libya

  • newswrapmonday
    October 20, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, Ahmed Abu Khattala pleaded not guilty to U.S. charges related to the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. Also, despite a cease-fire announced between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, fighting continued over the weekend. The military reported that at least 25 militants were killed. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    October 15, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Kurdish fighters made progress in pushing back Islamic State forces in the Syrian border town of Kobani, with help from coalition airstrikes. Also, Hong Kong riot police and protesters clashed overnight. One man was severely beaten and at least 45 people were arrested. Continue reading

  • refugees
    September 16, 2014  

    Turbulence in the Middle East, especially Syria, has created the worst refugee crisis in decades. In the past two weeks, hundreds have drowned in separate attempts to sail to safety in Europe. Judy Woodruff speaks with Michel Gabaudan of Refugees International about why refugees risk everything for the journey and how the work of traffickers is getting easier. Continue reading

  • newswrapimage
    September 15, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, more than 700 immigrants hoping to reach Europe from Africa and the Middle East were killed in two shipwrecks last week. The death toll reportedly equals all migrant deaths for the entire year of 2013. Also, Air France pilots began a week-long strike, grounding more than half of the airline’s flights. Continue reading

  • remembering_jamesfoley
    September 10, 2014  

    James Foley — an American journalist who was murdered as a hostage by the Islamic State group — met poet Daniel Johnson many years ago, and the two became good friends. When Foley was captured in Syria, Johnson wrote a poem about his absence. He shares his reflections on Jim’s death. Continue reading

  • libya2
    July 28, 2014  

    Stability in Libya has continued to deteriorate due to regional rivalries and the lacking of strong governance since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Jeffrey Brown talks to Frederic Wehrey of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about the risk of Libya becoming a failed state, spillover effects for the region and whether the United States and other allies can play a role in easing the chaos. Continue reading

  • libya1b
    July 28, 2014  

    In Libya, rival militias fighting for control of Tripoli airport set ablaze a major fuel depot. Some Western governments, including the U.S., have pulled their personnel from the country, as factional violence and regional rivalries unravel the gains of the 2011 revolution. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said “free-wheeling militia violence” prompted the move. Continue reading

  • benghazi
    July 2, 2014  

    Abu Khattala, who is accused of being involved in the deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, appeared in court for a second day. The militia leader was captured in June by the U.S. military, and has pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges. Judy Woodruff gets an update on the case from The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt, who was in the courtroom. Continue reading

  • BenghaziSuspIntvw
    June 29, 2014  

    The suspect in the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, appeared in U.S. District Court on Saturday in the nation’s capitol. Yesterday, the suspect, Ahmed Abu Khatallah, plead not guilty. Representative Mike Rogers said Khatallah is being “compliant, but not cooperative” with interrogators. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michael Schmidt, who is covering the case for the New York Times in D.C. Continue reading

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