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Defiant Clinton takes on lawmakers on Libya attack

January 23, 2013 in The Daily Republic

At times emotional and frequently combative, Clinton rejected GOP suggestions in two congressional hearings that the administration tried to mislead the country about the Sept. 11 attack that killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans.
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Ryan says Obama misleading on Libya questions

October 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan slammed President Barack Obama on Friday for describing response to the deadly attack in Libya as “not optimal” and said the White House is misleading the country in the face of mounting questions. Continue Reading

Officials investigating if Libyan attacks were to mark 9/11 anniversay

September 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and not a spontaneous mob enraged over an anti-Islam YouTube video Continue Reading

Romney: White House sent ‘mixed signals’ about Libyan attack

September 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Obama’s administration of standing in apology for American values when it should have been voicing outrage, as he looked for political advantage in the deadly protests that caused a breach of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and left four Americans dead in Libya.
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Libya leader apologizes for attack, ambassador killing

September 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) Libya’s interim president has apologized to the United States for the attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi that killed the American ambassador and three of his staff.
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Semiautonomous region declared in oil-rich eastern Libya

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The thousands of representatives of major tribal leaders, militia commanders and politicians who made the declaration at a conference in Benghazi said the move is not intended to divide the country and that they want their state to be part of a united Libya. But some opponents fear division will occur, calling the move “a blatant call for fragmentation.” Continue Reading

Libya celebrates first anniversary of uprising

February 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Libyans have celebrated on the first anniversary of their uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, with the interim leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, pledging to act firmly against further instability. The former fighters, who toppled Gaddafi last year with NATO backing, set up fresh checkpoints in the capital, Tripoli, on Thursday, as well as in Benghazi, the eastern birthplace of the uprising, and the western port city of Misrata. Continue Reading

Libya asks Niger to hand over Gadhafi’s son

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Libya demanded Niger hand over one of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons who is under house arrest in the neighboring African nation after he warned in a television interview that his homeland was facing a new uprising. Continue Reading

LIBYA: Gadhafi loyalists seize mountain city of Bani Walid

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Moammar Gadhafi loyalists seized control of a Libyan mountain city in the most serious challenge to the central government since the strongman’s fall, underlining the increasing weakness of Libya’s Western-backed rulers as they try to unify the country under their authority. Continue Reading

Libyan town seized by Moammar Gadhafi loyalists

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Moammar Gadhafi loyalists seized control of a Libyan city and raised the ousted regime’s green flag, an official and military commanders said today, in the most serious revolt yet against the country’s government. Continue Reading

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