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  • NATO Powers Reject Gadhafi's Truce Offer Saturday, 30 Apr 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    Muammer Gaddafi

    NATO powers rejected Moammar Gadhafi's call for a cease-fire and negotiations on Saturday, saying they need "actions not words," and aid ships were prevented from docking in a besieged coastal city while the alliance swept the port for mines.

  • Northrop Grumman Beats Estimates     Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the breakdown of the defense company's earnings.

  • Petraeus and Panetta in Line for National Security Posts Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    President Obama is expected this week to name Leon E. Panetta, the director of central intelligence, as defense secretary and Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Afghanistan, as director of the C.I.A., administration officials said Wednesday.  The New York Times reports.

  • Somali Pirates

    The International Maritime Bureau reported last week that global piracy hit an all-time high in the first quarter of 2011, driven by a rise in attacks off the coast of Somalia.

  • Bahrain Struggles to Find a Democratic Path Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 8:50 AM ET

    Bahrain backed off a move to dissolve the country's main opposition block on Friday following strong criticism from the Obama administration.

  • Egypt's Mubarak, Sons to Appear in Court Next Week Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:02 PM ET
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

    Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will appear before a Cairo court on Tuesday, April 19, for questioning, state television said on Wednesday.

  • Oil: Inventories and the Total Cost     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 10:27 AM ET

    Crude supplies are up over a million barrels, but the decline in gasoline is far more than analysts were expecting, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Also, a look at the recent rise in oil prices, and the hunt for cheap oil, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil is headed, particularly in light of Goldman Sachs' recommendation that investors take profits.

  • Five Things to Watch: Oil, Real Estate & More Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 6:39 PM ET

    Here's what you should be watching Tuesday, April 12.

  • Egyptians Now Protest Against Mubarak Surrogates Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:29 AM ET
    An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    In Egypt's government ministries, factories and especially universities, daily protests have focused on those viewed as Mr. Mubarak’s surrogates, the New York Times reports.

  • ECB & a US Government Shutdown     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa reports from Frankfurt on the expected rate hike by the ECB. Many see it as a warning that countries have to be responsible for getting their own fiscal houses in order. And John Harwood reports on a new NBC-Wall Street Journal Poll. Also, a look at the weather forecast for The Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

  • Squawk's Top of the Morning     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    A roundup of the day's news with CNBC's Joe Kernen & Becky Quick. Including a rally in Portuguese bank stocks after the country asks for a bailout, Moody's warning it could cut UK banks senior debt ratings and another strike in Greece. Also, Libya accuses the British of striking an oil pipeline.

  • What's Next for 'Business Friendly Bahrain'? Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:40 AM ET
    Young Indian Muslims pose with placards during a protest rally against the ongoing political turmoil in Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen.

    Bahrainis and expats living in the Kingdom of Bahrain have been living history over the past month as the events in Tunisia and Egypt inspired the mostly Shia majority in Bahrain to take the streets demanding political, economic and social reform.

  • The Qatar Opportunity     Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr al-Thani, prime minister & minister of foreign affairs, state of Qatar, talks to CNBC's Maria Bartiromo about his country's economy and political situation.

  • Libyan Rebels Set for First Oil Exports Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:33 PM ET
    A rebel militiaman stands guard at a Libyan oil refinery in rebel-held territory on February 27, 2011 in Al Brega, Libya. The opposition leadership has stressed that oil faciities in areas under its control are safe, despite the conflict roiling the country.

    Libyan rebels are set for their first oil export as soon as Tuesday as they seek funding to sustain their uprising against Muammer Gaddafi's 41-year rule of the north African nation, the Financial Times reports.

  • What's Trading Now     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    Silver and the gold, and the commodities trade doesn't appear to coming to a close, with CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Fast Money Halftime Report traders. Also, a look at the microchip trade, and what it will take for stocks to break out now, with Carter Worth, Oppenheimer.

  • In Spain, Stepping Down in Bid to Retain Power Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 5:21 AM ET
    Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

    With his Socialist Party facing a double-digit deficit in opinion polls, Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is gambling that his decision not to seek a third term will bolster his party’s chances to retain power. The New York Times reports.

  • Is Gaddafi Envoy Looking For Way Out? Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 1:01 AM ET
    Libyan rebels gather on the frontline as smoke from a burning oil facility darkens the sky in Ras Lanuf, Libya.

    A Libyan government envoy has begun a trip to Europe to discuss an end to fighting, but gave no sign of any major climb down in a war that has ground to a stalemate between rebels and forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.

  • Rebels on the Run in Libya     Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 7:22 PM ET

    NBC's Jim Maceda has the latest on the fast moving developments out of Libya.

  • Libyan Rebels Encouraged by Covert U.S. Support     Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 7:24 PM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on Libyan rebels preparing for a counter-attack against Gaddafi's forces in eastern Libya.

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