BENGHAZI

  • US seizes Benghazi suspect in deadly Libya attack June 18, 2014

    Washington: U.S. special forces seized a "key leader" of the deadly Benghazi, Libya, attack and he is on his way to face trial in the U.S. for the fiery assault that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, the Obama administration announced on Tuesday. It was the first breakthrough...
  • Death toll from Libya fighting rises to 43 May 17, 2014

    Benghazi: The death toll from clashes in Benghazi has risen to 43 with more than 100 people wounded, a Health Ministry official said on Saturday, as a renegade retired general vowed to continue to fight Islamist militants in the eastern Libyan port. Friday's violence prompted Libya's prime minister to order the...
  • Syria: Libya's army chief resigns after clash in Benghazi June 9, 2013

    Tripoli: Libya's army chief of staff resigned on Sunday as an elite military unit took control of a base of progovernment militias after clashes killed 31 people in the eastern city of Benghazi. The developments underlined the security chaos in Libya more than a year and a half after longtime...
  • Obama names outspoken Susan Rice as his security adviser June 6, 2013

    Washington: Defying Republican critics, President Barack Obama named outspoken diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser on Wednesday, giving her a larger voice in US foreign policy despite accusations that she misled the nation in the aftermath of the deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The appointment, along with...
  • US: Hillary Clinton steps down February 2, 2013

    The outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a farewell speech to her colleagues, as she stepped down from her post on Friday. Speaking before a cheering crowd at the State Department building, Clinton thanked everyone and said she was proud to have served her country. Democratic Senator John...
  • US: Senate confirms John Kerry nomination for State Dept January 30, 2013

    Washington: The US Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama's choice of fiveterm Sen John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton. The vote on Tuesday was 943. One senator Kerry voted present and accepted congratulations...
  • US: Obama, Clinton to give joint TV interview to air on Sunday January 25, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give a joint interview to CBS's "60 Minutes" news program that will air on Sunday, the White House said. The interview, to be conducted at the White House on Friday, comes as Clinton prepares to step down...
  • Clinton chokes up as she defends handling of Benghazi attack January 23, 2013

    Washington: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton choked up on Wednesday as she defended her handling of the September 11 attack on the US mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi, an event that threatens to stain her legacy and any presidential hopes she may still harbor. By turns emotional and...
  • US: Clinton to testify on Benghazi Consulate attack January 9, 2013

    Washington: The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before key Congressional committees on January 22, on the deadly militant attack on a US Consulate in Benghazi, in which the US Ambassador to Libya and three other American were killed. Clinton's testimony before the House and Senate foreign relations...
  • Hillary Clinton plans to return to office next week January 4, 2013

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is resting at home in New York after being treated for a potentially dangerous blood clot in her head, plans to return to her office next week, the State Department has said. "Some of the senior staff who spoke to her about...
  • US: Rice withdraws as secretary of state candidate December 14, 2012

    Washington: Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the United Nations and a close confidante of President Barack Obama, withdrew her name from consideration as secretary of state on Thursday in the face of what promised to be a difficult Senate confirmation battle. Rice has drawn heavy fire from Republicans for...
  • US: Hillary Clinton to testify on Benghazi attack December 8, 2012

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before a key Congressional committee on the deadly attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi in which the US Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed. "I have just received confirmation from Secretary Clinton's office that the Secretary of...
  • Libyan Islamist militia swept out of Benghazi bases September 22, 2012

    Libya: An Islamist militia was driven out of the city of Benghazi early on Saturday in a surge of protest against the armed groups that control large parts of Libya more than a year after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. A spokesman for Ansar alSharia said the group had evacuated its...
  • Libyans storm Islamist militia base in Benghazi September 22, 2012

    Benghazi: Progovernment demonstrators stormed the headquarters of the Islamist Ansar alSharia group in Benghazi on Friday and evicted fighters from the site in a sweep of militia bases in the Libyan city, witnesses said. Militia fighters made a stand at another heavily fortified compound across the eastern city, firing on demonstrators...
  • 'Benghazi consulate was a terrorist attack' September 20, 2012

    Washington: The assault on the US consulate in Benghazi last week in which four Americans died was a "terrorist attack" that may have had an al Qaeda connection, a top US counterterrorism official told Congress on Wednesday. Rocketpropelled grenades and mortars struck the consulate on September 11, the anniversary of the...
  • 'AntiIslam' film protests: Libyans tried to save US ambassador September 18, 2012

