Egypt to Deport Iranian Diplomat in Espionage Probe

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Egypt will expel an Iranian envoy who was briefly held in custody on charges of gathering illegal intelligence for the Iranian government, according to security officials. Qasem al Husseini was arrested from his home in Cairo on Saturday after his movements were tracked by the Egyptian intelligence. Husseini has been charged with trying to establish spy networks in Egypt as well as other Arab nations. Egyptian authorities found a computer, documents and spying equipment banned in Cairo from the diplomat’s house. Husseini is expected to be deported in less than 48 hours, according to Egyptian officials.