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BENGHAZI, Libya -- The United States military carried out its first ever drone strike against Qaeda militants in southern Libya this weekend, signaling a possibly significant expansion of the American counterterrorism campaign in the North African nation. Until now, the Pentagon had focused ...
The ambassador of the European Union to Libya, Bettina Muscheidt, has saluted the launching of TEC2020 project by Tatweer Research, a Benghazi youth initiative, which aims to revive economic and business innovation in the city. Muscheidt said on Twitter that TEC2020 is funded by the EU ...

Benghazi Commission -a working group set up to deal with the affairs of the displaced people of Benghazi- denounced the arrival of a number of unelected mayors of the eastern region in Tripoli to participate in the second meeting of Libyan municipalities. In a statement Sunday, the Commission ...
The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said it will start preparing for Benghazi International conference and exhibition for oil and gas from October 9/11 this year with local and international firms' participations. "The committee of the conference held its first meeting on March 05 at the NOC ...
The International Conference and Exhibition for Rebuilding Benghazi will be held from 5-10 May at the city's Tibesti hotel, organizers confirmed to Libya Herald today. They also welcomed international participation. The conference is sponsored by the House of Representatives, the (eastern-based) ...

In June 2016, the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued a report finding no evidence of wrongdoing by Clinton or other members of the administration in the Benghazi attack. The inquiry came after eight other investigations had looked into the matter and reached a similar conclusion. It took ...
BENGHAZI, Libya: In Benghazi's historic center, many of the landmark Ottoman and Italian-era buildings have been wrecked by years of war. Officials say that they are determined to restore this architectural heritage but face a daunting challenge in a country with a crippled economy still mired in conflict and ...
US hunts Benghazi consulate attack-linked terrorists in east Libya. Libyan Express ... The US spy aircraft Havilland Canada Dash-8s carried out Monday a mission of surveillance above the eastern Libyan region to hunt “terrorists and individuals linked to the attack on US consulate in Benghazi in 2012.
Gunmen from Saiqa Force blocked a number of main roads in east and west Benghazi including airport road, in addition to burning tires in areas blocked since Monday, eyewitnesses reported. The reasons for the riots by Saiqa Force are not known yet, however, some sources said they are likely in protest ...
“Remember they ruthlessly attacked Fox News and they ruthlessly attacked the Republicans over dwelling on Benghazi, in which four Americans died and it was blamed… on a movie. Everybody was mocked. There were comedy shows, Colbert, they showed the flaming cars and they'd be making jokes ...
TRIPOLI, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced Friday that the mission will reopen an office in the eastern city of Benghazi for the first time in years. "We are preparing to reopen a UN office in Benghazi and I promise you to continue to engage with people ...
Libya, March 2 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame on Thursday visited the eastern port city of Benghazi for meetings with several officials, the UN mission to the country, UNSMIL tweeted on Thursday."Ghassan Salame arrived today in Benghazi where he will hold several ...
GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): You know, I can't help but draw comparisons to Benghazi. Now that was a terrorist attack, you could make the argument that this guy was a terrorist in what he rained down on that school. You had so many warnings, Kris, you and the men that you fought with over there ...
"We have arrested 6 people who carried out the riots to wreak havoc in Benghazi and 4 others were injured as they exchanged fire with the patrols tasked with prevailing security in the city. We will deter anyone who tried to start riots and chaos in the city" Benghazi Central Operations Room announced.
Over three years after the resurgence of conflict in Libya in 2014, Benghazi is relatively calm, with only sporadic outbreaks of violence. However, the crisis continues to take a heavy toll on families in situation of protracted displacement and crippled by the economic crisis. Some however are worse off than ...
The speaker of Libya's eastern parliament accused Turkey of supporting what he called terrorists who bombed a mosque in the eastern city of Benghazi last month and killed about 35 people, the Russian Sputnik news agency said . “Terrorist organisations are behind this, unfortunately with support of ...

