September 24, 2012 "The people of the Arab world did not set out to trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob," the secretary of state said today. "The people of Benghazi sent this message loud and clear on Friday when they forcefully rejected the extremists in their midst."
September 14, 2012 The film Innocence of Muslims, which denigrates Islam and its prophet, Muhammad, has put the spotlight on a little-known community. Egypt's Coptic Christians have been coming to the U.S. since the 1950s, but are emigrating in greater numbers since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak last year.
September 13, 2012 A day after Mitt Romney ignited a debate over his criticism of President Obama's handling of events in North Africa, he largely steered clear of discussing the attack on an American consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead.
September 13, 2012 The violent protests at U.S. embassies this week seemed to catch the new Middle East governments flat-footed. So are these attacks an aberration on the rocky road of nation building, or a harbinger of a region moving toward greater chaos?
September 12, 2012 The death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans at the hands of extremists there quickly became an issue in the 2012 presidential race. Republican Mitt Romney accused the administration of making an "apology for America's values," and of sending "mixed messages to the world."
September 12, 2012 The ambassador always wanted to get out of the embassy and experience events firsthand. Stevens spent much of his career in North Africa and was thrilled to be in Libya at this crucial time in its history.
July 9, 2012 Preliminary results showed the Western-educated Mahmoud Jibril in the lead.
June 14, 2012 The Revolutionary Road trip crew turns to The Salt for advice on whether some local Libyan honey could heal one member's upset stomach. The answer is probably not, but if it tastes good, we say, drink up.
May 20, 2012 The former Libyan intelligence officer who was the only person ever convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie, Scotland, bombing has died, according to reports. He was 59.
March 2, 2012 The inquiry also found that both sides in the Libyan conflict that led to the demise of Moammar Gadhafi last year were responsible for war crimes.
February 23, 2012 Seasoned combat reporters gathered in Tripoli on Wednesday to honor Marie Colvin, a friend and fellow journalist who was killed earlier that day in Syria. And they remembered others who have died.
February 21, 2012 "Danny Vampire" fought for freedom. But now, he says: "Tunisia had an election, Egypt had an election. And Libya? No." What's more, he sees just as much corruption now as before.
February 19, 2012 Reporting from Libya, NPR's Andy Carvin pays his respects to a friend he knew only through the Internet.
February 18, 2012 Libyans in Benghazi might have unexpectedly created their first Independence Day parade.
December 29, 2011 The former Libyan leader's daughter Aisha has reportedly told friends she would feel safer there than anywhere else. For years, there have been rumors of Jewish roots in the Gadhafi family tree. It's not likely she'll be welcomed, though.