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VIDEO: US envoy admits Benghazi error

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 9:10
related countries: United States United States

A US diplomat hotly tipped to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted releasing incorrect information after September's attack on the American consulate in Libya.
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US envoy admits Benghazi error

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 4:21
related countries: United States United States

Republicans go on the attack as a US envoy tipped to replace Hillary Clinton admits releasing incorrect information after a raid on a consulate in Libya.
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Rice defiant on Benghazi remarks

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 1:47
related countries: United States United States

The US ambassador to the United Nations has defended comments she made days after a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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Police chief of Benghazi killed

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 11:44
related countries: United States United States

The police chief of the Libyan city of Benghazi, who took up his post after the US embassy attack, is assassinated by unknown gunmen.
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Petraeus: Benghazi a 'terror' attack

Friday, November 16th 2012, 21:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Former CIA chief Gen David Petraeus says the deadly assault on a US consulate in Libya was a terror attack, a week after quitting over an affair.
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Clinton 'to testify on Benghazi'

Friday, November 16th 2012, 2:29
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify about an attack on the US consulate in Libya that saw four Americans killed, a congresswoman says.
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Fiery Obama defends UN envoy Rice

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 0:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rice

President Barack Obama lambasts top Republicans as they attack his UN ambassador over the deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya.
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Libya ex-leader faces murder quiz

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 20:15

Libya's former interim leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil is to be questioned over the death of a top rebel commander who was killed by gunmen last year.
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Libya gunmen 'leave parliament'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 15:26

Gunmen appear to be ending their occupation of Libya's parliament building after raising concerns with the prime minister over his new cabinet.
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Gunmen occupy Libyan parliament

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 17:28

Gunmen break through security and occupy Libya's parliament building in a dispute over the choice of cabinet ministers.
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Libyan congress backs new cabinet

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 17:59

Libya's General National Congress approves a new government led by Prime Minister Ali Zidan, a day after protesters burst into the chamber.
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Libya forces 'capture Bani Walid'

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 23:14
related places: Bani Walid

The Libyan government says it has captured the western town of Bani Walid, a former stronghold of Col Gaddafi, after days of fighting.
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Candidates spar on foreign policy

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 23:24
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clash on Israel, Iran, the Arab Spring and China in the third and final presidential debate.
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VIDEO: Lebanon army deployed on streets

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:02
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut, Tripoli

The army has been deployed on the streets of Lebanon's two biggest cities, Beirut and Tripoli, in efforts to bring calm after the death of a senior security official last week.
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Lebanon army deploys on streets

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 9:44
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut, Tripoli

Troops are deployed in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, and the northern city of Tripoli in a bid to calm tensions after clashes left seven dead.
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Deadly clashes in Gaddafi bastion

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 15:22
related places: Bani Walid

At least 22 people are killed in several days of fighting in Libya's town of Bani Walid - former leader Col Gaddafi's last stronghold - reports say.
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Confusion over Gaddafi aide fate

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 4:51

A senior Libyan official casts doubt on an earlier statement that Moussa Ibrahim, the spokesman for late leader Muammar Gaddafi, had been captured.
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Unfinished business in Libya

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 12:55

A year after Gaddafi's death, Libya remains divided
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What has happened to the Gaddafi clan?

Friday, October 19th 2012, 15:06

A guide to the fate of Libya's former ruling family
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Memorial honours US Libya envoy

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 4:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Francisco

Hundreds of mourners attend a memorial in San Francisco for Christopher Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya killed in an attack in Benghazi.
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Clinton 'responsible' on Benghazi

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 11:24
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state takes responsibility for security failures that led to the deaths of four Americans in Libya, ahead of a second presidential debate.
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Libya jail hit by mass breakout

Monday, October 15th 2012, 21:20
related places: Tripoli

Libyan security forces are on high alert after more than 100 prisoners break out of the al-Judaida jail in the capital Tripoli.
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Romney criticises Biden on Libya

