Libya's Gen. Khalifa Hifter speaks at a news conference in Abyar, a small town to the east of Benghazi, on May 31. Hifter, a former military officer in Moammar Gadhafi's army, has has launched a self-declared campaign against Muslim extremists. This has won him both supporters and enemies. Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist

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Remembering Salwa Bugaighis, The Libyan Advocate Who Took On Ghadafi

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Guilty Verdicts Claim 3 More Reporters, As Egyptian Courts Roll On

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Egyptian Court Sentences Al Jazeera Reporters To Prison

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Kurdish peshmerga forces look at a checkpoint held by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq's second city, Mosul, on Monday. Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saddam's Ex-Officer: We've Played Key Role In Helping Militants

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Sunni Insurgency Threatens To Plunge Iraq Into Sectarian War

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Iraqis attend Mass at the Chaldean Church of the Virgin Mary of the Harvest, in Al-Qosh on June 15. Both Christians and Muslims fleeing the ISIS takeover of Mosul in northern Iraq have taken refuge in Al-Qosh, an ancient Christian village. AP hide caption

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Iraq's Dwindling Christians Wonder If It's Time To Leave Iraq

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As Isis Strengthens Hold In Northern Iraq, Violent Reprisals Begin

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Families arrive at a checkpoint next to a temporary displacement camp on Friday in Kalak, in northern Iraq. Thousands of people have fled Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, after it was overrun by Sunni militants. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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For Fleeing Iraqis, Kurdish Areas Are The Safe Zone

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Demonstrators chant in support of the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as they wave the group's flag in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq, on Monday, after the Sunni militants captured Tal Afar, another northern Iraqi town. STR/AP hide caption

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Calm Or Violent Chaos, Life Under ISIS Depends On The City

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In Iraq, Conflict Involving Sunni Militant Group Escalates

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Video Of Mob-Fueled Sexual Assaults Outrages Egyptians

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New Libyan Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteg meets with his ministers for the first time, on June 2 in Tripoli. A week later, he was out of office. Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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One Week A Prime Minister: The Short Story Of Libya's Former Leader

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Upheaval In Libya Makes New Prime Minister's Job A Challenge

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Political Chaos Reigns 3 Years After Moammar Gadhafi's Ouster

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