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  • PENPIX-Who runs the militant group Islamic State? Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    BEIRUT, Oct 3- Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim militant group, has seized a third of Syria and large areas of Iraq and this year proclaimed a caliphate across the two countries in the heart of the Middle East. The group, which U.S-led forces are bombing in Iraq and Syria, is made up of thousands of fighters from both countries as well as foreign recruits from around the...

  • Ukraine won't join EU by 2020: Pro     Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says it is unlikely that Ukraine will be able to join the European Union by the 2020 timetable due to the continuing turmoil in the country.

  • Australia announces airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 12:35 AM ET
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

    Australian special forces troops will be deployed in Iraq to assist in the fight against Islamic State militants, PM Tony Abbott said on Friday.

  • Australia authorizes air strikes in Iraq     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 10:32 PM ET

    On Friday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that Australia will begin air strike missions against ISIS targets in Iraq.

  • As Kurds regain ground in Iraq, new challenges emerge Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    HASSAN SHAM, Iraq, Oct 2- The changing fortunes of war in northern Iraq are recorded in layers of graffiti daubed on the walls of villages overrun by Islamic State militants this summer, but since re-appropriated by Kurdish peshmerga forces. The Kurds scored a particularly important victory recently, driving Islamic State fighters from the strategic Rabia...

  • *OPEC output highest since November 2012- Reuters. LONDON, Sept 30- OPEC's oil supply jumped to its highest in almost two years in September, a Reuters survey found, due to further recovery in Libya and higher output from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf producers in the face of sub- $100 per barrel oil prices.

  • SHEKHAN, Iraq, Sept 30- For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq.

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 29- Hungarian oil group MOL is reasonably confident that its crude supplies from Russia will not be disrupted by the Ukraine conflict because its Russian partners are reputable companies, the head of its downstream business said.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The United States and Russia see Islamic State as a common enemy but are failing to overcome deep mutual distrust and agree on how to tackle the threat together, making any role for Moscow in the U.S.-led campaign unlikely, say U.S. officials.

  • Modi in America: India's top man goes on tour Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes out of a meeting room to receive his Bhutanese counterpart, Tshering Tobgay, before the start of their bilateral meeting in New Delhi.

    The Indian prime minister is being welcomed by corporate executives, Indian Americans and, most importantly, Barack Obama.

  • UK government to vote on air strikes in Iraq     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    The U.K. government is set to vote on whether the country should join the U.S. in its air strikes to tackle the Islamic State in Iraq. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight, says efforts to cut off financial funding for ISIS is a good strategy and should be followed by further global sanctions.

  • Is the US fight against ISIS working?     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence, highlights the problem in the U.S.' strategy against ISIS. He also discusses the effectiveness of air strikes in Syria.

  • Gartman: Don't be bearish on crude oil     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Discussing the strength of the oil complex and why oil demand is falling in the U.S., with Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter.

  • US & allies bomb oil refineries     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the U.S. and its allies are bombing oil refineries in Syria to cut of financing and fuel to ISIS.

  • NEW YORK/ BEIRUT, Sept 25- French fighter jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq on Thursday and the United States hit them in Syria, as a U.S.-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join.

  • French hostage beheaded by IS in Algeria     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the news that a French hostage has been beheaded by the Islamic State in Algeria and France's response to the situation.

  • Is Middle East intervention the same as 2003?     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses whether the airstrikes in the Middle East to tackle ISIS by the U.S. is the viewed in a similar way to the 2003 intervention in Iraq.

  • Is Obama's ISIS strategy flawed?     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    James Gelvin, Professor, History Department at UCLA, explains why he disagrees with the plan that the U.S. and its allies have taken to combat ISIS.

  • Obama's ISIS plan still unclear: Pro     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    Andrew Tabler, Senior Fellow, Program on Arab Politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discusses President Obama's address at the U.N. General Assembly.