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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 »

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 »

Trump administration helps free detained aid worker in Egypt - KMOV.com

By Zachary Cohen and Jeff Zeleny CNN. WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Trump administration quietly helped negotiate the release of American-Egyptian aid worker Aya Hijazi and her husband who had been detained in Egypt for three years, a senior White ...and more »

Is Trump's secret meeting with Colombian ex-presidents meant to undercut peace deal? - Los Angeles Times

President Trump has met secretly with two former Colombian presidents before holding any face-to-face talks with one of their political enemies: the sitting president, Juan Manuel Santos. The unusual meeting with former presidents Alvaro Uribe and ...and more »

Fight continues to free New Jersey teen in Egyptian prison - NorthJersey.com

Lawyers and advocates for Ahmed Hassan, a 17-year-old New Jersey native jailed in Egypt, are continuing to fight for his release just days after another U.S. citizen was freed after President Donald Trump reportedly intervened in her case. On Friday ...and more »

Watchdog group that includes former Obama staffers sues FBI and DOJ over Trump wiretap claims, Russia investigation - Los Angeles Times

American Oversight, a newly formed ethics watchdog group, has gone to court over President Trump's unsubstantiated claims that he was wiretapped by the Obama administration and an ongoing FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign ...and more »

Trump meets Egyptian-American aid worker released from Egyptian jail - Business Insider

Donald Trump shakes hands with Aya Hijazi at the White House Kevin Lamarque/Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed back to the United States Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker whose release from ...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 »

The Trump administration negotiated the release of an Egyptian-American prisoner held in Egypt for 3 years - Business Insider

Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters The Trump administration negotiated the release of a US citizen who was held in an Egyptian prison for three years. Aya Hijazi, who is of Egyptian-American heritage, was released and brought back to her family in ...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 »