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Death toll in car bombings in Libya’s Benghazi rises to 33

The death toll from a nighttime twin car bombing near a mosque in a residential area of Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi rose to 33 on Wednesday, authorities said.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017

Libyan cleared of most serious charges in Benghazi attack

A Libyan militant was convicted Tuesday of terrorism charges stemming from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. But a federal jury found him …


Prosecutor calls Benghazi suspect ‘commander’ of 2012 attack

Competing portraits of the accused mastermind of the 2012 attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, again emerged Thursday as prosecutors and defense their final attempts to sway jurors before …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017

U.S. captures key Benghazi militant

U.S. special operations forces captured a militant in Libya accused of playing an instrumental role in the Benghazi attacks, officials said Monday, in a high-stakes operation designed to bring the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

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 …


Dana Milbank: Key word missing from speech: Russia

You don’t need to be a partisan Democrat to know that, as former president George W. Bush told NBC, “we all need answers” on Trump’s Russia ties. But the congressional …


House Republicans are already preparing for ‘years’ of investigations of Clinton

If Republicans retain control of the House, something GOP-friendly maps make possible even in the event of a Trump loss, Clinton will become the first president since George H.W. Bush …


State: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI

The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently …


15 Libyan soldiers killed by suicide attack in Benghazi, medical sources say

A suicide attack targeting Libyan Army troops in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed at least 15 soldiers, medical sources tell dpa.


Libya militia downs helicopter, killing 2 French troops

BENGHAZI, Libya – Officials in Libya said on Tuesday that an Islamist militia shot down a helicopter outside the eastern city of Benghazi, killing two French special forces troops who …


Hillary haters, get over it

Think of it this way: A President Hillary Clinton is the only thing standing in the way of a President Donald Trump.


Froma Harrop: Benghazi probe always about politics

The report failed to counter the most salient fact in Clinton’s defense. The U.S. military in Europe could not have reached Benghazi in time to save the Americans.


‘Move on’ from Benghazi? Republicans say it’s unlikely

Hillary Clinton said it’s “time to move on” after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administration of lethal mistakes, but produced no new evidence …


Hillary Clinton never personally denied Benghazi security, Democrats say

Democrats on the House Benghazi panel said in a report Monday that security at the Libya facility the night of Sept. 11, 2012 was “woefully inadequate,” but former Secretary of …


In Benghazi investigation, Democrats say Republican lawyer backs White House

The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired, three-star Army general who served as chief …


UPDATED: Tue., May 10, 2016

In Benghazi case, U.S. won’t seek death penalty against suspect

The Justice Department says it won’t seek the death penalty against the suspected Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.


Benghazi investigation: House lawmaker fires back at Pentagon critique

The chairman of the House Benghazi panel fired back Friday at the Defense Department for criticizing the Republican-led investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.


Senior Pentagon official criticizes House Benghazi probe

A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a “crescendo” of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests, including …


CIA expands survivor benefit tied to overseas terror attacks

The CIA is expanding survivor benefits for agency employees and contractors killed in the line of duty overseas in acts of terrorism.


Froma Harrop: Diplomats perform heroically behind the scenes

Combat victories get all the ink, but ambassadors win small battles every day.


Movie review: Michael Bay slips into war movie cliches with ‘13 Hours’

Bay’s latest is a mixed-up blend of truth and distortion. Parts of it deliver a punch, and a jolt, and ripples of earnest (and even complicated) emotion. Then the characters, …


Krauthammer: GOP swings, misses at oversight

Inept questioning allows Clinton, others to elude accountability.


Kathleen Parker: Republicans diminished themselves, not Clinton

WASHINGTON — Who the blast is Sidney Blumenthal? Doubtless many watching Thursday’s House select committee hearing on Benghazi must have wondered the same. This obviously important person’s name was mentioned …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 22, 2015

Facing GOP queries, Clinton seeks to close book on Benghazi

The latest from the House Benghazi committee’s hearing featuring testimony from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Milbank: Benghazi hearings a farce

After 17 months, $4.5 million, and “Wine Wednesdays,” victims’ families won’t get the truth from partisan committee.


Kathleen Parker: Only a Benghazi blowup can derail Clinton nomination

Hillary looked comfortable, confident in debate performance


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015

Republican: Hurting Hillary Clinton was ‘big part’ of Benghazi probe

Rep. Richard Hanna, a moderate, pro-abortion rights Republican from New York, told a radio station Wednesday night that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was telling the truth when he suggested during …


Ex-Benghazi investigator says he was fired for resisting panel’s focus on Hillary Clinton

A former investigator with the Republican-led congressional committee examining the attacks in Benghazi in 2012 says he was fired after resisting pressure to narrowly focus his investigative work on Hillary …


Froma Harrop: Republicans spurn national interest in zeal for political warfare

Benghazi hearings, opposition to raising debt ceiling all about that base, not about what’s best for the United States at home or abroad.


Kathleen Parker: Would-be McCarthy reveals true objective of Benghazi hearings

Would-be McCarthy reveals true objective of Benghazi hearings.