| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Those around the world who are looking to the United States for support against intimidation, oppression or outright massacres have learned a tough lesson in the past few years: This U.S. president, despite his bold pronouncements and moral posturing,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:08 AM
The Libyan militant accused of involvement in the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya will remain in U.S. custody as he awaits trial, a federal judge said on Wednesday.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered the...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 6:20 PM
WASHINGTON With Libya its most violent since its 2011 uprising, the United States drove its embassy staff and military personnel Saturday to neighboring Tunisia with U.S. military escorts flying overhead.
The embassy staff will leave Tunisia and work...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Fouad Ajami, a Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator who helped shape American discourse on Middle Eastern affairs with lyrical portraits of the troubled region that illuminated Arab consciousness and politics, died of cancer Sunday at his home in...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:27 PM
In President Barack Obama's sometimes maddeningly cautious foreign policy, you can see him struggling to answer what may be the hardest question of his presidency: How should the United States project power in a disorderly world without making the same...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Libyans went to the polls Wednesday in parliamentary elections meant to bring a measure of stability that has been elusive in the turmoil-weary North African nation.
Libya in recent weeks has been roiled by some of its worst fighting since the 2011...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Africa's coming to town, and in a big way.
Africa's movers and shakers are in Washington this week to meet with President Barack Obama about trade and investment opportunities, politics and U.S. interests in the region's stability. The 2014 U.S.-...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:16 PM
More foreign nationals fled Libya on Monday as the newly elected parliament held its first official session in the eastern city of Tobruk because of security concerns in the capital, Tripoli.
Britain deployed a warship to evacuate 361 people,...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Libya's newly elected parliament gathered for the first time Saturday, choosing the relatively peaceful eastern city of Tobruk to avoid the deteriorating security situation in the capital, Tripoli.
The emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Tunisian authorities temporarily closed the country's border with Libya on Friday, stranding thousands of Egyptians eager to escape the expanding violence in Libya, Tunisia's state news agency reported.
Libyan border security forces opened fire when a...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry thinks Iraq can be saved with a new prime minister to take the place of Nouri al-Maliki. The new one would make friends with the alienated and hostile Sunni citizens that make up some 40 percent of the country's population,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:39 AM
Even in violent times in a violent city, the death of Salwa Bougaighis had the power to horrify.
The prominent human rights lawyer, 47, was attacked by masked men with guns and knives who stormed the walled compound where she lived in the eastern city...