Nayla Mohammed El Farisi, a diminutive, fully veiled woman who lost a brother to Qaddafi's regime, works 10-hour days writing articles for a newspaper critical of Libya's dictator.
03/18/2011 06:04 pm
Stocks on the Dow gained Friday. But the Dow average closed lower for the week, which turned out to be tumultuous for stocks.
03/18/2011 06:01 pm
Currency markets reversed some of the gains of the yen after the G-7 announced that they would intervene to reduce the value of the yen. The Japanese currency lost nearly two yen against the dollar on currency markets.
03/18/2011 05:39 pm
Many experts agree with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, who told Congress Thursday that a no-fly zone in Libya 'would not be sufficient.' But there are other options short of putting troops on the ground, which President Obama has ruled out.
03/18/2011 04:47 pm
Germany sided with Russia and China as it abstained from the UN Security Council vote to take "all necessary measures" to protect civilians in Libya. Berlin took the decision that would be most popular at home. Politicians do such things. But Germany's allies certainly notice.
03/18/2011 04:21 pm
The immediate hope is that the threat alone of international action in Libya will slow Qaddafi down – and perhaps cause some of his supporters to back the rebels instead.
03/18/2011 04:15 pm
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Oil prices changed little despite high trading volume on Friday, as oil traders eyed developments in four nations: Libya, Yemen, China, and Japan.
03/18/2011 03:07 pm
The US economy may take another dip if Washington doesn't pay more attention to recent international events.
03/18/2011 02:44 pm
The United Nations Security Council's vote for military intervention in Libya will add to the world's lessons in knowing when and how to act in a nation's crisis.
03/18/2011 02:37 pm