article 22 October 2015 World, United States
Why is Hillary Clinton being quizzed again over Benghazi?

Democratic presidential nomination front runner Hillary Clinton is due to give evidence to Congress over the 2012 attack on the US embassy in Benghazi for the second time. But why now?

post 22 September 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Murdered in the fight to build a democratic Libya

18-year-old Libyan civil society activist Tawfik Bensaud was killed on Friday, probably by Islamists. His friends are now struggling to keep faith in the democratic state they dream of.

post 11 November 2013
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Why Libya's revolutionaries are the greatest threat to its revolution

Old scores are being settled in Libya as militias fight to assert their power in towns and cities across the country.

article 28 July 2013 World, Libya
Libya inmates recaptured after mass prison break
Libya inmates recaptured after mass prison break

Around 100 inmates are recaptured after more than 1,000 escaped during a prison riot in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, as protesters attack offices linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

article 24 January 2013 World, Algeria
burnt out US embassy building in Benghazi after September 2012 attack (Getty)
Libya terror fears: westerners urged to leave Benghazi

The Foreign Office advises Britons to leave the Libyan city of Benghazi immediately because of a "specific and imminent terrorist threat".

article 23 January 2013 World, United States
Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton: goodbye or just see you later?

Hillary Clinton faces tough questions over Benghazi today. But with a new poll showing she is more popular with the public than ever, will she use this momentum for a 2016 presidential bid?

article 01 January 2013 World, United States
A member of the hospital staff walks in front of the Milstein Hospital Building at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Clinton set for hospital release after treatment for clot

Doctors expect US secretary of state Hillary Clinton to make a full recovery from a blood clot in a vein between her brain and skull with her release from hospital planned after further treatment.

article 14 December 2012 World, United States
John Kerry (reuters)
by Susan Rice out: where now for Obama's foreign policy?

Massachusetts senator John Kerry is almost certain to be nominated as America's next secretary of state: a post he has wanted for years. Is he the right man for the job?

article 22 September 2012 World, Libya
Protesters have 'had enough of extremists' (pic: Reuters)
Libyan protesters force Islamist militia out of Benghazi

At least four people are killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi as military police and protesters take over militia bases.