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U.S. Seized Benghazi Suspect During Fierce Fighting Between Libyan Militias

By Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The U.S. military seized a Libyan extremist accused in the September 2012 attacks in Benghazi that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans on Sunday as the terror group he once led was locked in fierce combat with forces loyal to a renegade Libyan general […]

June 18, 2014

Fighting Nears Baghdad As UN Warns Crisis ‘Life-Threatening’

Baghdad (AFP) – Militants pushed a week-long offensive that has overrun swathes of Iraq to within 37 miles of Baghdad Tuesday, as the UN warned the country’s very existence was under threat. Washington meanwhile deployed 275 military personnel to protect its embassy in Baghdad, the first time it has sent troops to Iraq since it […]

June 17, 2014

Britain To Reopen Embassy In Tehran

London (AFP) – Britain plans to reopen its embassy in Iran, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced Tuesday, as the West steps up its engagement with Tehran amid rapid jihadist advances in neighboring Iraq. Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group are moving towards the Iraqi capital Baghdad after a […]

June 17, 2014

U.S. Cuts Embassy Staff In Baghdad As Insurgents Approach Iraqi Capital

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff IRBIL, Iraq — The United States announced Sunday that it was removing an undisclosed number of workers from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad in a tacit acknowledgment that the situation in the Iraqi capital had become unpredictable and that violence seemed likely. The announcement came as the Islamic State of […]

June 16, 2014

Gunmen Kidnap Jordan Envoy To Libya

Tripoli (AFP) – Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan’s ambassador to Libya as he rode to work in Tripoli on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, officials said. It was the latest targeting of Libyan leaders and foreign diplomats in the increasingly lawless North African country, three years after NATO-backed rebels ousted autocratic leader […]

April 15, 2014