New protests in Libya on Friday soured a lucrative oil deal between the parliament in Tripoli and rebel groups in the eastern part of the country. The protests shut down an oil terminal and refinery at Zawiya, located 28 miles west of the capitol in Tripoli, but also left the state of Libya’s oil exports open to speculation on world commodities markets. Oil and gas exports in Libya, the source of 95 percent of revenues for the democratic government established after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, were thrown open to question. Continue reading
A Russian news agency reported Wednesday that the Russian military will be using a fleet of military dolphins trained by the Ukrainian Navy. The United States Navy has been training mammals since 1960. U.S. Navy has found that the biological … Continue reading
Pushing back against demands to supply arms to Ukraine, Obama administration officials said Friday that economic sanctions would remain the primary weapon as the U.S. and its European allies seek a diplomatic solution to Russia’s aggression. Continue reading
The State Department confirms that three Americans were aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished Saturday. Continue reading
Five former Guantanamo Bay prisoners are seeking damages after years of alleged sexual, mental and physical abuse. Continue reading
AKARTA, Indonesia — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the world’s “most fearsome” destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes, comparing them to people who insist the Earth … Continue reading
Detained for months and years without charge, women in Iraq spoke up in a Human Rights Watch report about the country’s judicial system.