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Car bomb kills 2 U.N. personnel in Libya's Benghazi

Aug 11, 2019 - 12:11 AM

At least 8 others, including a child, were injured in the attack

CAR BOMB. Libyans gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on August 10, 2019. Photo by AFP

Libyan convicted of terror charges, not murder, over Benghazi attack

Nov 29, 2017 - 6:52 AM

After a 7-week trial in a civilian court in Washington, a jury clears Ahmed Abu Khattala – the first person tried over the fiery raid on the US complex in the Libyan coastal city – of the most serious of the charges he faced

AFTERMATH. A picture shows damage inside the burnt US consulate building in Benghazi on September 13, 2012, following an attack on the building late on September 11 in which the US ambassador to Libya and three other US nationals were killed. Photo by Gianluigi Guercia / AFP

Libya forces 'retake' Benghazi district from jihadists

Jul 29, 2016 - 11:11 AM

General Khalifa Haftar s troops has retaken the al Gwarcha district of Benghazi which has been marred by unrest since his fighters launched a campaign to drive extremists out of the city earlier this year

No Clinton bombshell in Benghazi report by Republicans

Jun 28, 2016 - 10:50 PM

The Republican report provides evidence that many within the administration knew early on that it had in fact been a planned terrorist attack even as others were painting it as an isolated response to a specific provocation

HILLARY CLINTON.Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the International Women's Luncheon at the 50th Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 27 June 2016. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Clinton says email controversy won't affect her White House bid

May 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM

I understand why people have concerns about this but I hope voters look at the full picture of everything that I ve done the Democratic White House frontrunner says

'NOTHING HAS CHANGED'. In this file photo, Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) testifies at the House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing in October 2015. Clinton faces scrutiny over her response to the the September 11, 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya; and her use of a private email server while holding the position of Secretary of State. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Jan 25, 2016 - 11:05 PM

We voted against endorsing the government and ask to be presented with another government parliamentarian Ali al Gaydi says

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Oct 23, 2015 - 12:29 PM

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Clinton stands firm through marathon Benghazi grilling

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:23 AM

Hillary Clinton remains composed as she accuses her rivals of exploiting the deadly attacks in Libya – which came under her watch as secretary of state – for political gain

CLINTON TALKS. Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) testifies behind a US Secret Service agent (R) at the House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, October 22, 2015. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

'US cannot prevent every act of terrorism' – Hillary Clinton

Oct 23, 2015 - 12:26 AM

Where there are no other boots on the ground and safety is far from guaranteed

Clinton faces Benghazi 'interrogation'

Oct 22, 2015 - 10:06 AM

The Benghazi committee is deeply controversial and in recent weeks GOP lawmakers suggested that the panel serves to help damage Clinton s standing in the presidential race

In this file photo, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to journalists at the United Nations, 10 March 2015. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Ex-staffer says 'partisan' Benghazi panel targets Clinton

Oct 11, 2015 - 10:02 AM

A former intelligence officer in the Air Force Reserve accuses Republicans of carrying out a partisan investigation against presidential contender Hillary Clinton

PARTISAN PROBE? In this file photo, former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton are seen in the audience as President Barack Obama speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, New York, USA, on 23 September 2014. Spencer Platt/Pool/EPA

Clinton to testify publicly in October on Benghazi attack

Jul 26, 2015 - 12:41 AM

Campaign spokesman Nick Merrill confirmed Clinton will testify in public session rather than behind closed doors

PUBLIC TESTIMONY. Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to journalists following her keynote address at the annual Women’s Empowerment Principles event, entitled, “Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality." File photo by Evan Schneider/UN photo

Clinton emails on Benghazi attack released to public

May 23, 2015 - 9:18 AM

The State Department releases a total of 296 emails sent or received by Hillary Clinton and none appeared to contain anything potentially damaging to Clinton as she pursues her White House bid

In this file photo by United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to journalists following her keynote address at the annual Women's Empowerment Principles event, March 10, 2015. File photo by Evan Schneider/UN

Clinton emails reveal Benghazi militant fears – report

May 22, 2015 - 3:28 AM

UPDATED Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has turned over some 30 000 emails amounting to 55 000 pages to the State Department

BENGHAZI EMAILS.Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reveals her fears over Benghazi conflict in several 2011 emails. File photo by UN/Devra Berkowitz

IS jihadists claim abduction of 21 Christians in Libya – monitor

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:05 AM

The statement from the Islamic State group s branch in Libya lists neither the names of the 21 men claimed to be abducted nor any demands for the release

