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From TheJournal.ie Egypt rejects call to release Ibrahim Halawa as trial postponed again Cairo

Egypt rejects call to release Ibrahim Halawa as trial postponed again

In a harsh statement, Cairo also called on the European body to reconsider its approach to similar cases in the future.

From TheJournal.ie European Parliament passes resolution calling for immediate release of Ibrahim Halawa Ibrahim Halawa

European Parliament passes resolution calling for immediate release of Ibrahim Halawa

MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the resolution.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa is back in jail as trial is delayed again Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa is back in jail as trial is delayed again

The Irish citizen has been in prison in Cairo since August 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa spends 20th birthday behind bars in Egyptian prison Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa spends 20th birthday behind bars in Egyptian prison

Human rights organisation Reprieve said 8,000 people signed a birthday card for Halawa.

From TheJournal.ie At least 16 killed in petrol bomb attack on Egyptian nightclub Cairo

At least 16 killed in petrol bomb attack on Egyptian nightclub

According to a security source, the attack followed a dispute between employees of the nightclub and a group of youths.

From TheJournal.ie What is Law 140, and does it mean Ibrahim Halawa will stand trial in Ireland? Cairo

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

A request has been made, but the government hasn’t received a response.

From TheJournal.ie Irish tour operators cancel all trips to Sharm el-Sheikh until April Sharm El-Sheikh

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

The news comes as more airlines suspend flights to the popular resort

From TheJournal.ie This is the bomb Islamic State say took down the Russian plane Improvised Explosive

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

The militant group’s claims were published in an English-language magazine.

From TheJournal.ie Two airport workers arrested as Russia confirms Egypt plane crash was caused by bomb Terrorist Attack

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

A €47 million reward is being offered for information that would lead to the arrest of those responsible.

From TheJournal.ie Crucifixion and electrocution - the horrendous conditions of Ibrahim Halawa's captivity Hunger Strike

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

The Dublin teenager is now on hunger strike, and says he will remain so until he is released.

From TheJournal.ie Moscow concedes for the first time that terror attack could have brought down plane Metrojet Crash

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

Russia had refrained from blaming the crash – which killed all 224 people on 31 October – on terrorists.

From TheJournal.ie Security at the airport that doomed Russian liner took off from had major holes Sharm El-Sheikh

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

“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.”

From TheJournal.ie Noise heard in last second of doomed Russian plane's cockpit recording Chilling

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

All 224 people on board the plane, most of them Russian tourists, were killed in last week’s crash.

From TheJournal.ie 14 jarring photos of Egypt's famous landmarks devoid of people Eerie

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

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

From TheJournal.ie British plane entering Sharm el-Sheikh 'missed rocket by 300m' just weeks ago Egypt

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

The near-miss happened around two months before the recent downing of a Russian plane in the Sinai Peninsula.

From TheJournal.ie Russia is furious over these Charlie Hebdo cartoons about the Egyptian air disaster Metrojet

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

“This has nothing to do with democracy or self-expression. It is sacrilege.”

From TheJournal.ie There's now strong evidence pointing to a bomb on doomed Russian plane Metrojet This post contains videos

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

The news comes as there were angry scenes at Sharm el-Sheikh airport as tourists remain grounded.

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

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

A number of European airlines are preparing to bring tourists home from Sharm el-Sheikh.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: Who? How? Why? Figuring out the Russian plane crash Column

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

The Russian plane crash on the Sinai Peninsula has a lot in common with other bombings, writes columnist Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie Reports: Sinai plane black box shows emergency 'took crew by surprise' Metrojet

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

The Egyptian president made the claim.

From TheJournal.ie Doomed Russian jet broke apart "in the air" before Egypt crash Sinai This post contains videos

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

A top Russian investigator says the wreckage is strewn over a large area.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for downing Russian passenger plane Egypt

Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for downing Russian passenger plane

Emergency services have found no survivors of the 224 people on board.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been delayed yet again Farcical

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.

From TheJournal.ie 12 dead after Egypt security forces open fire on tourists by mistake Islamic State

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

The army believed a convoy of vehicles was carrying jihadists.

From TheJournal.ie These "debauched" music videos got two female pop singers thrown in prison Egypt

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

The two singers, Bardis and Shakira, promoted “indecency”, said the court.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa is in "reasonable spirits in trying circumstances" Egypt

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.

From TheJournal.ie Visiting Ibrahim Halawa in prison, I saw the devastating impact of his incarceration Column

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.

From TheJournal.ie Isis threatens to execute European hostage unless jailed women are freed Islamic State

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa has first 'human contact' with family in months Behind Bars

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

The 19-year-old from Tallaght has been held in Egypt since August 2013.

From TheJournal.ie "Confusion and chaos" reign as Irish politicians struggle to attend trial of Ibrahim Halawa Chaos

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

The teenager is facing another hearing on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Germany has arrested an Al-Jazeera journalist for "torturing a lawyer" Egypt

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

Ahmed Mansour is accused of being involved in an uprising in Egypt.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa's hunger strike is 'unlikely to serve any positive purpose at all' Egypt

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been delayed AGAIN Cairo

Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been delayed AGAIN

The mass trial has been adjourned until 2 August.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish priest wants to swap places in prison with Ibrahim Halawa Seamus Fleming

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.

From TheJournal.ie Egypt sentences its former president Morsi to death Arab Spring

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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach clarifies that Ibrahim Halawa isn't facing murder charges Egypt

Taoiseach clarifies that Ibrahim Halawa isn't facing murder charges

No other consular case is receiving greater attention than the Halawa case.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish citizen has been held without trial for 620 days – how can we look the other way? Opinion

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?

From TheJournal.ie Belly dancer jailed for six months - because her outfit looked like the Egyptian flag Flag Turner

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.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny could yet intervene in the Ibrahim Halawa case Egypt

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'If we don't do anything now, Ibrahim will die' Ibrahim Halawa

'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.