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# egypt - Saturday 9 January, 2016

'I thought I would bleed to death': Tourist recalls Egyptian hotel attack
# Red Sea
# Red Sea

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

Jan 9th 2016, 4:20 PM 14,325 Views 14 Comments

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
# Jailed Without Trial
# Jailed Without Trial

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

Jan 9th 2016, 1:12 PM 18,613 Views 218 Comments

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

# egypt - Friday 8 January, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Jan 8th 2016, 11:25 PM 13,620 Views 5 Comments

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
# Hurghada
# Hurghada

Three tourists stabbed in attack on Egyptian resort hotel

Jan 8th 2016, 11:24 PM 31,909 Views 129 Comments

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
# Tragedies
# Tragedies

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

Jan 6th 2016, 6:02 AM 9,239 Views 6 Comments

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
# Cairo
# Cairo

Egypt rejects call to release Ibrahim Halawa as trial postponed again

Dec 19th 2015, 12:24 PM 36,533 Views 276 Comments

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
# Ibrahim Halawa
# Ibrahim Halawa

European Parliament passes resolution calling for immediate release of Ibrahim Halawa

Dec 17th 2015, 12:05 PM 20,162 Views 273 Comments

MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the resolution.

# egypt - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Ibrahim Halawa is back in jail as trial is delayed again
# Egypt
# Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa is back in jail as trial is delayed again

Dec 15th 2015, 1:13 PM 15,225 Views 215 Comments

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
# Egypt
# Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa spends 20th birthday behind bars in Egyptian prison

Dec 13th 2015, 7:00 AM 18,149 Views 98 Comments

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
# Cairo
# Cairo

At least 16 killed in petrol bomb attack on Egyptian nightclub

Dec 4th 2015, 9:48 AM 11,955 Views 17 Comments

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?
# Cairo
# Cairo

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

Nov 28th 2015, 7:00 AM 18,580 Views 92 Comments

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
# Sharm El-Sheikh
# Sharm El-Sheikh

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

Nov 25th 2015, 11:57 AM 9,760 Views 13 Comments

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
# Improvised Explosive
# Improvised Explosive

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

Nov 18th 2015, 5:11 PM 30,788 Views 35 Comments

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
# Terrorist Attack
# Terrorist Attack

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

Nov 17th 2015, 8:45 AM 17,251 Views 25 Comments

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
# Hunger Strike
# Hunger Strike

Crucifixion and electrocution - the horrendous conditions of Ibrahim Halawa's captivity

Nov 13th 2015, 3:26 PM 24,686 Views 181 Comments

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
# Metrojet Crash
# Metrojet Crash

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

Nov 9th 2015, 8:41 PM 10,973 Views 33 Comments

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
# Sharm El-Sheikh
# Sharm El-Sheikh

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

Nov 9th 2015, 6:05 AM 19,974 Views 29 Comments

“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
# Chilling
# Chilling

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

Nov 8th 2015, 7:40 AM 17,179 Views 23 Comments

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
# Eerie
# Eerie

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

Nov 7th 2015, 9:45 PM 40,480 Views 49 Comments

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

British plane entering Sharm el-Sheikh 'missed rocket by 300m' just weeks ago
# Egypt
# Egypt

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

Nov 7th 2015, 7:48 PM 44,216 Views 61 Comments

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
# Metrojet
# Metrojet

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

Nov 6th 2015, 9:55 PM 37,472 Views 115 Comments

“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
# Metrojet

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

Nov 6th 2015, 8:09 PM 28,183 Views 48 Comments

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
# Egypt
# Egypt

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

Nov 6th 2015, 7:42 AM 12,015 Views 16 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Nov 5th 2015, 8:30 PM 146 Views 41 Comments

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'
# Metrojet
# Metrojet

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

Nov 3rd 2015, 7:53 AM 15,085 Views 49 Comments

The Egyptian president made the claim.

# egypt - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Doomed Russian jet broke apart "in the air" before Egypt crash
# Sinai
# Sinai

Doomed Russian jet broke apart "in the air" before Egypt crash

Nov 1st 2015, 4:29 PM 36,364 Views 58 Comments

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
# Egypt
# Egypt

Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for downing Russian passenger plane

Oct 31st 2015, 7:58 PM 367,570 Views 200 Comments

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
# Farcical
# Farcical

Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been delayed yet again

Oct 4th 2015, 3:43 PM 11,651 Views 97 Comments

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
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

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

Sep 14th 2015, 7:19 AM 20,576 Views 33 Comments

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
# Egypt
# Egypt

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

Sep 4th 2015, 6:10 AM 26,608 Views 42 Comments

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"
# Egypt
# Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa is in "reasonable spirits in trying circumstances"

Aug 19th 2015, 6:17 PM 13,770 Views 215 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Aug 8th 2015, 7:30 PM 100 Views 297 Comments

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
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Isis threatens to execute European hostage unless jailed women are freed

Aug 6th 2015, 9:11 PM 15,922 Views 36 Comments

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
# Behind Bars
# Behind Bars

Ibrahim Halawa has first 'human contact' with family in months

Aug 3rd 2015, 6:10 PM 62,972 Views 490 Comments

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
# Chaos
# Chaos

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

Jul 30th 2015, 7:50 PM 28,168 Views 161 Comments

The teenager is facing another hearing on Sunday.

# egypt - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Germany has arrested an Al-Jazeera journalist for "torturing a lawyer"
# Egypt
# Egypt

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

Jun 21st 2015, 12:01 PM 11,261 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Egypt
# Egypt

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

Jun 11th 2015, 10:45 PM 20,219 Views 213 Comments

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
# Cairo
# Cairo

Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been delayed AGAIN

Jun 3rd 2015, 2:42 PM 24,278 Views 194 Comments

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
# Seamus Fleming
# Seamus Fleming

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

Jun 2nd 2015, 3:03 PM 15,400 Views 84 Comments

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
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Egypt sentences its former president Morsi to death

May 16th 2015, 11:52 AM 13,674 Views 47 Comments

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