*Independent crude shipment to market challenges Tripoli. TRIPOLI, March 8- Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tried to ship oil from a rebel-controlled port, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth.» Read More
The U.S. State Department urged U.S. citizens on Tuesday to defer travel to Bahrain and suggested Americans there should leave due to ongoing political and civil unrest.
General confusion reigns and businesses prepare for another day off as Gulf Cooperation Council forces deploy in Bahrain.
Pressure is building for the US to take action in Libya.
Forces from Gulf Arab countries will help with maintaining order in Bahrain and some forces have already arrived in the country, according to press reports.
Police and protesters clashed in Saudi Arabia Thursday and the country faces a day of possible mass protests Friday, but even heavy demonstrations will not succeed in removing the current regime, according to analysts at the Eurasia Group.
A few readers have asked why a business website should run a daily feature on the potential for war with Libya.
Libya’s central bank has ordered banks to recirculate old currency in the first sign that the oil-rich north African state is facing liquidity problems amid international efforts to freeze the regime’s assets, reports the Financial Times.
Advocates of creating a no-fly zone over Libya continue to push the line that it can be done antiseptically, almost peacefully.
Things have gotten chilly here for Natural Selection, the film production company backed by Col. Muammar el-Gaddafi’s son Saadi, the New York Times reports.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson talked to Scott O'Malia of Commodities Futures Trading Commission, at CERA Week energy conference in Houston, about the agency's proposed rules to curb excessive speculation in the face of surging oil prices.
Establishing a no-fly zone over Libya is likely to be far messier and less effective than advocates like Senators John McCain and John Kerry are forecasting.
The Bahrainian royal family is plenty worried about the unrest in their country. The Saudis are concerned about unrest, Gaddafi is a wild card and the Chinese have big plans.
War fever is growing ever hotter with each passing day.
Nearly three weeks after Libya erupted in what may now turn into a protracted civil war, the politics of military intervention to speed the ouster of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi grow more complicated by the day — for both the White House and Republicans. The New York Times reports.
US and European diplomats are scrambling to get a clearer picture of the leadership of Libya’s besieged opposition movement after concluding that Muammer Gaddafi is unlikely to fall quickly like his counterparts in neighboring Egypt and Tunisia, the Financial Times reports.
One of the most enduring and successful figures in British public life has resigned as director of the London School of Economics, after new details emerged of the institution’s relationship with Libya. The FT reports.
As the agency undertakes a broad new study of natural gas drilling and its potential risks, some worry that the recommendations will be watered down, reports The New York Times.
Oil prices, now topping $100 a barrel, could hit $120, energy financier T. Boone Pickens, chairman and CEO of BP Capital, and an advocate of replacing oil with natural gas in some applications, told CNBC Friday.
If Saudi raised oil production to 9 million barrels per day, then they've chosen a good time to do it.
The 14 Wisconsin state senators who left the state to prevent a key vote are adjusting to living with less in hotels and keeping a low profile., reports the New York Times reports.