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  • Congress needs a 'Hail Mary' plan: Friedman     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, weighs in on the strength of the U.S. economy. I believe a huge stimulus would be if both parties got together and did some kind of grand bargain, Friedman says.

  • Are we seeing a 'frightened' China?: Friedman     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, takes a look at global risks and weighs in on China. China is always going to be the big enchilada, says Friedman.

  • CNBC's Hadley Gamble interviews Yair Lapid     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 5:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble recaps her interview with Yair Lapid, Israel's finance minister, who discussed the impact U.S. tapering could have on the country, the state of the country's economy and Iran.

  • Yair Lapid, Israel's finance minister, says the Israeli economy has recovered and is "fixed".

  • Yair Lapid, Israel's finance minister, downplays the dispute between the U.S. and Israel over the Iran nuclear deal saying that it's "okay to have disputes within the family".

  • Iran deal alienate Israel?     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    Amb. Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York, discusses the U.S deal with Iran over nuclear weapons.

  • Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura says that as long as negotiations are taking place, the risk of Israeli military intervention is low.

  • Arab Spring 2.0: Instagram sparks women start-ups Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Change is in the air: demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square

    Thanks to social media women all over the Middle East are finding ways to help one another start businesses. It's a movement that is about more than economics.

  • Emerging entrepreneurial hot spots Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 6:39 AM ET
    Iman Fadaei, Kevin Ackermann and Marten Wetterberg of Aha Design

    Entrepreneurial activity is bubbling up around the globe—from Africa to South America—as more governments look for avenues of economic growth.

  • Kerry: Iran nuclear talks 'important gaps' Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press upon his arrival in Geneva on November 8, 2013.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday important gaps needed to be bridged in high-stakes talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear program.

  • Emerging markets: where to invest     Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Bartosz Pawlowski, global head of EM strategy at BNP Paribas, lists his top emerging markets picks, including Poland, Israel and South Korea, as they are best primed to benefit from a European and U.S.recovery.

  • Al-Masri: Our biggest handicap is occupation     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview from his home in the West Bank, Palestinian billionaire Munib al-Masri tells CNBC about his push for mideast peace.

  • Al-Masri: Capital is very cowardly     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    As Chairman of the Palestinian Development and Investment Company, Munib al-Masri is responsible for about 25% of the Palestinian economy. In this exclusive interview with CNBC, al-Masri talks about the opportunities to invest in the Palestine Exchange.

  • Al-Masri: Time is not on our side     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    A friend and confidante to Yasser Arafat, Munib al-Masri is no stranger to the corridors of power. In this exclusive interview with CNBC, al-Masri talks about the political problem facing Palestinians.

  • Pres. Obama's UN address focuses on Middle East     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    President Obama addresses the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. In his speech he calls for world leaders to stand up to Syrian President Assad over his use of chemical weapons through diplomatic measure. But the President also counters that the U.S. is "prepared to us all elements of our power, including military force" to secure our core interest in the region.

  • Fund manager Citron tries his hand in Israeli tech Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 2:43 PM ET

    KEC Holdings managing partner Jeffrey Citron says Israel is the next big country in tech. He's leading his firm to invest in start-ups there.

  • Will US go it alone in Syria?     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin has the latest details on the unrest in Syria. And Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the likelihood of a U.S. military strike on Syria now that the United Kingdom has signaled it will not intervene.

  • What's the next move for US in Syria?     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    As the U.S. debates whether or not to take military action against Syria, questions are rising about Israel's involvement, reports NBC's Atia Abawi with the latest details from Tel Aviv.

  • Flash crash: Israel stocks hit by typo Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 5:14 AM ET
    A trader works at the Israeli stock exchange.

    A typing error by a clerk at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) caused one of Israel's largest investment firms to lose nearly 100 percent of its market value on Sunday.

  • US getting tough on Egypt's army? Don't bet on it Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Egyptian army soldiers block Salah Salem highway to prevent supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi from crossing during their demonstration in Cairo.

    The United States is unlikely to make significant cuts in assistance to Egypt, despite calls from Congress to do so and a Cabinet-level meeting this week.