Bahrain's Shiite Muslim opposition on Wednesday demanded that the Saudi-led military force helping to put down protests leave the country immediately.
Libya's government warned on Wednesday that it would sue any international company that concluded energy deals with rebels who control some of the country's oil infrastructure, the state news agency reported.
The latest increases in oil prices imply several unfortunate consequences.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2019:]]By Frank Holmes, John Derrick and Tim Steinle
The Russian MICEX Index, which increased 22.5 percent in 2010, has jumped 15 percent so far in 2011, significantly outperforming many other markets.
China is the second-best performer of the BRICs, rising more than 5 percent, while India (down over 10 percent) and Brazil (down over 2 percent) have lagged. Overall, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index has dropped just over 1 percent.
Shocking new details emerged today of how American troops formed a 'death squad' to randomly murder Afghan civilians and mutilate their corpses.-Warning-Graphic
An eyewitness says security forces have fired tear gas on thousands of anti-government protesters in southern Syria.
U.S.-led military action in Libya has bolstered rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi's forces, but the international operation could continue for months, the Obama administration says.
The world is currently in the middle of historic change that will have as big an impact as the industrial revolution on feudal society, according to Don Tapscott, the co-author of "Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World."
Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates submitted his resignation Wednesday after parliament rejected his minority Socialist government's latest austerity measures.
Deep divisions between allied forces currently bombing Libya worsened today as the German military announced it was pulling forces out of NATO over continued disagreement on who will lead the campaign.