| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:36 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 12:58 PM
President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that the United States is going to war "to degrade and ultimately destroy" the group known as the Islamic State.
So right off you know one thing we will not do: destroy it. The only thing more reliable than...
| Apr 15, 2014
Re "BLM relents after standoff," April 13
Relenting to the demands of the armed supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has his cattle graze on public land but refuses to pay the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, sends a dangerous message: that...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Documentaries "Street Fight," "Jesus Camp," "Which Way Home" and "Taxi to the Dark Side" have two things in common: Oscar nominations (which "Taxi" would go on to win) and world premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival.
It's no secret the majority of...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:40 PM
LONDON – NATO named a new leader Friday, tapping a former Norwegian prime minister as it seeks to shore up the alliance amid fears of a new Russian expansionism.
Jens Stoltenberg will take the reins from current NATO Secretary General Anders...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 3:33 AM
CAIRO — U.S. Navy SEALs seized control of an oil tanker that had illegally taken on a cargo of crude oil peddled by rebels in Libya who had earlier captured key oil ports, the U.S. military announced early Monday.
The seaborne raid, staged off...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 12:51 PM
CAIRO -- Confrontation deepened Sunday between Libya’s weak central government and a rebel militia that has launched a brazen bid to sell crude oil and seize the profits for itself.
The episode was emblematic of the chaos that has beset the...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Militiamen loyal to a rogue former general attacked Libya’s parliament building Sunday, state media said, in a new challenge to the authority of the North African nation’s weak central government. The group later reportedly declared it had...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:15 PM
NEW YORK -- A feature about Israeli female soldiers and a documentary about an American fighting in Libya took top jury prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival Thursday night.
“Zero Motivation,” Talya Lavie’s Hebrew-language look at a...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama became progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to the war in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperienced White House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:58 PM
For director of photography Tobias Schliessler, shooting the gritty war drama "Lone Survivor" brought plenty of complex challenges, including pulling off treacherous stunts, dealing with rugged terrain and orchestrating as many as five cameras at once....