Two guards were killed in an attempted attack on an oil field in eastern Libya by suspected Islamic State militants on Saturday, a guards spokesman sa(...)

Republican would-be presidential candidate Donald Trump at Fountain Park, Arizona, during a campaign rally. Photograph: Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Most people would be upset to be at the centre of an agitated national debate about whether they were more like Hitler, Mussolini, Idi Amin, George Wa(...)

A man waves the Libyan national flag in Benghazi on Tuesday  as he celebrates the eastern government’s gains in the area. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

The deserted royal palace in Tripoli, hidden behind locked gates and an overgrown garden, stands as a monument to Col Moammar Gadafy’s virulent reject(...)

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(...)