75 killed in five days of fighting in Libya's Benghazi

Oct 20, 2014 - 12:30 PM

Fierce fighting rage in several parts of Libya s second city between pro government forces led by Haftar and Islamist militias

UN envoy calls for 'total ceasefire' in Libya

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:48 PM

UN envoy Bernardino Leon wraps up a three day visit to the North African nation for talks on ways of ending weeks of fighting in the capital Tripoli and second city Benghazi

Bernardino Leon, the United Nation's (UN) Secretary-General’s Special Representative, speaks during a press conference in Tripoli, Libya, September 11 2014. EPA

Blasts in Libyan capital as mystery jets fly over

Aug 19, 2014 - 8:50 AM

The mystery comes days after new clashes between militias prompted hundreds of people to flee

810 Filipinos from Libya to arrive in Philippines

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Having fled strife torn Libya the Filipinos sail to Malta where a chartered Philippine Airlines flight will bring them back to Manila

BACK HOME. More than a dozen Filipino workers from Libya arrive on August 6, 2014 after fleeing the strife-torn North African country. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera/Rappler

Philippines ends P78.2-M sea evacuation from Libya

Aug 14, 2014 - 4:23 PM

This leaves 10 000 Filipinos with land evacuation as their only option should they choose to flee the strife torn country

FOR FILIPINOS IN LIBYA. Filipino children hold placards during a protest outside the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, the Philippines, August 5, 2014. More countries moved to evacuate their nationals from Libya where the fighting between rival militias escalated. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

2,000 more Filipinos sign up to flee Libya

Aug 06, 2014 - 5:00 PM

This means 1 out of 5 Filipinos in Libya has either arrived in the Philippines or signed up to flee the strife torn country

FOR FILIPINOS IN LIBYA. Filipino children hold placards during a protest outside the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, the Philippines, August 5, 2014. More countries moved to evacuate their nationals from Libya where the fighting between rival militias escalated. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Libya unrest 'worse than under Gaddafi' – evacuees

Aug 02, 2014 - 5:20 PM

So many people died to make the country better But now we started killing each other in a civil war

Libya waives exit visas for Filipinos: 'No need to beg'

Aug 01, 2014 - 7:56 PM

Philippine officials in Libya won t have to negotiate with Libyan employers to issue exit visas for their Filipino workers Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario is in Tunisia to oversee the repatriation

STRIFE. Black smoke billows from a fuel storage depot near the airport in Tripoli, Libya, 28 July 2014, after it was hit by a rocket fire. Foreign governments have ordered their citizens to flee Libya. Photo by EPA/STR

Benghazi attack 'ringleader' arrives in US

Jun 28, 2014 - 10:42 PM

UPDATED The suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on the American consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi arrives in the United States in the custody of US authorities

AFTERMATH. A picture shows damage inside the burnt US consulate building in Benghazi on September 13, 2012, following an attack on the building late on September 11 in which the US ambassador to Libya and three other US nationals were killed. Photo by Gianluigi Guercia / AFP

US commandos capture Benghazi attack suspect

Jun 18, 2014 - 12:11 AM

The Pentagon says the US has captured a key suspect linked to the deadly 2012 attack on an American consulate in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend

AFTERMATH. A picture shows damage inside the burnt US consulate building in Benghazi on September 13, 2012, following an attack on the building late on September 11 in which the US ambassador to Libya and three other US nationals were killed. Photo by Gianluigi Guercia / AFP

Flee Libya, Philippines urges nationals

May 29, 2014 - 5:49 PM

The Philippines raises alert level 3 in the strife torn country

LIBYA UNREST. Libyan firefighters extinguish burning objects at the site after overnight explosions in the Salaheddin district in Tripoli, Libya on May 21, 2014. Photo by EPA/STR

Prepare to flee Libya, Philippines tells nationals

May 23, 2014 - 6:37 PM

The Philippines raises alert level 2 in the country believed to be at the brink of civil war

Libya risks civil war with spike in anarchy

May 19, 2014 - 10:23 PM

With interim authorities failing to build a regular army and police force militias rule the roost

Deadly clashes in Libya as rogue general accused of leading coup

May 18, 2014 - 8:19 AM

Libya s government accused the outlaw retired general Khalifa Haftar and his irregular forces of trying to carry out a coup as they fight to crush militants in the restive eastern city of Benghazi

Libya army declares no fly zone over Benghazi

May 17, 2014 - 11:54 PM

The Benghazi clashes have divided Libyans with some saying Haftar s operation could pave the way to a military coup in order to seize power

Rappler Newscast | January 16, 2014

Jan 16, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Int l police probe child abuse sex ring in PH NBI: Online sex trade cottage industry in PH US Senate: Benghazi attacks preventable

