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  • Meet Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged ringleader of the Benghazi attack

    Meet Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged ringleader of the Benghazi attack
    Ahmed Abu Khattala is one of the most notorious Islamist commanders in Libya, a leader in the Ansar al-Sharia militia. To most Americans, he is best known for his alleged involvement in one key event: The 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in...
  • Benghazi case offers key test for D.C. prosecutors

    Benghazi case offers key test for D.C. prosecutors
    WASHINGTON — For years, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington has watched as authorities in New York and Virginia handled many of nation's biggest terrorism cases — even ones in which the District of Columbia was the target of planned...
  • Benghazi suspect: Enemy or criminal, or both, or neither?

    The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the alleged ringleader of the 2012 attacks on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, has revived an old (and tedious) debate: Are figures such as Abu Khatallah “unlawful enemy combatants” or criminals? The...
  • Benghazi suspect was captured while planning attacks, prosecutors say

    Benghazi suspect was captured while planning attacks, prosecutors say
    Ahmed Abu Khatallah, charged in the 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, was captured with a loaded firearm as he planned future attacks against American interests, federal prosecutors said Tuesday night. Khatallah, the first person...
  • Scores of Europe-bound Africa migrants die in recent boat crossings

    Scores of Europe-bound Africa migrants die in recent boat crossings
    Seeking to take advantage of calmer seasonal waters, more migrants from Africa are trying to cross to Europe from Libya in recent weeks — and more than 100 are believed to have drowned when three boats sank in the Mediterranean. Libyan officials...
  • Jordan envoy freed by Libyan militia after handover of jailed militant

    Jordan envoy freed by Libyan militia after handover of jailed militant
    Jordan’s ambassador to Libya, abducted by gunmen nearly a month ago in the Libyan capital, arrived safely home in Amman on Tuesday. But the case raised troubling questions about the Libyan government’s ability to resist the demands of armed...
  • John Kass: Don't tune out the newest Benghazi developments

    Why is Benghazi important to Americans? You'll hear a lot about Benghazi in coming days and you'll hear the familiar screeching of partisan politics, now that House Speaker John Boehner has decided to convene a select committee to investigate the 2012...
  • Release of White House email stirs up a new controversy over Benghazi

    A newly released email has again put President Obama and his senior aides on the defensive for their response to the 2012 attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national...
  • Whatever happened to free-speech panic?

    After the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, members of the American left found one thing they could all agree on: America's Our First Amendment rights were in peril. The American Prospect insisted on Sept. 12, when the rubble was still burning and the dead...
  • Libya elects a prime minister in chaotic session of parliament

    Libya elects a prime minister in chaotic session of parliament
    Libya has a new prime minister. But in keeping with months of chaos in the North African nation, the events leading up to Sunday’s swearing-in were confusing and turbulent. Ahmed Matiq, an Islamist-leaning businessman from the economically...
  • Libya remains in the grip of rivalrous rebel factions

    Libya remains in the grip of rivalrous rebel factions
    TRIPOLI, Libya — Dragging deeply on a cigarette and swirling his espresso dregs, the curly-haired young militiaman offered up a vivid account of the battles he and fellow rebels waged to bring down dictator Moammar Kadafi — days of blazing...
  • Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped in Tripoli

    Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped in Tripoli
    Jordan's ambassador to Libya was abducted by armed assailants Tuesday while heading to his Tripoli office, the latest official taken hostage in the unstable North African country. Masked kidnappers opened fire on the vehicle in which Ambassador Fawaz...