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  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 4 Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at the global philanthropy forum- 1500 GMT. CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt holds Monetary Policy Committee Meeting- 0100 GMT. BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.

  • Dubai counting on security, money, international links. Dubai is launching a drive to become one of the Arab world's top centres for art, design, film and fashion- areas that have traditionally been dominated by old Arab cities outside the Gulf. But Dubai has advantages which the old cities can find it hard to provide: security, cosmopolitan lifestyles and...

  • MILAN, April 10- Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena said on Friday it had overstepped regulatory limits with regards to its financial exposure to Japanese bank Nomura, in a surprise disclosure that could raise questions about whether the Italian lender's plans to raise capital and seek a buyer are on track. Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third largest...

  • Bad to worse: ISIS brings fight to Syrian capital Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 3:07 PM ET
    Syrian opposition forces use tunnels as shelter from air attacks in Damascus, Syria, April 5, 2015.

    The arrival of ISIS in Syria's capital threatens Syria's government and brings the group closer to some of the region's last stable countries.

  • SANAA, April 7- Warplanes from a Saudi-led air coalition on Tuesday bombed a military base in central Yemen controlled by Houthi fighters and their army allies, and a website of the Houthi-run defence ministry said two students were killed at a neighbouring school. Military sources said five bombs were dropped on the Republican Guard base near the city of Ibb,...

  • ADEN, April 6- Southern Yemeni militias backed by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked Houthi fighters across several provinces in south Yemen on Monday, driving the Shi'ite rebel forces from some of their positions, witnesses and militia sources said. The fighting has killed hundreds of people, cut off water and electricity supplies and led the...

  • Relief from outside appeared distant as the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters that it had yet to arrange a flight to deliver 48 tons of medical supplies despite gaining Saudi approval for the aid on Saturday night. The International Committee of the Red Cross, which for days blamed the Saudi-led coalition for delays, told Reuters on Monday...

  • Street fighting and heavy shelling has for several days torn through the city, the last bastion of support for Saudi-backed president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Relief from outside appeared distant as the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters that it had yet to arrange a flight to deliver 48 tons of medical supplies despite gaining Saudi...

  • BEIJING, April 2- A Chinese Internet regulator on Thursday slammed as "unacceptable" a decision by Google Inc to no longer recognize its certificates of trust, a move which could deter Chrome browser users accessing sites approved by the authority. Last week CNNIC's certificates, which are used to ensure that the connection between an Internet user and a website...

  • CAIRO, March 31- The public tranche of Egyptian foodmaker Edita's secondary share issue on the Cairo bourse was 4.5 times oversubscribed, the company said in a statement on the stock exchange on Tuesday. The company launched a private institutional offering of shares on the Egyptian stock exchange and global depository receipts on the London Stock Exchange...

  • Syria taps world wheat market as stocks run down Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:44 AM ET

    *Syria draws on strategic wheat reserves for bread programme. ABU DHABI/ LONDON, March 30- Weeks after Syria said it had no need for wheat imports, the government plans to import 150,000 tonnes and has introduced ways to conserve grain stocks in signs of the growing strain on food supplies from conflict in the country. Before the war, Syria kept annual strategic...

  • What another war in the Middle East means Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:56 PM ET
    Yemen

    Americans "need to understand just how important a threat Yemen can be," says one analyst.

  • DUBAI, March 26- Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia and Gulf OPEC ally Kuwait will beef up security around their oil facilities, they said on Thursday, after they and other Arab allies began a military operation in Yemen. Oil prices rallied on Thursday after the air strikes in Yemen, on the borders of Saudi Arabia, sparking fears of a wider Middle East conflict that could...

  • Egypt, Saudi Arabia to lead Yemen ground operation: AP Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:16 PM ET
    Egypt, Saudi Arabia to lead Yemen ground operation: AP

    According to the Associated Press, there will now be ground troops moving into Yemen from Saudi Arabia. More insight, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera.

  • *Kuwait, Oman biggest losers after closing at peak of sell-offs. DUBAI, March 26- Most Middle East stock markets fell on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region launched air strikes against Yemen's Houthi militia, but they came well off their lows late in the day as the initial panic subsided. Yemen's slide toward civil war has made the country a...

  • Investing in Egypt: Is it a secure choice? Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Investing in Egypt: Is it a secure choice?

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble catches up with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and asks him about his views on where Egypt is heading. He adds that he's "pretty optimistic" about the country -- despite its challenges.

  • BP CEO: Egypt needs gas and power Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    BP CEO: Egypt needs gas and power

    CNBC talks to business leaders about their investment plans for Egypt and what the country needs to do right now. Bob Dudley, CEO of BP, says Egypt needs gas and power.

  • Egypt's future: More has to be done Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Egypt's future: More has to be done

    For Egypt to rebuild and thrive, more has to be done in the country. CNBC's Hadley Gamble talks to Ibrahim Mahlab, Egypt's Prime Minister, and asks him about the investment strategy for the country.

  • What the corporate world wants from Egypt Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    What the corporate world wants from Egypt

    With more to be done in Egypt, what does the corporate world think needs to happen next? Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, Partner at The Abraaj Group, says that the government has shown it has a strategy, now they need to execute it.

  • GENEVA, March 17- Nigeria and Ivory Coast are looking to emulate Senegal's successful move into the market for Islamic bonds, the head of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector told Reuters. Despite strong growth in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, Islamic finance has lagged in Africa, home to a quarter of the world's Muslims,...