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Clinton Takes Responsibility for Diplomatic Security

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is taking responsibility for a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last month, saying it is her job to be in charge of security for State Department employees working around the world. Clinton said in television interviews during a visit to Peru Monday that President Barack Obama […]

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Libyan Lawmakers Select New Interim Prime Minister

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan lawmakers have selected a new interim prime minister, a week after giving a vote of no confidence to their former pick for failing to present an acceptable Cabinet. Libya’s General National Congress on Sunday elected Ali Zidan, a former career diplomat who defected in the 1980s and became an outspoken critic of former leader […]

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House Hears Testimony on September 11 Attack in Libya

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has started hearing testimony on the situation in Benghazi prior to the September 11 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The hearing Wednesday, which is being held by the Republican-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, includes testimony by Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood, […]

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U.S. Lawmakers to Probe Libya Attack

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers are set to hold a hearing into the attack last month on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead. Ahead of the hearing Wednesday by the Republican-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, senior State Department officials gave reporters a detailed account of the […]

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Libyan Assembly Fires PM, Prolonging Struggle to Form Government

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan lawmakers have fired their new interim prime minister by voting no confidence in his proposed Cabinet, prolonging the struggle to form a government capable of uniting and stabilizing the war-torn nation. Libya’s General National Congress rejected Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur’s Cabinet lineup Sunday by a vote of 125-44 with several abstentions, resulting in his […]

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US Investigators Make First Visit to Benghazi Consulate Attack Site

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Pentagon officials say U.S. investigators have visited Benghazi in eastern Libya for the first time since an attack on the city’s American consulate killed the U.S. ambassador to the country last month. Defense Department spokesman George Little said a Federal Bureau of Investigation team spent several hours in Benghazi on Thursday, accompanied by U.S. troops […]

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Libyans Turn in Arms in Collection Push

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Libyans are turning in their weapons at collection points in the capital, Tripoli, and the eastern city of Benghazi. Several men lined up at Martyrs’ Square in the capital and Liberty Square in Benghazi, weapons and ammunition in hand, in an effort Saturday to help the Libyan army rid the streets of arms […]

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Libyans Turn in Arms in Collection Push

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Libyans are turning in their weapons at collection points in the capital, Tripoli, and the eastern city of Benghazi. Several men lined up at Marty Square in the capital and Liberty Square in Benghazi, weapons and ammunition in hand, in an effort Saturday to help the Libyan army rid the streets of arms […]

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US Man Linked to Anti-Islam Film Arrested

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. official says police have arrested the alleged filmmaker behind the video that sparked weeks of deadly protests across the Muslim world. Thom Mrozek of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said Thursday that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was taken into custody and will immediately appear in federal court ahead of a bail […]

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Clinton Cites Al-Qaida Link to Benghazi Attack

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has for the first time explicitly linked al-Qaida’s North African branch to the attack at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Clinton told a special United Nations meeting on North Africa’s Sahel region Wednesday that al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb is […]

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