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Trump administration helps free detained aid worker in Egypt -

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 House ...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 »

Charity worker in Cairo jail for three years freed after Trump administration negotiated release - The Denver Post

By Philip Rucker and Karen Deyoung, The 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 ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Trump greets freed Egyptian-American prisoner in welcome video - The Hill

President Trump posted a video to Twitter on Friday highlighting the release of Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker who spent 3 years in a Cairo prison. The 2-minute clip played to "God Bless the USA" opens with a news article article about the ...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 jail in ...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 »