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  • Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Assailants...

  • Libya judge orders Gadhafi son tried by video link

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan judge in the trial of former regime officials decided Monday that Moammar Gadhafi's son, held by a militia in the country's west, can be tried in the proceedings via a video link. Since the end of Libya's 2011 civil war, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi has been held by a...

  • Protests in Libya's capital cause fuel crisis

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The Libyan government has blamed a fuel crisis in the country's capital on protests that have blocked the roads to the main western oil terminal, leaving gas stations without new supplies. On Friday, protesters used piles of sand to block all roads to the Zawiya port,...

  • Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi

    The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

  • Libyan militia agrees to give up 4 oil terminals

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A key Libyan militia in the east has agreed to hand back control of four oil terminals it captured and shut down last summer in its demand for a share in oil revenues, the official Libyan news agency reported. The seizure and the shutdown of the terminals has cost Libya...

  • Oil prices down after Libyan deal

    Oil prices fell Monday after reports that a Libyan militia agreed to reopen some oil terminals, possibly boosting global supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was down 53 cents to $100.61 a barrel at 0915 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract...

  • Five of the Obama Doctrine's stealth foreign policy failures

    On a Moscow train platform, two men smoke and swap rumors in the frozen evening air. “I hear they've raised the Russian flag in Donetsk?” one says. “I hear Crimea, too.” So reports freelance journalist Noah Sneider in Slate. As Russian troops hoisted their flag over Crimea,...

  • Libyan activists' protest closes Benghazi airport

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A security official in Libya says activists have blocked the road to Benghazi's international airport, protesting against the country's parliament, which was due to dissolve two months ago. The official said activists set tires ablaze Sunday on main roads, including the...

  • Benghazi security contractor had history of failure in Libya, emails show

    Blue Mountain Group, the British company providing security at the U.S. compound in Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012, attack there, was hired by the State Department despite having lost several other contracts in Libya, according to emails obtained by watchdog group Judicial Watch. Blue...

  • Italy's Eni optimistic about Libyan gas supplies

    MILAN (AP) — The CEO of Italian energy company Eni says he's optimistic that Italy has a secure gas supply from Libya in case imports from Russia are hurt by sanctions. But the amounts, analysts warn, are dwarfed by the size of Russian supplies. Italy and other European countries are...

  • Italy's Eni presses Libya to increase oil output

    MILAN (AP) — Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni has pressed Libya's interim prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, on increasing the Italian gas and oil company's production. An Eni statement Monday said that Scaroni emphasized that Eni's gas production is critical to generate electricity for domestic...

  • Not one SEAL's blood for oil if U.S. interests aren't at stake

    The news reports read like the script of a cheesy movie. A ship sits at anchor one Sunday night off Cyprus. It holds a cargo that just has to be recovered to support a vital U.S. ally. Navy SEALs approach silently over the water, climb the hull, and take over the ship without firing a shot....

  • Three years after U.S. intervention, Libya's an even bigger disaster

    Libya suffered through an eventful St. Patrick's Day on Monday: car bomb attacks in Benghazi killed at least eight people, and the U.S. Navy SEALs scored “one for the Morning Glory” by capturing the runaway oil tanker bearing that name in order to return it to the Libyan government, such as...

  • Navy SEALs take oil tanker from Libyan rebels

    A team of Navy SEALs seized control of an oil tanker from Libyan rebels, the Pentagon announced early Monday. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby, in a statement, said that the operation had been carried out after being approved by President Obama late Sunday evening. The...



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