“We will never know exact numbers,” Medecins San Frontieres said in a Tweet after estimating that 900 had died during the week. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said more than 700 had drowned.
Britain is sending troops to Tunisia to stop fighters from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) crossing into the country from Libya, a haven for the radical Islamist group, the British defense minister said on Monday.
Not only did CNN’s Anderson Cooper pose several tough questions to Clinton, from the very beginning of the debate, but he seized every chance to pillory Hillary in framing questions he put to the other candidates. (And he did ask her — and the others — about the damned emails.)
So here is yet another absurd episode, humiliating both for Rep. Trey Gowdy and the journalists who promoted this fraudulent story, and highly reminiscent of the bogus “criminal referral” leak that made the front page of the New York Times last summer.
Republicans are still reeling in the wake of boasting that the Benghazi committee was put together in order to bring down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.
Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the 1990s has strained the European Union’s asylum system to the breaking point.
The U.N. refugee agency said the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe had passed 300,000 this year.
Republican staffers on the House Select Committee on Benghazi plainly leaked Clinton emails to the paper of record — in frustration that their probe is headed nowhere.
In a gruesome replay of beheadings of captive Christians, an Islamic State video disseminated on social media Sunday purportedly shows the point-blank shootings and decapitations of two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.
In her new memoir, ‘It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.’ photographer Lynsey Addario discusses her experience working in war zones, and makes a powerful case for the importance of the war correspondents.
By Alvise Armellini and Pol O Gradaigh, dpa Nearly 700 migrants may have died in two recent shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday. Quoting two survivors, the IOM’s Italy office said human traffickers deliberately sank a boat with about 500 Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian, and Sudanese migrants, after […]
By Laura King, Los Angeles Times Human Rights Watch warns that some tactics of rival militias in Libya amount to war crimes. In the latest marker of Libya’s descent into chaos, a leading human rights group warned Monday that some battle tactics being employed by rival militias — looting and burning, indiscriminate fire and the […]
By Mohamed Hasni Tripoli (AFP) — UAE warplanes secretly bombed Islamist militia targets in Libya, apparently catching Washington off guard, as turmoil in the North African country deepened with the Islamists naming a rival premier. American officials confirmed on Monday that the United Arab Emirates’ jets launched two attacks in seven days on the Islamists […]
Republicans who won’t stop trying to turn the 2012 Benghazi attack into the second coming of Watergate now have even less credibility. The House Intelligence Committee is preparing to release a report that states that the Benghazi scandal is — surprise! — not a scandal at all. “The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing […]
By Imed Lamloum Tripoli (AFP) — Egypt and several Western states urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiraling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead and a warning by state-owned National Oil Corp of a major disaster after a fuel tank was hit. Washington evacuated its embassy staff on Saturday, with […]
By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Libyans went to the polls Wednesday in parliamentary elections meant to bring a measure of stability that has been elusive in the turmoil-weary North African nation. Libya in recent weeks has been roiled by some of its worst fighting since the 2011 civil war that […]
By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO—Libya’s weak interim government on Wednesday verbally assailed the U.S. capture of a suspected mastermind of the 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans and set off a political firestorm in the United States. At a news conference nearly 24 hours after the Pentagon publicly disclosed […]
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 […]
By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — After months of running his foreign policy like a firefighter responding to alarms, President Barack Obama is worried that Americans don’t understand his overall approach and plans to launch a campaign to explain it over the coming months. The president will use a commencement […]
By Laura King and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Libya’s Interior Ministry announced Wednesday it was throwing its support behind Khalifa Haftar, a former army general who last week launched an unauthorized armed offensive against Islamist militias and their political allies. The tumult in the North African nation, previously a major oil producer, […]
By Mohamed Juma and Laura King, Los Angeles Times BENGHAZI, Libya — Rival armed groups battled Friday with warplanes and anti-aircraft guns in the eastern city of Benghazi in the latest outbreak of militia-linked chaos in energy-rich Libya. Fighters from a faction led by a retired general used aircraft bearing military insignia to bomb a barracks […]