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By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, U.S.-backed militias achieved new progress in capturing the Islamic State’s last stronghold in Libya. Forces say they have now liberated 70 percent of Sirte. Also, the Australian government suggested asylum seekers complaining of sexual abuse…
In our news wrap Wednesday, U.S.-backed forces in Libya say they have captured the Islamic State headquarters, located in the city of Sirte. After a weeks-long stalemate, they finally broke through with the help of U.S. airstrikes that began 10…
President Obama spoke at the Pentagon Thursday about the U.S. plan for continued military action in Libya. His report came three days after the U.S. launched airstrikes in and around Sirte, in an attempt to reclaim the Islamic State stronghold.
By Matthew Lee, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Libya continued for a second day Tuesday, as President Barack Obama called the new bombing campaign critical to protecting U.S. national security interests.
The NewsHour’s Malcolm Brabant was there, and the cameras were rolling, as the Doctors Without Borders rescue ship he was on came across a horrific scene: More than 20 migrants dead on an unseaworthy ship that was taking them from…
The boat trip from North Africa to Italy has ended in death and heartbreak for many migrants. It has been especially tough on children, many of whom come by themselves. In the second of a three-part Desperate Journey series from…
The sea route from Libya to Italy is dangerous, even deadly, for African migrants and refugees who are desperate to cross. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from a Doctors Without Borders rescue ship that’s attempting to save people victimized in…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Hillary Clinton says it's "time to move on" after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administration of lethal mistakes, but produced no new evidence pointing to wrongdoing by the former secretary of state.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton loomed large in the House Republican probe of the deaths of the U.S. ambassador to Libya in the Benghazi attack. Hauled before a GOP panel, she was grilled for eight hours. On Tuesday, an…
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The threat of "lone wolf" acts of terrorism inspired by the Islamic State will persist in the West, a senior Obama administration official said Tuesday.
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