Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty in US court

2014-06-29 07:29

The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks has appeared briefly for the first time in an American courtroom, pleading not guilty to a terrorism-related charge.

US to reopen 18 diplomatic missions

2013-08-10 08:00

Eighteen of the 19 US embassies and consulates that were closed in the Middle East and Africa because of a terrorist threat are set to reopen, say officials. The US Embassy in Yemen will remain closed.

FBI names Benghazi suspects, no arrests

2013-05-22 10:02

The US have identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, officials say.

Obama tries to regain control

2013-05-16 09:04

President Barack Obama is trying to halt a perception spreading among both White House opponents and allies that he has been passive and disengaged amid a trio of controversies.

Kerry wants to put Libya attack to rest

2013-05-09 22:23

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he's determined to answer any questions related to the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Panetta defends response in Libya attack

2013-02-07 22:15

Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says the speed of the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi has kept US armed forces from responding in time to save the four Americans who were killed.

Westerners urged to leave Benghazi

2013-01-24 18:05

Britain's Foreign Office has urged UK nationals to immediately leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi in response to an imminent threat against Westerners.

Clinton warns of dangers of militancy

2013-01-23 22:11

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned of rising militancy in the wake of the Arab Spring, in an emotional and at times heated testimony into the deadly Benghazi attack.

Clinton committed to US security

2013-01-23 16:41

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told Congress that she is committed to improving security at US diplomatic missions worldwide.

Recovered Clinton gets back to work

2013-01-07 08:13

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to return to work after a month-long absence caused by a series of health scares, including a blood clot in her head, says the US State Department.

Benghazi report: US security chief quits

2012-12-19 21:03

An official has said that the chief of the state department's security service, one of his deputies and an official from the agency's Middle East bureau have resigned after a damning report.

Rice fails to allay Republican concerns

2012-11-27 22:44

Three Republican senators have said after talks with UN ambassador Susan Rice that they are more troubled than ever.

Benghazi: Rice hits out at McCain 'attacks'

2012-11-22 10:00

Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, says she has been the victim of "unfounded" Republican attacks over her account of a militant assault on the US embassy in Libya.

Benghazi row: Focus on edited memo

2012-11-19 11:06

The row over the assault on the US mission in Libya has narrowed to focus on how and why the CIA's determination that it was a terror attack was left out of a public "talking points" memo.

Clinton to testify on Benghazi

2012-11-15 20:40

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before a congressional committee on the handling of the US diplomatic mission attack in Benghazi.

Petraeus 'shocked' by lover's e-mails

2012-11-13 10:01

CIA Director David Petraeus was shocked to learn that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening e-mails warning another woman to stay away from him, say former staff members and friends.

Obama's begging can't get Clinton to stay

2012-10-25 13:02

President Barack Obama says he would love for Hillary Clinton to stay on as secretary of state after his hoped for re-election, but that "despite my begging" she has decided to move on.

Romney's Benghazi inability

2012-10-22 12:17

It is quite unbelievable that Mitt Romney is unable to land any punches on President Barack Obama over the 11 September attack in Benghazi, writes Simon Williamson.

Anti-Islam video to stay on YouTube

2012-10-19 11:59

A federal US judge has rejected a new legal attempt to force YouTube to withdraw an anti-Islamic film that triggered violent protests across the Muslim world.

Slain Stevens honoured as 'friend, hero'

2012-10-17 09:00

Hundreds of mourners have gathered for a memorial for slain US envoy to Libya Christopher Stevens, as the Libyan ambassador to Washington called him a "friend and hero".

Spotlight on 2nd US facility in Benghazi

2012-10-11 09:57

A clash in Congress over a second, semi-secret US facility in Benghazi, Libya has put the spotlight on a compound said to be more secure than the American mission where a US ambassador died.

Obama sets stage for debate against Romney

2012-10-01 12:02

US President Barack Obama has set the table for his first debate with Mitt Romney, billing the clash as about security for hard working Americans, not who could fire off the best "zingers".

Brazil: Google blocks YouTube video

2012-09-28 11:00

The Brazilian unit of Google says it has obeyed a court order to remove a video attacking a candidate in Brazilian municipal elections from its YouTube service.

Google's Brazil head held in YouTube case

2012-09-27 07:56

Google's head of operations in Brazil has been detained by police after the company failed to heed a judge's order to take down YouTube videos that the court ruled violate Brazilian laws.

Beghazi attack could hurt Obama

2012-09-26 08:19

While foreign policy may not make up a big part of this year's electoral toing and froing, dead US ambassadors certainly form part of the public discourse, writes Simon Williamson.


