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  • Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

    RAS AJDIR, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia closed its main border crossing with Libya on Friday after thousands of stranded Egyptian and foreign nationals, fleeing militias' fighting and violence in Libya, tried to break through the passage, the Tunisian news agency said. It was the second eruption of...

  • Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons. The...

  • Greece to help 'hundreds' of Chinese leave Libya

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With the violence in Libya escalating to its worst level since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, governments from around the world are scrambling to evacuate their citizens from the country, many seeking help from nearby Greece. A Greek government official told...

  • Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival militias battle over control of the airport in the capital...

  • Obama's foreign policy Midas touch disappeared in Libya: Examiner Editorial

    Libya has become a regional arms-smuggling center. Terrorist groups and rival militias are using heavy artillery against each other and the government.

  • Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages

    CAIRO (AP) — Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya's capital Tuesday, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country's 2011 civil war. The blaze engulfing oil depots started earlier in...

  • 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 response...

  • 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...



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