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May 19th, 2014
06:55 PM ET

Marines prepare for embassy evacuation

CNN's Barbara Starr reports that U.S. officials are now worried that Libya is on the brink of civil war.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Libya • National security • Situation Room • Wolf Blitzer
December 6th, 2013
07:18 PM ET

American teacher killed in Libya

Days away from a trip home to Texas to see his wife and young son, Ronnie Smith - an American chemistry teacher at an international school in Benghazi, Libya - was gunned down during his morning jog. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the new details, including whether his Christian faith made him a target.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Libya • Ronnie Smith
October 29th, 2013
07:27 PM ET

Sources: U.S. aborted Benghazi raid

CNN learned from sources that the U.S. aborted a plan to capture a suspect in the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Benghazi • Libya
October 7th, 2013
07:19 PM ET

Twin U.S. raids against terror suspects

New details are emerging on the two Navy SEAL raids that targeted terrorists in Somalia and Libya this past weekend. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the changing American counterterrorism strategy and how successful these raids were.


Filed under: Jim Sciutto • Libya • Navy SEALs • Somalia
August 7th, 2013
10:52 AM ET

First charges in Benghazi attack

CNN's Arwa Damon describes her interview with Ahmed Abu Khallah, who was just charged in the Benghazi attack.

RELATED STORY: First criminal charges filed in Benghazi attack probe


Filed under: Arwa Damon • Benghazi • Libya
July 31st, 2013
07:25 PM ET

GOP to FBI: Get aggressive on Benghazi

Rep. Jason Chaffetz discusses his call for the FBI to get more aggressive on the Benghazi investigation

RELATED STORY: Lawmaker: If CNN can interview suspect in Benghazi attack, why can't FBI?


Filed under: FBI • Jason Chaffetz • Libya
Anthony Bourdain inspired by Libya
May 17th, 2013
11:43 AM ET

Anthony Bourdain inspired by Libya

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain sat down with Wolf Blitzer in the Situation Room to discuss his upcoming episode of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” on Libya.

Bourdain recently traveled to the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Misrata to learn about the people, culture and food in the nation that’s still recovering after the country’s dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown and killed in 2011.

Bourdain describes Libya as “inspiring” but "hearbreaking" describing many young, earnest people who expressed a desire to remake the country.

The full interview airs Friday at 6pm ET on CNN.

The episode of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” on Libya airs Sunday night at 9pm ET on CNN.


Filed under: Anthony Bourdain • Interviews • Libya
May 16th, 2013
06:30 PM ET

Paul: There was a "cover up" with Benghazi

Sen. Rand Paul discusses the Benghazi controversy, telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer that the "buck stops with Hillary Clinton if not the President. (Video)

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/05/16/exp-tsr-rand-paul-benghazi-intv.cnn

RELATED STORY: White House releases Benghazi e-mails


Filed under: Interviews • Libya • Rand Paul
May 15th, 2013
05:28 PM ET

First on CNN: White House releases 100 pages of Benghazi e-mails

By Jake Tapper, CNN Chief Washington Correspondent

(CNN)– The White House released more than 100 pages of e-mails on Wednesday in a bid to quell critics who say President Barack Obama and his aides played politics with national security following the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

The exchanges detailing discussions between top Obama administration officials from multiple agencies suggest the CIA took the lead in developing talking points to describe the attack last September 11 that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

FULL STORY


Filed under: Jake Tapper • Libya
May 13th, 2013
06:16 PM ET

Issa on Benghazi fight: Obama couldn't be more inaccurate

House Oversight Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa reacts to Pres. Obama's comments about the Benghazi talking points outrage, saying that he "couldn't be more inaccurate." (Video)

Rep. Issa also discusses the alleged IRS political targeting of conservative groups, telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer that "it can't happen again."

On the news from the Associated Press that the Justice Department subpoenaed their phone records, Issa calls it disturbing. "They had an obligation to look for every other way to get it before they in fact intruded on the freedom of the press," he says.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Darrell Issa • Interviews • Libya
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