More Libya Articles

  • Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    CAIRO (AP) — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos. Libya's interim government...

  • 38 killed as Libyan forces battle militias in east

    CAIRO (AP) — Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed 38 people, health officials said Sunday, as fighting between rival militias around the capital's international airport raged on and European nations warned their citizens to leave....

  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move....

  • 5 places where Obama hasn't improved the 'tranquility of the global community'

    President Obama's actions have "substantially improved the tranquility of the global community," press secretary Josh Earnest says. Here are five places where it's not so.

  • Oil edges lower after big drop on Libyan supplies

    The price of oil edged down toward $100 a barrel on Monday after its biggest one-day drop since April following growing expectations of more supplies from Libya. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 28 cents at $100.55 a barrel in electronic trading on...

  • What the military did while Benghazi post burned

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did and didn't do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, burned. Together their 30 hours of testimony to congressional investigators gives the fullest account yet of the military's...

  • Commanders: Benghazi rescue hampered by info lack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the four U.S. deaths in Benghazi might have been prevented, military leaders say, if commanders had known more about the intensity of the sporadic gunfire directed at the CIA facility where Americans had taken refuge and had pressed to get a rescue team there faster....

  • Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of...

  • Benghazi: 2 days, 2 distinct attacks on Americans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders. The...

  • Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders suggests that well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, that followed the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night. The initial attack on Sept. 11, 2012,...

  • Lawyer for Libyan militant says evidence lacking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Wednesday that she had seen no evidence tying her client to the violence, but a judge nonetheless directed Ahmed Abu Khattala to remain in custody as the Justice Department builds its case against him....

  • Govt: Khattala supervised action at Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days before the Benghazi attacks, the Libyan militant now in U.S. custody voiced concern and opposition to the presence of an American compound in Benghazi, the government said Tuesday in a court filing. Ahmed Abu Khattala was motivated to participate in the violence...

  • Q&A: Next steps in the Benghazi case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the court of public opinion, the 2012 Benghazi attack has been contentious. In the court of law, it's going to be a grind. The suspect in the first prosecution arising from the attack is due back in court this week. His trial promises to be a thread-the-needle effort to...

  • 2 kidnapped Tunisian diplomats return from Libya

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Two Tunisian diplomats held for months by gunmen in Libya flew home Monday to an airport welcome by the president and other top officials. The men were kidnapped in March and April by an extremist armed group demanding the release of Libyans imprisoned in Tunisia. It is...

  • Maybe the Clintons should take a break from public speaking

    Former President Bill Clinton can't figure out why Republican lawmakers are so upset over Hillary Clinton's bungling of the 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.



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