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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Cairo

This year
Looted ancient sarcophagus returned to Egypt from US
The repatriation is part of the Egyptian government’s efforts to stop the trafficking of its stolen antiquities.
Last year
Egypt displays trove of newly discovered ancient artefacts including mummies
The artefacts date back 2,500 years.
All time
Egypt jails man, 20s, for eight years for sexually harrassing three minors and drug possession
Claims against the former student first emerged through online testimonies.
Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections
The elections will be held in two phases, with the first covering 14 provinces today and tomorrow.
'Pushed to breaking point': Mass hunger strike at Egyptian prison
Inmates have been on hunger strike for more than six weeks, Amnesty International has said.
Sadio Mane struggles to impress as Mahrez's Algeria bag important Africa Cup of Nations win
Two of the Premier League’s most highly-rated forwards went head-to-head in Cairo on Thursday.
17 people injured after explosion hits tourist bus near Egyptian pyramids
It comes months after a similar explosion killed three tourists in the region.
At least 20 killed in train crash in Cairo's main railway station
The fire broke out after a train crashed into a steel barrier, sources said.
Four people killed as tourist bus hit by roadside bomb at Giza pyramids in Egypt
Armed security personnel quickly deployed to the site and cordoned off the area.
Archaeologists unearth 4,400-year-old tomb of Egyptian high priest
The tomb belongs to “Wahtye”, a high priest who served during the fifth dynasty reign of King Neferirkare.
Egypt's newly discovered tombs hold cat mummies and animal statues
The discovery at Saqqara also includes mummies of scarabs, the first ever to be found in the area.
Gunman kills nine in attack on Egyptian church
The jihadist had been armed with an assault rifle, 150 rounds of ammunition and a bomb.
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.
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.
'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.
Ibrahim Halawa: 'Finally the day where I can see the sky without bars'
The 21-year-old spent more than four years in jail.
'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.
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.
'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.
Prosecution 'closes case' in trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt
The 21-year-old Irishman has been held in Cairo for almost four years.
'Heading towards a conclusion': Trial of Ibrahim Halawa coming to a close
The next hearing will be on 25 July.
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.
Charlie Flanagan 'disappointed' witnesses fail to appear at Ibrahim Halawa hearing
Now aged 21, Halawa has spent almost four years in jail.
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”.
"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.
Ibrahim Halawa's trial judge is considering releasing him on medical grounds
The trial was delayed for the 21st time today.
Judge-ordered report into Cairo protest doesn't name or identify Ibrahim Halawa
Halawa faces another trial date – his 20th – tomorrow.
'His spirit is finally broken': MEP claims Ibrahim Halawa is 'being kept alive by glucose injections'
Lynn Boylan says Halawa has been ‘on hunger strikes on and off’ throughout his detention.
Ibrahim Halawa's family say he is now 'dying' in prison
The Dubliner has been jailed in an Egyptian prison since August 2013.
Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been delayed for a 19th time
He remains in custody without trial.
'It wasn't political' - Fatima Halawa explains why their family attended the protest in Egypt
Ibrahim Halawa’s sister says they were remembering those who had been killed in a massacre.
Ibrahim Halawa described as "strong and very brave" as TDs meet him in Cairo jail
Halawa has been in prison without trial for almost three-and-a-half years.
TDs to travel to Egypt tomorrow to meet with Ibrahim Halawa and Egyptian government
The TDs will be discussing the young man’s incarceration when they arrive tomorrow.
Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been delayed for a 17th time
His trial has been rescheduled for 17 January 2017.
'I just can't understand why they have kidnapped me away from you': Ibrahim Halawa's letter to Ireland
Ibrahim Halawa has been awaiting trial in an Egyptian jail for three years.
"I don’t see the sky" - Ibrahim Halawa pens letter from Egyptian prison
In the letter, Halawa imagines that today could be his graduation day.
Second black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site
It could prove vital in establishing the cause of the crash last month.
Cockpit voice recorder with 2 hours of conversation found from EgyptAir plane
Search teams are still looking for the black box as the cause of the crash is still unknown.
DNA samples taken from relatives in effort to identify victims of EgyptAir disaster
Sources close to the investigation have denied that evidence of explosives has been found among the crash debris.
Eight policemen shot dead after their minibus was ambushed
Jihadists, including Islamic State group militants, have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers in attacks.