TRIPOLI/ ES SIDER, Libya, March 11- Libya's navy opened fire on Tuesday on a tanker carrying oil from a rebel-held eastern port and Italian vessels are helping to secure the now-stationary vessel, a Libyan military spokesman said.» Read More
The Iraqi government is expected to sign a $12 billion gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell and Mitsubishi Corp on Tuesday, Dow Jones reported.
Our special report, "NASA: The Next Generation," explores the impact of the space shuttle's end to the future of the agency and America's place in space.
The end of NASA’s space shuttle program will limit U.S. manned flight in the short term but is unlikely to threaten the country's long-term competitiveness in the space sector.
On Saturday, South Sudan becomes the world's newest country and Africa's 54th state, a process that follows 50 years of bloodshed. Renewed violence on its borders has shaken hopes of a peaceful transition to nationhood, but the fledgling country is not a failed state in waiting, analysts and senior figures in the reconstruction effort told CNBC.com.
Bahrain began its highly-anticipated National Dialogue this week in an effort to restore confidence both domestically and internationally that the Kingdom is committed to working through issues that sparked unrest within its borders in mid-February.
Ahead of large-scale protests planned for this Friday, Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf stressed that the government respects the right of citizens to demonstrate peacefully.
Cutting military spending, as President Obama has proposed, is the worst way to balance the budget while keeping the country growing, investors and analysts said, because the sector is the best creator of domestic jobs and crucial to driving innovation.
Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, the two French journalists that had been held hostage in Afghanistan for 547 days, landed on French soil on Thursday morning. Sources talk about the unusual path taken by the ransom.
President Obama takes questions from the press following his speech on raising the nation's debt ceiling.
The Greek Parliament has voted to back a package of deep spending cuts that should go some way in clearing a path for a second bailout for the country.
Gazprom, the Russian gas monopoly, could take advantage of Greece's sovereign debt crisis to strengthen its leading position on European gas supply and counter attempts by the European Union to diversify its energy relationships.
Indian airlines walked away from the Paris Air Show with a third of the airplane orders last week — a $23 billion gamble that air will finally conquer rail despite a formidable list ofobstacles.
James (Whitey) Bulger, a legendary Boston crime boss indicted in 19 murders and who is on the F.B.I.’s 10 Most Wanted list, was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday night in Santa Monica, the New York Times reports.
Despite political uncertainty induced by recent social turmoil, the Arabic Gulf region can remain attractive to Western investors, experts told CNBC on Wednesday.
President Obama will talk about troop numbers in Afghanistan when he makes a prime-time speech from the White House on Wednesday night. But behind his words will be an acute awareness of what $1.3 trillion in spending on two wars in the past decade has meant at home: a ballooning budget deficit and a soaring national debt at a time when the economy is still struggling to get back on its feet, the New York Times reports.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the government is trying to figure out how much money was actually sent to Iraq and how much was stolen.
President Barack Obama will set the course for drawing down the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Wednesday, when he is expected to announce plans to bring roughly 10,000 American troops home in less than a year.
The announcement that Ryanair will develop a new airplane with state-backed Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC on Tuesday at the Paris Air Show is the latest step towards a Chinese-made large commercial airplane.
The New York Fed will not tell investigators how many billions of dollars in US currency it shipped to Iraq during the early days of the US invasion there, the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction told CNBC Tuesday.
The Chinese come to the Paris Air Show as both the world’s largest purchaser of jetliners and a budding manufacturer projected by some to one day challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus.