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 […]
By Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — It may be hard to believe now, but there was a time — 16 months ago to be exact — when Congress showed very little interest in Libya. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted along party lines, 232-186, to convene a select committee to investigate the […]
By Juan O. Tamayo, El Nuevo Herald MIAMI — U.S. fugitive and renegade CIA agent Frank Terpil is still living in Havana and easily recounting his days helping former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to murder his political enemies, according to a recently released British documentary. Co-producer Michael Chrisman said Terpil, 74, was interviewed at his Havana […]
By Nehal El-Sherif and Taylor Luck, McClatchy Tribune News AMMAN, Jordan — Libyan gunmen seeking the release of an alleged al-Qaeda operative held in Jordan abducted Amman’s ambassador Tuesday in Tripoli, local media and Jordanian officials said. Ambassador Fawaz al-Aytan’s motorcade came under attack from masked gunmen in two cars without licence plates, Libya’s official […]
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 […]
By Laura King, Los Angeles Times TRIPOLI, Libya — Dragging deeply on a cigarette and swirling his espresso dregs, the curly-haired young militiaman offered up a vivid account of the battles he and fellow rebels waged to bring down dictator Moammar Gadhafi — days of blazing bombardment, thirsty desert nights. Then he voiced his dismay […]