May 29, 2013 When a civil war ends, reconciliation is the next big challenge. In Libya, black residents in one town were accused of supporting former dictator Moammar Gadhafi and were chased from their homes. They say they will return next month, but residents of the neighboring city of Misrata say they won't allow that to happen.
May 28, 2013 Also: a new poem by Louise Glück; Alice Munro talks about writing; Imre Kertész speaks to The Paris Review about dying.
January 17, 2013 In many parts of the world, like Europe, the plague is thought to have been eliminated. French scientists find evidence that the stubborn bacteria can trigger new outbreaks even after decades of apparent dormancy.
December 20, 2012 State Department officials, testifying before Congress, acknowledge that security was inadequate in Benghazi before the deadly attacks in Libya. Sen. John Kerry, who was chairman of the Senate hearing, says the diplomatic corps needs more resources.
December 19, 2012 The report on the Sept. 11 attack says that security was inadequate and depended heavily on local Libyan militias. It also criticized the State Department for ignoring requests for security upgrades.
November 21, 2012 The U.S. envoy to the U.N. is seen as a front-runner for the job of secretary of state in President Obama's second term, but her comments in the wake of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi have made her a focus of criticism. Rice also said she looked forward to discussing Sen. John McCain's concerns over her comments with the Republican.
November 16, 2012 After attending a closed-door hearing, a Republican lawmaker insinuated that the CIA assessment of the Benghazi attacks had been changed. A U.S. official tells NPR the talking points were not changed and included references to "extremists."
November 16, 2012 The doors were closed so the nation wasn't be able to watch. One week after his scandal-tinged resignation, former CIA Director David Petraeus fielded questions from members of both the House and Senate intelligence committees.
November 2, 2012 A source familiar with the events on Sept. 11 in Benghazi says there was a sense of urgency among officials. Officials say extra forces were sent to help, but arrived late, and that they considered sending warplanes but ultimately thought it would lead to civilian casualties. Four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya, were killed in the attack.
October 24, 2012 Emails sent to the White House and other agencies reported Ansar al-Sharia's claim, Reuters and Fox News say. The issue of how quickly officials knew that terrorist groups may have been involved has become a hot topic on the campaign trail.
October 19, 2012 Ahmed Abu Khattala, leader of the Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia, says he hasn't been questioned about the attack that left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead. But witnesses have put him at the scene.
October 5, 2012 News outlets in Turkey say that two Tunisian men were stopped at Ataturk Airport as they tried to enter the country with fake passports. They're said to be suspects in the Sept. 11 attack that left four Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya.