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  • Pope prays for peace in Syria, Libya

    December 25, 2015 10:40 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is praying that peace processes for Syria and Libya will succeed in ending the suffering of the people of those countries. Speaking from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, the pope today denounced the ongoing conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine --... more »
  • Official: IS leader in Libya likely killed in US airstrike

    November 14, 2015 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - An American airstrike has targeted and likely killed a top Islamic State leader in Libya, in a strike that happened just as the Paris terrorist attacks were underway, the Pentagon said Saturday. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the U.S. strike targeted Abu Nabil, also known as Wissam... more »
  • House Dem leader: Shut down GOP-led Benghazi committee

    October 1, 2015 12:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Democratic leader in the House says the committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya is "unethical" and called on Republicans to shut down the panel. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California made the comments on Thursday amid the fallout from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's suggestion that... more »
  • Woman dissed Hillary Clinton in death

    August 19, 2015 9:24 PM

    RUNNEMEDE, NEW JERSEY- A woman used her obituary to take a swipe at Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. The obit about Elaine Fydrych says "Elaine requests, 'In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.'" Her husband says Fydrych was a registered Democrat and not "a political... more »
  • Democrats, Republicans spar over Benghazi investigation

    January 27, 2015 2:40 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Promises of bipartisanship and cooperation in a congressional investigation have turned into finger pointing and accusations of political grandstanding and power plays eight months later. A special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, began last year with an encouraging tone. But as the... more »
  • Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

    August 31, 2014 11:16 AM

    TRIPOLI, Libya - An Islamist-allied militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting. An Associated Press journalist walked through the compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for... more »
  • Officials: Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya

    August 26, 2014 10:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya. They say the United States wasn't notified in advance of the attacks. One official says the two countries and Saudi Arabia have been supporting a renegade general's effort for months... more »
  • No "stand down order" in Benghazi

    July 10, 2014 7:15 PM

    WASHINGTON- Testimony from nine members of the military contradicts claims by some Republican members of Congress that a "stand down order" held back military assets that could have saved four Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya. The contention from the lawmakers is that the Special Operations team of four was... more »
  • Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

    July 10, 2014 4:41 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders suggests that well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, that followed the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night. The initial attack on Sept. 11, 2012, killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens... more »
  • Libyan militant faces detention hearing for Benghazi attack

    July 2, 2014 8:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Libyan militant now in U.S. custody in the Benghazi attacks faces a court appearance where federal prosecutors will argue why he should remain in detention. The hearing for Ahmed Abu Khattala is before Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson. In court papers filed Tuesday night, the U.S.... more »
  • Libyan militant in federal law enforcement custody

    June 28, 2014 10:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Washington says a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks is in federal law enforcement custody and there is heightened security at the city's federal courthouse. Spokesman William Miller declined further comment regarding Ahmed Abu Khattala at this time.... more »
  • Libya demands US to handover Benghazi suspect

    June 18, 2014 9:14 AM

    TRIPOLI, Libya - The Libyan government has denied it had prior knowledge of the U.S. capture of a top suspect in the deadly 2012 assault on Americans in Benghazi and demanded his return. In a statement read on television Wednesday, the interim government condemned the seizure of Ahmed Abu Khattala,... more »
  • US aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship

    June 18, 2014 2:15 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gives U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to redouble efforts to catch others... more »
  • US seizes Benghazi suspect in deadly Libya attack

    June 17, 2014 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. special forces seized a "key leader" in the deadly Benghazi, Libya, attack and he is on his way to face trial in the U.S. for the fiery assault that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. It was the first breakthrough... more »
  • House Democrats weigh role in new Benghazi probe Play Video

    May 9, 2014 2:42 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Divided House Democrats are weighing whether to participate in a new investigation of the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, or boycott the election-year inquiry of a tragedy they accuse Republicans of politicizing. Democrats will meet Friday to decide the next step. Republicans rammed through a resolution on... more »
  • House set to approve select Benghazi investigation

    May 8, 2014 2:25 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Republicans are set to begin a special investigation into the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, raising the stakes in a political battle with the Obama administration as the midterm election season heats up. Democrats are considering a boycott of the committee,... more »
  • GOP demands more despite Benghazi email release

    May 16, 2013 8:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House's release of nearly 100 pages of emails and notes about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has failed to satisfy congressional Republicans demanding more information. A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner says that Republicans hoped the limited release of... more »
  • Clinton: Department working to boost embassy security

    January 23, 2013 10:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says her department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide, after the deadly September raid on the U.S. consulate in Libya. In what is probably her last appearance on Capitol Hill as the nation's top diplomat, Clinton... more »
  • Clinton to face Congress on Libya assault

    January 23, 2013 6:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faces tough questions in her long-awaited congressional testimony concerning the assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Clinton is the sole witness Wednesday at back-to-back hearings before the Senate and... more »
  • Lawyer: Tunisian suspect in Libya attack freed

    January 8, 2013 1:08 PM

    TUNIS, Tunisia - It's the latest setback to the investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in September. Authorities in Tunisia have released one of the only men in custody for alleged links to the attack, which killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Ali... more »
  • Clinton to testify on Libya assault Jan. 22

    January 8, 2013 1:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify on the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya on Jan. 22. That's the day after President Barack Obama's inauguration and the first day the Senate returns to Washington after a... more »

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