Events in Libya do deserve an airing. But the questions that should be debated are when should the United States intervene in another country? And how?
The e-mail in question, from an Obama adviser, stressed that explanations for the 2012 attacks on US diplomatic missions in Benghazi, Libya, should center on a YouTube video insulting to Muslims, ‘not a broader failure of policy.’
In a new report, a Senate committee faults the State Department and US intelligence agencies for failure to prevent the 2012 terrorist attack on a US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Libyan anger after shootouts in Tripoli spurred leaders to rein armed groups in – potentially a positive sign for the country.
The head of a Libyan militia that kidnapped the country’s prime minister earlier this month says the government is powerless to punish him.
As Libya prepares to mark the second anniversary of rebels’ victory over Muammar Gaddafi, Libyans tell GlobalPost what the revolution has changed for them.
A former rebel group claimed it had ‘arrested’ PM Ali Zeidan for allowing US special forces to capture a Libyan terror suspect in Tripoli at the weekend.
The US suspects Abu Anas al-Liby of being behind 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. But its raid may have weakened Libya’s government and given militants a cause to rally around.
A year after US Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi, American diplomacy needs his guile and wisdom in the Middle East.
Two years after Libyans ousted Muammar Qaddafi, law and order remain elusive, stymieing rebuilding efforts.
Some women see Libya’s transition as a prime opportunity to improve their standing in society and gain political power, but societal norms still stand in the way.
Megaryef was Libya’s ambassador to India in the 1980s, just before defecting to become leader of the opposition in exile.
‘No one has the right to build a house, in addition to his own and that of his heirs,’ Qaddafi once proclaimed. Now, those who had land confiscated are pressing their claims.
Three State Department officials, referred to as ‘whistleblowers’ by some on the House panel, testified on the Benghazi attack for hours in an intensely partisan atmosphere.
Witnesses at a May 8 hearing ‘have critical information’ about terrorist attack that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, last year, says Rep. Darrell Issa. He says others might testify if they can overcome fear of retaliation by superiors.
The explosion wounded two French guards in what appeared to be the first major terrorist attack on a diplomatic compound in Tripoli since the ouster of Col. Muammar Qaddafi.
The Libyan government wants a professional standing army, but the many militias still on the streets are too good at their job to be replaced with a fledgling, inexperienced military.
Sec. of State Clinton pointed to the rising threat of Al Qaeda affiliates in northern Africa during the Benghazi hearings.
The independent panel concluded both the State Department and leaders in Washington had a hand in the “grossly inadequate” security at the Benghazi consulate.
Philip Hammond said that Europe needs to take greater responsibility for its own security and be ready to act abroad. But NATO will have to become more efficient first, he warned.