Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, rejected criticism of her remarks about the deadly attack on an American diplomatic mission in Libya, saying they were based on initial intelligence community assessments.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear before Congress to discuss the findings of a State Department review of potential lapses in the September 11 attack in Libya, the State Department said Thursday.
Elite US Marines arrived in the Libyan capital more than 23 hours after the deadly September 11 assault on a diplomatic mission in the city of Benghazi began, a Pentagon timeline released Friday shows.
Intelligence officials said Friday that no evidence has surfaced to indicate that the Sept. 11 assault on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya was planned in advance, a conclusion that suggests the attack was spontaneous even if it involved militants with ties to al-Qaida.
World View: Both sides in this conflict are guilty of spreading propaganda – and foreign journalists have on occasion been all too eager to help
Human rights organisations have cast doubt on claims of mass rape and other abuses perpetrated by forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, which have been widely used to justify Nato's war in Libya.
An explosion blamed on forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi struck outside a hotel popular with foreign diplomats in Benghazi yesterday, as the regime suffered another setback with the defection of its oil minister.
World View: Air strikes will defeat Gaddafi. But unless regional partners help force his departure, he will fight to the finish – ushering in years of chaos and crisis
The view from Benghazi
Two more Western powers said yesterday they were joining Britain in sending military advisers to help rebel forces in Libya. But media reports suggested that France and Italy had, in fact, deployed a handful of officers to the rebel headquarters in Benghazi some time ago. The announcements by Paris and Rome probably amounted to an admission – and an extension – of what was already happening.
Deployment of troops sparks fears of 'mission creep'
Libya's rebel leaders yesterday rejected an attempt by an African Union delegation to broker a ceasefire, saying they would negotiate only on the condition that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his family give up power.
Former Royal Navy officer is 'consultant' to rebels and small British convoy say they are 'engineers'
Horrific scenes as government units destroyed by air strikes
Amid the fury of the Arab awakening – not to mention our own deepening crisis over Libya – old Constantinople is a tonic, a reminder amid minarets and water, palaces and museums and bookshops and an ancient parliament and a thousand fish restaurants that this really was the only united capital the Arabs ever had.
In a rebel camp in Benghazi, Kim Sengupta has a chilling encounter with a man accused of the 1984 murder of Yvonne Fletcher