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# Sharm el-Sheikh

Last year
COP27: Greta Thunberg won't attend 'greenwashing' UN climate summit this month
Thunberg said the summits are “used as an opportunity for people in power to get attention”.
All time
# terror attacks
"People have decided not to travel" - Irish tourists anxious about Brussels and Paris trips
In the wake of terrorist attacks on popular tourist destinations, are Irish people still travelling?
# 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
# 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.”
# 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.
# metrojet
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.
# 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.
# metrojet crash
David Cameron to call Putin to explain his fears that plane was bombed
Thousands have been stranded after flights to and from Sharm el Sheikh were cancelled over bomb fears
# russian plane
Irish citizens warned not to leave resort at Sharm el Sheikh as plane bomb theory grows
Downing Street said earlier it believes that the crashed Russian plane may have been brought down by a bomb.
# Egypt
Egypt: Mubarak goes on trial facing charges which carry death penalty
The former president faces charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters – a charge which carries the death penalty.
# Egpyt
Mubarak declared fit to stand trial in front of a large audience
Stadium-style seating has been promised at Cairo’s Convention Centre for the trial. The audience is likely to include relatives of 850 killed during the uprising. Critics doubt the trial will go ahead.
Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak detained for investigation
Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak has been detained by the country’s authorities ahead of an investigation into corruption and abuse.
# Egypt
Mubarak 'refusing' treatment despite rapidly failing health
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is reportedly refusing medical treatment despite his condition “deteriorating drastically”.
# Egypt
Mubarak 'falls into coma' in Sharm el-Sheikh - reports
An Egyptian newspaper claims the deposed president fell into a coma in Sharm el-Sheikh after his live address.