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  • Baltimore man imprisoned in Libya to arrive at BWI Saturday

    Matthew VanDyke — the Baltimore writer and filmmaker who was jailed in Libya for nearly six months and then remained to aid rebels seeking to overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi — is scheduled to return home Saturday. VanDyke, 32, is set to...
  • Tunisia closes border with Libya as unrest continues

    Tunisia closes border with Libya as unrest continues
    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...
  • Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch

     Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch
    First elected to a partial term in 2010, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is seeking a third full term representing northwest Broward and southwest Palm Beach counties.   He’ll be on the Aug. 26 primary ballot, facing fellow Democrat Emmanuel Morel, a retired...
  • In Libya, Islamist rebels claim control of Benghazi

    In Libya, Islamist rebels claim control of Benghazi
    Islamist militias said they had taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, on Thursday, declaring it "an Islamic emirate." The announcement comes a day after the militant group Ansar al Sharia defeated government troops fighting alongside...
  • Town vs. town, faction vs. faction as Libya descends into 'hurricane'

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Booms of outgoing artillery shaking the ground, militia fighters from the remote Libyan mountain town of Zintan hunker down in the passenger terminal to defend Tripoli airport, the biggest prize in the capital. Across the city a few...
  • Countries move to evacuate citizens as Libya fighting escalates

    CAIRO More countries moved to evacuate their citizens Thursday from Libya where the fighting between rival militias was escalating. The Libyan Health Ministry said that 179 people were killed in clashes in the capital Tripoli and the flashpoint eastern...
  • Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands

    Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands
    The flight of foreign workers and diplomats from Libya accelerated Thursday, with thousands ordered home by their native countries as fighting consumed major cities and the Tripoli airport. Clashes between Islamist gangs and fractured government...
  • Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found in Benghazi

    BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli's airport agreed to a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket. Meanwhile in Libya's second...
  • Is Obama trying to get impeached to distract us?

    Is Obama trying to get impeached to distract us?
    Please pay very close attention to this column, because the Obama administration will probably attempt to distract you as you're reading. That distraction could come in the form of lawless government overreach or an outbreak of international violence....
  • 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...
  • At least 30 people killed in Libya's Benghazi in heavy fighting

    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - At least 30 people were killed overnight and Tuesday morning in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi during heavy clashes involving war planes and rockets between government special forces and Islamist fighters, medical sources...
  • Suicide bomb kills at least four at army base in Benghazi: security source

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least four people were killed in a suicide bombing at an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, a security source said. Islamist militants and army forces have been clashing regularly in the city, but...