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US Embassy Provides "Internet for All"

The US Embassy in Tripoli has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft, H2O, and the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) to launch the “Internet for all-Libya” project. This project will install hotspots in public places and schools around Libya and provide training so more Libyans can benefit from access to the Internet. This event coincided […]

Video: Senators Question Lack of Security in Benghazi

Senators probed into the best way forward at the hearings into the Benghazi attack Thursday after a damning report on the September 11 assault on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya found that failures in the State Department's management led to "grossly inadequate" security there; (Source: AFP)

Video: Benghazi Hearings Focus on Painful Lessons

Congress heard testimony on the "painful lessons" of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi after a report on systemic security failures made by State Department. Kwame Holman reports on the tough questions by Republicans on the early characterizations made by Susan Rice and other members of the administration. (Source: PBS)

Video: Benghazi Attack Report Slams US State Dept

A government appointed panel has accused the US State Department of not doing enough to protect its diplomats in Libya. The panel investigated a series of attacks on the US mission in Benghazi in September, including one that killed the US ambassador to Libya and three members of his staff. But firing someone was not […]

Rand Paul Persists in Effort to Cut Aid to Libya

US Senator Rand Paul (pictured) believes the majority of the public supports his effort to cut foreign aid to Libya, he said on Friday during a visit to Northern Kentucky. Paul’s super PAC, Reinventing a New Direction, or RANDPAC, has aired TV spots against three Democratic senators criticizing their votes for foreign aid. Paul said […]

US Names Top Diplomat for Libya

Laurence Pope has arrived in Tripoli as U.S. Chargé d’ Affairs to Libya. The US State Department issued the following statement: Mr. Pope’s selection as Chargé d’ Affairs emphasizes the commitment of the United States to the relationship between our two countries and to the people of Libya as they move forward in their transition […]

Clinton Address to G-8 on Arab Countries in Transition

The following is the full text of the speech given by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the G-8 on the subject of Arab Countries in Transition: Good morning. Let me start by thanking everyone for the contributions that you have already made to this partnership, and for your support of democracy in the […]