U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen, ahead of international meetings this coming week in Europe on those crises.
As part of a strategy to weaken the Islamic State and support a unity government, the U.S. is deploying a small number of special operations troops on the ground in Libya. Washington Post reporter Missy Ryan who has written about…
By Josh Lederman and Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The White House sought Monday to share the blame for the failed aftermath of the 2011 intervention in Libya, arguing the U.S. and its NATO allies asked too few questions about what would follow after dictator Moammar Gadhafi…
By P. J. Tobia
On his Shortwave podcast this week, P.J. Tobia reports on the story of one Libyan family, how they suffered under Muammar Qaddafi’s regime, and how after he was captured and killed, things got much, much worse.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Nearly two years after it was created, the House Benghazi Committee is plowing ahead — interviewing witnesses, reviewing documents and promising a final report "before summer" that is certain to have repercussions for Democrat Hillary Clinton's bid for…
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will disclose how many people have been killed by U.S. drones and counterterrorism strikes since 2009, the White House said Monday, lifting one element of secrecy shrouding the controversial counterterrorism program.
By Deb Riechmann and Robert Burns, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — In his handwritten will, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth — the bulk of which he wanted to be used "on jihad, for the sake of Allah."…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — American warplanes struck multiple targets in Libya overnight, hitting an Islamic State training camp and a senior extremist leader, U.S. defense officials said Friday.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, as the Islamic State threat in that region continues to grow.
By PBS NewsHour
While Iraq and Syria have been the focus of the coalition fighting the Islamic State, Libya has become a new hotspot for the militant group. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on how American officials are responding, and Judy…
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