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Price War: OPEC at Austria

What seems to have begun as a sudden turning on of oil faucets in Libya, Nigeria and Iraq just a few months ago, provided the opportunity for the Big Guns of OPEC to begin manipulating things.  And they have. At their critical meeting on Thursday in Austria, OPEC decided to continue producing oil in the [...]

Jacob Sullum on Obama's Dumb, Rash, and Unilateral War

4 hours agoNews : Reason

A few years ago, when President Barack Obama unilaterally decided to intervene in Libya's civil war, he argued that he did not need approval from Congress because bombing military targets did not constitute "hostilities" under the War Powers Resolution. Show More Summary

Popcorn & Candy: Photo Op Edition

This week in film: A Baltimore native in Libya, movies in a brewery, European Union Film Showcase, and more. [ more › ]

Libya's Breakeven Price For Oil Is Literally Off The Chart (USO)

Oil is the big story on Friday. Earlier, we highlighted charts from Citi which showed the breakeven prices for oil projects in both the US shale basin and around the world. But the big decline in oil also has big ramifications on national budgets for a number of major oil producing nations. Show More Summary

Benghazi another case of pointless political bickering

By Charles M. Sennott BOSTON - It was easy to miss the news about the House Intelligence Committee report on the fatal 2012 attacks on US diplomatic compounds in Benghazi, Libya. It was released late last Friday afternoon, landing in the Saturday newspapers where all reports go to die. Show More Summary

Study: 3 years after Gaddafi’s death, nearly a third of all Libyans suffer mental problems

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

A study conducted by a Danish human rights organization has found that perhaps as much as a third of the entire population of Libya is experiencing anxiety or depression in the wake of the 2011 collapse of the dictatorship of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The organization, Dignity, also known as the Danish Institute Against […]

Court issues warrant for Libya's Haftar

Move comes hours after Khalifa Haftar's forces hit air base in Tripoli, fuelling country's violent power struggle.

Memo To The Media: GOP Intel Committee Report Is Just The Latest To Debunk Right-Wing Benghazi Myths

On November 21, the Republican-led House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the findings of its investigation into the September 2012 attacks on two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, debunking many right-wing media myths about the attacks. Show More Summary

How Much Did Goldman Sachs Make For Losing Muammar Gaddafi $1.2 Billion?

The bank’s about to ‘fess up to its profits on the “worthless” (or not so worthless?) derivatives it sold to Libya’s former “Brotherly Leader.” Goldman will disclose its margin, profit and loss from the day the trades were booked as well as a month later. Show More Summary

Analysts: ISIS Developing 'Colonies' in Middle East as it Gains Credibility Among Jihadists

Reports coming out of the Middle East warn that the Islamic State terrorist group has established provinces across the region and a colony in Libya. One report from the Washington Institute says ISIS has developed colonies in areas as...Show More Summary

The House Intelligence Report on Benghazi is “full of crap”

WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee’s latest report on the terrorist attacks at a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was harshly criticized by South Carolina U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. Graham called the report erroneous on several levels. CNN reported Graham’s remarks on his appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Gloria Borger. Graham said, “I […]

House GOP Benghazi Probe Goes On Despite Intel Panel Report

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) said Monday that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) will continue to head a special panel to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, pushing ahead with the probe despite the release Friday of a GOP-led report that found no attempt to mislead the public.

Don't expect Benghazi report to quiet the scandal mongers

To the editor: A House select committee appointed in May is carrying out the eighth investigation of the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attack. Really? Another investigation? What is the point other than to keep this non-scandal alive? ("GOP panel on Benghazi finds no Obama administration wrongdoing,"...

Unidentified jet strikes Libya airport

Witnesses and local media report at least one air strike on Mitiga airport in Tripoli but scale of damage is unclear.

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. You see, this is what a Junior Varsity strategy apparently looks like…. And BTW, John McCain's good Libyan pals, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group are now opening flying the ISIS banner in Libya..... Read this: McCain's Pals in Libya Of course, as we all know, they are not just: McCain's Pals........ Show More Summary

‘Move Beyond’ Benghazi, Republican Senator Says

A Republican U.S. Senator is saying publicly that it is time for his Republican colleagues to “move beyond” the attack on the Benghazi, Libya, consulate on Sept. 11, 2011. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, told “Meet the Press”...Show More Summary

Top GOP senator: Benghazi report a 'complete bunch of garbage'

WASHINGTON--A top Republican took aim at his GOP colleagues on Sunday for issuing a report that largely absolved the Obama administration for its handling of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, dismissing the accounting by the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee as...

America’s other foreign policy disaster: Why blowback in Africa is all but inevitable

From Libya to South Sudan, the Gulf Guinea to Mali, our efforts to tame extremism have backfired spectacularly

GOP panel on Benghazi finds no Obama administration wrongdoing

The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report concluded that there was no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials.

"A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly..."

"... in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees."Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation...Show More Summary

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