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North Africa

Rival Militias Battle In Benghazi In Latest Sign Of Chaos In Libya

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 […]

May 16, 2014

Algerians Vote; Ailing President Likely To Be Re-Elected

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — With a notable lack of enthusiasm, Algerians went to the polls Thursday in a presidential vote that the 77-year-old incumbent, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was considered likely to win despite his obviously failing health. The tumult of the Arab Spring uprising three years ago largely bypassed this oil-rich North African […]

April 17, 2014