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66 journalists killed in year of ‘barbaric’ attacks—report

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Attacks on journalists have grown more barbaric and kidnappings have soared, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, in a year when violence against the media took center stage.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nearly 400 killed in 3 weeks of Libya fighting

In this Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 photo, a Libyan military soldier walks past damages inside a building that was used by Islamic militias for fighting in Benghazi, Libya. AP

Fighting between forces loyal to Libya’s elected government and a loose alliance of Islamist and regional militias has killed nearly 400 people across the country in the past three weeks, a medical official and a militia commander said on Wednesday.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Under militia power, Libya closer to failed state

In this Sept. 14, 2012 file photo, Libyan military guards check one of the U.S. consulate's burned buildings in Benghazi, after a deadly attack on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, that killed four Americans. In September, 2014, as Libya crumbles into a failed state, a unique geography is emerging. The recently elected parliament is relegated to a remote eastern city in a sort of internal exile, along with the forces that support it. In the capital, Islamist-allied militias have set up their own government after capturing not only Tripoli but also Libya’s second-largest city, Benghazi. All around the country, cities, towns and tribes are now choosing sides, raising fears of outright civil war. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

After three years of chaos since Moammar Gadhafi’s fall, Libya is further crumbling into a failed state after Islamist-allied militias took over the capital Tripoli and other cities and set up their own government, driving out a parliament that was elected over the summer.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Libya militias take control of Tripoli govt offices

An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition flashes the V sign for victory at the entrance of Tripoli international airport on August 24, 2014, after capturing it from Zintan force, allies of rogue general Khalifa Haftar, following many days of clashes. AFP

Libya’s toothless outgoing government admitted Monday it had lost control of government offices in Tripoli to armed militias.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt, UAE secret air strikes in Libya show impatience with US

In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, speaker of the Libyan Parliament Ageila Saleh Eissa, left, meets Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. A delegation of Libyan officials are visiting Egypt amid increasing fears among Libya's neighbors and Western countries that the North African nation is sliding deeper into turmoil, particularly after mysterious airstrikes against Islamist militias prompted allegations that outside powers were trying to swing the fight. (AP Photo/Fady Fares, MENA)

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamic militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s overthrow.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »