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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 (...)

Saadi Gadafy, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gadafy. Two of his children were educated at the International School of the Martyrs. Photograph: EPA/Filippo Monteforte

A group of 17 teachers from Ireland who are owed salaries totalling up to €200,000 by a school in Libya has criticised the Government fo(...)

The Pentagon claims China is using its cyber capabilities to collect intelligence against US diplomatic, economic and defence programmes. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The Pentagon has for the first time used its annual report on China to directly assert that Beijing’s government and military have conducted co(...)

Members of Animal Rights Action Network protesting outside the Department of Agriculture in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Collins/Colin Keegan

More than 100 people protested outside the Department of Agriculture yesterday over the reopening of the live cattle trade to Libya, and vowed (...)

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad during an interview with Syrian television channel al-Ikhbariya in Damascus. Photograph: Sana/Reuters

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said Western nations will suffer the consequences for what he described as their support for al Qaeda militant(...)

French soldiers in Mali on patrol at Gao's port, near the Niger river, on Thursday. The UN expressed concern over reprisal attacks against ethnic Tuaregs and Arabs in Mali, where a French-led intervention recently routed Islamist rebels. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

Behind the ornate door of what was once a chi-chi French-owned hotel lies a series of rooms which, for most of last year, comprised the Islamic(...)

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, (...)

Egyptian women on the streets in Port Said. Groups claim women have been attacked while on demonstrations in order to discourage them from taking part. Photograph: Ed Giles/Getty Images

Muslim Brotherhood has held up finalisation and promulgation of a UN document dealing with violence against women, claiming it violates (...)

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