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  • Libyan government orders army units to cease fire in Benghazi

    CAIRO Libya's interim government Tuesday ordered all army units in the troubled eastern city of Benghazi to cease fire immediately. The government also called on Islamist militias to lay down their arms, saying that the "tragic situation of the residents...
  • Fred Hiatt: Obama's foreign policy reveals the effects of disengagement

    Fred Hiatt: Obama's foreign policy reveals the effects of disengagement
    A stunning unfolding of international crises, from Iraq to Ukraine to Syria to Gaza, has prompted some less-than-edifying Washington debate: It's all President Obama's fault. No, it's not his fault at all. It would be a pity if partisan fervor kept us...
  • In 'The New Arabs,' millennials are key to remade Middle East

    In 'The New Arabs,' millennials are key to remade Middle East
    It's winter 2011, and I am living in Istanbul. I wander old streets in Turkey's cultural capital, past thousand-year-old mosques that were once churches, trying to understand the place that has become my home. Streets day and night are thronged by young...
  • At least 21 Egypt soldiers slain in attack at checkpoint near Libya

    At least 21 Egyptian soldiers were killed and four others injured in an assault Saturday on a border patrol checkpoint in the western desert, the army's official spokesman announced. The attack was the second to target the same military checkpoint in...
  • Arrest of Benghazi suspect condemned by Libyan government

    Arrest of Benghazi suspect condemned by Libyan government
    Libya on Wednesday condemned U.S. special forces' arrest of a man on its soil suspected of masterminding a deadly Islamist militant attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, describing the detention as a violation of Libyan sovereignty. In the first...
  • Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices

    Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices
    Sharp surges in the world's oil prices usually end up dragging the economy down, so analysts are watching the crisis in Iraq for risks to U.S. consumers and the globe's fragile recovery. Oil prices have climbed to a nine-month high amid the escalating...
  • Benghazi suspect was planning more attacks, U.S. tells U.N.

    Benghazi suspect was planning more attacks, U.S. tells U.N.
    The United States told the U.N. Security Council that the suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on its diplomatic compound in Benghazi planned to target more Americans and that justified his capture. In a letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday,...
  • Suspected Benghazi attack ringleader is captured by U.S.

    Suspected Benghazi attack ringleader is captured by U.S.
    In a secret raid Sunday, U.S. special operations troops captured the suspected  ringleader of the 2012 attack against two American government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, putting a key figure in the deadly assault in U.S. hands for the first time, U.S. ...
  • Hillary Clinton on offense over Benghazi as book tour approaches

    If anyone had any illusions that Hillary Clinton’s June book tour would feel like anything other than the launch of a presidential campaign, the furious debate over her depiction of her State Department tenure this week corrected that impression....
  • Militia in Libya attacks parliament; 7 lawmakers reportedly captured

    In a new challenge to the authority of Libya’s weak central government, militiamen loyal to a rogue former general attacked the parliament building on Sunday, state media reported. Gunfire rang out in streets surrounding the General National...
  • Middle East holds few attractive options for Obama

    Two and a half years ago, the U.S. pulled every soldier out of a mostly quiet Iraq. In the void, formerly al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists calling themselves "The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" are now tearing apart the country, leaving medieval...
  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...