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#Egypt

# egypt - Thursday 2 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Scientists discover secret chamber the size of a passenger plane inside Great Pyramid Egypt

Scientists discover secret chamber the size of a passenger plane inside Great Pyramid

The void is completely closed, which means anything inside would not have been touched for 4,500 years.

# egypt - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate has been advising him on his new life Peter Greste

Ibrahim Halawa's former cellmate has been advising him on his new life

Ibrahim Halawa arrived back in Dublin yesterday to a media-heavy welcome.

# egypt - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A media scrum and fish and chips: Ibrahim Halawa is finally home Terminal One - Arrivals

A media scrum and fish and chips: Ibrahim Halawa is finally home

Ibrahim Halawa isn’t “going away quietly” – and his arrival at Dublin Airport today proves it.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm very happy, it's great': Ibrahim Halawa has arrived home to Dublin Back Home

'I'm very happy, it's great': Ibrahim Halawa has arrived home to Dublin

The Dubliner has been speaking to the media at Terminal 1.

# egypt - Friday 20 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa: 'Finally the day where I can see the sky without bars' Coming Home

Ibrahim Halawa: 'Finally the day where I can see the sky without bars'

The 21-year-old spent more than four years in jail.

From TheJournal.ie 'The nightmare is over': Ibrahim Halawa has been released from prison in Egypt Homeward Bound

'The nightmare is over': Ibrahim Halawa has been released from prison in Egypt

The 21-year-old spent more than four years in jail.

# egypt - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says no date confirmed for Ibrahim Halawa's return to Ireland Homeward Bound

Taoiseach says no date confirmed for Ibrahim Halawa's return to Ireland

The family of Halawa said they want arrangements for his return to be kept Friday.

# egypt - Monday 25 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Coveney 'very hopeful' Ibrahim Halawa could be home later this week Homecoming

Coveney 'very hopeful' Ibrahim Halawa could be home later this week

Coveney hopes Halawa will be released from prison later today.

# egypt - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Government considering sending its private jet to bring Ibrahim Halawa home Homeward Bound

Government considering sending its private jet to bring Ibrahim Halawa home

Ibrahim Halawa was acquitted by a court in Egypt yesterday.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'The family that never gave up': How Ibrahim Halawa's sisters kept his case alive Home At Last

# egypt - Monday 18 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Hopes for verdict as Halawa back in court again today END IN SIGHT

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

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa's family wants the government to sue Egyptian authorities if trial is delayed again Legal Action

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

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar speaks for 25 minutes with Egyptian president regarding Ibrahim Halawa Egypt

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish government offers support to family of Irish woman in Egypt suicide pact Egypt

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

From TheJournal.ie 'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison Anniversary

'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

From TheJournal.ie At least 36 dead as two trains crash head-on in Egypt Alexandria

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

From TheJournal.ie Almost four years after arrest, Halawa's lawyers have been able to defend him in court Egypt

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

From TheJournal.ie Prosecution 'closes case' in trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt Cairo

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

From TheJournal.ie '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

From TheJournal.ie Irishman dies off the coast of Egypt Dahab

Irishman dies off the coast of Egypt

The man reportedly died in the tourist region of Dahab.

# egypt - Sunday 16 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close Cairo

'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

From TheJournal.ie Halawa trial adjourned for 26th time, but Coveney happy at 'progress' Adjourned

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

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa's trial suspended for 25th time - but could the next hearing be the last? Egypt

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

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

The Egypt international has signed a five-year contract.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach urged to seek EU support to put more pressure on Egypt to release Ibrahim Halawa Freedom

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

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar willing to consider 'different approach' to secure Ibrahim Halawa's freedom Egypt

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

From TheJournal.ie Arab nations cut ties with Qatar due to 'terrorist links' Bridge The Gulf

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

From TheJournal.ie More than 20 Egyptian Christians killed by gunmen on bus in Cairo Terror

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

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Flanagan 'disappointed' witnesses fail to appear at Ibrahim Halawa hearing Cairo

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

From TheJournal.ie Archaeologists discover 17 mummies in Egypt catacombs Minya Province

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

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time

Concerns have been raised about his health.

# egypt - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Mummies and 1,000 statues found in search of 3,500-year-old tomb Luxor

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

“This is an important discovery.”

# egypt - Monday 10 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie State of emergency declared as Egypt is warned of 'long and painful' war against jihadists Double Bombing

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

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

"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

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa's trial judge is considering releasing him on medical grounds Egypt

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

From TheJournal.ie 'His life is on the line': Vigil held in support of Ibrahim Halawa ahead of 21st trial date tomorrow Leinster House

'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

From TheJournal.ie Remains of 3,700-year-old pyramid discovered in Egypt Discovery

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.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor recommends Ibrahim Halawa be released from prison for 'further medical assessments' Deteriorating Health

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.

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