Three and a half years after Qaddafi’s fall, Libya is both in the midst of a civil war and facing a new campaign against ISIS camps on its territory. Here’s how it got here.
Three car bomb explosions hit the eastern city of al-Qubbah on Friday.
Egypt’s military said the strikes targeted ISIS training camps and weapons storage sites. The airstrikes came in retaliation to a video showing the group beheading Egyptian Coptic Christians.
A security official said four foreigners were among those shot dead during an attack on a luxury Tripoli hotel that also involved a car bomb.
Abu Anas al-Libi was due to stand trial over attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau reportedly had a history of drug use, a criminal record, and had been asked to leave the mosque where he prayed after acting “erratic.”
Crude prices have plunged by more than 20% in recent months. The fall means cheaper gas, cheaper flights, and generally good news for American consumers.
A new indictment against Ahmed Khatallah includes 17 new counts, some of which are punishable by death.
Amid a simmering civil war, everyday life still goes on, and it’s not all bad news.
Two well-known youth activists were reportedly among the ten people gunned down in Benghazi over a 24-hour period.
The International Organization for Migration described Sunday’s incident as “the worst shipwreck in years.”
The plane belonged to forces loyal to rogue general Khalifa Haftar.
The militant Islamic group Dawn of Libya claims to have taken control of a U.S. Embassy residential compound. All American diplomats fled last month as fighting plagued the capital city of Tripoli.
Fighting among rival militias has ignited a fuel depot close to the Tripoli airport. Western governments have ordered their citizens to leave the country.
Another respected Libyan voice gone.
The body of Faraj al-Shibli was discovered Monday in Libya’s eastern town Marj after he was last seen being detained by a local militia there two days ago.
At least 13 have died during clashes in Benghazi and Tripoli, and the country’s international airport has closed.
A suspect in the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, was captured over the weekend in a raid by U.S. special forces, according to reports. He faces three charges, one of which could earn him the death penalty.
As U.S. lawmakers cycle through debates over what happened during the deadly storming of the U.S. embassy in 2012, life in Benghazi continues to worsen.
Though official numbers are not known and discussion of rape is taboo, Libya’s government plans to offer unspecified compensation to all women raped in the conflict.
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Libya officials say 15 people were killed, including three children, when a car bomb exploded in the eastern city of Benghazi Monday.
The U.S. is basically an overcompensating, attention-seeking brat.
“The fact is they’re terrorists, they’re extremists, they have designs on overthrowing existing governments, even these new Islamist governments.”