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  • **FILE** This image from video provided by the SITE Intelligence Group shows Adam Gadahn as he appeared on a video released on militant websites on Oct. 23, 2010. (Associated Press/SITE Intelligence Group)

    American al Qaeda propagandist calls for killings of U.S. diplomats

    American al Qaeda propagandist Adam Y. Gadahn has released an audio message calling for the assassinations of U.S. diplomats across the Middle East, highlighting how the terrorist network is trying to capitalize on the deteriorating security situation in the region as post-revolutionary chaos tightens its grip on Libya.


  • **FILE** Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan speaks during a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department in Washington on March 13, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Cabinet shake-up begins in Libya under new law

    Libya's prime minister has nominated a new interior minister to fill the first spot vacated in his Cabinet, a consequence of a new law that bars officials who had served under late dictator Moammar Gadhafi from holding public office.


  • Secretary of State John F. Kerry (right) talks with Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    Libyan leader meets Obama, vows justice for Benghazi attack

    Libya's prime minister met Wednesday with President Obama at the White House and vowed that justice will be served in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi in which four Americans were killed.


  • **FILE** Libyans watch a Sept. 21, 2012, protest in Benghazi, Libya, against Ansar al-Shariah Brigades and other Islamic militias. (Associated Press)

    FBI: Benghazi probe slowed in lawless area of Libya

    U.S. and Libyan authorities investigating the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi are being hamstrung by the Libyan government's lack of control over the eastern part of the country.


  • The top U.N. envoy to Libya said in late 2011 that some weapons depots in Libya had still not been secured properly, and that much had "already gone missing." An open crate at the same facility reveals a rocket inside. (Associated Press)

    Smuggled Libyan arms disrupting North Africa

    The Obama administration and other Western governments ignored early warnings about small arms and explosives being smuggled out of Libya — weapons that now have fallen into the hands of al Qaeda-linked militants waging war across North Africa.


  • ** FILE ** U.S. envoy J. Christopher Stevens attends meetings on Monday, April 11, 2011, at the Tibesty Hotel in Benghazi, Libya, where an African Union delegation was meeting with Libyan opposition leaders. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Senate releases scathing report on Benghazi

    The State Department should have closed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, long before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack because it knew that local authorities could not protect the facility and that the city was a hotbed of extremism, according to a Senate report released Monday.


  • White House press secretary Jay Carney pauses during his daily news briefing at the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama's camp calls Libya hit 'terrorism'

    The Obama administration said Wednesday it now thinks the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya was linked to an affiliate of al Qaeda — an evaluation that comes two weeks after the strike and as the White House has struggled to defend its initial read on the situation.


  • "This time last year, we really didn't think that we would get this far. So just getting to this point is amazing and historic," said Adam Sbita, a Libyan-American who voted at an Arlington County hotel in Libya's first multiparty national elections in more than four decades. (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

    From bullets to ballot box: Libyans freely cast votes

    In Libya, voters will go to the polls Saturday to pick a 200-member General National Congress from 3,707 candidates. In the U.S., Libyan-Americans have been traveling to the Holiday Inn in Arlington since Tuesday to cast ballots at the only U.S. polling place established by a transitional Libyan government — a moment that many of them never dreamed they would witness in their lifetimes.


  • Briefing Page: Politicians differ on Cabinet changes

    Politicians offered conflicting views Tuesday about whether the ruling military will reshuffle the Cabinet before this month's presidential election.


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