Apr 8, 2015

U.S. ambassador's 2012 killing linked to new elements, Libya says

Libya’s internationally recognized parliament said Tuesday it has uncovered “new elements” behind the 2012 assassination of the US ambassador when the American Consulate was stormed in eastern city Benghazi. “I have been tasked today with leading a team of inquiry,” Tareq Saqar al-Jeruchi, deputy ...

Mar 5, 2015

U.S. House committee subpoenas Clinton emails on Benghazi

A congressional committee investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya issued subpoenas on Wednesday for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal emails, which have created a political storm for the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate. The U.S. House of Representatives ...

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 ...