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  • U.N. envoy to Libya Tarek Mitri, right, and Libya Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdulaziz share a word prior to meeting the media at the end of the Conference on International Support to Libya in Rome Thursday March 6, 2014.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Libyan prime minister ousted by parliament

    Libya's parliament ousted the prime minister in a Tuesday vote of confidence, a move prompted by a crisis this week when a militia controlling an eastern port defied Tripoli's authority by trying to sell oil.

  • Libya says its forces now near oil tanker

    Libyan government forces and loyal militia fighters besieged a North Korea-flagged tanker Sunday that a rival militia hoped to use to export oil in defiance of central authorities, officials said.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    LYONS: Benghazi was a planned tragedy

    The recent reports by the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Armed Services Committee make clear that no organization in the chain of command, including the White House, should have been surprised by the tragic events that occurred at our Benghazi Special Mission Compound (SMC) on Sept. 11, 2012.

  • Tunisian investigators examine the site of a Libyan Antonov 26 aircraft that crashed near the village of Benyanou at 40 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of Tunis, the capital, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. A medical flight from Libya crashed in a field near Tunis in the early hours of Friday morning, killing all 11 Libyans on board, Tunisia's civil defense said. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

    Medical flight crashes in Tunisia, 11 Libyans die

    A medical flight from Libya crashed in a field near Tunis before dawn Friday after an engine caught fire, killing all 11 Libyans on board, Tunisia's civil defense said.

  • Libya says all chemical weapons destroyed

    Libya's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday the country's caches of chemical weapons, including bombs and artillery shells filled with mustard gas, have been completely destroyed.

  • President Barack Obama arrives with PG&E apprentice electrician Erick Varela, a U.S. Army combat infantryman in Iraq, left, and Vice President Joe Biden, right, to the East Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Washington, to speak about helping the long-term unemployed. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama defends himself from array of GOP criticism

    President Barack Obama defended himself against an array of Republican criticism in an interview during Fox's Super Bowl pregame show.

  • Libya penalty kings win 1st African football title

    Libya lifted its first international football title by beating favorite and West African power Ghana on penalties in the final of the African Nations Championship on Saturday.

  • Son of Libyan military commander kidnapped

    A Libyan security official says masked gunmen have kidnapped the son of a top commander of the special forces in the eastern city of Benghazi.

  • ** FILE ** A Special Operation Soldiers of the United States Army Special Operations Command demonstrates his skills during a field exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 26, 2012. (Image: USASOC)

    Delta Force commando who saved 'numerous lives' in Benghazi seige honored

    An Army Delta Force commando who infiltrated Benghazi to rescue U.S. diplomats, spies and security officers during a 2012 terrorist attack “was critical to the success of saving numerous lives,” according to a citation awarding him the military’s second-highest honor.

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