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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— The uber-trendy Seoul neighborhood made famous by the "Gangnam Style" K-pop hit is known for status-conscious people, plastic surgery clinics and Ivy League prep schools. As one of the most wired places on earth, Seoul has been a crucible for several startup scenes. The government is even aiming to make a town south of Seoul a Korean Silicon...

  • 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.

  • Iran: Fall in oil prices is 'treachery' Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    TEHRAN, Iran— Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the sharp fall in global oil prices is the result of "treachery," in an apparent reference to regional rival Saudi Arabia, which opposed production cuts. Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran are longtime rivals that are fiercely divided over the civil war in Syria, where Iran and Russia support...

  • 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.

  • Chinese man in Iran export case held without bail Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    BOSTON— A Chinese man accused of conspiring to export to Iran devices that can be used in nuclear production was held without bail after making an initial court appearance on Monday. A 2013 indictment accuses Cheng of establishing shell companies in China to receive pressure-measuring sensors known as pressure transducers from the Shanghai subsidiary of...

  • 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.

  • Iran's president criticizes growing corruption Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    TEHRAN, Iran— Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized growing corruption in the Islamic Republic in unusually blunt terms Monday, saying bribes once paid secretly are now being disbursed flagrantly in the open. Iran is in the middle of a plan to decentralize and privatize its economy following its 1979 Islamic Revolution. Later on Monday, Intelligence...

  • Proposed Iran federal budget reduces oil reliance Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 3:41 AM ET

    TEHRAN, Iran— Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has presented parliament a draft budget that would reduce the government's reliance on oil revenues. The $72 billion budget, unveiled Sunday, is about 6 percent more than the previous year's budget of $68 billion. Iran also separately budgets some $182 billion for hundreds of government banks and companies.

  • 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.