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Before Libya Attack, Major Confusion Over Security

Chris Stevens sent cable on day he died

(Newser) - Slain Ambassador Chris Stevens , local security forces, and the State Department were all at odds over security in the weeks leading up to the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, according to an interview with a security commander and a cable sent from Stevens himself on the day he... More »

How Libya's Moderates Overcame the Islamists

US-educated Mahmoud Jibril networked, rebranded moderate Alliance

(Newser) - Islamists have not conceded defeat yet in Libya's July 7 elections, but with the moderate National Forces Alliance looking like it has won big, the coalition is already talking with smaller parties and independents about setting up a new government. It's an amazing turnaround for Alliance leader Mahmoud... More »

Libyans Vote for First Time in 40 Years

Historic election comes amid violence

(Newser) - Many Libyans got to do something today for the first time in their lives: vote. The nation went to the polls to elect a parliament after last year's overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi—the first election in more than 40 years, reports al-Jazeera . It hasn't been smooth, however. Protesters... More »

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