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 ...

May 17, 2013

White House airs Benghazi emails

The White House released 100 pages of emails Wednesday designed to defuse GOP claims of a coverup over the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi last year that killed four Americans. The documents show the development of the White House’s narrative in the ...

Jets 'held back amid Benghazi attacks'

May 8, 2013

Jets 'held back amid Benghazi attacks'

by Ernesto Londono

As the weakly protected U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya came under attack the night of Sept. 11, 2012, the deputy head of the embassy in Tripoli sought in vain to get the Pentagon to scramble fighter jets over Benghazi in a show of ...