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Mideast Unrest Tops Hillary Clinton’s Agenda at Start of UN Meeting

Mideast Unrest Tops Hillary Clinton’s Agenda at Start of UN MeetingAlex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stacked her first full day of diplomacy at this year’s annual U.N. General Assembly meeting, also known as UNGA, by meeting with the leaders of some of the United States&rsquo...

Libya Tries Outlawing Unsanctioned Militias

Libya Tries Outlawing Unsanctioned MilitiasDaniel Berehulak/Getty Images(TRIPOLI, Libya) -- Militias not under government control in Libya will no longer be tolerated in the wake of an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi two weeks ago that left Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three othe...

Libya Tries Outlawing Unsanctioned Militias

Libya Tries Outlawing Unsanctioned MilitiasDaniel Berehulak/Getty Images(TRIPOLI, Libya) -- Militias not under government control in Libya will no longer be tolerated in the wake of an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi two weeks ago that left Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three othe...

Republicans Jump on Obama Referring to ‘Bumps in the Road’ in Muslim World

Republicans Jump on Obama Referring to ‘Bumps in the Road’ in Muslim WorldEdward Linsmier/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Remarks President Obama made during an interview Sunday are starting to get some criticism, with the suggestion that Obama implied that U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens' death was a "bump in the road."&...

GOP Senators Express Dissatisfaction in ‘Disrespectful’ Benghazi Briefing

GOP Senators Express Dissatisfaction in ‘Disrespectful’ Benghazi BriefingState Dept(WASHINGTON) -- Expressing further dissatisfaction with the thoroughness of the briefing on Benghazi they received from Secretary of State Clinton Thursday, two Republican Senators chastised the Obama administration for their “disrespec...

Obama Administration Official at Libyan Memorial: Death of Diplomats ‘Truly a Shared Loss’

Obama Administration Official at Libyan Memorial: Death of Diplomats ‘Truly a Shared Loss’MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/GettyImages(TRIPOLI, Libya) -- At a memorial service in Tripoli attended by at least 200 people, nearly all Libyans, top government leaders paid tribute in Arabic to the man they called their friend, Ambassador Chris Stevens.  A ...

Rubio, McCain Criticize Administration’s Calling Libya Attack ‘Spontaneous’

Rubio, McCain Criticize Administration’s Calling Libya Attack ‘Spontaneous’Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Republicans said that the White House’s delay in calling the assault on the consulate in Libya an act of terrorism set back efforts to truly confront the attack.“On Sunday, to hear Ambassador Ri...

Rubio, McCain Criticize Administration’s Calling Libya Attack ‘Spontaneous’

Rubio, McCain Criticize Administration’s Calling Libya Attack ‘Spontaneous’Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Republicans said that the White House’s delay in calling the assault on the consulate in Libya an act of terrorism set back efforts to truly confront the attack.“On Sunday, to hear Ambassador Ri...

Libya Attack: Five Guards Protected Slain Ambassador Chris Stevens

Libya Attack: Five Guards Protected Slain Ambassador Chris StevensMARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Five guards from the State Department were protecting U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens when he was killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last week, according to a top congressional Democrat b...

Libya Attack: Five Guards Protected Slain Ambassador Chris Stevens

Libya Attack: Five Guards Protected Slain Ambassador Chris StevensMARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Five guards from the State Department were protecting U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens when he was killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last week, according to a top congressional Democrat b...

Counterterrorism Chief: Libya Attack Was Terrorism but Not Pre-planned

Counterterrorism Chief: Libya Attack Was Terrorism but Not Pre-plannedHemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen became the highest-ranking member of the Obama administration to claim that last week's deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was an act of terroris...

Sec. Clinton Says No ‘Actionable Intelligence’ on Benghazi Attack

Sec. Clinton Says No ‘Actionable Intelligence’ on Benghazi AttackState Dept(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters Tuesday the intelligence surrounding the U.S. consulate in Benghazi did not indicate that the consulate was under a specific threat before it was attacked last week.“With...

Ambassador Susan Rice: Libya Attack Not Premeditated

Ambassador Susan Rice: Libya Attack Not PremeditatedABC News (NEW YORK) -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance.“Our current...

Al Qaeda Praises Libya Consulate Attack as Anti-American Protests Subside

Al Qaeda Praises Libya Consulate Attack as Anti-American Protests SubsideiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen praised the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya as a "great event" on Saturday and urged followers to kill other American diplomats across the Muslim world. But the violent anti-America...

Al Qaeda Took Advantage of Libyan Protest, CIA Chief Says

Al Qaeda Took Advantage of Libyan Protest, CIA Chief SaysCherie Cullen/Released(WASHINGTON) -- The attack that killed four Americans in the Libyan consulate began as a spontaneous protest against the film “The Innocence of Muslims,” but Islamic militants who may have links to al Qaeda used the op...

Al Qaeda Took Advantage of Libyan Protest, CIA Chief Says

Al Qaeda Took Advantage of Libyan Protest, CIA Chief SaysCherie Cullen/Released(WASHINGTON) -- The attack that killed four Americans in the Libyan consulate began as a spontaneous protest against the film “The Innocence of Muslims,” but Islamic militants who may have links to al Qaeda used the op...

Obama Notifies Congress of Troops Deployed to Libya and Yemen

Obama Notifies Congress of Troops Deployed to Libya and YemeniStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama has taken the formal step of notifying Congress that he has deployed troops “equipped for combat” to Libya and Yemen to defend U.S. citizens and property, pursuant to the War Powers Reso...

Obama to Attend Ceremony for Americans Killed in Libya

Obama to Attend Ceremony for Americans Killed in LibyaJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will travel to Andrews Air Force Base this afternoon to attend the transfer of the remains ceremony of the four Americans killed in Libya earlier this week.U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Steve...

Secretary Clinton Delivers Powerful Religion Speech After Middle East Embassy Attacks

Secretary Clinton Delivers Powerful Religion Speech After Middle East Embassy AttacksWin McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary Clinton delivered a powerful and personal speech about religion at an Eid ul-Fitr reception, marking the end of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. The speech, at times, was a direct response to the attacks ...

Arrest Made in Attack on US Consulate in Libya

Arrest Made in Attack on US Consulate in LibyaGIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images(BENGHAZI, Libya) -- There were a number of developments in Libya Thursday as the search for the killers of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans continued.Libya's prime minister told Christiane...

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