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  • *Asia's Jan-Nov imports from Iran at 1.11 mln bpd, up 19.5 pct. But overseas purchases by Asia, which is home to the top four buyers of Iranian oil, could be hit by the uncertainty over when Tehran and world powers would be able to settle a 12- year dispute over Iran's nuclear ambitions, industry sources said. Iran and the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and...

  • DUBAI, Dec 22- A big oil price slide will hurt Iran's attempts to rescue battered living standards, but economic pain is unlikely to soften its stance in nuclear talks or end aid to allies such as Syria, matters seen by its ruling clerics as strategic priorities. Economic misery due to sanctions and mismanagement has been a reality for years, and while social...

  • What needs to happen next in Iraq Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:27 PM ET
    Peshmerga fighters departed from the Zommar district arrive in the Sinun town of Sinjar district of Mosul, to fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, in Iraq on December 19, 2014.

    The next thing that needs to happen in Iraq is liberating Mosul, says David Phillips. Here's now local leaders envsion it.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Dec 18- Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12- year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain said on Thursday. The remarks, at the United Nations, came just after the completion of another inconclusive round of negotiations in Geneva...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Dec 18- Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12- year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain said on Thursday. The remarks at the United Nations came just after the completion of another inconclusive round of negotiations in Geneva...

  • US and Iran could become, well, BFFs...really Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Robotic arms weld car bodies at the automated Khodro auto plant in Tehran, Iran, Dec. 9, 2013.

    Some observers say a less acrimonious future between the United States and Iran makes economic sense.

  • Three possible outcomes for Iran Nuclear Talks  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    A number of variables could influence the way the latest round of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program shape up, Ian Bremmer told CNBC.

  • Iraq's Kurdistan says to deepen ties with Iran Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 17- Iraqi Kurdistan plans to strengthen its relationship with Iran, the prime minister of the semi-autonomous region said on Wednesday in an acknowledgement of the deepening ties between Arbil and Tehran. Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said in a statement a new oil deal between Arbil and Baghdad would not impact the Kurdistan Regional...

  • Iran hackers may target US energy, defense firms Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:58 PM ET

    The FBI has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions.

  • Cramer Remix: How you'll know when oil's bottomed Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:15 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is looking for some specific signals to spot the end of the slide.

  • Cramer's guide to ending oil's hemorrhage Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 6:42 PM ET
    Workers use machinery to move drill sections on the drilling floor of the oil derrick in the Salym Petroleum Development oil fields near the Bazhenov shale formation in Salym, Russia.

    What the heck is going on with oil? Jim Cramer can't take the slow death of oil anymore. He shares his guide to navigating this nasty commodity.

  • It asked businesses to contact the FBI if they believed they were victims of the campaign. Cylance Chief Executive Stuart McClure said the FBI warning suggested that the Iranian hacking campaign may have been larger than its own research revealed. The FBI's technical document said the hackers typically launch their attacks from two IP addresses that are in...

  • Cramer Remix: With oil going down, sell this asap Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    It’s a popular yield play, but the tables have turned due to low oil prices."Mad Money" host Jim Cramer thinks it needs to be sold immediately.

  • Can oil go below $43? This expert says no  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    While downward pressure will continue to weigh on oil in the near future, prices are unlikely to go below $43 a barrel, says Matt Smith, Commodity Analyst at Schneider Electric.

  • Cramer: Joy of consumers vs pain of producers Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:12 PM ET
    A customer refuels his vehicle at a U-gas station in Miami, Dec. 8, 2014.

    Jim Cramer saw that though there was plenty of good news on Wednesday, the agony of the oil producers overshadowed it.

  • FACTBOX-Analysts' reactions on OPEC decision Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    Dec 8- Oil analysts are taking stock of the recent OPEC meeting that decided against production cuts despite a huge oversupply in world markets. "We assume no material OPEC supply cuts and no unplanned supply disruptions take place during 2015.". "Regardless of what OPEC does, we believe the market will be looking for real supply response from non- OPEC producers.

  • Venezuela is 'desperately looking for funds' Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    A worker walks past a mural with a PDVSA logo at its gas station in Caracas, Venezuela, August 29, 2014.

    Days after OPEC decided not to give into Venezuela's plea to cut oil production, Caracas is on a cash-searching mission.

  • BAGHDAD, Dec 6- A senior Iranian official has confirmed his country carried out air strikes in neighbouring Iraq against Islamic State fighters at the request of Iraqi authorities, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported. It quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour as saying the strikes were not coordinated with the United States, which is also...

  • Report says Iran needs a nuclear deal—badly Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:25 PM ET
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, June 9, 2014.

    Iran could be headed for an economic catastrophe if it fails to reach a deal on its nuclear ambitions.

  • Cyberattacks on infrastructure on the rise Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:25 PM ET
    Customers use computers at an Internet cafe in Tehran, Iran.

    Most of the critical infrastructure around the world is woefully under-protected from cyberattacks, Greg Fitzgerald said.