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According to Lieutenant Colonel Ashraf Al-Faidi, head of the investigation department at Benghazi Security Directorate, the treasure trove of old rare books, documents and collections of manuscripts was found buried in the courtyard of a house in ...
TRIPOLI, June 23 (Xinhua) -- The Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) armed group in Libya announced on Friday that it is ready to disband to save the country from "an international war.
The Libyan National army (LNA) says it has finally taken full control of Benghazi's central Suq Al-Hout area. LNA spokesman Colonel Ahmed Mismari told the Libya Herald that the whole area had now been liberated, although it had lost six men in the ...
Senior commanders of Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) said on Friday the group is ready to dissolve, but they stressed their right to return to their city.
The Libyan National army (LNA) has ordered the disbandment of one of the district civilian militias that sprang up in Benghazi after 2014.
Rival militias and three different governments are still battling for control of the country. However, Benghazi, a hot spot for much of the unrest, is enjoying a more peaceful Ramadan this year.
In October 2014, forces loyal to General Haftar launched Operation dignity with supporters from within Benghazi, to rid the city of Islamic militia groups who by 2014 had full control of the city.
Tens of protesters took to the streets in Benghazi in a sit-in in front of Saiqa Brigade (Haftar-led Special Forces) building in Bu Atni area expressing dismay and rejection for the departure of the brigade from the city.
TRIPOLI, June 21 (Xinhua) -- The Libyan army has dismantled over 3,800 landmines in central Benghazi, said its media office on Wednesday.
GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy just acquired the gavel for the powerful House Oversight Committee given that Rep. Jason Chaffetz is officially due to exit the House next week.
The Libyan National army (LNA) claims to have today taken the long-shuttered and now badly-damaged fish market which gives its name to Benghazi's Suq Al-Hout district. Troops were able to advance along Dernah, Al-Ageeb and Zuwara streets also ...
A Ugandan recruitment firm has been approached by a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi to hire up to 1200 medical workers.
A lack of staffing and of medical equipment and medicine are the main difficulties facing the hospitals and clinics in the greater Benghazi area, participants at a conference on the problems facing the healthcare industry in area agreed yesterday ...
Libyan writer and civil society activist Jaber Al-Obaidi was kidnapped in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday. While his whereabouts remained unknown, social media activists and friends of Al-Obaidi pointed the finger at a militia group affiliated ...
The Benghazi's iconic Tahrir Square and the courthouse that faces it, from where the Revolution was launched on 17 February 2011, was today taken from militants by the Libyan National army (LNA).
An armed group in Benghazi abducted Haftar's advisor, Mohammed Al-Madani four days ago, with some news saying that two cars from the general command tucked him in, but the general command denied them.
The Benghazi IDPs Association has called on legal and humanitarian agencies to sue the UAE and Egypt for their military intervention in Libya.
The investigation department announced two days ago that it had tried to capture him on the road between Benghazi and Ajdabiya after three men accused of being involved in the car thefts had named him as the head of the operation.
Benghazi's mayor, Abdelrahman Elabbar who survived an assassination attempt on Saturday went to visit those who were injured in the car bomb attack.
Over five people were injured as a car bomb detonated at the same minute the convoy of Benghazi mayor was passing through in northwestern the city.
Abu Khattala was photographed shortly after his apprehension by U.S. special forces near a villa south of Benghazi, Libya, during the evening of June 15, 2014.
A local policeman is the leader of a gang that has been stealing vehicles in Benghazi, the city's Criminal Investigation department says.
Still, that's far less than the amount of activity that was clocked during Comey's Senate questioning, despite the fact that the word Benghazi, in relation to Clinton's controversy, became a viral social media meme. (The last Super Bowl, on the other ...
On Monday, Reality Leigh Winner, a government contractor working for the NSA, was arrested for allegedly leaking classified information to a news media outlet.
About 20 air raids have so far taken place in Benghazi down town by the fighter aircraft of Operation dignity and backing-up foreign warplanes (mainly Egyptian) according to local media reports on Thursday.
11, 2012, attack on the US government facility in Benghazi, Libya, which killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Rashidi is understood to have fled to Misrata in January this year from Benghazi. He allegedly spent some time in the infamous "12 Buildings" complex in Benghazi's Ganfouda district prior to it being finally taken from the militants by the Libyan ...
The draw was Mark "Oz" Geist, a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi, Libya Sept. 11-12, 2012.
Benghazi's popular shopping venue, Venice Street, devastated during the long battle to wrest it from militants, has been largely rebuilt and will be reopened after Eid.
A Benghazi woman has given birth to triplets at the city's Ibn Sina Clinic. The babies, two boys and a girl were born yesterday in the clinic, a private facility connected to local oil firm AGOCO.
An armed group affiliated with Awaqir tribe stormed Al-Kofiya prison in Benghazi and freed Nuri Bu Fannarah, one of the tribe's senior leaders, hours after his abduction.
An attack took place at dawn, at the Fuwayhat police station in Benghazi by a group of soldiers from the Special Forces unit of Khalifa Hefter's Libyan National ...
The attack was carried out by a militia from the Libyan city of Misrata and their allies, the Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB, Saraya Difaa al-Bengazhi), a politically enigmatic military coalition that claims it is anti-terrorist in nature while ...
Kris "Tanto" Paronto, a survivor of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, will speak at Black Oak Casino Resort this Saturday for the 11th annual Reagan Dinner hosted by the Tuolumne County Republican Party.
Rocker and one-time White House guest Ted Nugent said Thursday he stands by his 2016 comment that Hillary Clinton should be tried and hanged for treason ...
The Gowdy-Cummings relationship, forged over their two-year tenure as the leaders of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, is as complicated as it will be critical. It's often harder for the executive branch to ignore bipartisan requests, which was a ...
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., dismissed a lawsuit brought against Hillary Clinton over the deaths of two Americans in the 2012 attack on the U.S.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations that ...
WASHINGTON (CN) - Tossing an attempt to link the fatal Benghazi consulate attack on Hillary Clinton's email habits as secretary of state, a federal judge found the complaint unsupported and not ready for court.
Almost five years after the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya's second city, the al-Qaeda linked group Washington held responsible for the siege has announced it is disbanding.
(Washington, DC) The mother of a U.S. state Department officer killed in the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya told RT she is determined to win a court battle against Hillary Clinton that would force the former Secretary of State to ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton filed by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations ...
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied.
A group of militant Islamists in Libya, blamed by the US for the 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi which killed the ambassador, says it has disbanded.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations ...
On Friday, a federal judge threw out a lawsuit that blamed Hillary Clinton for the deaths of two Americans at a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Patricia Smith and Charles Woods filed the suit in August. Each lost a son in the attack ...
A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Hillary Clinton's LAX security surrounding her emails led to the deaths of two of the Americans killed in the 2012 attack on the U.S.
... of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and thus the U.S. state Department and covert and other government operations in Benghazi, Libya and subsequently orchestrate, plan, and execute the now infamous September 11, 2012 attack," according to the suit.
The group, which is linked to al-Qaeda and which Washington says was behind the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed the US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, had been at war with Khalifa Haftar's eastern based Libyan National army.


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