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Libya Violence

American Among Dead In Libyan Hotel Attack

AP | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capit...

At Least 4 Foreigners And 5 Guards Killed In Libyan Luxury Hotel Attack

AP | ESAM MOHAMED | Posted 01.28.2015 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capit...

Libya Recalls Former General Haftar For Army Duty

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Libya's internationally-recognized government has recalled retired general Khalifa Haftar to army duty, official...

France Vows To Strike At Terrorists Leaving Southern Libya

AP | SYLVIE CORBET and BRIAN ROHAN | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — France said Monday its troops south of Libya are ready to strike extremists crossing the border, but the speaker of Libya's internation...

Libya's Conflict Revives Front Lines From The 2011 Civil War

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2015 | World

By Ulf Laessing RAS JDIR, Libya, Dec 17 (Reuters) - His Kalashnikov across his back, Libyan soldier Adel Howas rushed to the front lin...

Over 200 Killed In Fighting Over Libya's Benghazi

AP | MERRIT KENNEDY | Posted 11.02.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan medical official says at least 210 people have been killed in fighting in Benghazi since troops loyal to the country's elected...

Officials: Egypt's Warplanes Bombing Islamist Militias In Libya

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and OMAR ALMOSMARI | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Egypt deepened its involvement in the fight against Islamist militias who have taken over key parts of Libya on Wednesday, wi...

Activists Killed In Spate Of Assassinations In Libya

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 09.20.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Targeted killings in Libya over two days left 10 rights activists, journalists, and members of the security forces dead in the country'...

Libyan Islamist Fighters Say Captured Main Airport, Mystery Airstrikes Continue

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

By Heba al-Shibani TRIPOLI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Unidentified war planes attacked targets in Libya's capital Tripoli on Sunday...

Unidentified Warplanes Attack Libya Militia Again

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Two unidentified airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya's capital killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 on Saturday. A se...

Militants Overrun Libyan Special Forces Base In Benghazi

Reuters | AYMAN AL-WARFALLI | Posted 07.30.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and war...

Renegade General's Forces Battle Islamist-Led Militias In Libya

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed 38 people — including civilians ...

Libya Militias Resume Battle For Control Of International Airport

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 09.20.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the last week, ...

Libya Considers Calling For International Troops Amid Heavy Fighting

AP | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's interim government says it is considering requesting the international community to send troops to the country after three days...

Rival Militias Battle To Control International Airport In Libya's Capital

AP | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — At least six people were killed and 25 injured Sunday when rival militias battled for the control of the international airport in Libya...

Prominent Female Activist Assassinated In Benghazi

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Libyan activist who had become an international face of her strife-torn country's efforts to build a democracy was assassin...

American Teacher Gunned Down In Benghazi

AP | ESAM MOHAMED | Posted 02.04.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Unknown assailants shot an American teacher to death as he was jogging on Thursday in Benghazi, Libyan and U.S. officials said...

Libya's Abducted Intelligence Deputy Freed

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Libya's deputy intelligence chief Mustafa Nuh was freed by his abductors on Monday a day after they seized him near Tripoli airport, a source in the i...

Religious Violence in Libya: Who Is to Blame?

Igor Cherstich | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Igor Cherstich

Contemporary Libya is clearly a nation in the making, rather than just a conglomeration of tribes ready to be at each other's throat. Libyans, however, are still experiencing some conflicts.

Benghazi Security Chief Assassinated

AP | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya's deputy interior minister says gunmen assassinated the security chief of the eastern city of Benghazi overnight. ...

Fresh Clashes Flare Up In Western Libya

AP | ESAM MOHAMED | Posted 12.23.2012 | World

WADI DINAR, Libya — New fighting flared in a hilltop town in Libya on Tuesday between fighters defending Bani Walid, a stronghold of slain dicta...

Hundreds Of Libyans Turn In Their Weapons

AP | OSAMA ALFITORY | Posted 09.30.2012 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya -- Hundreds of Libyans converged Saturday on a main square in Benghazi and another in Tripoli in response to a call from the military ...

The Arab Spring: Confounded Again... And Again

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 11.14.2012 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Coupled with the rising anger against the United States in Egypt, Yemen and elsewhere, the Libyan events must make Americans wonder what is happening to the Arab Spring.

Salafi Violence in Libya

Geoff D. Porter | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Geoff D. Porter

Apart from some very crude accounts of what sparked protests outside the consulate and the eventual assault on the building, it is not entirely clear what transpired in Benghazi. But the Libyan government's inability to curtail violence in the country is a central a concern.

Joshua Hersh

Romney Blasts Obama Administration Over 'Disgraceful' Response To Attacks | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called the Obama administration's handling of a violent and contentious day at two Ameri...