Libya

Obama: Extremists used video as 'excuse' to attack

MIAMI (AP) – President Barack Obama says extremists used an anti-Islam video as an excuse to assault U.S. interests, including an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead. Speaking at […]

09/20/2012

So far, White House sees no sign Libya attack premeditated

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says it doesn’t have any indication that last week’s deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was premeditated. But White House spokesman Jay Carney says the matter […]

09/18/2012

Arab Winter? Unrest sparks debate on US policy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Has the Arab Winter arrived? It’s a question analysts in Washington are asking as anti-American demonstrations spread across North Africa and the Middle East to protest a video ridiculing Islam. Those skeptical […]

09/14/2012

Ryan criticizes Obama's foreign policy leadership (video)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is aggressively criticizing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy leadership and says the U.S. needs “moral clarity and firmness of purpose.” The Wisconsin congressman says Obama has […]

09/14/2012

US official: Marine team arrives in Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) – An elite Marine rapid response team arrived in Yemen’s capital Friday in the wake of violence and protests at the U.S. Embassy, the Pentagon said. Pentagon press secretary George Little said the […]

09/14/2012

Black smoke seen rising above US embassy in Tunis

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – A large cloud of black smoke has risen around the U.S. embassy in Tunis where stone-throwing protesters and police are waging a pitched battle. Thousands of demonstrators have massed outside the […]

09/14/2012

Libyan attacks said to be 2-part militant assault

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) – The attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, was an organized two-part operation by heavily armed militants that included a precisely timed raid on a supposedly secret […]

09/13/2012

Ex-Navy SEAL from San Diego killed in Libya attack

ENCINITAS (CNS) – Friends and family today mourned an ex-Navy SEAL from Encinitas who was among one of four Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Glen Doherty, 42, was […]

09/13/2012

White House: Deplores prophet film inciting raids

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) – The White House says the U.S. deplores the content of an amateur film that denigrates Islam, but America’s free speech rights allow such films to air. White House press secretary Jay […]

09/13/2012

US embassies step up security after Libya attack

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Security was increased at American embassies and consulates around the world Thursday following an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya, while the U.S. urged its citizens abroad to be […]

09/13/2012

Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen in new attack

SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, […]

09/13/2012

In Egypt and Libya, YouTube blocks video that incited Mideast violence

NEW YORK (AP) – YouTube has blocked a video attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad in Egypt and Libya, where angry protests were sparked by outrage at the video. Ultraconservative Muslims inflamed by the video stormed the […]

09/12/2012

more

previous