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The Need for Arab Initiatives to Resolve Regional Crises

Currently, there are two key opportunities led by the United Nations worth supporting because there are no alternatives, both in Libya and Yemen. The situation in these two countries, as well as in Syria, is heart wrenching, which requires urgent actions regardless of calculations about who wins and who loses, and who is right and who is wrong. Show More Summary

Tunisia says hotel attacker trained in Libya

Officials say Saif Rezgui, shot dead after killing 38 in beach resort, was in Libya at same time as Bardo museum gunmen.

Tunisia beach gunman trained with museum attackers, official says

Gunman who killed 38 tourists allegedly trained in Libya with men who carried out deadly Bardo museum attack in Tunis in March

Rival Libyan Factions Fail to Agree to Power Sharing Plan

Libya's rival factions turn down a United Nations peace plan even as they share a common enemy: Islamic State.

Italy rescues hundreds of migrants from smuggling boats

Italian, Irish and UK ships rescue more than 700 migrants from seven rubber dinghies in Mediterranean, north of Libya.

Tunisia to deploy hundreds of police inside hotels

Government also confirms it will stop all Tunisian men below the age of 35 from travelling to Libya after Sousse attack.

The Woman Who Told Libyans to "Fight Peacefully by Using Your Vote"

A year ago today, what many saw as Libya's last chance for a democratic future ended in the kind of tragedy and violence that has marked the country's recent history. Many thousands had been expected to vote in the general elections but fears over security saw more than three quarters of registered voters stay at home. Show More Summary

Twitter for diplomats: Libya incident illustrates trade-offs

Danielle Cave has argued that Australia could benefit from a less cautious approach to digital diplomacy. For example, the increasing informality of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's Twitter presence has led to new audiences. Would Buzzfeed...Show More Summary

Will Iraq Be Libya? Can the Shiite Militiamen Avoid Turning on Each Other?

Mustafa Habib | Baghdad | ( – – Iraq’s Shiite militias have been celebrated and criticised. Now, as differences in everything from weapons to leadership to loyalties become evident, tensions between the…

Pentagon: Iraq Strike Killed Benghazi Suspect

An ISIS operative suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, has been killed in a US airstrike in Iraq, the Pentagon says. Ali Awni al-Harzi operated closely with ISIS-associated extremists "throughout North Africa and the Middle East," a Defense Department spokesman said...

Turmoil in the Middle East Seems Constant, and U.S. Military Intervention Only Makes It Worse

Recently, the U.S. government has been dealt setbacks in five of the seven developing, Islamic countries in which its military recently has attacked or invaded since 9/11--Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen. In the other twoShow More Summary

Release of White House email stirs up a new controversy over Benghazi

A newly released email has again put President Obama and his senior aides on the defensive for their response to the 2012 attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Kidnapped Tunisian consular staff released in Libya

Staff members reportedly "doing well" following release, a week after being taken hostage by armed gunmen in Tripoli.

Libya elects a prime minister in chaotic session of parliament

Libya has a new prime minister. But in keeping with months of chaos in the North African nation, the events leading up to Sunday's swearing-in were confusing and turbulent.

Women’s Voices Matter, especially in the Middle East

By Lauren Feeney | (Informed Comment) – – Before there were nine million Syrian refugees, civil wars in Yemen and Libya, mass death sentences being handed down in Egypt, there was a…

As ISIS Grows Its Territory, It Becomes Increasingly Dangerous

By gaining territory in Iraq, Syria and Libya the extremist group adds credibility for its caliphate, a potent concept to Muslims

U.S. military targets al Qaeda big wig in Libya

TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – The U.S. military says it launched weekend airstrikes targeting and likely killing an al Qaeda-linked militant leader in Libya charged with leading the attack on a gas plant in Algeria in 2013 that killed at least 35 hostages, including three Americans. Show More Summary

Libya: US Strike Killed 'Uncatchable' Militant Leader

The militant leader nicknamed "Uncatchable" by the French military wasn't unkillable when US jets carried out an airstrike in eastern Libya early Sunday, according to Libya's official government. Libyan authorities say Mokhtar Belmoktar, the alleged mastermind of a 2013 attack on an Algerian gas plant that killed dozens of foreign...

US airstrike targets 'al-Qaeda fighters' in Libya

Pentagon says it bombed "al-Qaeda-associated terrorists" said to belong to Ansar al-Sharia armed group.

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