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  • ** FILE ** Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi gestures during a 2010 ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the evacuation of American military base personnel from Libya.

    Ghadafi's widow, 3 children go missing in Algeria

    Libyan officials have confirmed that the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi's wife and three of his children have gone missing from their Algerian home, where they had taken refuge.

  • Malian soldiers man a checkpoint at the northern entrance to Gao, Mali, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. French soldiers on Wednesday recovered an enormous stash of explosives that authorities believe radical Islamic fighters were using to make bombs for attacks on northern Mali's largest city, a Malian military spokesman said. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Mali faces long-term threat, House panel is told

    French forces have quickly dislodged terrorist enclaves from the West African nation of Mali, but U.S. authorities "remain concerned about the continued presence of terrorist and extremists groups, including al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb," a high-ranking State Department official told Congress on Thursday.

  • **FILE** Libyan militias from towns throughout the country's west parade through Tripoli on Feb. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

    France to host meeting on Libya security worries

    France will host a meeting next week to address growing concerns over the dire security situation in Libya, a French official said on Tuesday.

  • ** FILE ** A Libyan man checks out the interior of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after the attack.  (Associated Press)

    Benghazi, Libya, deteriorating into security nightmare

    Security in Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city where four Americans were killed Sept. 11 in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate, has decayed to the point where Westerners are fleeing, assassinations and kidnappings are rife and residents worry that U.S. drone strikes on jihadist targets are imminent.

  • ** FILE ** Libyan military guards check one of the burned-out buildings at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2012, during a visit by Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif to express sympathy for the death of J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and his colleagues in the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate. (Associated Press)

    Westerners warned to leave Benghazi

    Britain, Germany and the Netherlands urged their citizens Thursday to immediately leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi in response to what was described as an imminent threat against Westerners.

  • **FILE** A Libyan man sits Sept. 20, 2012, near a mural of Moammar Gadhafi in Benghazi, Libya. (Associated Press)

    Libyan diplomat turns down Foreign Ministry post

    The man nominated to serve as Libya’s foreign minister has declined to take the job, despite being cleared by a panel that investigated his links to late dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

  • **FILE** Libyan military guards inspect the burnt-out buildings at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, during a visit by Libyan President Mohammed el-Megaref to express sympathy for the death of American ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and his colleagues in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the consulate. (Associated Press)

    U.S. knew for years of Benghazi extremism

    Senior State Department, defense and intelligence officials were well aware that Benghazi and its surrounding area harbored al Qaeda-linked extremists long before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city.

  • ** FILE ** In this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, file photo, Libya's government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim speaks to the press at a hotel in Tripoli, Libya. Ibrahim was captured as he was trying to flee Bani Walid, according to the Libyan State News Agency on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

    Libya: Gadhafi's former spokesman arrested

    The Libyan government on Saturday announced the capture of Moammar Gadhafi's ex-spokesman outside a besieged town, as the oil-rich North African nation marked the anniversary of the ousted dictator's death.

  • A portrait of Moammar Gadhafi on a wall covers by bullets marks is displayed on a building in the Abu Salim district, in Tripoli, Libya, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, where rebels had battled Gadhafi's fighters holed up in residential buildings for most of the previous day. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Group: Libya militias 'executed' Gadhafi loyalists

    Libyan rebels appear to have "summarily executed" scores of fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, and probably the dictator himself, when they overran his hometown a year ago, a human rights group said Wednesday.

  • Hundreds of Libyans hand over their weapons

    Hundreds of Libyans converged Saturday on a main square in Benghazi and another in Tripoli in response to a call from the military to hand over their weapons, some driving in with armored personnel carriers, tanks, vehicles with mounted anti-aircraft guns and hundreds of rocket launchers.

  • Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Sept. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

    DECKER: Consequences of Obama weakness

    The murder of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Libya on Wednesday is the direct consequence of President Obama's weakness as a leader. His administration's support of Islamist uprisings across the Middle East have led to a destabilized region where radical anti-Americanism is running rampant.

  • Libyans search for documents inside Abu Salim Prison, Libya's most notorious prison during Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime and the scene of a 1996 massacre of prisoners, in Tripoli, Libya, on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Rights group: Evidence of wider U.S. waterboarding

    Human Rights Watch said it has uncovered evidence of a wider use of waterboarding in American interrogations of detainees than has been acknowledged by the United States, in a report Thursday that details further brutal treatment at secret CIA-run prisons under the Bush administration-era U.S. program of detention and rendition of terror suspects.

  • ** FILE ** Abdullah Senussi, head of Libyan intelligence, speaks to the press during a government-sponsored media tour as gunfire erupts all around the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, Libya, on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

    Former Gadhafi spy chief extradited to Libya

    Mauritania extradited Moammar Gadhafi's former spy chief back to Libya on Wednesday, prompting calls from an international human rights group that he be tried before the International Criminal Court.

  • Libyans hold up their ink-marked fingers showing that they have voted as they celebrate in Martyrs' Square in Tripoli, Libya, on Saturday. Jubilant Libyan voters marked a major step toward democracy after decades of erratic one-man rule, casting their ballots Saturday in the first parliamentary election after last year's overthrow and killing of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi. But the joy was tempered by boycott calls, the burning of ballots and other violence in the country's restive east. (Associated Press)

    Liberals see lead in Libyan elections

    A liberal alliance led by a former Libyan rebel prime minister said Sunday the party's unofficial preliminary results put it in the lead in the country's landmark parliamentary elections, the first since the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

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