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  • Libya's forgotten human rights crisis

     Libya's forgotten human rights crisis
    Four years ago this month, the world came together to stop Moammar Kadafi as his security forces massacred peaceful demonstrators during the Arab Spring. The U.N. Security Council sanctioned Libya and referred the violence to the International Criminal Court. Within weeks, the security council, with the blessing of the Arab League, authorized any means necessary to protect Libyan civilians, and NATO and its Arab allies began an air war to stop Kadafi's advance on the city of Benghazi.
  • US official: US was surprised by collapse of Yemen govt

    The Obama administration's senior counterterrorism official acknowledged Thursday that U.S. intelligence was surprised by the collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Yemen. Nick Rasmussen, who directs the National Counterterrorism Center, told the...

    U.S. Embassy in Yemen closing because of security threats

    The U.S. Embassy in Yemen is closing because of mounting security threats, State Department officials said Tuesday, raising questions about the future of the high-priority U.S. counter-terrorism campaign in the unstable Arab nation. The embassy in Sana,...

    UN decries Libya human rights violations

    GENEVA Four years after the beginning of the uprising that led to the fall of Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is beset by widespread human rights violations, including assassinations of officials, killings of civilians, and abuses by armed groups that operate...

    Heavy fighting hits Libya's Benghazi in offensive by troops of internationally backed leaders

    Troops loyal to Libya's internationally backed government launched a new offensive to seize the extremist-held city of Benghazi, as witnesses saw corpses on the streets Sunday and ambulances racing by. Information over what was happening in Benghazi,...