Oil surges to its highest level since September 2008. Natural gas prices rise, too.
President-elect Alassane Ouattara asked the United Nations this week to provide 'legitimate force' to protect civilians, but Ivory Coast is unlikely to receive the kind of international military intervention currently underway in Libya.
Successful elections signal that Niger's democratic transition is going well, but incoming president Mahamadou Issoufou will face a number of challenges: drought, famine, and Libya fallout, to name a few.
Petty Officer Third Class David Weir kisses his wife, Jessica, and son, Cody, as he prepares to deploy on the USS Bataan from Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Va. The USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deploying to the Mediterranean Sea to aid international efforts in Libya.
According to a report from the Committee to Protect Journalists, two journalists have been killed and 36 detained since protests began. Thirteen remained in detention as of Monday.
Amr Moussa – departing secretary general of the Arab League and Egyptian presidential candidate – discusses the no-fly zone intervention in Libya and Qaddafi's exit. He also touches on Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria and the future of Egypt's relationship with Israel and the Palestinians.
In his first public appearance since Western allies began bombing Libya, Muammar Qaddafi spoke to a small crowd from his tent in downtown Tripoli.
Concerns about rebuilding costs and radiation push Japan's Nikkei down 1.7 percent. But stocks in Europe edge up and US futures point to stronger open.
During his two-day visit to El Salvador, President Obama hailed center-left President Mauricio Funes as a leader who has strengthened democracy in a region beset by instability.