    An amateur video, showing a few Libyans trying to save US Ambassador Chris Stevens, after the embassy in Benghazi came under attack over the movie, has surfaced. ...
  • Libya attack: More arrests likely, says PM September 14, 2012

    Libyan Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur has confirmed that four people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on Wednesday. He added saying that three or four more people are being pursued. ...
  • Attack on US consulate an attack on Libyan govt: Zakaria September 14, 2012

    Condemning the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, CNN's Fareed Zakaria says the attack in a sense was directed at the government of Libya because it is an ally of the US, it is a democraticallyelected government and is antiextremist. ...
  • 'Libyan attacks organised 2part militant assault' September 14, 2012

    Benghazi: The attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the US ambassador, was an organised twopart operation by heavily armed militants that included a precisely timed raid on a supposedly secret safe house just as Libyan and US security forces were arriving to rescue evacuated consulate staff, a senior...
  • US initiates massive probe into Benghazi attack September 14, 2012

    Washington: The US has launched a massive probe, involving several agencies including the FBI, to find out who was behind the attack on its Consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the killing of the US Ambassador to Libya. State Department spokesperson, Victoria Nuland said on Thursday that investigation had begun and...
  • Libya attack may have been planned, organised: US September 13, 2012

    Washington: The attack that killed the US ambassador and three other American diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, may have been planned and organised in advance, US government officials said on Wednesday. The officials said there were indications that members of a militant faction calling itself Ansar al Sharia which translates as...
  • US ambassador to Libya, three others killed September 12, 2012

    Beirut: The US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on Tuesday night that targeted his car in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a Libyan official said on Wednesday. "The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired...
  • US buildings attacked in Egypt, Libya; one dead September 12, 2012

    Washington: AntiUS protests against an Americanproduced film which allegedly insults the Prophet Mohammed, took a violent turn in the Middle East as the US Embassy in Cairo was attacked and its consulate at Benghazi in Libya was set on fire reportedly killing one American consular official. US officials were, however, were...
  • Joyful Libyans brave violence to grasp free vote July 8, 2012

    Tripoli/Benghazi: Crowds of joyful Libyans, some with tears in their eyes, parted with the legacy of Muammar Gaddafi's dictatorship on Saturday as they voted in the first free national election in 60 years. But in the eastern city of Benghazi, cradle of last year's uprising but where many now want more...
  • EU opens diplomatic office in Libya's rebel east May 22, 2011

    Banghazi: In a boost to Libya's rebels, the European Union opened a diplomatic office on Sunday in their eastern stronghold and pledged support for a democratic Libya where Muammar Gaddafi "will not be in the picture." The office in the de facto rebel capital of Benghazi gives Gaddafi's opponents a key...
  • Obama says Libya mission saved countless lives March 27, 2011

    Washington: President Barack Obama told Americans on Saturday that the military mission in Libya is clear, focused and limited, and that it has already saved "countless" civilian lives. A USled coalition launched a bombing campaign last week with the aim of protecting civilians after Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, whose forces were...
  • Libya: Abused by Gaddafi men, says woman March 26, 2011

    Tripoli: A weeping Libyan woman made a desperate plea for help on Saturday, slipping into a Tripoli hotel full of foreign journalists to show bruises and scars she said had been inflicted on her by Muammar Gaddafi's militiamen. As reporters gathered to hear her story, security guards grabbed the woman, bundled...
  • Libya: Gaddafi loyalists retreat but still fighting March 22, 2011

    Smoke and explosions were seen around Ajdabiya, which is 100 miles from rebels' stronghold of Benghazi in Libya. ...
  • Allied strikes continue to rock Libya March 22, 2011

    Tripoli: Antiaircraft fire and explosions reverberated across Tripoli for a third night on Monday and state television said several sites had come under attack in the capital. Western powers had no immediate confirmation they had launched fresh strikes on Tripoli in a campaign to target Libyan air defences and enforce a...
  • US, allies strike more than 20 targets in Libya March 20, 2011

    Tripoli: Explosions and antiaircraft fire thundered in the skies above Tripoli on early Sunday, but it was not clear whether they resulted from another round of cruise missile attacks by allies determined to stop Muammar Gaddafi's offensive against Libyan opposition forces. CNN's Nic Robertson witnessed the development a few hours after...