Fighting in eastern Libya sets oil tanker on fire: army

Nov 4, 2014

Fighting in eastern Libya sets oil tanker on fire: army

Libya’s army spokesman said an oil tanker caught fire on Monday amid fierce fighting between pro-government forces and Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi, sending heavy black smoke into the sky. However witnesses say it was a naval vessel that was hit ...

Egypt warplanes hit Libya militias, officials say

Oct 16, 2014

Egypt warplanes hit Libya militias, officials say

Egypt is deepening its involvement in the fight against Islamist militias who have taken over key parts of Libya, with officials saying Egyptian warplanes have bombed their positions in the eastern city of Benghazi. The two officials, who have firsthand knowledge of the operation, ...

Jul 31, 2014

Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base

Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya’s Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness. An Islamist and jihadist alliance announced the capture of the main military base in the ...

More than 50 killed in latest Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

Jul 28, 2014

More than 50 killed in latest Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

At least 36 people were killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilian, where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said. The government said more than 150 people have died ...

U.N. mission evacuates from Libya amid clashes

Jul 15, 2014

U.N. mission evacuates from Libya amid clashes

The United Nations said Monday it is withdrawing its staff from Libya temporarily because of deteriorating security after rival militias fought over Tripoli International Airport and a renegade general’s forces continued to battle Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi. In a statement ...

No 'stand down' order in Benghazi: testimony

Jul 11, 2014

No 'stand down' order in Benghazi: testimony

The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” 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. The “stand-down” theory ...

U.S. court orders Google to pull YouTube anti-Islam film

Feb 28, 2014

U.S. court orders Google to pull YouTube anti-Islam film

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Islamic movie that triggered protests in the Muslim world after an actress alleged she had been duped into appearing in it. The 2012 appearance of “Innocence of Muslims” on Google’s video-sharing site ...

Dec 29, 2013

Benghazi attack not work of al-Qaeda: report

Al-Qaida had no direct involvement in the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi that left four Americans dead on Sept. 11 last year, The New York Times reported Saturday. In an investigation published on its website and based on extensive reporting in the ...

May 22, 2013

Five myths about Benghazi

by Michael Hirsh

The events surrounding the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, look dramatically different depending on your politics. Republicans tend to see a cover-up and a scandal. Democrats see an attempt to damage President ...