Former US president Bill Clinton campaigns for his wife, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, in Claremont, New Hampshire. Photograph: Jennifer Hauck/Valley News

The room erupts in applause and illuminated phones are raised to snap the moment the 42nd president passed through their town. Fifteen years after l(...)

Screen grab  from a user generated content video uploaded on social networks on January 5th, 2016 said to show a petroleum storage tank burning at Al-Sidra oil terminal, near Ras Lanuf in the so-called “oil crescent” along Libya’s northern coast. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Three days of Islamic State (Isis) attacks on Libya’s biggest oil terminals have started fires that have spread to five massive oil storage tanks, a g(...)

Members of the Free Syrian Army.  Cameron believes there are 70,000 pairs of suitable Syrian boots on the ground. Robert Fisk reckons 70 might be nearer the mark. Photo: Tomas Munita/The New York Times

David Cameron was following patriotic precedent in backing Turkey against Russia following the downing of a Russian aircraft on the Turkish-Syrian bor(...)

A man holds a picture of General Khalifa Haftar during a demonstration in support of the Libyan army under the leadership of General Khalifa in Benghazi, Libya on November 6th, 2015. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

At least 16 people have been killed in heavy fighting in the Libyan city of Benghazi between forces allied with the official government and Islamic(...)

Hillary Clinton at the end of her day-long appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill last week. Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

Nobody plays the victim like Hillary. She can wield that label like a wrecking ball. If her husband humiliates her with a girlfriend in the Oval Offic(...)

“Refraining from partaking in the petty squabbling among the committee, she appeared statesman-like, presidential even.”Photograph: Somodevilla/Getty Images

Two events in as many days have, to all intents and purposes, handed Hillary Clinton the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. The decision of Vice(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton defended her handling of the security at the US diplomatic outpost in the Libyan city of Benghazi where four(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has blasted the House select committee  as a “partisan arm of the Republican national committee”  ahead of her appearance before it. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

There have been nine investigations into the deadly attacks on the US outpost in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11th, 2012, and none has unearthed any (...)

A protest in Libya against   a national unity government proposed  by the UN:  The country  is in the grip of a war between its internationally-recognised government   on one side   and an unofficial self-styled government controlling Tripoli. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

Libya’s internationally-recognised parliament has decided to reject a United Nations proposal for a unity government, legislators have said, in a blow(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a campaign meeting in Keene, New Hampshire. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Hillary Clinton is wrong about the Benghazi committee. It’s not the longest-running special congressional investigation ever, as her campaign tweeted.(...)