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An attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya, John Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans dead, put Libya back in the news. The attacks — apparently prompted by outrage over an amateur, anti-Muslim film made in the United States — are likely to prompt a rethinking of U.S. policy toward Libya, where the United States supported an Arab Spring revolution and was instrumental in providing financial and diplomatic support for its newly-democratic government.

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Benghazi assassinations stun residents amid Libya’s turmoil

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At least 10 are slain in 24 hours in the Libyan city. No group has asserted responsibility for the killings.

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Libya, neighbor nations snub military intervention

Libya’s struggling elected government and representatives of 15 neighboring nations on Wednesday unanimously rejected the idea of military intervention as a way to restore stability in the oil-rich nation, which some say is on the brink of civil war.

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A transcript of AP interview with Egypt’s el-Sissi

A transcript of The Associated Press’s interview with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

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10 activists, officers killed in Libya

Targeted killings in Libya over two days left 10 rights activists, journalists, and members of the security forces dead in the country’s east, local security officials said Saturday.

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UN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strife

The top U.N. envoy in Libya is warning that rapidly deteriorating security and worsening political turmoil have brought the country to the “brink of protracted conflict and civil strife.”

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Dozens of migrants drown off Libyan coast

Two boats carrying dozens of migrants to Europe capsized near the Libyan capital on Monday, drowning at least 70 people, two coast guard officials said.

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UN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strife

Rapidly deteriorating security and deepening political divisions have brought Libya “closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife,” the top U.N. envoy in the country warned on Monday.

Migrants dying in Mediterranean by the thousands as they flee turmoil in Libya, Syria

“There are so many dead bodies floating in the sea,” a Libyan navy spokesman said.

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Libya’s elected parliament fires central bank head

Libya’s newly elected parliament on Sunday fired the president of the central bank after he tried to prevent funds that had been allocated for the lawmakers from leaving the bank, according to the country’s official news agency.

 

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