Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city and a long-time opposition hub, started a wave of rebellion against Muammar Qaddafi that is now closing in on Tripoli.
02/25/2011 04:50 pm
Libya death toll could be in the thousands. The international community is responding in several ways, including at a meeting Friday of the UN Human Rights Council, which set up a commission of inquiry into the violence.
02/25/2011 04:44 pm
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Egyptians say not enough has changed since Mubarak fell two weeks ago today. The protest shows that toppling a dictator is but the first step in the uprisings sweeping the Arab world.
02/25/2011 03:13 pm
From the first spark of Middle East unrest in Tunisia in December until the violent suppression of protests in Libya in late February, the price of a barrel of crude oil rose from $88 a barrel to more than $100. But rising demand – from oil-hungry China and other fast-growing nations – was pushing prices up even before the turmoil. How much prices rise depends largely on whether supplies flow unimpeded from the Middle East. Here’s a rundown on oil supply-price issues affecting the US.
02/25/2011 02:59 pm
Oil prices: The Libyan rebellion already has all but shut down exports from the oil-rich nation, and traders say it's hard to gauge how much world supplies will be affected as similar uprisings continue to unfold in North Africa and the Middle East.
02/25/2011 09:46 am
The Libyan strongman has few friends who would take him in. The outside world has few options to take him out.
02/25/2011 09:10 am
Oil prices slipped to around $97 a barrel as fears eased on Libyan supply cuts. Saudi Arabia signals it could boost supplies to contain surge in oil prices.
02/25/2011 09:00 am
Libya's besieged leader, facing a rebel advance on Tripoli and possible international sanctions, also pledged a 150 percent increase in some government workers' wages.
02/25/2011 08:55 am
Switzerland froze the assets of Libya strongman Muammar Qaddafi and 26 other people from his entourage, less than two weeks after freezing assets belonging to Egypt's Hosni Mubarak.
02/25/2011 07:05 am