Hezbollah Issues Fatwa Against 'Innocence Of Muslims' Makers
September 18 2012 1:53 PM
The leader of Lebanon's militant Islamist political party Hezbollah has issued a proclamation calling for the death of the producers of the highly controversial film, Innocence of Muslims, which has sparked outrage, protests and violent attacks throughout the Islamic world.
- Arab Spring and Oil Prices
September 18 2012 10:05 AM
Crude oil prices hit a four-month high this week on the back of rising tensions in the Middle East and North Africa and the unfortunate murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya. Added impetus on the upside was given to oil by the announcement of more money printing (QE3) by the Federal Reserve which said it would launch an open-ended commitment to purchase $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities monthly.
- The Phil Flynn Energy Report
September 18 2012 8:25 AM
What do you get when you cross and options expiration Rosh Hashanah? The answer is a $3 dollar price drop in oil market in one minute. While oil's big surprise move was made on light holiday volume and during the last hour of options expiration just looking at the charts it is possible that the move could be what could be a technical game changer. Is it possible that the fundamentals for oil might be turning bearish?
Protests Over Anti-Islamic Movie Spreading In Asia; Indonesia Sees Violence
September 18 2012 7:37 AM
Protests in Indonesia over an alleged anti-Muslim movie made in the U.S. continued for the second day Tuesday, a day after demonstrations outside the U.S. Embassy turned violent, even as Google censored the video in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation to comply with the local law.
Pakistan Shuts Down YouTube To Block Access To 'Innocence Of Muslims' Film
September 17 2012 2:27 PM
Pakistan has ordered the shutdown of the video-sharing website YouTube in order to prevent any further violence related to the anti-Islamic film ?Innocence of Muslims.?
New Baby Panda Born At National Zoo After 5 False Alarms
September 17 2012 12:20 PM
Proud panda mother Mei Xiang has shown similar signs of pregnancy five times since 2007, all of which turned out to be false alarms. But on Sunday night, she delivered.
Anti-'Innocence of Muslim' Protests Expand, Suspected Filmmaker Nakoula Taken In For Questioning
September 17 2012 11:46 AM
The man suspected to be Sam Bacile, the director behind the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims," Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was taken in for questioning on Saturday by the L.A. police. Meanwhile, protests in Afghanistan and Jakarta turned violent, and Al-Qaeda called last week's bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens a "great event."
Afghan Protest Over Anti-Muslim Film Turns Violent
September 17 2012 6:32 AM
Hundreds of demonstrators attacked the security personnel and burned cars early Monday during protests in the Afghan capital against an anti-Islamic film that has been creating ripples in the Middle East, North Africa and some parts of Asia.
- Brent crude up for eighth day near $117; economic risks may cap rise
September 17 2012 4:31 AM
Brent crude rose for the eighth consecutive session on Monday to just below $117 a barrel, though prices stayed under a four-month peak hit on Friday on worries that high oil prices could hamper efforts to boost a struggling world economy. Oil has been boosted by the U.S. Federal Reserve's aggressive moves last week to stimulate the world's biggest economy, but Brent crude's rally of about a third since late June could backfire by undermining demand in a fragile economy. "The current...
- Libya - Doomed from Day One
September 17 2012 4:02 AM
People often ask me why the West doesn't attempt a Libya-style intervention in Syria. After all, things are going so well in Libya. Oil production is up. But oil production is merely a mirage, as is security in Libya, which was doomed from the day one PG (post-Gaddafi) because of the way it was "liberated". Last Wednesday, US envoy to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed along with three other American diplomats in a rocket attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
US, Libya Officials Offer Differing Accounts Of Deadly Benghazi Attack
September 16 2012 4:39 PM
The U.S. says there is no evidence at this point to indicate the attack on the American consulate was premeditated, but Libya suggests it was plotted by foreign extremists.
- Weekly Fundamentals - Precious Metals to Benefit Most from QE3
September 15 2012 4:25 PM
Financial markets rallied last week as mainly driven by the Fed's announcement of QE3. While commodities had benefited the most among the asset classes in QE1 and QE2, we think the positive impacts this time would reduce due to higher price levels now compared with a few years ago, less supportive macroeconomic outlook and deteriorating impacts that quantitative easing would have on the economy and asset prices. Among the commodities under our coverage, we believe precious metals would get th...
Al Qaeda In Yemen Asks Western Muslims To Get More Involved In Attacks; Says More US Diplomats Should Be Killed Over 'Innocence of Muslims'
September 15 2012 7:23 AM
The Yemen wing of al Qaeda has asked Muslims to kill more U.S. diplomats in Islamic countries, terming the anti-Islam film made in the U.S. as a another chapter in the "crusader wars" against Islam, stated a Reuters report citing a posting on an al Qaeda website.
Google Rejects White House Request To Remove ?Innocence Of Muslims? Clip
September 15 2012 2:49 AM
Google Friday refused to comply with the White House request to reconsider its decision to not remove an anti-Islam film from YouTube, Reuters reported.
Lebanon Protesters Destroy Kentucky Fried Chicken And Hardee's Over 'Muslim Innocence' Film [PHOTOS]
September 14 2012 6:22 PM
In the wake of anti-American demonstrations over the incendiary film "Muslim Innocence," protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon, have taken to attacking not an American consulate, but an American fast-food restaurant. Rioters were seen burning down a combination Hardee's and Kentucky Fried Chicken there.
Pope Benedict Visits Lebanon As Protests Spread Over 'Innocence If Muslims' Movie
September 14 2012 4:41 PM
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon Friday amid heightened tensions in the Muslim and Arab world as protests spread, some violent, in response to an anti-Islam movie produced in the U.S. The pope's three-day visit is focused on expressing support for Christians throughout the region who increasingly feel threatened amidst the rising influence of Islamists following the Arab Spring.
Photos After A Week Of Anti-American Protests At Embassies In Yemen, Cairo, Sudan And Libya
September 14 2012 3:54 PM
Protests in response at least in part to an anti-Islam film produced in the United States are continuing to pop up at embassies across the world on Friday.
More Voters Say Democrats Are Tough On Terrorism: Poll
September 14 2012 1:53 PM
The poll, conducted a week before the wave of attacks on U.S. consulates in the Middle East, found voters believe Democrats are just as formidable as Republicans when it comes to protecting the U.S. from terrorism.
White House Works To Control Crisis Abroad, As Anti-'Innocence of Muslims' Protests Spread
September 14 2012 12:43 PM
The United States is working to shore up security at diplomatic sites abroad, as protests responding to an incendiary film, entitled "Innocence of Muslims," spread across the Middle East, an Obama spokesperson said on Friday.
Anti-"Innocence of Muslim" Protests Persist In Muslim World; Filmmaker "Sam Bacile" Now In Hiding
September 14 2012 11:54 AM
Two days after the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, anti-"Innocence of Muslim" protests continue in Cairo, Yemen, Sudan, and other parts of the Muslim world, as world leaders appeal for calm.