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  • Clashes in Egypt, but investors remain upbeat Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 8:02 AM ET
    Supporters of Mohammed Morsi gather in Cairo

    Scuffles broke out in Cairo on Tuesday as supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed with security forces.

  • 'Questionable' spending in Afghanistan     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    A new report uncovers almost $2 billion in "questionable" spending on projects in Afghanistan. John Sopko, Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, shares his findings. CNBC's Jane Wells weighs in.

  • 'We fight on': NSA spying foe says after vote loss Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
    Rep. Justin Amash

    Furious lobbying and last-minute pleas to lawmakers ensured victory for the Obama administration as the House voted 217-205 to spare the NSA program.

  • Tallying up the waste in Afghanistan rebuilding Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:27 AM ET
    The Rosoboronexport Mi-17 helicopter.

    The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has flagged several expensive failures, including an unwanted $34 million command headquarters.

  • Ace Is the Place With the Afghan Hardware Man Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    An Ace Hardware store under construction in Afghanistan.

    Ace Hardware has become the first U.S. business to announce a partnership to open a franchise in the war-torn country. It means more than a mere business opportunity.

  • Egypt's Stock Market Soars Despite Army Ultimatum Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 12:48 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters chant during a demonstration in Tahrir Square as part of the 'Tamarod' campaign in Cairo, Egypt.

    Egypt's stock market surged on Tuesday, despite the ongoing political crisis.

  • Egypt Protests Set for Showdown, Violence Feared Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 11:13 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt.

    Mass demonstrations across Egypt on Sunday may determine its future, two and half years after people power toppled a dictator they called Pharaoh and ushered in a democracy crippled by bitter divisions.

  • Egypt Violence Builds, American Among Dead Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    Two people were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president.

  • Pentagon to Ask US Congress for Break From 'Sequester' Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:27 AM ET
    The Pentagon

    The Pentagon is preparing to ask Congress soon for more authority to shift funds to cope with automatic spending cuts, confronting lawmakers with another exception to the "sequester."

  • Kyrgyzstan Fights Over Gold at Top of the World Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:19 AM ET

    Nationalists in Kyrgyzstan are threatening to return to the streets to topple another government unless it expropriates the Kumtor goldmine, a treasure they say was sold off too cheaply to foreigners.

  • Afghans Warned: The Taxman Is Coming After You Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:27 AM ET

    Afghanistan's tax to GDP ratio today stands above 11 percent - ahead of neighboring Pakistan's dismal 9 percent.

  • Obama Presses Congress for Deal to End Cuts Saturday, 2 Mar 2013 | 6:15 AM ET
    U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, Barack Obama pressed Congress to work with him on a compromise to halt a fiscal crisis he said was starting to "inflict pain" on communities.

  • Obama to Call Half of Troops' Return From Afghanistan Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    US Army in Afghanistan

    President Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan within a year.

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy: New Battles Ahead for Obama Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:42 AM ET

    Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.

  • Most Expensive Military Programs Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:31 PM ET

    Read ahead to see the most expensive U.S. military programs currently under way.

  • New Plan For Afghanistan?     Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 7:42 PM ET

    Are Afghans perfectly capable of defending themselves like the President says they are? Bing West, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, weighs in. "President Obama has an uphill climb ahead of him if he going to get back to a position of power in the Israel-Arab dynamic," he says.

  • Petraeus Scandal Widens     Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    A top U.S. general in Afghanistan is now under investigation, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence, and Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute, also discuss cyber security.

  • Nov 2- The health of the U.S. economy has been central to the campaign for the White House, with both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney seeking to convince voters they have a plan to usher in faster growth and job creation.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The long, bumpy road to America's ``fiscal cliff'' has been traced over many years by Congress and successive U.S. presidents. Now, crucial deadlines loom at year-end on major budget and tax issues, a convergence of problems Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke dubbed a ``fiscal cliff.'' Will lawmakers rise to the challenge?

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 1- CACI International Inc's shares surged more than 7 percent on Thursday after the U.S. government contractor said it expects to continue to grow in its current fiscal year despite the challenging U.S. budget environment.