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Trump administration helps free detained aid worker in Egypt -

President Donald Trump meets with Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker, in the Oval office of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). By Zachary Cohen and Jeff Zeleny CNN. WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Trump ...and more »

Freed Egyptian American prisoner returns home following Trump intervention - Washington Post

An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt's brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States late Thursday after the Trump administration quietly negotiated ...and more »

American Aid Worker, Release Secured by Trump Officials, Leaves Egypt - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration flew Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker, home to the United States on Thursday evening after negotiating her release from three years of captivity in Egypt on charges of child abuse and human trafficking ...and more »

Trump Welcomes American Aid Worker, Freed by Egypt, to Oval Office - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump welcomed Aya Hijazi, an American aid worker detained for three years in Egypt, to the Oval Office on Friday after quietly working to secure her release this week. “We are very happy to have Aya back home and it's a great ...and more »

Mattis 'Confident' in Advancing US-Egypt Military Relationship - Voice of America

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he and his Egyptian counterpart have agreed on the need for a renewed and strong security partnership between their two nations, as Egypt grapples with a rising extremist threat. “I left Cairo very confident, very ...and more »

Who is Aya Hijazi, the American freed from jail in Egypt? - Washington Post

BEIRUT — During nearly three years spent shuttling between an Egyptian jail and a Cairo courtroom cage in a case dismissed by human rights groups as “bizarre,” Aya Hijazi's American citizenship did not seem to count for much. She was a dual national ...and more »

Egyptian-American Held Three Years In Cairo Prison Returns to US After Trump Intervention - Newsweek

RTS12IX7 Aya Hijazi, founder of Belady, an NGO that promotes a better life for street children, is seen inside a holding cell as she faces trial on charges of human trafficking at a courthouse in Cairo, Egypt March 23, 2017. Picture taken March 23 ...and more »

Egyptian-American Aid Worker, Released From Cairo Jail, Returns To US - NPR

Updated at 2:41 p.m. ET. An Egyptian-American aid worker and her Egyptian husband have returned to the U.S. after being imprisoned for nearly three years in Egypt, over charges of child abuse that were widely regarded as specious. U.S. officials had ...and more »

Jeff Sessions refers to Hawaii as an 'island in the Pacific' while questioning judge's decision to block travel ban - Los Angeles Times

Hawaii became the 50th U.S. state in 1959, but Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions seemed to overlook that fact in a recent interview on "The Mark Levin Show." During the Tuesday evening discussion, which was posted online Wednesday, Sessions questioned a Hawaii ...and more »

Freed American charity worker returns to US after Egypt detention - Fox News

WASHINGTON – An Egyptian-American charity worker freed after nearly three years of detention in Egypt returned Thursday night to the United States, the White House said. ADVERTISEMENT. Aya Hijazi, 30, and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, an Egyptian ...and more »