At least two people have been killed and scores wounded in a bombing at a mosque in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, according to medical sources. The casualties were caused by two suspected improvised explosive devices which went off at the Saad Ben Obadah mosque during Friday prayers.
This factsheet is the product of a protection monitoring partnership, funded by ECHO, implemented by ACTED and the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), and facilitated by REACH, that aims to inform protection programming in Libya. Each month, the partners visit selected sites of displacement near ...
UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame arrived in Benghazi on Thursday for talks with the city's officials and commander of Dignity Operation warlord Khalifa Haftar, but a tribal man who boldly called for murder of children and old women in then-besieged Ganfouda district was on the agenda of Ghassan ...
The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said it shipped the first cooking gas shipment from Zueitina oil port in central Libya to Benghazi. The NOC said on its website that 35.000 barrels of cooking gas were shipped onboard Tahadi vessel. "This comes as part of the NOC efforts to provide all oil products ...
Benghazi University's Council issued a statement Monday containing the resignation of the entire staff, according to the parallel Libyan News Agency (LANA). The statement attributed the group resignation of the staff to the interference of the assignee of the Interim Government's Education Ministry in the ...
TRIPOLI, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Libya's eastern-based government said Sunday that it adopted a package of security measures to counter terrorist threats in the eastern city of Benghazi. The interim government said in a statement that the cabinet and security leaders of Benghazi had tightened security ...
The speaker of Libya's eastern parliament accused Turkey of supporting what he called terrorists who bombed a mosque in the eastern city of Benghazi last month and killed about 35 people, the Russian Sputnik news agency said . “Terrorist organisations are behind this, unfortunately with support of ...
“I have advised Haftar to gain his legitimacy from the House of Representatives, but the issue that has destroyed Benghazi is that politics had been mixed with fighting terrorism.” Al-Barghathi added, saying he has no problem in dealing with any Libyan party, including Operation Dignity of Khalifa Haftar, ...
The United States is supporting UN-mediated dialogue in Libya in the hopes of resolving the festering disputes among the country's warring parties. That's been America's policy ever since the overthrow of the dictatorial regime of Muammar Gaddafi – engineered with US support in 2011 which led to a brief ...
TRIPOLI, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Three children were killed in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday by unexploded ordnance in the city. "Unexploded ordnance killed three children when they were playing near the social security building," Benghazi's Joint Central Security Chamber said in a ...
The United Nations is “appalled” by apparent retaliatory killings in Libya following reports of eight bodies found in the cities of Benghazi and Derna. Five bodies ... In Derna, east of Benghazi, the bodies of three people who appeared to have been summarily killed were found dumped, medical sources said.
TRIPOLI, Libya, Mareeg.com-January 29, 2018-World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemns the double car bombing in Al-Salmani district in Benghazi on 23 January 2018 which killed and injured scores of civilians. WHO extends its condolences to the victims' families and renews its humanitarian ...
Two car bombs in the Libyan city Benghazi killed an estimated 33 people on the night of January 23. The previous week clashes in the capital, Tripoli, left at least 20 dead, as armed groups fought over the city's only airport. To an extent, violence of this nature has rocked Libya since at least 2014 and ...
The International Criminal Court has condemned a horrific bombing outside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi and subsequent revenge ... Mustafa Busayf al-Werfalli of the Libyan National Army [LNA] militia, which controls Benghazi, publically executing ten prisoners outside the mosque.
World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemned the double car bombing in Al-Salmani district in Benghazi on 23 January 2018 which killed and injured scores of civilians. WHO extended in a statement on Friday its condolences to the victims' families and renewed its humanitarian commitment to ...
Sources from the Benghazi Medical Center confirmed receiving 12 bodies for men who were reported to have been found Friday morning in two locations on the roads of Al-Leethi and Tariq Al- Naher in Benghazi, eastern Libya. The sources said the bodies were identified as prisoners at Khalifa Haftar's ...
