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  • Maryland man jailed in Libya returns home

    Maryland man jailed in Libya returns home
    The Baltimore man who traveled to Libya in February at the start of a political uprising there said he was never in the country as a journalist but as a supporter of the revolutionaries. "I was supporting the revolution when I got captured. My mother...
  • Baltimore writer still missing in Libya

    Baltimore writer still missing in Libya
    Sharon VanDyke's phone rang Monday afternoon, but after quickly dispensing with the call, she said, sadly, "Well, it wasn't Matthew." The wait continues for the retired principal, who has searched for the past five months for her son, a 32-year-old...
  • U.S., Europe weigh sanctions, armed force for Libya

    U.S., Europe weigh sanctions, armed force for Libya
    The Obama administration and its European allies are weighing their options for greater involvement in Libya, including sanctions against warlords and an armed international force to help stabilize the North African country, diplomats said Tuesday. With...
  • U.S. backs off statement that Egypt, UAE were behind Libya air strikes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday backed off an earlier statement that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were behind air strikes on Islamist militants in Libya. At a regular State Department briefing, spokeswoman Jen Psaki...
  • Libyan raids could herald bolder Arab action as U.S. wavers

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Air strikes against Libyan Islamist militants that U.S. officials had said were staged by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates could mark an escalation of a regional struggle over the future of the Arab world. Arab responsibility for...
  • Joe Sestak: Global effort necessary to stop terrorism's financial networks

    Joe Sestak: Global effort necessary to stop terrorism's financial networks
    In 2002, my aircraft carrier battle group was conducting retaliatory strikes against Afghanistan when I was directed to move into the Persian Gulf and begin precursor combat operations against Iraq. While meeting with the fleet commander, I told him we...
  • Rachel Marsden: America needs a grand bargain with Russia to fight terrorism

    It should have been a no-brainer for the U.S. and Russia to cooperate to fight Islamic radicals in the Middle East. But even if you place the high-jump bar on the ground, some people will still manage to trip over it -- then insist on going back and...
  • Nearly 2,000 Europe-bound migrants have drowned this year-UN

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, most of them in the past three months as they tried to reach Europe from Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday....
  • Pentagon says Egypt, UAE responsible for Libya strikes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military believes the governments of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for a recent series of airstrikes on Islamist factions within Libya, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday. Rear Admiral John Kirby,...
  • 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...
  • Rival second Libyan assembly chooses own PM as chaos spreads

    Rival second Libyan assembly chooses own PM as chaos spreads
    BENGHAZI Libya/CAIRO (Reuters) - The Libyan parliament that was replaced in an election in June reconvened on Monday and chose an Islamist-backed deputy as the new prime minister, leaving the chaotic country with two rival leaders and assemblies, each...
  • 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...