The Times appears to be the target of another hacking by the Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-Assad group. But the news organization has created an alternate site where its stories can be seen.
Tensions over a possible U.S.-led military strike against Syria are driving up the U.S. dollar, often seen as a safe-haven for investors. Meanwhile, other currencies around the globe are suffering -- especially India's rupee. A perfect storm of economic factors, including rising U.S. interest rates that make the dollar more attractive to investors and an underlying weakness in India's economy, are leading to India's worst economic crisis in two decades.
The rupee fell below 68 to the dollar on Wednesday, a drop of 3.4 percent. Some analysts predict the rupee could go as low as 75 to the dollar.
"Every morning, Indian businessmen get up and try to predict how much lower the rupee is going to fall," says Rahul Tandon of the BBC, on the street in Calcutta. "Hour after hour, foreign investors are moving their money out of the world's largest democracy."
The Security Council will be asked to approve the use of "necessary measures to protect civilians." The language is aimed at getting the council's OK for strikes on regime targets in Syria. The U.S., U.K. and others want to send Assad a message: That using chemical weapons is unacceptable.