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A powerful car bomb exploded Wednesday near Libya's Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi, security officials said, exactly one year after an attack there killed the US ambassador and three other Americans.

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Britons urged to leave Somaliland over 'specific threat'

A "specific threat" has been identified to westerners in Somaliland, the Foreign Office said in a warning to all Britons who have ignored previous warnings they should flee immediately.

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11 September 2012: An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames in the US consulate compound in Benghazi

'Leave immediately': Britons told to get out of Benghazi after threat from al-Qa’ida

The Government has urged British nationals to leave Libya's second city, Benghazi, in response to a "specific threat to Westerners" from terror groups operating in North Africa.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya

Emotional and angry, Hillary Clinton faces her accusers over Benghazi attack

Mistakes, but no cover-up: outgoing Secretary of State defends handling of embassy raid

Hilary Clinton chokes up defending handling of Benghazi attack that killed US ambassador

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton choked up today as she defended her handling of the September 11 attack on the US mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi, an event that threatens to stain her legacy and any presidential hopes she may still harbour.

Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations

Rice rejects criticism of her remarks on fatal Benghazi attack

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

Clinton to testify before Congress about Benghazi attack

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.

The former US embassy in Benghazi

Pentagon releases Benghazi timeline

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.

The former US embassy in Benghazi

US sees no proof that Libyan groups planned Benghazi attack

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.

The burnt-out US Consulate in Benghazi

US probe of Libya attack moves slowly

Three weeks after the attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, the Libyan investigation of its causes remains in its initial stages, with just a handful of suspects detained, the crime scenes minimally secured and Walid Faraj waiting for a phone call from someone, anyone, asking him what he saw on the night he was injured while protecting the U.S. mission.

Joyful Libyans brave violence to grasp free vote

Crowds of joyful Libyans, some with tears in their eyes, parted with the legacy of Muammar Gaddafi's dictatorship on today as they voted in the first free national election in 60 years.

Armed federalists shut down Libya oil terminals ahead of vote

The last time Aamar al-Husseini rode into Ras Lanuf with his Kalashnikov on the back of a flatbed truck was to fight Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. This time he was there to shut down oil supplies, the country’s main source of revenue, in protest at what he sees as the betrayal of the revolution.

Rebel feud puts UK's Libya policy in jeopardy

Government demands answers after assassination of general
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