Libya

Officers Say No 'Stand-Down Order' for Benghazi

This Sept. 13, 2012 file photo shows a Libyan man walking in the rubble of the damaged U.S. consulate, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens on, Sept. 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

Associated Press | Jul 11, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of Republican lawmakers. The "stand-down" theory centers on a ... more

Lawyer for Libyan Militant Says Evidence Lacking

This June 28, 2014, artist's rendering shows United States Magistrate, Judge John Facciola, swearing in the defendant, Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah. (AP photo)

Associated Press | Jul 03, 2014

WASHINGTON  — A lawyer for a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Wednesday that she had seen no evidence tying her client to the violence, but a judge nonetheless directed Ahmed Abu Khattala to remain in custody as the Justice Department builds its case against him. The lawyer, Michelle Peterson, conceded that Abu Khattala... more

Judge: Libyan Militant to Remain in US Custody

Ahmed Abu Khattala

Associated Press | Jul 02, 2014

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday directed a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks to remain in U.S. custody after his own lawyer conceded that he had no reasonable chance of being released. A lawyer for Ahmed Abu Khattala acknowledged that it was appropriate for her client to remain behind bars at the moment, given the ... more

Benghazi Case Unfolds Against Political Backdrop

Benghazi trial

Associated Press | Jun 30, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing out in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Capitol Hill, an appropriate setting for a case that has drawn stark lines between President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress.   The criminal proceedings could provide new insights into the... more

American Citizens Urged to Leave Libya

Libyan followers of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades and other Islamic militias, hold a demonstration against a film and a cartoon denigrating the Prophet Muhammad in Benghazi, Libya.

Associated Press | May 28, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The State Department recommended Tuesday that Americans leave Libya immediately and warned U.S. citizens against any travel to the North African country. The department also said that due to security concerns and limited staffing it was only able to offer limited emergency services to U.S. citizens there. There was no move yet to ... more

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