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    President Obama says he doesn't take lightly the decision to launch air attacks on Iraq -- but you couldn't tell that from the way he launched the attack.

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    The organization plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel.

  • Libya calls for UN-supervised ceasefire

    TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — The newly inaugurated Libyan parliament has threatened to act against warring militias who don't abide by its call for an immediate cease-fire, which it says would be supervised by the United Nations. The parliament's call late Wednesday is among its first since it convened...

  • Libyan lawmakers elect judge as new speaker

    TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — Libyan lawmakers, gathered far from the country's chaos and warring militias, have elected a judge as the new parliament speaker. Ageila Saleh Eissa narrowly defeated his rival for the post, Abu-Bakr Baeira, in a 77-74 vote late Monday night from among 158 lawmakers who...

  • UK warship evacuates 110 citizens from Libya

    VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A British warship that evacuated 110 citizens from Libya has arrived in Malta, bringing the total of evacuees by ship in the last 48 hours to 361. The HMS Enterprise arrived in Malta on Monday and the evacuated Britons included 30 children and four pregnant women. Libya...

  • Newly elected Libyan lawmakers meet amid chaos

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — More than three-quarters of Libya's newly elected parliament met for the first time Saturday in a city chosen by a prominent anti-Islamist politician, likely signaling a swing against Islamists and extremist militias amid violence unseen since the 2011 civil war that...

  • Greek frigate returns after Libya evacuation

    PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — A Greek navy frigate carrying embassy staff and nearly 200 people from Greece, China and other countries evacuated from the conflict in Libya returned early Saturday to a port near Athens. Passengers on the frigate Salamis described a deteriorating security situation in...

  • 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....



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