A new beluga whale calf is seen at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium on Tuesday. His mother Puiji gave birth to the whale head first, which is rare for beluga whales who are usually born tail first. The baby beluga is 162 pounds and five feet, four inches long.
United States Marine Cpl. Benjamin Zellmann from Virginia holds a puppy taken in by the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion during a briefing before a mission in Khan Neshin, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Friday.
While Egypt is not immune to the effects of Dubai's economic bust, it stands to gain in foreign investments after years of reforms – a boon that could lend stability to the regime of President Hosni Mubarak, a key US ally in the region.
The United Arab Emirates central bank guaranteed all deposits in the banking system Sunday, seeking to calm markets made nervous by Dubai World's debt payment crisis. Asian markets rose Monday on the news.
As conglomerate Dubai World delays debt payments, most analysts look for Arab Monetary Fund to step in to avert a crisis in financial markets. That's not likely, though, until Sunday.
A sell-off on Friday drove Dow down 154 points, as traders took stock of postponed debt payment at conglomerate Dubai World.
Hillary Clinton announced new aid programs at a two-day forum with Arab leaders in Morocco, which she held up as a model for democratic reform in the region.
Global stocks react negatively to a stronger Japanese Yen, weak US economic indicators