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Benghazi News

Op-Ed: Libyan government moving to Benghazi from Tripoli

Benghazi - In a bizarre move, Libyan authorities are planning to move the General National Council, the parliament, from its present site in the capital Tripoli to Benghazi, even though that city is beset by security problems.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Benghazi attacks suspect pleads not guilty

Washington - The Libyan militia leader charged over a deadly attack on the American mission in Benghazi pleaded not guilty during a brief appearance in US federal court.
In the Media by Olivia Hampton (AFP)

Benghazi attacks suspect pleads not guilty

Washington - The suspected ringleader of a deadly attack on the American mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi pleaded not guilty during a brief appearance in US federal court Saturday.
In the Media by Olivia HAMPTON (AFP)

Op-Ed: Obama's new version of extraordinary rendition in Libya

Benghazi - Extraordinary rendition was a common practice during the G.W. Bush administration. Terror suspects would be nabbed and then rendered to another country to be interrogated and often tortured as well.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

U.S. commandos capture Benghazi attack 'ringleader'

Washington - U.S. commandos have captured the suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on an American compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi, in a raid hailed by the White House as a triumph for justice.
In the Media by Dan De Luce (AFP)

U.S. captures suspected leader of Benghazi attacks

U.S. officials announced they have captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected mastermind behind the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in 2012.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 13 comments

Many killed as Hifter attacks continue in Benghazi Libya

Benghazi - General Khalifa Hifter, carrying out what he calls "Operation Dignity" against Islamist militias and the Libyan government, attacked Islamist bases again and clashes have killed a number of people.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: Is the CIA's man in Libya launching a coup?

Benghazi - Retired General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar launched an attack on two Islamist militia groups in Benghazi on Friday (May16). The government called the attack a "coup" as it was launched without government approval.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Benghazi scandal linked to White House

Washington - Emails released on Tuesday link the White House to what critics call misleading messaging regarding the deadly September 11, 2012 Islamic militant attack on the United States diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

Bomb at military academy kills five in Libya's Benghazi

Benghazi - A car bomb Monday targeting a military academy in Libya's restive eastern city of Benghazi killed at least five soldiers and wounded more than 10, military and hospital sources said.The medical centre in Benghazi reported that "five bodies plus an inde...
In the Media by AFP

Death toll rises in Egypt as tensions spread to Libya

Cairo - With at least 49 dead, and hundreds injured in clashes between protesters and security forces, possibly the last thing stability in Egypt needs is tension with Libya, after five Egyptian diplomats are reportedly kidnapped in Tripoli.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio

American teacher killed in Benghazi while jogging

Benghazi - In the eastern Libyan city where Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed a year and a half ago, an American teacher was shot dead by unknown assailants while jogging Thursday morning.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Insecurity in Libya increases

Tripoli - Libya continues in a state of insecurity and violence and is faced with declining revenues as protests shut off oil production and export in many facilities.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Libyan troops clash with Islamic militia in Benghazi killing nine

Libyan troops who are struggling to gain control in Libya fought with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi Monday (Nov. 26). Officials report at least nine people killed in the fighting.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: Leaders in eastern Libya declare 'autonomous regional government'

Benghazi - Leaders of provinces in eastern Libya have announced that they have formed an "autonomous regional government" that will operate alongside the central government located in Tripoli.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Report: 400 missiles went missing during Benghazi consul attack

Washington - A former Justice Department attorney who currently represents Benghazi whistleblowers told a Washington, DC talk radio station on Monday that 400 US surface-to-air missiles went missing during last year's September 11 consulate attack.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Protests and prison break after Libyan activist killed

Benghazi - A security official said that more than 1,000 inmates managed to escape during a riot and attack in a prison in Benghazi as Libya was rocked by violence after an activist opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood was killed.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

More than 1,000 inmates escape in Libyan prison break

Benghazi - In a massive prison break, more than 1,000 inmates managed to escape from prison in Libya's volatile eastern city of Benghazi.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Bombs destroy police station in Benghazi

Benghazi - A police station in the city of Benghazi was completely destroyed when several bombs detonated around the building. Reports say the bomb blasts were so loud that they could be heard across the city.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

New Libyan chief of staff calls for disbanding militias

Benghazi - Libya is plagued by numerous armed militias often a law unto themselves. A recent raid last weekend (June 9) on a militia base in Benghazi shows, that as many have claimed, some have their own prisons.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Gunmen kill 6 Libyan soldiers in Benghazi

Benghazi - A coordinated attack on military buildings and outposts by gunmen has left at least five soldiers killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Libyan army chief of staff resigns after violence kills 31

Benghazi - Youssef al-Mangoush, the Libyan army chief of staff resigned Sunday after 31 people were killed and an elite militia took over control at a base of pro-government militias in the violence-plagued eastern city of Benghazi.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Libyan National Oil Company to move head office to Benghazi

Benghazi - The Libyan government plans to move the headquarters of the state oil company NOC to the eastern city of Benghazi. The uprising against Gadaffi began in the east and it is demanding more influence in the new Libya.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Memo to GOP — Don’t be a scorpion

A scorpion comes to a flooded river and cannot cross, so the story goes. The scorpion asks a nearby frog to ferry him to the other side.
In the Media by John David Powell - 1 comment

Op-Ed: America the Once Beautiful

As Americans we have become hardened to the realities of our life, making the most of a bad situation and accepting that there can be very little change in the situation in Washington DC.
In the Media by Donald Quinn

Leno evokes White House troubles on Weiner's mayoral candidacy

Speaking to Anthony Weiner's bid for New York City mayor, 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno attached the challenges of the Weiner candidacy to the issues facing the White House.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Op-Ed: What creates a political activist? Special

I had to know what it takes to create a political activist. Twitter is an amazing social network and it's where I ran into Diane Atkins, organizer for the Impeach Obama project, someone I suspected was a firebrand, I was right. Native New Yorker to boot!
Digital Journal Report by Duane Buell - 23 comments

Obama criticism 'offensive,' but Benghazi is not Paris

Washington - Making the Sunday morning press circuits, White House insider Dan Pfeiffer condemned GOP criticisms of President Obama as "offensive" and "absurd," while Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) insisted on a need for greater embassy security.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

TopFinds: Obama's Benghazi emails, Tesla's big win

The White House released 100 pages of emails related to the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. Consumer Reports rates the Tesla Model S as its favourite car. A man begged for his life as deputies beat him to death. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Woodward: Benghazi akin to Watergate and 'a very serious issue'

Speaking on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward compared Benghazi to Watergate, saying it is a "very serious issue."
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 13 comments
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard at a checkpoint.
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File photo: Outside of the U.S. consulate  which was attacked and set on fire in 2012 by gunmen
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File photo: Outside of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire in 2012 by gunmen
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An exterior view of the U.S. consulate  which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen
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An exterior view of the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi November 26  201...
With permission by Reuters / Esam Omran Al-Fetori
Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi November 26, 2013. Libyan troops struggling to establish control across the country clashed with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi. At least nine people were killed in the fighting, officials said
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The body of Ronnie Smith is pictured in the morgue at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi
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The body of Ronnie Smith is pictured in the morgue at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi November 26  201...
With permission by Reuters / Esam Omran Al-Fetori
Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi November 26, 2013. Libyan troops struggling to establish control across the country clashed with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi. Libyan troops s...
With permission by Reuters / Esam Omran Al-Fetori
Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi. Libyan troops struggling to establish control across the country clashed with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi. At least nine people were killed in the fighting, officials said
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