Benghazi attacks were preventable: US Senate report

Jan 16, 2014 - 7:44 AM

The repor says the State Department failed to heed warnings to boost security at the sites despite the rapidly deteriorating security environment in Libya

CONSULATE ATTACK. An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012. AFP Photo

Libya army, jihadists in deadly Benghazi battle

Nov 25, 2013 - 9:19 PM

At least 8 people were killed after jihadist group Ansar al Sharia attacked Libyan special forces

CBS says it was 'misled' in Benghazi report

Nov 09, 2013 - 7:52 AM

CBS says it learned ex security officer Dylan Davies was not telling the truth

MEA CULPA. CBS News correspondent Lara Logan during an interview on "CBS This Morning" in New York, 8 November 2013. Frame grab courtesy of CBS News

9/11 and the black flag movement

Sep 12, 2013 - 3:00 AM

12 years after 9 11 the ties that bind the same social network are stil behind the latest bombings in Mindanao

Libyan TV presenter murdered in Benghazi: security

Aug 10, 2013 - 12:13 AM

Azzedine Koussos a presenter for Libya Al Hurra television was shot dead by unknown gunmen as he sat in his parked car after weekly Muslim prayers

US lawmaker subpoenas State Dept emails on Benghazi

May 29, 2013 - 8:29 AM

Rep Darrell Issa issued subpoenas for key documents emails and other materials related to Benghazi talking points

White House releases Benghazi emails

May 16, 2013 - 8:38 AM

The documents show the development of the Obama administration s narrative in the frantic and confusing days after the attack on September 11 last year

Rappler Newscast | January 24, 2013

Jan 24, 2013 - 8:53 PM

A defiant Senate President Enrile tells critics “you can’t destroy me ” | Ad veteran Yolanda Ong files an 88 million peso countersuit against Senate President Enrile | US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denies charges of a cover up in the Benghazi Libya siege

Emotional Clinton angrily denies Benghazi cover-up

Jan 24, 2013 - 9:46 AM

UPDATED US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came out guns blazing dismissing Republican charges of a cover up over the deadly Benghazi attack and warning the world needs to combat rising extremism

FACING THE MUSIC. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the September 11, 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya in the Rayburn House Office Building on January 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

Clinton in final bow to US lawmakers

Jan 23, 2013 - 2:36 PM

Hillary Clinton will make one of her last major appearances as US secretary of state when she testifies to lawmakers about a deadly militant attack on a US mission in Libya

In this photo, Clinton delivers a keynote address during a symposium of genocide prevention at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum July 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Clinton to testify January 23 on Benghazi attack

Jan 15, 2013 - 11:45 AM

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will appear before lawmakers on January 23 to be quizzed about the deadly attack on a US mission in Libya just days before she steps aside as top US diplomat

The US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

Clinton may testify on Libya attack on January 22

Jan 09, 2013 - 9:52 AM

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may make a long awaited appearance before lawmakers on January 22 to be quizzed about the deadly attack on a US mission in Libya

Egypt nabs terror suspect linked to Benghazi attack

Dec 08, 2012 - 10:10 AM

The US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans were killed in the September 11 assault on the US mission in Benghazi

TIGHT SECURITY IN LIBYA. A Libyan security men keep watch at a checkpoint outside the Tibesti Hotel on September 13, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. AFP PHOTO/ABDULLAH DOMA

Benghazi security chief assassinated

Nov 21, 2012 - 11:32 AM

The security chief in Benghazi was assassinated Tuesday

US says Libya consulate was invaded, torched by armed mob

Oct 10, 2012 - 10:11 AM

The new account contradicts initial reports by State Department officials made in the hours and days after the September 11 that it was a spontaneous attack which arose out of a protest against an inflammatory anti Islam film

Libya attackers linked to Al-Qaeda: US

Sep 29, 2012 - 10:10 AM

The US intelligence community says a deadly assault on a US consulate in Libya was a planned attack linked to Al Qaeda but stresses that many unanswered questions remain

Photo from AFP

Obama: Libya attack more than mob action

Sep 25, 2012 - 6:46 AM

US President Barack Obama says the attack on a consulate in Libya was more than a mob action

Al-Qaeda involved in Libya attack - US

Sep 20, 2012 - 9:04 AM

Last week s deadly assault on a US mission in Libya was probably not a pre planned operation

Foreign elements may be behind Libya attack: assembly chief

Sep 15, 2012 - 8:52 PM

UPDATED Foreign elements could be involved in the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi Libya s assembly head says