Latest Libya Items
  • Ahmed Abu Khatallah, an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, was captured by U.S. special forces on Sunday. (Associated Press)

    Benghazi suspect will face civilian court

    The Obama administration is looking at expediting the movement of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the suspected ringleader of the 2012 Benghazi attacks, onto U.S. soil from the Navy ship where he is currently being held in the Mediterranean Sea, Defense Department officials said Thursday.

  • This undated image obtained from Facebook shows Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, who was captured by U.S. special forces on Sunday, June 15, 2014, on the outskirts of Benghazi. U.S. officials are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to step up efforts on catching others responsible for the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks. (AP Photo)

    Libya condemns capture of Benghazi suspect; demands Khatallah's return

    Libyan diplomats condemned the U.S. military's capture of Benghazi suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah and have demanded his return.

  • **FILE** Libyan civilians celebrate the raiding of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 21, 2012, after hundreds of Libyans, military and police raided the Brigades base. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon: Benghazi suspect in U.S. custody

    U.S. Special Forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya, Obama administration officials said Tuesday, prompting praise for the military operation and fueling a debate over the prisoner's legal status.

  • Smugglers kill 6 soldiers in Egypt gunbattle

    Smugglers have killed six Egyptian army border guards, including an officer, in a gunbattle in the remote southwest, the military announced on Sunday.

  • ** FILE ** This May 14, 2014, file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

    News Guide: What Benghazi means in US politics

    To congressional Republicans, "Benghazi" is shorthand for incompetence and cover-up. Democrats hear it as the hollow sound of pointless investigations.

  • **FILE** National Security Adviser Susan Rice (Associated Press)

    GRAY: Seeds of Benghazi disaster sown in 2011 invasion

    The creation of a select committee on Benghazi provides an opportunity to illuminate a major issue that has barely been mentioned — namely, the fact that the United States, together with the French and the British, initiated a military intervention in Libya in 2011 that did not have congressional authorization and appears to have been largely forgotten.

  • USS Bataan moves into Mediterranean

    The Navy warship USS Bataan has moved into the Mediterranean Sea and could be used, if needed, for any possible evacuation of American personnel from Libya.

  • Former Florida Rep. Allen West  will host the "First Allen West Black Tie Boot Camp" at a historic Palm Beach Island hotel in late March. (Associated Press)

    Allen West: Source told me 'the ground truth' on Benghazi; operations 'shrouded in a fog of lies'

    Former GOP congressman and political commentator Allen B. West says he knows "the ground truth" about what really happened during the Benghazi attack.

  • FILE - In this May 21, 2013, file photo, Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., speaks to the reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Republicans hoping to ride Benghazi to a November sweep of midterm elections have entrusted a seven-member team, including Roby, with "getting to the truth," in the words of House Speaker John Boehner, on whether the Obama administration misled Americans about the deadly attack.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Correction: Benghazi Investigators story

    In a story May 18 and May 19 about Republican members of the new House Select Committee on Benghazi, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, had asserted that the State Department rejected more than 200 requests for additional security before the deadly Benghazi attack. Jordan's comments were incorrectly characterized. He spoke of more than 200 security incidents in Libya before the attack.

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