*Call comes after huge pro- Europe rally in Kiev. *Protesters angry over policy U-turn to Russia. KIEV, Dec 9- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed a call for talks with the opposition on Monday to end weeks of protests in Kiev, but tension was high with pro- Europe demonstrators barricading their protest camp in preparation for police intervention.» Read More
"A sense of calm with an undercurrent of mild panic," is how one Bahraini described the scene at Bahrain International Airport Thursday morning,after the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) cleared the country's Pearl Roundabout area of anti-government protestors, killing at least three people.
Manama's central financial district and the iconic Pearl Roundabout were quiet Wednesday night, despite earlier calls from opposition groups who said they planned to regain their presence there.
From Liberia to South Africa to the island of Madagascar, Libya’s holdings are like a giant venture capital fund, geared to make friends and wi n influence in the poorest region in the world. The NYT reports.
The Bahrain military plans to secure the country's capital Tuesday night, clearing the Pearl Roundabout where protests have been held since mid-February, and securing government buildings, sources in the country told CNBC.
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The International Energy Agency says Libyan oil exports have "ground to a halt" because of the fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
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.