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Italian Consul Escapes Attack in Libya

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have shot at a car carrying the Italian consul in the Libyan city of Benghazi but failed to harm him. Authorities say Guido De Sanctis was going home after work Saturday when the gunmen, riding in another car, fired several shots at his vehicle. Security officials said nobody was hurt in the attack because […]

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Benghazi Security Chief Assassinated

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan officials say gunmen have assassinated the security chief of the eastern city of Benghazi. Officials said Wednesday Farag al-Dersi was shot dead overnight while returning home from work. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Benghazi has witnessed many assassinations and car bombs over the past months that mainly have targeted security officials […]

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Clinton Praises Slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, calling him a “fallen hero” and praising his improvisational style of diplomacy. She spoke at a ceremony honoring Stevens and others with a Common Ground award, which focuses on conflict resolution, negotiation, and peace building. In her speech Thursday in […]

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ICC Chief Calls On Libya To Ensure Justice

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has called on Libya’s leadership to ensure that justice is served for all crimes committed during last year’s uprising. Libya’s new government will be sworn in Thursday in Tripoli. Fatou Bensouda told the United Nations Security Council Wednesday that the new government should not grant amnesty for […]

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Blast Damages Libyan Police Station

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan officials say a car bomb has exploded near a police station in the country’s second largest city, wounding three people. Authorities say the blast Sunday in the Mediterranean city of Benghazi heavily damaged the front of the police station. In September, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in an attack on […]

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Armed Demonstrations Subside Outside Libya’s Parliament

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Armed militiamen and protestors appear to be winding down demonstrations at Libya’s national assembly building in Tripoli following protests over the country’s newly approved cabinet. The dissent erupted Wednesday evening shortly after parliament endorsed the 30-member cabinet chosen by Prime Minister-designate Ali Zeidan. The protestors say some members of the Cabinet, most notably the foreign […]

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Officials: CIA Tried to Save Diplomats in Libya Attack

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. intelligence officials have released a detailed CIA timeline of the deadly September 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in response to accusations that not enough was done to stop the attack. Speaking anonymously, senior intelligence officials told reporters Thursday the CIA deployed a rescue mission from a nearby base within 25 […]

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Tunisian Man Held In Connection With Attack On US Embassy In Libya

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Tunisia’s government says it has arrested one of its nationals believed to be linked to the September-11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. Interior Ministry spokesman Tarrouch Khaled said Wednesday that 28-year-old Ali Harzi was in custody in Tunis. He gave no other details. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in the […]

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Libya says Forces Capture Gadhafi’s Ex-Spokesman

Posted October 20th, 2012 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya says government forces arrested Moammar Gadhafi’s former spokesman on Saturday, exactly one year after the dictator’s capture and death. A government statement said Moussa Ibrahim was arrested at a checkpoint in the north central town of Tarhuna and will be delivered to authorities in Tripoli for questioning. Ibrahim was Gadhafi’s spokesman during Libya’s 2011 […]

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Libya says Forces Capture Gadhafi’s Ex-Spokesman

Posted October 20th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya says government forces arrested Moammar Gadhafi’s former spokesman on Saturday, exactly one year after the dictator’s capture and death. A government statement said Moussa Ibrahim was arrested at a checkpoint in the north central town of Tarhuna and will be delivered to authorities in Tripoli for questioning. Ibrahim was Gadhafi’s mouthpiece during Libya’s 2011 […]

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