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Italian effort to stop migrants fuels bloody battle in Libya

The bloodshed in the city of Sabratha is in part an unexpected consequence of Europe’s effort to stem the flow of migrants from Libya across the Mediterranean.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Trial begins for Libyan militia leader accused of planning attacks in Benghazi

The terrorism trial of the man accused of directing the deadly Benghazi attacks opened Monday with federal prosecutors showing dramatic security camera videos and portraying Ahmed Abu Khatallah as an …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 2:24 p.m.

Idaho militia group founder faces aggravated assault charge

Brandon Curtiss is due back in court March 6.


Iraq’s parliament adopts law legalizing Shiite militias

Rekindling sectarian rivalries at a sensitive time, Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to fully legalize state-sanctioned Shiite militias long accused of abuses against minority Sunnis.


Turkish jets strike Syrian Kurdish militia targets

Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkish jets have struck 18 Syrian Kurdish militia targets north of the Syrian city of the embattled city of Aleppo, killing as many as 200.


Turnbull Wildlife Refuge has reopened

The occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, by armed militia members has prompted the closure of the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Cheney.


Soldiers’ murder case tied to anarchist plot

LUDOWICI, Ga. – Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and …


Soldiers linked to anarchist militia plot

Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range …


Militia supporter sentenced

A self-described militia leader will spend a year and a day in prison for making grenades that he said were to fight off a communist invasion. Kenneth B. Kimbley Jr., …


Health problems reduce militia leader’s sentence

A self-described militia leader will spend a year and a day in prison for making grenades that he said were to fight off a communist invasion. Kenneth B. Kimbley Jr., …


Fugitive part of new anti-government strain

Fugitive and former Montana militia leader David Burgert is one of a new breed of anti-government activists who display particular hatred of law enforcement, police and militia experts say.


UPDATED: Wed., June 15, 2011, 2:41 p.m.

False alarm in manhunt for former militia leader

Authorities thought their dayslong manhunt for a fugitive former anti-government militia leader was reaching a climax as they closed in on a remote Montana forest camp today after hours of …


CdA agents help search for ex-militia leader in Montana

FBI agents from Coeur d’Alene are in Montana to help search for a former militia leader who officials say fired on deputies and previously told police “he wasn’t going to …


Bomb found at U.S. Courthouse

At a time of heightened concerns over threats to government officials, federal authorities in Spokane kept quiet about the discovery of a bomb found alongside the Thomas S. Foley U.S. …


Feds investigating IED found at downtown courthouse

At a time of heightened concerns over threats to government officials, federal authorities in Spokane kept quiet about the discovery of a bomb found alongside the Thomas S. Foley U.S. …


A passion rising

They’re angry, and they’re getting organized. Groups once seen as fringe political outcasts are banding together, powered by what experts describe as an unprecedented fear of the federal government and …


Feds Crack Down On Freemen Leaders Arrested; Followers Holed Up

1. Law enforcement personnel gather at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Jordan, Mont., Monday after the arrest of two freement leaders. Photo by Larry Mayer/Billings Gazette 2. Federal agents closed …