3 US state dept officials quit over Benghazi attack

Three US State Department officials resigned under pressure on Wednesday following a report that detailed “grossly inadequate” security measures at the United States Mission in Benghazi, Libya, on the night assailants besieged it in September, leaving four Americans dead, The Associated Press reported.

Egypt closes Rafah crossing after 16 soldiers killed

Egypt closed the Rafah crossing with Gaza Strip after a security checkpoint attack left at least 16 Egyptian soldiers dead and seven others injured on Sunday evening. The crossing was closed indefinitely after masked gunmen attacked a checkpoint south of Rafah immediately after sunset prayer