| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The bodies of a British man and a New Zealand woman shot to death near an oil terminal in western Libya were discovered Thursday by government troops, news agencies in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, reported.
Both victims were believed to have been...
| Jan 9, 2014
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced this week that she was giving up her campaign to unseat an incumbent U.S. senator in her father's home state of Wyoming. Her campaign had angered many as she had sauntered from her...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
DOHA, Qatar — As the hot sun cut through the morning haze of the seemingly perpetual summer of this Persian Gulf city, commanders of Syria's Western-backed opposition forces convened for a series of high-level meetings.
The participants, leaders...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:33 PM
It seems the "Arab Spring," which toppled long-ruling autocrats only to expose simmering religious and sectarian conflicts in the region, did succeed in bringing renewal to one of the countries it swept through three years ago.
Tunisia, where the...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 11:13 AM
BENGHAZI, Libya -- A suicide car bombing at a security checkpoint in eastern Libya on Sunday killed at least 13 people, the government said -- a gruesome attack that left body parts strewn across a roadway. Officials declared three days of mourning.
| Dec 22, 2013
| 2:31 AM
BENGHAZI, Libya -- A suicide car bomb at a security checkpoint in eastern Libya on Sunday killed at least seven people and injured about 15 others, according to medical and security officials.
The powerful explosion took place in Bersis, about 30...
| Dec 17, 2013
Three years ago Tuesday, the Arab Spring began when 26-year-old vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in suicidal protest against the political repression and limited economic opportunity offered in dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali's...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Gunmen stormed the Russian Embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, on Wednesday night, scrambling over the walls of the compound, tearing down the Russian flag and opening fire on cars and buildings, Russian and Libyan news agencies reported.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:18 PM
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was seized by armed men and taken from a hotel in Tripoli, the capital, according to news reports early Thursday.
The Reuters news agency cited two Arab-language television stations, Sky News Arabia and Al Arabiya, both...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:06 AM
CAIRO -- Libya slipped deeper into turmoil Thursday when gunmen staged a brief but brazen abduction of the country’s prime minister, storming into a luxury hotel in the capital, Tripoli, and seizing him. He was freed hours later, Libya’s...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:13 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A top African Union official said the International Criminal Court was a "political instrument" with a condescending approach to Africa, as African leaders gathered in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to discuss the court....