Islamic State brings reign of terror to fractured Libya's Sirte

Feb 5, 2016

Islamic State brings reign of terror to fractured Libya's Sirte

Public beheadings and roving jihadi gangs are terrifying residents in the Islamic State group’s Libyan stronghold of Sirte, in an ominous sign of the movement’s growing international influence. Witnesses tell of amputations and executions in squares in Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown on the Mediterranean coast, ...

Feb 5, 2016

U.S. struggling to build anti-Islamic State strategy in Libya

The Obama administration is struggling to find the right mix of military and diplomatic moves to stop the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group has taken advantage of the political chaos in the country to gain a foothold with worrying implications for ...

Obama looks to take fight to Islamic State in Libya

Jan 30, 2016

Obama looks to take fight to Islamic State in Libya

U.S. President Barack Obama has asked key advisers to draw up options for ratcheting up the fight against the Islamic State group, including opening a new front in Libya. Eighteen months after a U.S.-led coalition began airstrikes against IS in Iraq and Syria, multiple ...

Five years after Arab Spring, hopes dashed for change

Jan 13, 2016

Five years after Arab Spring, hopes dashed for change

On Jan. 14, 2011, Tunisians packed the streets of their capital and shocked the world by overthrowing longtime dictator Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. The revolution shook the Middle East, setting off the hopeful uprisings that came to be known as the Arab Spring. But ...