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  • Family releases letter James Foley wrote in captivity

    James Foley was held in a cell with 18 other captives, who supported one another and invented distractions like trivia, checkers and Risk to keep up their spirits, according to a letter released by his family Sunday. The letter was posted on the...
  • Libya's neighbors agree not to intervene in Libyan affairs, call for dialogue

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya's neighbors agreed on Monday not to intervene in Libyan affairs to end chaos and clashes in the oil producer, calling instead for a national dialogue, according to the final communique after a foreign ministers' meeting in Egypt....
  • Egypt, UAE carried out Tripoli air strikes: U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for carrying out two series of air strikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, Libya, U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials said the two Arab...
  • U.S., allies caution against outside meddling in Libya

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and European allies cautioned in a joint statement on Monday that outside interference in Libya would worsen divisions in the country and slow progress in its political transition. "We believe outside interference...
  • Libya's ex-parliament reconvenes, appoints Omar al-Hasi as PM: parliament spokesman

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's previous parliament reconvened unilaterally on Monday to elect Islamist-backed Omar al-Hasi as prime minister, a parliamentary spokesman said. The term of the former legislature, in which Islamists had a strong representation,...
  • U.N. Security Council takes aim at Libyan warlords

    U.N. Security Council takes aim at Libyan warlords
    The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday took the first step toward punishing Libyan warlords or militias for their role in the country's 3-year-old conflict. Amid worry that the chaos is drawing in other Arab nations, the council unanimously...
  • Rep. Gowdy says he'll bring prosecutor's focus, fairness to Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON Rep. Trey Gowdy's got a late-night habit. "He eats a ridiculously lot of pizza," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah. "Even if he goes out and has dinner, he's got to have his late-night pie. I don't know how he does it." It's...
  • U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages

    U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages
    United States military forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria earlier this summer. During the attempt, U.S. forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover...
  • Libya restarts oil exports from biggest port as fighting rages in Benghazi

    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya has restarted oil exports from its biggest port for the first time since the end of a year-long blockade, a boost to the central government which is struggling with a wave of clashes in the capital. The OPEC member's...
  • Over a hundred migrants missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometer (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned. The local coast guard said it had no boats of its own...
  • Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants

    Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants
    The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives. "He was an...
  • Iraqi genocide familiar story to Jews

    As thousands of religious minorities face genocide in northern Iraq at the hands of ISIS terrorists, Iraqi Jews living in South Florida react to the current slaughter, and recall the persecution they have experienced in Iraq and throughout other Middle...