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  • Egyptian pro-democracy university students stage anti-coup protest rally near Alexandria University in Alexandria, Dec 18, 2013.

    Egypt will be able to return to democracy and stability, Mohammed Elnawawy, the CEO of the Egypt Telecom has told CNBC.

  • Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood party is increasingly isolated and "in a corner," the country's interim Prime Minister said.

  • The most corrupt country     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports how the United States ranks in Transparency International's survey on the least and most publicly corrupt countries.

  • Israeli anger at US is a 'family dispute' Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    Israel's relationship with the U.S. is a "strategic asset," Israel's finance minister said, as he sought to tone disputes over Iran's nuclear deal.

  • Iran’s economy set for post-nuclear deal boost Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 5:44 AM ET
    Iranian President Hasan Rouhani.

    Iran’s economic troubles may have been what finally brought it back to talks which ended in a breakthrough nuclear deal with six other world powers.

  • IPO market: Back with a bang or heading for blowout? Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Cheer has returned to London’s initial public offering (IPO) market, but investors may want to watch out for froth as they crack open the champagne.

  • Syria’s oil supply decimated as demand grows: OPEC Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    The conflict in Syria has more than halved the amount of oil the country can supply, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said on Tuesday.

  • Six in 10 Americans say 'no' to Syria strike: Poll Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    President Obama on Tuesday night will address a nation solidly opposed to using military force against Syria, according to a new poll.

  • Kerry: Syria can still avoid a military strike Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    William Hague greets John Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry says in London that Syria could prevent a U.S.-led military strike by handing over all chemical weapons.

  • Lion in the backseat: Kuwait police face odd task Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 6:47 AM ET

    Kuwait City faced a slightly unusual challenge over the weekend, after a lion was caught roaming around the upmarket area of Bayan.

  • A car carrying United Nations inspectors was shot at "multiple times" by snipers on Monday as it headed to the scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack, the UN said. NBC News reports.

  • Obama weighs up options after Syria gas attack Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    U.S. military and national security advisers huddled with President Barack Obama at the White House on Saturday to consider options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government this week.

  • Egypt to use Gulf billions to spur economy Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 1:25 AM ET
    Plumes of smoke rise from a damaged petrol station during a violent crackdown by Egyptian security forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013, in Cairo.

    Egypt plans to use billions of dollars in aid pledged by Gulf Arab states to spur the economy through new investments, Finance Minister Ahmed Galal said on Tuesday.

  • Egypt on the edge as violence escalates Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    As tensions in Egypt continue to rise NBC's chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, looks at the events of the past 24 hours and speaks to people on the ground.

  • Death toll mounts in Egypt as 'civil war looms' Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    The death toll rises from violent clashes in Egypt between the armed forces and supporters of the deposed president Mohammed Morsi, leading some to warn the country risks sliding into civil war.

  • 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.