Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:   an investigative committee in the US House of Representatives will subpoena Clinton’s personal emails. Photograph:   Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

A growing controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email for work while she was US secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening(...)

Smoke rises over an oil depot, containing six million litres of petrol, hit by a rocket, in Tripoli. Anarchy has swept theNorth African oil producer during two weeks of fighting by rival factions. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya, leaving fire-fig(...)

Smoke rises from the US consulate in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012,  following an attack in which US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Photograph: Reuters/Esam Al-Fetori

The United States has captured the man it suspects was the ringleader of the attack on the country’s consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September 201(...)

Men stand next to a car damaged after an explosion outside a Libyan army base in Benghazi today. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters.

At least seven soldiers have been killed by a car bomb at a military base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. The car, which was load(...)

Women wearing traditional burghas walk past the ancient Citadel fortress in Herat. Photographs: John D McHugh

Distorted and discordant music clashed with the torturous squeals of the rickety Ferris wheel as Abdul Zahid helped a rare customer into a gondola. “O(...)

The US consulate in Benghazi after the attack on September 11th, 2012, in which ambassador Chris Steven was killed.  Photograph: Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters

The capital is in the throes of deja vu and preview as it plunges back into Clinton Rules, defined by a presidential aide on the hit ABC show (...)