Security forces surround the Corinthia Hotel after a car bomb in Tripoli, Libya. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

At least eight people, including five foreigners, have been killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a loca(...)

Abu Anas al-Liby, a suspected al Qaeda figure alleged to have helped plan the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, has died in New York just days ahead of his scheduled trial. Photograph: FBI handout/EPA

A suspected al Qaeda figure alleged to have helped plan the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya has died in New York just days ah(...)

An Egyptian man pleaded guilty in New York today to charges stemming from the deadly 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 2(...)

Protesters burn a replica of the US flag during a demonstration in Benghazi yesterday against the capture of Abu Anas al-Liby.

The Obama administration has strongly defended its unexpected capture of an alleged al- Qaeda operative from a Libya street at the weekend, but says t(...)

US hits back
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  • October 8, 2013, 01:00

T he simultaneous weekend raids by US special forces in Somalia and Libya represented both retaliation for the recent Kenyan shopping mall massacre an(...)

Abdullah al Ragye (L), son of Nazih al-Ragye, better known as Abu Anas al-Liby, speaks to reporters at the family home in Tripoli yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Two US raids in Africa show the United States is pressuring al Qaeda, officials said, though a failure in Somalia and an angry response in Libya also (...)

A US embassy official secures the area around the embassy building after a powerful bomb blast in Nairobi in this photo taken in 1998. Senior al Qaeda figure Anas al-Liby, indicted by the United States for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in East Africa, was captured in Libya by a US team and is in American custody, officials said. Photograph: Reuters

Two US raids in Africa show the United States is pressuring al Qaeda, officials said today, though a failure in Somalia and an angry response in Libya(...)