17 min ago
[Dominique Moisi] America by drones and allies?
The demise of the Roman Empire resulted from a combination of strategic overreach and excessive delegation of security responsibilities to newcomers.
4 hrs ago
See what was really transpiring inside doomed compound
In a largely unnoticed speech to a think tank seven months before the Benghazi attack, a top State Department official described an unprecedented multi-million-dollar U.S. effort to secure anti-aircraft weapons in Libya after the fall of Muammar Gadhafi's regime.
Wed May 22, 2013
Amnesty International USA
People on the Move: 'I cannot explain how terrible the situation was'
This is part of a special 'People on the Move' series, highlighting the human rights violations faced by migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in every part of the world.
The York Daily Record
The real Benghazi lesson: We should have left Gaddafi in power
This Sept. 13, 2012 file photo shows a cameraman filming one of U.S. consulate burnt out offices after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens on the night of Tuesday, Sept.
Rendition case involving Libyan Abdel Hakim Belhadj who is suing the...
Ministers are set to use the controversial secret courts law in the case of a Libyan man who is suing the government over his rendition into the hands of Colonel Gaddafi's torturers.
SNC-Lavalin paid $6M in kickbacks to Tunisian president's son-in-law: RCMP
Newly unsealed information in an RCMP search warrant document alleges that SNC-Lavalin paid nearly $6-million to the son-in-law of Tunisia's president between 2001 and 2010 to win contracts in the North African country.
Tue May 21, 2013
FBI identifies 5 suspects in Benghazi attack; no arrests yet
But there isn't enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers.
The Miami Herald
5 Serbs released from Libya after 21 months
Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says the men flew back to Serbia on Tuesday following months-long negotiations.
Libya - Law By The Gun
LIBYA has a more dangerous transition phase that is easily overlooked. Muammar Gaddafi's death 18 months ago has left a country in more turmoil than most opponents of Gaddafi expected.
Mon May 20, 2013
Ekklesia Daily News
UK Government in court over Libyan renditions
Tomorrow will see the first court hearing in the case brought by a Gaddafi opponent against the UK Government over its part in 'rendering' him - along with his pregnant wife - to Libya in 2004.
'I am Rosmah Mansor and I need a favour'
Almost everyone with an email account would have received an email by someone claiming to be a family member of a recently toppled corrupt leader, requesting to solicit a huge stash of funds in return for a lucrative commission.
Mideast Stocks-Kuwait extends rally; Uae mkts slip off multi-yr highs
Kuwait's bourse extended sharp year-to-date gains in heavy trading on Monday, while profit-taking weighed on bourses in the United Arab Emirates and other markets were mixed.
Real Clear Politics
Syrian Intervention Would Be a Minefield
The calls for international, by which it is essentially meant US, intervention in Syria raise some important questions about the relationship between sovereign states and the global community.
World worries about Syria; Washington stuck on Benghazi
The world is worried about Syria. But the United States is more focused on Libya.
Sun May 19, 2013
The Miami Herald
Top Libyan official: Benghazi explosion accident
Libya's deputy prime minister says an investigation has indicated that a deadly explosion in Benghazi last week was an accident and not an attack.
Libya seeks India's help in democratic transition, economic rebuilding
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri, New Delhi, May 19 : Libya's new government, formed in 2011 after four decades of Muammar Gaddafi's dictatorial rule, is keen to take India's help in the drafting of a constitution and economic rebuilding, the Libyan envoy here has said.
The Motley Fool
Oil Companies Want to Avoid Another Attack in Benghazi
The attacks in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, that captured our nation's attention continue to spur debate on the stability, or lack thereof, in the region.
Fri May 17, 2013
Top Russian Diplomat Explains Reasons for Syrian Arms Sales
In the past two weeks, the U.S. and its allies have done just about everything short of getting down on their collective knees and begging Russia to stop delivering weapons to the Syrian government.
SNC-Lavalin says former executive's illegal actions justify firing
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Embassy Row: After Afghanistan for NATO
"In together, out together," Hungarian Defense Minister Csaba Hende explained when asked how long his country's combat troops would stay in Afghanistan after U.S. forces leave next year.