Unlike some other countries in the region, homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt. Instead those suspected are often charged with “debauchery” or “promoting sexual deviancy.”…
By Michael Boulter
In 2013, Aya Hijazi and her husband Mohammed founded an organization that helps impoverished children living in the streets of Cairo. But during a crackdown on civil groups in Egypt, Hijazi, an Egyptian-American, and her husband were detained, imprisoned and…
By PBS NewsHour
Gunmen blasted an isolated bus packed with men, women and children in Egypt, killing at least 28. The victims were Coptic Christians who were making their way to a monastery along an unpaved desert road. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret…
By PBS NewsHour
In an exclusive interview with PBS Newshour, Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker imprisoned in Cairo for three years, speaks about the harrowing ordeal and her experience meeting President Trump in the Oval Office following her release last month. It…
By Rhana Natour
More than two dozen people are dead, including children, after gunmen fired on buses filled with Coptic Christians south of Cairo, Egypt, in an attack the Islamic State claimed Saturday.
By Elizabeth Flock
Yahia Lababidi said the 140 character age of Twitter has turned many of us into aspiring aphorists. And he believes the form is more important than ever.
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
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.
By Vivian Salama, Associated Press and Julie Pace, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump congratulated Turkey's president for sweeping up more power. Trump hailed Egypt's strongman as a "fantastic guy." When China's president visited the United States, Trump cited a burgeoning friendship and made no public mention of Beijing's…
An Egyptian-American aid worker named Aya Hijazi is scheduled to walk free tomorrow, along with her husband and six other co-defendants, after being cleared of child abuse and human trafficking charges, her lawyers confirmed today.
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