Security tightened over Benghazi airport

The air space over Benghazi airport has been closed for security reasons, according to airport manager Taba Mohammed. He would not elaborate on why the decision was made.

Benghazi air space has been closed since for routine security checks. It may be open in one hour.

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Obama's tribute to embassy victims

President Obama has paid tribute to US envoy to Libya Chris Stevens "as everything America could want in an ambassador" as his body and three of his embassy staff were returned to US soil following the attack on the consulate in Benghazi.