Libya oil depot fire raises fears of major disaster

Jul 29, 2014

Libya oil depot fire raises fears of major disaster

A huge fire at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli was raging out of control on Monday, sparking fears of a fireball that could cause carnage over a wide area. “The situation is very dangerous after a second fire broke out at ...

U.S. evacuates embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence' in Libya

Jul 27, 2014

U.S. evacuates embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence' in Libya

The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli. Security in the Libyan capital has deteriorated following two weeks of clashes between ...

Jul 18, 2014

Libya seeks U.N. help, warns of collapse

Libya asked the United Nations for help Thursday to build up its security forces, with the foreign minister warning that his country could turn into a “failed state.” Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz asked the U.N. Security Council to dispatch experts to train the ...

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 ...

Benghazi testimony suggests twin attacks

Jul 10, 2014

Benghazi testimony suggests twin attacks

Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks in 2012 suggests that the perpetrators of a second attack, on a CIA complex, probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the evening before ...

U.S. seizes suspect in Benghazi attack

Jun 18, 2014

U.S. seizes suspect in Benghazi attack

U.S. special forces seized a “key leader” of the deadly consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, and he is on his way to face trial in the U.S. for the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. ...

Turmoil tearing up old map of the Middle East

| Jun 16, 2014

Turmoil tearing up old map of the Middle East

Working in secret, European diplomats drew up the borders that have defined the Middle East’s nations for nearly a century — but now civil war, sectarian bloodshed and leadership failures threaten to rip that map apart. In the decades since independence, Arab governments have ...

Jun 13, 2014

Gadhafi casts a long shadow

by Barak Barfi

Libya's leaders — and their Western benefactors — must realize that only modernization of Libya's state and society — the agenda that Moammar Gadhafi pursued, albeit in a perverted form — will ensure the country's survival.

Rogue Libya general's revolt targets Islamists

May 20, 2014

Rogue Libya general's revolt targets Islamists

A revolt by a renegade general against Islamists who dominate Libya’s politics threatened to spiral into an outright battle for power that could fragment the North African nation as the country’s numerous armed militias on Monday started to line up behind the rival camps. ...