Residents of besieged Gaddafi town given two days to go

Libyan transitional forces besieging a bastion of forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi on Tuesday gave residents two days to leave before a threatened onslaught, and fears rose for the fate of civilians trapped in the last redoubts of the fallen strongman.

'Eid Mubarak' Wishes Heard Around the Globe

Muslims around the world are wishing each other an Eid Mubarak, or blessed festival. In cities across the globe, Muslim devotees gathered in and around mosques, giving thanks to Allah for helping them through the preceding month.

Pakistan Court Orders Seizure of Musharraf's Property

A Pakistani court ordered the confiscation of exiled former president Pervez Musharraf's property and the freezing of his Pakistan bank accounts over accusations that he failed to provide security for assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a lawyer said on Sunday.

Guinea, China in talks over bauxite mine, refinery

Guinea is in advanced talks with state-owned China Power Investment to develop a bauxite mine and build an alumina refinery, deep water port and a power plant in the West African state, Guinean government sources said.

Circumstance more than just Iranian lesbian film

While many will probably refer to Circumstance in shorthand as the Iranian lesbian movie, part of what makes the film so powerful is its portrayal of modern-day Iran as a country so oppressive that you don't even have to be a lesbian to suffer there.


Dubai's New Rules

Are U.A.E. Car Dealers Waging War on Banks?

Car dealers in the United Arab Emirates are trying to get around strict new regulations created by the Gulf nation’s Central Bank that require car buyers to put 20 percent down on every purchase.
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Gold Price Just $2 Shy of Record High $1,900

The price of gold early Monday came within $2 of a record high $1,900 per ounce before settling back to 1.2 percent gain over Friday's closing price as a host of global economic worries drove investors into the security of the world's oldest form of money.
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Gold Near Record High $1,900

Gold prices rallied toward $1,900 an ounce on Monday as concerns over the global economic outlook fueled interest in the precious metal as a haven from risk and due to talk that weak U.S. growth could spark a further round of monetary easing.