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# benghazi - Sunday 5 March, 2017

From The42 'These kids had literally seen people murdered in the streets in front of them' A Rugby Story

'These kids had literally seen people murdered in the streets in front of them'

Rashid Kadura is making a documentary about the hardcore rugby community in Benghazi, Libya.

# benghazi - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Parents of two men killed in Benghazi attack sue Hillary Clinton

The lawsuit blames their deaths on Clinton’s “reckless” handling of classified information on her private email server.

# benghazi - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes

Cashes broke out yesterday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit

# benghazi - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Unlike Bill, Hillary Clinton has never smoked cannabis...and she doesn't intend to start

She does however support its use for medical purposes and will monitor its legal recreational use.

# benghazi - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Special forces have captured the suspected ringleader behind the Benghazi attack

Special forces, working with FBI agents, carried out Sunday’s operation and the suspect

# benghazi - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Bill Clinton: Hillary was right on Benghazi and is NOT brain damaged

The ‘Big Dog’ has come to the defence of his wife.

# benghazi - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Gaddafi's son has been extradited and put in prison

Saadi Gaddafi was best known as the head of Libya’s football federation and a player who paid his way into Italy’s top division.

# benghazi - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint

The death toll is likely to rise, according to witnesses on scene.

# benghazi - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Dutch, Britons and Germans warned to leave Benghazi following threat

The call was made in response to what was described as an imminent threat against Westerners.

# benghazi - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Clinton vows to strengthen US embassy security after Libya attack

Emotional at times, Clinton said the events in Benghazi were highly personal to her.

# benghazi - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Senior US official quits over damning Benghazi report

The report into the attack on the US consulate in Libya on 11 September was scathing, finding evidence of major security failures and mismanagement.

# benghazi - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Republican senator: Obama ‘covered up’ details of attack on consulate

Lindsey Graham says Obama’s administration is either misleading the US public, or it’s “incredibly incompetent”.

# benghazi - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Libyan authorities crack down on lawless militias

Armed forces dislodged a militia from a military complex near Tripoli this morning as the crackdown spreads to the capital.

# benghazi - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Four dead in Libya after Benghazi clashes

The deaths come as protests against the power of militias gather pace.

# benghazi - Saturday 15 September, 2012

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Filmmaker questioned as protests continue over anti-Islamic movie

Meanwhile, Al Qaeda has called for more attacks on US embassies.

Top readers’ comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

# benghazi - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Anti-Islam filmmaker under police protection as anti-US protests spread

A film which lampoons the Prophet Mohammed and was broadcast on TV in the Arab world has sparked protests in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and other Arab countries.

US sends Marines to Libya as it considers possible 9/11 link to attack

The attacks that led to the death of the US Ambassador to Libya may have been a plot to coincide with the September 11 anniversary.

# benghazi - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

US evacuates diplomatic staff from embassy in Libya

Most of diplomatic staff have been evacuated following the killing of the US ambassador to Libya and other consul officials in Benghazi.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

US ambassador to Libya killed in attack

An armed mob attacked the US consulate in Benghazi over a controversial film which describes Islam as a “cancer”.

Man killed as armed mob attacks US embassies in Libya and Egypt over film

Islamists stormed the embassies to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam.

# benghazi - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Voting begins in Libya's first free elections in 50 years

The elections are the first to be held since the ousting of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi but there are fears that violence could disrupt the voting.

# benghazi - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Eastern Libya declares semi-autonomous region

Local leaders said they want their region to remain part of a united Libya but insisted the move was needed to stop decades of discrimination against the east.

# benghazi - Sunday 23 October, 2011

NTC declares to the world that Libya is liberated

A historic day for Libya…the formal declaration has been made in Benghazi in front of tens of thousands of people today.

Autopsy reveals Gaddafi died by gunshot to head

Meanwhile, it is being reported that the former dictator’s body will be handed back to his extended family following a deal with Libya’s interim government.

# benghazi - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Libya's liberation to be declared on Sunday

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has said that elections will be held within eight months.

# benghazi - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Libya – ‘We announce to the world that Muammar Gaddafi has been killed’

A video has emerged which claims to show Gaddafi’s corpse (not main picture here) as National Transitional Council in Libya confirms the ousted leader was captured and died of his wounds.

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In pictures and videos: the life of 'mad dog' Muammar Gaddafi

With the announcement of the former Libyan leader’s death in his home town of Sirte today we look back at the events which shaped him and his country…

# benghazi - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Cameron and Sarkozy visit Libya

The leaders of France and Britain are travelling to Libya today to welcome country’s new rulers – however fighting is still continuing between NTC forces and Gaddafi loyalists.

# benghazi - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Libya's interim authority pledges move to Tripoli next week

Pro-Gaddafi forces continue to hold out in three areas of the country as the interim National Transitional Council promises democracy within 20 months.

# benghazi - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Could Gaddafi step down from power but remain in Libya?

France has suggested it may be possible.

# benghazi - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Libya claims NATO has killed more civilians

Libyan state media says a NATO airstrike has killed 15 people after hitting a restaurant and a bakery.

Top Libyan footballers defect to rebels: report

Some of the country’s top footballers are reported to have switched sides, a key propaganda blow to Colonel Gaddafi.

# benghazi - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Hundreds of women report being raped by Gaddafi's forces in Libya

In one of the hundreds of reported cases a woman was raped by militiamen loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in front of her husband who was tied up and then shot dead afterwards.

# benghazi - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

NATO bombards Libya in heaviest strikes so far 'killing three and wounding dozens'

A government spokesman said NATO had targeted buildings used by volunteers in the Libyan army but the alliance said it targeted a storage facility supplying those who carry out attacks on civilians.

# benghazi - Sunday 22 May, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

EU opens diplomatic office in Libya's rebel east

The EU has established formal diplomatic contact with the Libyan rebels seeking to topple Muammar Gaddafi by opening an office in the eastern rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

# benghazi - Monday 16 May, 2011

International Criminal Court seeks arrest of Gaddafi over Libyan 'crimes against humanity'

Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has asked that judges order the arrest of Gaddafi, his son and his intelligence chief as rebels say they have made gains in the western city of Misrata.

# benghazi - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Gaddafi offers truce and negotiations in Libya but no sign of stepping down

Appearing on state television, the Libyan leader was more conciliatory than usual but NATO’s airstrikes continued in the capital of Tripoli as pro-Gaddafi forces continued to shell the besieged city of Misrata.

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