10 unidentified bodies with signs of torture and gunshots found in Benghazi on Friday, local sources reported. The sources clarified that 5 bodies were found dumped in a landfill in Laithi district while the 5 others were found tossed on Al-Nahir Road. Papers written on them names of the victims and ...
World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemns the double car bombing in Al-Salmani district in Benghazi on 23 January 2018 which killed and injured scores of civilians. WHO extends its condolences to the victims' families and renews its humanitarian commitment to support Libyans throughout the ...
The number of deaths emanating from the double-car Benghazi bombings has risen to 41 and injuries are reported as 80, according to the Tripoli-based state news agency, LANA. The update comes as the House of Representatives announces three days of official morning. The tragedy has received wide ...
John 'Tig' Tiegen is one of the heroes of Benghazi, and nowadays, he spends his time doing free gun matches and giving motivational speeches around what he experienced at Benghazi. Tiegen is at SHOT Show 2018 to help promote his sponsors, and show off some of their new products, including a free ...
A video shared online through a Facebook account connected to the Libyan National Army has shown the summary execution of at least ten people in Benghazi in revenge for a twin car bombing. In the video, which has been shared across social media, at least ten men wearing blue jumpsuits are shown ...
“Security in Benghazi is key to Libya's overall stability, and we urge all Libyans to reject violence. The latest attack underscores the urgent need to break the political deadlock and bring peace to Libya. It is vital for all parties to engage in good faith with UN-led political process.” Distributed by APO Group on ...
BENGHAZI: The toll from a twin car bombing at a mosque in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi rose to 35 Wednesday, medical officials said, one of the highest from a single attack since Libya slid into turmoil after a 2011 uprising. The first blast Tuesday evening hit worshippers leaving the large Bayaat ...
Libyan authorities say the death toll in a twin car bombing near a mosque in a residential area of the eastern city of Benghazi has risen to 33. Local health official Hani Belras Ali said on Wednesday that 47 people were also wounded in the Tuesday night attack in the Salmani neighborhood. No group has ...
The death toll from a nighttime twin car bombing near a mosque in a residential area of Libya's eastern city of Benghazi rose to 33 on Wednesday, authorities said. The Tuesday night attack, which struck the city's Salmani neighborhood, also left 47 people wounded, local health official Hani Belras Ali said.
An armed man opened fire on a patient in Al-Jala Hospital in Benghazi on Tuesday. The hospital said on its official Facebook page that a visitor to one of the patients fired shots at another patient near the admission office, causing panic among the medical staff, the patients and the visitors. The hospital did ...
AMMAN, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Wednesday condemned a terrorist attack in Libya's Benghazi that resulted in the death of tens of civilians and the injury of many others, the state-run Petra news agency reported. Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said the Jordanian ...
Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and wounding ... Tarek Alkharraz, spokesman for military and police forces in Benghazi, said the first explosion went off in the Salmani neighborhood about 8:20 p.m. ...
At least 33 people have been killed in a double car bombing in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, according to officials. Tuesday's first bomb went off outside Salmani neighbourhood's Bait Radwan mosque, frequented by the fighters of Brigade 210 from eastern Libyan security forces, the Libya Observer ...
A verbal altercation at the Benghazi Medical Centre has developed into an exchange of fire that caused extreme panic among the staff, patients and visitors of the centre. Sources from the centre said that one of the involved parties began shooting randomly at the entrance of the emergency department, ...
Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said. Capt. Tarek Alkharraz, spokesman for military and police forces in Benghazi, said ...
Benghazi heroes Kris “Tanto” Paronto and Dave “Boon” Benton discuss working with Maxim Defense and what they like better: an AR or AK? Guns.com met with Paronto and Benton during Industry Day at the Range, the soft intro to the annual Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show. Monday's event was ...
Benghazi Medical Centre said that it had received three unidentified bodies with traces of torture and gunshots. A source from the centre said that the bodies were handed over by local citizens who found them dumped in Hawari district on Monday morning. The incident comes two days after another body ...


 

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