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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.


In Libya’s Benghazi, mood of resignation over war

(Mohammed el-Sheikhy / Associated Press)

As fighting raged Friday between Islamist militias and forces loyal to Libya’s elected government, the mood was of resigned indifference in this embattled city that once took pride in being the first to rise up against longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.


U.N.’s Ban calls for end to fighting in Libya

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The secretary general visits the capital of the African nation roiled by warring militias and a renegade general.


Egypt’s foray into Libya underlines its concerns

(Mohammed el-Sheikhy / Associated Press)

Egypt’s military involvement in Libya underlines Cairo’s concerns about the threat posed by Islamic militant groups operating near the two nations’ porous border, as well as home-grown jihadis who rely on their Libyan comrades for weapons. Above all, Egypt aims to prevent these groups from linking up.


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