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  • Egyptian Stocks Tumble; Protests Turn Violent Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    Egyptian demonstrators hold up placards during a protest in central Cairo to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms.

    Egypt's benchmark index recorded its biggest drop in over two years Thursday, plummeting more than 10 percent as anti-government protests rattled investor confidence and left Hosni Mubarak's regime facing its most serious challenge in years.

  • Scenes From The Middle East Protests Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    Beginning with political unrest in Tunisia, riots, protests and uprisings against governments have spread across North Africa and across the Middle East. Unrest in Tunisia was sparked when a young man set himself on fire and the situation quickly got out of control. In the week since, Tunisia's President has fled the country, while similar self-immolation in places like Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania.Egypt is facing unrest on its streets and in its capital, as protests turn  For images from prote

    In the week since, Tunisia's President has fled the country, with similar self-immolation in places like Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania.

  • A trader looks worried as he works in a dealing room in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    From a wobbly economy to escalating oil prices to global unrest, the stock market has all the classic reasons to correct, yet remains on a stubborn path higher.

  • A Region’s Unrest Scrambles U.S. Foreign Policy Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    Egyptian demonstrators protest in central Cairo amidst tear gas fire by Egyptian police to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms.

    As the Obama administration confronts the spectacle of angry protesters and baton-wielding riot police officers from Tunisia to Egypt to Lebanon, it is groping for a plan to deal with an always-vexing region that is now suddenly spinning in dangerous directions. The New York Times reports.

  • After Day of Protests, Egypt Bans New Rallies Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    Egyptian demonstrators protest in central Cairo amidst tear gas fire by Egyptian police to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms.

    A day after tens of thousands of people marched in opposition to the nearly 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian authorities on Wednesday outlawed any new gatherings, saying protesters faced “immediate” arrest. The New York Times reports.

  • Sharm el-Sheikh

    Egypt is on track to meet its tourism growth targets despite a scare following a rare series of shark attacks that affected bookings, the country’s Minister of Tourism, Zoheir Garranah, told CNBC.

  • Diamond Offshore Moves Another Rig Out of Gulf Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 10:59 AM ET
    Drill ship recovering oil from the ruptured British Petroleum oil well over the site in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

    The President and CEO of Diamond Offshore, Larry Dickerson, said, "With new contracting severely restricted in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the uncertainties surrounding the offshore drilling moratorium, we are actively seeking international opportunities to keep our rigs fully employed."

  • Emerging Money: Egypt Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

    Grab your passport we're going beyond the BRIC. Tim Seymour is spanning the globe in search of less prominent, more promising places to find you emerging money!

  • Massive Internet Outage Hobbles India Outsourcers Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 1:36 PM ET

    India's lucrative outsourcing industry struggled Thursday to overcome Internet slowdowns and outages after cuts in two undersea cables sliced the country's bandwidth in half.

  • Lafarge to Buy Orascom Cement for $12.8 Billion Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 12:36 PM ET

    France's Lafarge, the world's biggest cement maker, has agreed to buy Egypt's Orascom Cement for 8.8 billion euros ($12.81 billion) to boost its earnings and exposure to high-growth emerging markets.