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Natural gas flares are seen at an oil pump site outside of Williston, North Dakota. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Brent crude oil slipped towards $107 a barrel today, weighed down by concerns over demand growth, although a weak dollar and fears about supply disrup(...)

Men hold up a picture of slain lawyer and prominent Libyan political activist Abdelsalam al-Mosmary, during his funeral in Benghazi. Hundreds took to the streets overnight to denounce the killing of of Mr Abdelsalam al-Mosmary, who was shot dead on Friday after leaving a mosque. The words read, “Martyr, activist, homeland political and human rights activist Abdul Salam Al Mosmari”. Photograph: Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters

About 100 inmates out of more than 1,100 who escaped during a prison riot in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have been recaptured, a security offi(...)

The jailbreak happened  at Koyfiya prison as protesters stormed the offices of Islamist-allied parties in Libya’s main cities. Photograph: Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters

More than 1,000 detainees have escaped from a prison near the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi in a mass jailbreak, officials have said.A government se(...)

Protesters demonstrate early this  miorning against the killing of lawyer and prominent Libyan political activist Abdelsalam al-Mosmary on the streets of Benghazi. Photograph: Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters

Protesters attacked offices of Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood and the headquarters of a liberal coalition today after demonstrations sparked by assassina(...)

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi hold copies of the Koran during a protest around the Raba El-Adwyia mosque square in Nasr City, in the suburb of Cairo. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians flooded into the streets on the first anniversary of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s inauguration to demand that(...)

A scene from Jimmy, one of the five films nominated for the Irish Council for Civil Liberties Human Rights Film Awards A still from Jimmy

On Thursday, the fifth annual Irish Council for Civil Liberties Human Rights Film Awards will take place. The entries range from a film set in Benghaz(...)

Benghazi blues

Second term US presidencies have a habit of going wrong, as Richard Nixon’s Watergate, Ronald Reagan’s Iran-Contra and Bill Clinton’s Monica Le(...)

People gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion outside a hospital in Benghazi. Photograph: Esam Al-Fetori /Reuters

A car bomb exploded today at one of the largest hospitals in Libya, killing 12 people and wounding 30. The bomb devastated wards and lef(...)

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 (...)

Benghazi, Libya's second biggest city,  has seen frequent bouts of violence in recent months. Pictured are protesters demonstrating during a pro-federalism rally in the city earlier this month. Photograph: Reuters

Pro-government militiamen are suspected of having raped three British female activists of Pakistani origin in the eastern city of Benghazi, (...)

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