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Tripoli (Libya)

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  • Wrong-way driver in Route 22 crash charged with DUI, aggravated assault

    The Whitehall man who police say drove the wrong way with his lights off on Route 22 the night of July 26 and hit two other vehicles has been charged with aggravated assault while drunken driving. Joseph C. Hoch, 36, was driving his pickup truck east...
  • Tunisia closes border with Libya as unrest continues

    Tunisian authorities temporarily closed the country's border with Libya on Friday, stranding thousands of Egyptians eager to escape the expanding violence in Libya, Tunisia's state news agency reported. Libyan border security forces opened fire when a...
  • In Libya, Islamist rebels claim control of Benghazi

    Islamist militias said they had taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, on Thursday, declaring it "an Islamic emirate." The announcement comes a day after the militant group Ansar al Sharia defeated government troops fighting alongside...
  • Countries move to evacuate citizens as Libya fighting escalates

    CAIRO More countries moved to evacuate their citizens Thursday from Libya where the fighting between rival militias was escalating. The Libyan Health Ministry said that 179 people were killed in clashes in the capital Tripoli and the flashpoint eastern...
  • Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands

    Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands
    The flight of foreign workers and diplomats from Libya accelerated Thursday, with thousands ordered home by their native countries as fighting consumed major cities and the Tripoli airport. Clashes between Islamist gangs and fractured government...
  • Obama needs to work on his foreign policy, not his golf game

    Nero fiddled while Rome burned. On Saturday, President Obama played golf while his foreign policy, and that of the nation he leads, was going up in smoke. Literally. Saturday was the day the State Department ordered the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in...
  • Libyan militants seize Benghazi special forces base

    Libyan militants seize Benghazi special forces base
    Islamist militants took control of the biggest special forces base in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle that killed 30 people, a special forces officer said. Soldiers abandoned their base after heavy shelling, according to Saiqa...
  • Libyan government orders army units to cease fire in Benghazi

    CAIRO Libya's interim government Tuesday ordered all army units in the troubled eastern city of Benghazi to cease fire immediately. The government also called on Islamist militias to lay down their arms, saying that the "tragic situation of the residents...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer teaches ill boy to keep the beat

     
    When Sarah Newhard of New Tripoli asked her 9-year-old son Wyatt what he wanted for Christmas, she was surprised to hear him say a drum set. He had never been musical or particularly liked music, Newhard says. Rock and Roll......
  • Boy battling cancer gets lesson from former E Street Band drummer

    Boy battling cancer gets lesson from former E Street Band drummer
    When Sarah Newhard of New Tripoli asked her 9-year-old son Wyatt what he wanted for Christmas, she was surprised to hear him ask for a drum set. He had never been musically inclined or particularly liked music, Newhard says. But Wyatt, who since age 3...
  • Arrest of Benghazi suspect condemned by Libyan government

    Arrest of Benghazi suspect condemned by Libyan government
    Libya on Wednesday condemned U.S. special forces' arrest of a man on its soil suspected of masterminding a deadly Islamist militant attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, describing the detention as a violation of Libyan sovereignty. In the first...