Middle East

Offshore oil platforms are seen near Santa Barbara, CA - Jul 21, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images

New Jersey Environmentalists Keep Eyes On House Vote On Offshore Drilling

Those for lifting the moratorium say increasing oil supplies will help lower gas prices, but the Sierra Club’s Jeff Tittel says it’s not worth threatening beaches.

05/10/2011

Daniel Murphy holds a photo of his son Michael Murphy - Wading River, NY - May 3, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera / 1010 WINS)

Long Island Family Proud Of SEAL Team That Killed Osama Bin Laden

The father of a Long Island Navy Seal killed in action six years ago in Afghanistan said as soon as he heard the news of Osama bin Laden’s death he knew the Seals were behind the operation.

05/03/2011

Stamford, Conn. Shell station prices

$5 Gas Hits Connecticut; $6-Plus Predicted For Tri-State Very Soon

At first you might have thought your eyes were playing tricks on you, but they weren’t. Gas prices hit $4.99 for premium in Stamford on Wednesday.

04/20/2011

Virtual Passover Seder Table - virtualseder.com

Passover Seder Goes Virtual For A Good Cause

Virtualseder.com hopes to get people around the Passover table through social media. It allows users to host a Passover dinner for $36 a table.

04/06/2011

A car is filled with gasoline - File / Photo: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images

NJ Gasoline Prices Stabilize After Price Surges

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline on Friday was $3.39, the same as last week. But it’s still much higher than a year ago, when New Jersey motorists were paying $2.63.

03/19/2011

NJ Gasoline Prices Continue To Rise Sharply

Motorists continue to see sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline on Friday was $3.39, up nine cents from last week.

03/12/2011

Gas prices in the Tri-State continue to rise, leaving many drivers frustrated and worried that prices will be even higher by summer. (Credit: CBS 2)

Why Do Gas Prices Jump So High Seemingly Overnight?

It’s hard not to think you’re being gouged when you see the gas prices spike, and in some cases, you are. Aside from that, though, the buying and selling of gasoline is a complicated business based on anticipation as much as reality.

03/03/2011

A sign opposing President Hosni Mubarak is seen at a cafe on Steinway Street in Little Egypt - Queens, NY - Jan 31, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Columbia University Professor Breaks Down Egypt Crisis

The crisis in Egypt continues without signs of letting up until leadership changes, but what will that look like and what does its future hold?

02/05/2011

A sign opposing President Hosni Mubarak is seen at a cafe on Steinway Street in Little Egypt - Queens, NY - Jan 31, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

In Queens, Distaste For Egypt’s Mubarak, Hope For Future

“This Mubarak. He kill his people and Mubarak is like some animals. He love the blood,” said one man at a cafe on Steinway Street in Queens.

01/31/2011

Inspire (credit: CBS 2)

Magazine Offers Restaurant Attack Tips To Terrorists

The terror threat targeting restaurants comes in the October issue of a publication called Inspire. The magazine was obtained by an American intelligence group that tracks terrorists around the world.

10/12/2010

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad’s Speech Leads To U.S. Walkout

President Obama came to the U.N. to deliver a stern warning to Iranian President Ahmadinejad, who also had some choice words for the United States.

09/23/2010

(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, Pool)

Imam Rauf Returns To U.S. Following Middle East Tour

The imam who has become a public face of a proposed Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero has returned to the United States following a tour of the Middle East.

09/06/2010

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Recent Violence Won’t Derail Mideast Peace Talks

President Barack Obama is condemning fresh violence by the Palestinian terror group Hamas as a new round of peace talks gets underway in Washington.

09/01/2010

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