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  • ** FILE ** Smoke rises from the direction of Tripoli airport in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Rival militias battled Sunday for the control of the international airport in Libya's capital, as gunfire and explosions echoed through the city and airlines canceled some international flights. (AP Photo)

    U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid violent clashes between militias

    The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

  • Tunisia turns to Star Wars to boost tourism

    Two dozen white-clad Imperial Troopers and other Star Wars characters marched Wednesday down a stately, tree-lined avenue in Tunis - a site where activists once fought riot police during the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions.

  • Colombia's Juan Cuadrado, right, duels for the ball against Tunisia' s Ammar Jemal during an international friendly soccer match at Cornella-El Prat stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    World Cup-bound Colombia draws with Tunisia 1-1

    With its injured striker Radamel Falcao watching from the stands, World Cup-bound Colombia drew 1-1 Wednesday in a friendly international against Tunisia in Barcelona.

  • 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.

  • Cape Verde loses bid to be reinstated in World Cup

    Cape Verde has lost its legal bid to be reinstated in the World Cup.

  • A hooded member of the Tunisian anti-terrorist police forces (BAT) walks near a house where suspected Islamist militants were hidden in Raoued, near Tunis, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Tunisia's police exchanged gunfire with a group of suspected Islamic militants holed up in a house in a suburb near the capital on Tuesday, leaving two militants and a policeman dead, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Aimen Zine)

    8 dead in Tunisia shootout with Islamists

    Tunisia's National Guard stormed suspected militants in two houses in a seaside suburb of Tunis on Tuesday to end a daylong standoff, and seven radicals and one member of the security force were killed.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    MARTIN and ROHAC: Tunisia's leaders shrug off economic freedom for the people

    For ordinary people of the Middle East and North Africa, the events of the Arab Spring were driven as much by a frustration at the lack of economic opportunity as they were a discontent with authoritarian, repressive regimes in the region. After all, the popular uprisings were triggered by the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian fruit vendor who had been repeatedly harassed by local authorities.

  • 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.

  • Egyptian fisherman killed by Tunisia coast guard

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Authorities say the Tunisian coast guard fired on three Egyptian fishing boats intercepted in Tunisia's territorial waters, killing one boat's captain.

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