• CNBC Update: Iran negotiations & Ukraine  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 11:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on Iranian nuclear negotiations and a rise in the number of auto loans.

  • President Barack Obama called for "swift work" by Beijing to narrow their differences on cyber issues, the White House said, as the two sides start planning for Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington in September. The White House added: "The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to coordinate closely on security challenges, including by jointly...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- President Barack Obama in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for "swift work" to narrow the countries' differences on cyber issues, the White House said. The White House added that "The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to coordinate closely on security challenges, including by jointly encouraging Iran to...

  • ANKARA/ NEW YORK, Feb 7- Iran's foreign minister has warned the United States that failure to agree a nuclear deal would likely herald the political demise of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian officials said, raising the stakes as the decade-old stand-off nears its end-game. Secretary of State John Kerry at several meetings in recent weeks,...

  • Cartoon contest denying Holocaust launched in Iran Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    A view of the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland, January 19, 2015.

    An Iranian group launched a $12,000-prize cartoon contest for cartoons denying the Holocaust happened, NBC News reports.

  • Oil volatility hits industry as ‘price war’ weighs Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 6:59 AM ET
    A floor hand for Raven Drilling works on an oil rig, drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    The rollercoaster ride in oil prices continued on Thursday, after the market tumbled on news that U.S. inventories were at a near-80 year high.

  • What the US needs to do to defeat ISIS Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    Members of the Iraqi Kurdish forces stand at the Khubbaz oil field, some 25 km west of the northern city of Kirkuk, as smoke billows in the background on February 2, 2015, a fews days after Peshmerga forces and police retook the area from Islamic State (IS) group.

    If the US is serious about defeating ISIS, it needs to arm the Kurds—or this is going to wind up in US boots on the ground, says David Phillips.

  • Dead prosecutor wanted to charge Argentine prez Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 2:22 PM ET
    Argentine President Cristina Kirchner

    Alberto Nisman drafted a warrant for the arrest of Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. The New York Times reports.

  • Iranian fuel oil exports trade skirts sanctions Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 11:34 AM ET

    DUBAI, Feb 3- Iran is sidestepping Western sanctions and managing to sell hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fuel oil every month through companies based in the U.S.-allied United Arab Emirates, trading sources told Reuters. But Tehran has been using innovative methods to circumvent the restrictions, several Middle East- based trading sources said.

  • *Iran circulates draft contracts to foreign firms- sources. ANKARA/ LONDON, Feb 2- Iran is sweetening the terms it offers on oil development contracts to draw the interest of foreign investors deterred by sanctions and low crude prices, as its pragmatic president seeks to deliver on his promise of economic recovery. Such deals would involve helping Iran revive...

  • *Asia buyers raise Iran imports to 1.12 mln bpd in 2014. Imports by Iran's four biggest buyers- China, India, Japan and South Korea- averaged 1.12 million barrels per day in 2014, government and tanker-tracking data showed, the highest since the region took more than 1.5 million bpd in 2011. Soaring imports last year by China and India after the partial easing of...

  • McCain: Obama delusional on possible Iran deal Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:28 AM ET
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talks to reporters after a closed door briefing June 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Returning from Saudi Arabia, Sen. John McCain tells CNBC he's most concerned about the threat posed by Iran.

  • President Barack Obama met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah and bolster a relationship that now stretches well beyond oil interests to security cooperation across the volatile Gulf Arab region. Saudi Arabia, the Middle East's top Sunni power, has been anxious over the possibility that the talks would lead to...

  • Why the chaos in Yemen matters to investors Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Houthi rebel fighters patrol a road in Sanaa January 23, 2015.

    The political turmoil in Yemen may seem a peripheral issue, but it has global and regional implications spanning energy and security.

  • A turning point in the war against ISIS Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    A Kurdish man holds up a weapon as he tours with others the streets of Ras al-Ain in celebration, after it was reported that Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani, January 26, 2015.

    The liberation of this Syrian city marks a turning point in the war against ISIS, says David Phillips.


  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 26- President Cristina Fernandez plans to disband Argentina's intelligence agency amid suspicions that rogue agents were behind the mysterious death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center. In her first televised address since Alberto Nisman was found dead with a single bullet to the head,...

  • An ETF for folks who want to invest in...Iran Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    A trader speaks with a stock market official beneath the electronic board at the Tehran Stock Exchange, Sept. 15, 2010.

    Investment firm Turquoise Partners has created an exchange-traded fund tracking Iran's biggest companies.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 23- Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. He had been scheduled to appear before Congress on Monday to answer questions about his allegation that President Cristina Fernandez...

  • Alwaleed: No more $100 oil, but we won't blink Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed also tells CNBC that Saudi Arabia and OPEC will not blink.