costa del Sol.

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