Officials believe as many as 15 gunmen armed with rocket launchers have attacked a supply convoy and destroyed at least 27 tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan. The attacks, which occurred in the southern Sindh providence of Pakistan, may be a response to Thursday's cross-border NATO airstrike into Pakistan.
The government of President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdellah came to an end Wednesday in the West African state of Mauritania, as military officers arrested both Abdellah and the prime minister in a coup against a government denounced for its "corruption and ineptitude in handling rising food prices and oil revenues." Sound familiar at all?
While environmentalists and opponents of foreign oil may have found common cause in the use of biofuels, a new, confidential World Bank report estimates that the recent increase in plant-based fuel production has actually contributed to a 75 percent rise in global food prices, sparking riots across the world and pushing millions beneath the poverty line.
If you plan on speeding through Holly Springs, Ga., be warned: The police chief there has decided to start charging the pulled-over a fuel surcharge. Cop houses around the country are struggling with the high cost of gas. The chief in Holly Springs said he got the idea from businesses, such as airlines, that pass their troubles on to the consumer.
Boeing has friends in high places, as evidenced by the congressional Government Accountability Office siding Wednesday with the US aviation giant in a protest against a multibillion-dollar refueling tanker contract that was awarded earlier this year to a U-Europe team .
As airlines around the globe struggle to navigate through tough times for the industry, Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. have come up with their own possible solution. By Tuesday, the two companies had reached an agreement to join forces and create Delta, the world's biggest airline.
Looks like war isn't hell for everyone, at least not for some employees of KBR, a company that contracts with the U.S. government. KBR, once a Halliburton subsidiary, allegedly put its workers in larger than warranted living spaces and served meals that cost more than necessary under a government contract, The Washington Post reported.
Four men, including a former cabinet minister from Guyana, have been arrested for plotting to bomb the jet fuel pipeline at New York's John F. Kennedy airport. They never got beyond the planning and research stage, but the FBI was able to gather fairly incriminating evidence. Once again, investigation and police work have managed to thwart terrorism where stealth bombers and tanks have failed.