Clinton hits out at 'political slugfest' on Benghazi

2014-05-31 12:15

Hillary Clinton has given her most detailed account yet of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, but says she will not join the "political slugfest" over the tragedy.

McCain's deals are priceless for Obama

2013-08-02 12:59

In the Republican Party, a party that generally brooks no compromise with President Barack Obama, John McCain is the compromiser-in-chief and has been described in the media as "Obama's secret weapon".

Republicans unsatisfied with Obama efforts

2013-05-17 10:00

US President Barack Obama's efforts to regain his footing amid a trio of controversies hammering the White House have done little to satisfy Republicans.

US toned down Benghazi memos

2013-05-10 20:07

Obama administration officials have reportedly edited memos about last year's killing of the US ambassador in Libya to omit reference to a CIA warning of a threat from al-Qaeda.

Republicans delay Hagel vote

2013-02-15 09:08

Republican senators have delayed former Senator Chuck Hagel's nomination to be President Barack Obama's next secretary of defence, at least temporarily.

US military is not a 911 service

2013-02-07 20:31

The US military is not a 911 service ready to rush to every emergency around the world, Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta has told lawmakers.


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Clinton angrily denies Benghazi cover-up

2013-01-23 18:45

Hillary Clinton has angrily dismissed Republican charges that the US administration had sought to cover-up events surrounding the Benghazi attack.

Date set for Clinton to testify

2013-01-08 22:11

A date has been set for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify before Congress on the 11 September 2012 attack in Libya.

FBI questions Benghazi attack suspect

2012-12-22 18:38

After months of asking, agents from the FBI have questioned the only known suspect in the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that killed four diplomats, the suspect's Tunisian lawyer says.

Rice withdraws US secretary of state bid

2012-12-14 08:08

Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration to be the next US secretary of state, after becoming a lightning rod for the handling of the raid on the US consulate in Benghazi.

Republicans ease on Rice pressure

2012-11-25 21:23

Republican opposition to the possible nomination of Susan Rice to be US secretary of state is showing signs of cracking.

White House didn't alter Benghazi memo

2012-11-20 15:01

A "talking points" memo distributed to government officials about the deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya was altered by the intelligence community and not the White House, say reports.

Petraeus knew quickly who was behind attack

2012-11-16 13:00

Former CIA director David Petraeus is to tell lawmakers he knew "almost immediately" after the attack on a US mission in Libya that al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia was to blame, says a report.

Obama vents over attacks on his UN envoy

2012-11-15 11:01

An outraged President Barack Obama has accused Republicans of besmirching UN envoy Susan Rice, re-igniting a fierce row over the slaying of the US ambassador to Libya.

No delays in Libya rescue: US officials

2012-11-02 14:00

CIA security officers went to the aid of State Department staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help during the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, say US officials

White House told of Libyan attack claim

2012-10-25 11:08

An e-mail has surfaced showing that two hours after the US Consulate came under attack in Libya, the White House was told that a militant group was claiming responsibility for the violence.

Al-Qaeda not behind Libya attack - report

2012-10-20 11:27

US intelligence agencies have found no evidence that a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was ordered by Al-Qaeda, a report says.

Obama also takes Benghazi responsibility

2012-10-17 11:11

President Barack Obama has assumed responsibility over the terror attack in Libya that killed four Americans just hours after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to shoulder the blame.

Clinton takes blame for Benghazi attack

2012-10-16 07:48

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she takes the blame for any shortcomings in the handling of an attack last month on the US mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

Benghazi: Screws to turn for Obama

2012-10-10 11:09

The heat is on for the Obama administration as the Republican-held House of Representatives holds a hearing on US failures in the Benghazi attack, says Simon Williamson.

Megarif apologises for Gaddafi crimes

2012-09-28 13:05

Libya's newly appointed leader has apologised at the United Nations for the crimes of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi and has told critics that supporting the Arab Spring was worth it.

US withdraws more staff from Libya

2012-09-28 08:14

The United States is withdrawing more staff from its embassy in Tripoli, two weeks after cutting personnel to emergency levels following an attack on its consulate.

Muslims challenge Obama on free speech

2012-09-26 11:01

Muslim leaders have demanded international action to stop religious insults in a challenge to US President Barack Obama's defence of freedom of expression at the UN General Assembly.

Obama urges leaders to reject extremism

2012-09-26 07:39

Confronting global tumult and Muslim anger, President Barack Obama has exhorted world leaders to stand fast against violence and extremism.

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