Latest Libya Items
  • South Korean trade agent kidnapped at gunpoint in Libya

    Gunmen in the Libyan capital of Tripoli kidnapped a South Korean trade agent, and investigators on Monday said they had no idea who the abductors were or what they wanted.

  • Associated Press 
 The Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, containing newly declassified intelligence data, coincided with the release of once-secret transcripts from the House Armed Services Committee on what the military thought and did that day. The twin disclosures provide an even fuller picture of who killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, State Department officer Sean Smith and two former Navy SEALs defending a nearby CIA annex.

    NY TIMES WRONG: Jihadists from at least four Al Qaeda groups in on Benghazi attack

    The militants who gathered on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, to torch and kill inside the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, were a who's who of the modern al Qaeda movement, newly declassified documents show.

  • ** FILE ** Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about Syria on Sept. 9, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex in Washington, during a the White House Forum to Combat Wildlife Trafficking. Clinton said any move by Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control would be an "important step." (Associated Press)

    CURL: The drip, drip, drip of Benghazi

    Another day, another revelation on Benghazi. The "bipartisan" Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week put out a scathing report on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya, citing "systematic failures" that led to the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

  • Lieberman: Obama lacks coherent anti-terror plan

    Former Sen. Joe Lieberman told a House panel Wednesday that President Barack Obama has "no coherent" anti-terrorism strategy in embattled countries where al-Qaida is gaining new influence, and that's endangering the United States.

  • Captors release son of Libyan defense minister

    Libya's official news agency says the son of the country's defense minister has been set free after kidnappers held him for four months.

  • US names militants involved in Benghazi attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration for the first time on Friday identified two militant groups in Libya, including one led by a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, as being allegedly involved in the attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

  • American basketball players arrested at Benghazi University

    Two Americans were arrested by Libyan military forces in Benghazi and are being held for unknown reasons at the army’s headquarters, various media reported Friday.

  • Libyan army detains two Americans in Benghazi

    Two Americans have been detained in Benghazi, Libya, only days after four U.S. military personnel were taken into custody and then released by the Libyan government, Reuters reported.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    TIMMERMAN: Why is the NY Times preparing the way for Hillary's run?

    The New York Times has done excellent reporting on Libya. The newspaper was among the first to reveal that U.S.-approved arms for the Libyan rebels had fallen into the hands of jihadi groups and, more generally, on the rise of al Qaeda-affiliated groups in Libya and North Africa.

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