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From TheJournal.ie Egyptian TV channel takes female anchors off air until they lose weight Suspended

Egyptian TV channel takes female anchors off air until they lose weight

The women have been told they “can work in production during the period they need to lose weight”.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa case: Egypt hits back at Ireland and accuses him of assaulting police War Of Words

Ibrahim Halawa case: Egypt hits back at Ireland and accuses him of assaulting police

The parliament’s speaker does not want to see Halawa released.

From TheJournal.ie Word 'fire' heard on voice recorder of EgyptAir flight that crashed in May Wreckage

Word 'fire' heard on voice recorder of EgyptAir flight that crashed in May

An Egyptian-led investigative committee made the announcement today.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities' Amnesty International

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'

A new report shows that hundreds of students, political activists and protesters have vanished.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach calls Egyptian president to seek release of Ibrahim Halawa Al-sisi

Taoiseach calls Egyptian president to seek release of Ibrahim Halawa

The Dáil passed an all-party motion calling for the repatriation of the 20-year-old, who has spent over 1,000 days in prison

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Irish government publicly call for Ibrahim Halawa's release? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish government publicly call for Ibrahim Halawa's release?

The government has been using quiet diplomacy up to this point.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ibrahim is a young, funny Dublin man but begrudgers believe being Irish is qualified by skin colour, name and religion' Opinion

'Ibrahim is a young, funny Dublin man but begrudgers believe being Irish is qualified by skin colour, name and religion'

After three years and 14 trial delays, it’s time for the government to intervene fully, writes MEP Lynn Boylan.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa trial in Egypt delayed for 14th time in three years Adjourned

Ibrahim Halawa trial in Egypt delayed for 14th time in three years

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he shares the frustration of the young Irishman’s family.

From TheJournal.ie 'We got support because my name was Peter, not Ibrahim.' Egypt

'We got support because my name was Peter, not Ibrahim.'

Freed Australian journalist Peter Greste criticises the Irish government for failing to help Ibrahim Halawa.

From TheJournal.ie "They hold a man’s arm against the curb and you hear it break when they kick it." Ibrahim Halawa

"They hold a man’s arm against the curb and you hear it break when they kick it."

A prison letter from Ibrahim Halawa has detailed the torture he faces on a daily basis.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt dispatches submarine to aircraft crash zone as mystery over disaster remains Mystery

Egypt dispatches submarine to aircraft crash zone as mystery over disaster remains

Leaked flight data has painted a picture of the chaotic final moments of the doomed EgyptAir flight.

From TheJournal.ie First pictures of EgyptAir wreckage emerge but reason for disaster remains unclear Egyptair

First pictures of EgyptAir wreckage emerge but reason for disaster remains unclear

Reports today suggest the front of the plane had smoke in it before the crash.

From TheJournal.ie "We stand corrected" - Airline vice-president says debris from missing plane has NOT been found MS804

"We stand corrected" - Airline vice-president says debris from missing plane has NOT been found

More than 60 people were on board the Paris to Cairo plane.

From TheJournal.ie Terrorism most likely explanation for Egyptair flight disappearance, experts say Islamic Extremists

Terrorism most likely explanation for Egyptair flight disappearance, experts say

Both France and Egypt have been targets of Islamic extremists in recent months.

From The42 The Irishman who reached the summit of Mount Sinai after a gruelling 1500km walk Adventure

The Irishman who reached the summit of Mount Sinai after a gruelling 1500km walk

Leon McCarron speaks to The42 about his taxing and unforgettable journey across the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie Eight policemen shot dead after their minibus was ambushed Egypt

Eight policemen shot dead after their minibus was ambushed

Jihadists, including Islamic State group militants, have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers in attacks.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt court recommends death sentence for 3 journalists Al-Jazeera

Egypt court recommends death sentence for 3 journalists

Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was one of the codefendants but was not sentenced to death.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt government rejects UN mistreatment claim in Halawa case Growing Pressure

Egypt government rejects UN mistreatment claim in Halawa case

The organisation made a number of claims in a letter sent last year.

From TheJournal.ie Policeman kills street vendor after dispute over price of cup of tea Egypt

Policeman kills street vendor after dispute over price of cup of tea

He fatally shot the man and wounded two other people.

From TheJournal.ie 'All false, all lies': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa is being beaten in jail Jailed Without Trial

'All false, all lies': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa is being beaten in jail

Soha Gendi told RTÉ that he government has visited him regularly.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa transferred prisons and is not missing Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa transferred prisons and is not missing

It was earlier reported that he had been moved and his family were unaware of his whereabouts.

From TheJournal.ie Saudi Arabia plans to build a massive bridge to Egypt Crossing Of Arabia

Saudi Arabia plans to build a massive bridge to Egypt

It is a show of support for the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

From TheJournal.ie British hostage had photo taken with EgyptAir hijacker Cyprus

British hostage had photo taken with EgyptAir hijacker

“I figured if his bomb was real I’d nothing to lose anyway”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Find of the century': There are two secret chambers in Tutankhamun's tomb Ancient Egypt

'Find of the century': There are two secret chambers in Tutankhamun's tomb

Experts believe they could lead to the resting place of Queen Nefertiti.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for three years for saying women cheat on their husbands Egypt

Man jailed for three years for saying women cheat on their husbands

A court convicted him of spreading “false news that disturbs the public peace”.

From TheJournal.ie Egyptian student who threatened Donald Trump on Facebook agrees to leave US Visa Revoked

Egyptian student who threatened Donald Trump on Facebook agrees to leave US

Meanwhile, Michael Bloomberg has ruled out a White House bid.

From TheJournal.ie Irish student Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has been postponed for the 13th time Jailed Without Trial

Irish student Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has been postponed for the 13th time

He will now have spent almost three years in jail without trial.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin student Ibrahim Halawa has his 13th trial date this weekend Egypt

Dublin student Ibrahim Halawa has his 13th trial date this weekend

He has been detained in Egypt since his arrest there over two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Man facing jail for saying women cheat on their husbands Egypt

Man facing jail for saying women cheat on their husbands

The comments created a stir in southern Egypt.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State posts images of 'spy' beheadings Sinai

Islamic State posts images of 'spy' beheadings

It’s claimed the two men were caught spying for the Egyptian army.

From TheJournal.ie Egyptian president sparks outrage by laying out giant red carpet for his motorcade to drive on Cairo

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.

From TheJournal.ie Italian student found dead in a ditch after disappearing in Cairo Giulio Regeni

Italian student found dead in a ditch after disappearing in Cairo

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

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter to table Dáil motion calling for "immediate release" of Ibrahim Halawa Ibrahim Halawa

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I taught Ibrahim Halawa. He was the joker of the class and used to make me laugh' Opinion

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I thought I would bleed to death': Tourist recalls Egyptian hotel attack Red Sea

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish student Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been postponed for the 12th time Jailed Without Trial

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Friday News Fix

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.

From TheJournal.ie Three tourists stabbed in attack on Egyptian resort hotel Hurghada

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.

From TheJournal.ie More airline deaths due to deliberate acts than accidental crashes in 2015 Tragedies

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.