Scores dead as Libya protesters attack ex-rebel headquarters

Protesters take cover during an attack on a Libyan militia headquarters in Benghazi. Photo: Reuters

At least 28 people were killed and 60 were wounded on Saturday when demonstrators attacked the headquarters in Benghazi of former rebels who had fought to oust Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 2:16pm

15 killed in car bomb blast near Benghazi hospital

People gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion outside a hospital in Benghazi. Photo: Reuters

A car bomb exploded near a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi yesterday, killing at least 15 people, wounding dozens more and destroying a restaurant, a top official said.

14 May 2013 - 11:58pm

Security tightened as Libya celebrates two years since revolt

Security forces stand alert on the eve of the second anniversary of the revolt that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, in Benghazi. Photo: AP

Borders have been closed and some international flights suspended amid fears of a new outbreak of violence.

17 Feb 2013 - 10:47am

France tells its citizens to leave Benghazi

A police vehicle is seen stationed outside the Swedish consulate in Benghazi due to a terrorist threat that the Libyan government has played down. Photo: AFP

Having insisted on Thursday there was no "no new intelligence" to justify the Europeans' concerns, Libya said yesterday it had not been informed of their plans to pull citizens out of the country's second city, and was seeking clarification from Britain.

26 Jan 2013 - 4:16am

Briefs, January 25, 2013

Climate change has shrunk Andean glaciers between 30 and 50 per cent since the 1970s and could melt many of them away altogether in coming years, according to a study published in the journal The Cryosphere.

25 Jan 2013 - 3:15am

Britain warns of ‘specific’ threat in Benghazi

Britain’s Foreign Office warned of ‘specific’ threats to British nationals in Benghazi on Thursday

Britain’s Foreign Office on Thursday urged its nationals to leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi due to a “specific and imminent threat to Westerners” there.

24 Jan 2013 - 9:57pm

Clinton to testify on Benghazi attack

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will answer questions about the fatal Benghazi attack before she leaves the job. Photo: Reuters

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear before lawmakers on January 23 to be quizzed about the deadly attack on a US mission in Libya, just days before she steps aside as top US diplomat.

15 Jan 2013 - 11:32am

US State Department blamed for ‘grievous mistake’ in Benghazi

US Senators Joe Lieberman (right) and Susan Collins said in a report that security at the Benghazi mission was seriously lacking. Photo: AFP

The US State Department made a “grievous mistake” in refusing to shut down its mission in Benghazi, Libya, despite the deteriorating security situation in the country, a Senate report said on Monday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Benghazi panel strongly criticises State Department

An armed man and the US consulate in flames. Photo: AFP

A long-awaited inquiry into a deadly militant attack on the US mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi has slammed State Department security arrangements there as "grossly inadequate".

20 Dec 2012 - 3:53am

Rice defends comments on Benghazi attack

Susan Rice speaks to the media at the UN headquarters in New York. Photo: Xinhua

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, broke her silence on Wednesday and defended her remarks on a September attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US ambassador to the North African nation.

22 Nov 2012 - 12:02pm

White House denies David Petraeus' claim on consulate attack in Libya

The White House denied having heavily edited talking points to UN ambassador Susan Rice about the deadly attacks on a US mission in Libya to remove references to terrorism.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:42am

David Petraeus faces US Congress over attack on consulate in Libya

Reporters wait outside the "Restricted Access-Secure Room" as the House Intelligence Committee conducts a hearing on Benghazi with testimony by former CIA director David Petreaus. Photo: AFP

Former CIA director David Petraeus said yesterday he believed all along that the deadly September 11 assault on the US consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack, a lawmaker said, as the ex-general faced Congress for the first time since he resigned over an extra-marital affair.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:41am

Obama stands up for UN ambassador over Benghazi attack

Barack Obama arrives in the East Room of the White House for his first news conference since being re-elected. Photo: AP

In his first news conference since winning re-election, US President Barack Obama has shown he is ready to go toe-to-toe with Republicans over fallout from the deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya, even as he left open the door to compromise over year-end tax increases.

16 Nov 2012 - 3:47am

Talking Points

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15 Nov 2012 - 2:35am

Maker of anti-Islam film jailed a year for breaching probation

Mark Basseley Youssef is escorted from his home by Los Angeles County Sheriff's officers on September 15. Photo: Reuters

The man behind the anti-Islam video blamed for sparking deadly protests in the Muslim world has been jailed in the US for a year for breaching the terms of his probation for a previous offence.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:27am