Friday, October 12th 2012, 21:04

Mitt Romney says Vice-President Joe Biden made misleading remarks in Thursday's debate about last month's Libya consulate attack.
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Dead hero's mother rebukes Romney

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 0:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Romney

The mother of an American killed in last month's Libya consulate attack complains the Romney campaign is using her son's death for political purposes.
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US security in Libya 'was cut'

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 23:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Security in Libya was reduced before last month's attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, even as violence worsened, a congressional panel hears.
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ICC warned on Gaddafi Libya trial

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 13:00

The defence lawyer for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi tells the International Criminal Court its reputation would be harmed by a trial inside Libya.
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'No warning' of Libyan US attack

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 1:47
related countries: United States United States

US officials say they had no "actionable intelligence" about last month's attack on their consulate in Libya, on the eve of a congressional hearing.
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Libyan PM forced to stand down

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 22:13

Libya's PM-elect Mustafa Abu Shagur is dismissed from his post, after failing for a second time to win parliamentary approval for a new government.
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Libyan PM drafts 'crisis cabinet'

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 17:12

Libya's Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abu Shagur puts forward an emergency cabinet list, in a second and final attempt to form a government.
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Setback for Libya government plan

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 21:20

Libya's Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abu Shagur suffers a setback after his proposed cabinet fails to win parliamentary approval.
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FBI investigates Libyan attack

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 20:00

The FBI confirms its agents were in Benghazi, Libya, to investigate last month's deadly attack on the consulate there.
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Obama faces new Libya questions

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 8:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

President Obama's administration faces new questions on the Libya consulate attack, amid reports of military preparations to target those behind it.
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VIDEO: Libya's quest to disarm city streets

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 6:57
related places: Tripoli

Hundreds of Libyans have handed in weapons in Benghazi and Tripoli as part of a disarmament drive organised by the army to target militia groups.
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Libyans transfer weapons to army

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 3:41
related places: Tripoli

Hundreds of Libyans hand in weapons in Benghazi and Tripoli as part of a disarmament drive organised by the army to target militia groups.
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Viewpoint: How to disarm Libya's militias

Friday, September 28th 2012, 0:20

How can Libya's many militias be disarmed?
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US reduces staff at Libya embassy

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 23:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tripoli

The US is temporarily removing further staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the state department says.
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Gaddafi 'captor' buried in Libya

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 15:57

One of the Libyan rebels credited with capturing ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi is buried in his hometown of Misrata.
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Libya army removes militia chiefs

Monday, September 24th 2012, 21:10

Libya's army replaces the heads of two of Benghazi's main militia groups with colonels as it tries to reassert control over armed groups.
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Libya to disband illegal militias

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 11:14
related countries: United States United States

The interim Libyan leader, Mohammed Magarief, promises to disband all illegal militias in the aftermath of the US ambassador's death.
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Libyan city militia 'to disband'

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 0:49

A powerful militia in eastern Libya announces it will disband, hours after police and protesters rout militias from the nearby city of Benghazi.
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Protesters rout Benghazi militia

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 21:08
related countries: United States United States

Protesters and police in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi drive out the militia suspected of killing the US ambassador nearly two weeks ago.
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VIDEO: Benghazi militia driven out of base

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 18:06
related countries: United States United States

The Islamist militia accused of killing the US ambassador to Libya earlier this month has been driven out of its base in the city of Benghazi.
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Libya 'arrests' over US deaths

Monday, September 17th 2012, 9:30
related countries: United States United States

Libya's leader says some 50 people have been arrested over the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, but a minister says far fewer people have been detained.
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Your questions to Jeremy Bowen

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 11:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Send Jeremy Bowen your questions about Libya and Egypt
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Arrests over Libya embassy attack

Friday, September 14th 2012, 5:01
related countries: United States United States

Libyan authorities make arrests following a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi as further unrest over a US-made anti-Islam film is expected.
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US to investigate Libya attack

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 7:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington is investigating whether the attack that killed the US ambassador in Libya was planned by militants, officials say.
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