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  • Brent crude oil has slid nearly 60 percent since June on ample global supplies and OPEC's decision to keep its production ceiling unchanged. OPEC's largest producer, Saudi Arabia in November refused to cut its output to arrest the price slide and decided instead to focus on market share. Falih said the imbalance in the oil market had nothing to do with Saudi...

  • 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.

  • Yemen: A 'painful headache'?  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    Crispin Hawes, managing director at Teneo Intelligence talks about the tensions that have been rising in Yemen, saying that this will be a "painful headache" for the new Saudi Arabian king.

  • King’s death won’t thwart Saudi women’s rights Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Saudi women leave mall in Riyadh before taking taxi as elsewhere a grassroots campaign planned to call for an end to the driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia.

    King Abudullah blazed the trail for women in Saudi Arabia and his death won't be a setback for women's rights, says this real-estate investor.

  • Saudi succession hints at shift in foreign role Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (C), Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, takes part in the funeral of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh January 23, 2015.

    Prince Mohammed embodies Saudi Arabia's shift to a more assertive foreign policy, propping up allies and dismantling foes.

  • The new shale frontier?  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    As top U.S. officials head to Saudi Arabia, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on Saudi Aramco and whether Saudi Arabia will be the "new frontier in shale production."

  • Obama to visit Saudi Arabia: Reset of relations?  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:45 AM ET

    U.S. President Barack Obama is leading a delegation of top officials to pay tribute to the late Saudi Arabia King Abdullah. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on the political implications.

  • President Obama to visit Saudi Arabia  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports President Obama will likely discuss terrorism when he travels to Riyadh on Tuesday.

  • Saudi Arabia's markets reopen  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:20 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia's stock market has reopened after the recent passing of King Abdullah. Hadley Gamble reports the latest.

  • Obama heads to Saudi Arabia to meet new king  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    U.S. president Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet the nation's new king. Originally, vice president Joe Biden was to have made the trip. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • How will stock markets react to Saudi succession?  Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 5:37 PM ET

    The Saudi stock market reopens on Monday, after being shut since last Friday following the death of King Abdullah. CNBC's Hadley Gamble has more from Riyadh.

  • Saudi exchange closed after death of King Abdullah Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 5:25 AM ET
    Vehicle light trails pass the Kingdom Tower on King Fahad Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    The securities exchanges of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain are closed on Sunday because of the death of Saudi King Abdullah.

  • Obama heads to Saudi Arabia to meet new king Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 6:38 AM ET
    King Salman

    U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday.

  • Oil after Abdullah  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

    Kent Moors, Energy Advantage editor, discusses how the death of Saudi Arabia King Abdullah will impact the price of oil.

  • It's downhill for US after Saudi king dies: Experts Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    The Saudis ultimately want higher oil prices, Again Capital partner John Kilduff tells CNBC after the death of King Abdullah.

  • Big changes in Saudi Arabia  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:13 PM ET

    Amb. Ed Walker, Middle East Institute, provides perspective into the health of Saudi Arabia's new king.

  • New Saudi rule a bigger deal than you think  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    Discussing stability in the Saudi oil market and the future price of oil, with price Helima Croft, RBC Capital Markets chief commodities strategist.

  • 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.

  • *Saudi-led OPEC focus set to stay on retaining market share. LONDON, Jan 23- Brent crude oil rose on Friday after the death of Saudi Arabia's king added to uncertainty in oil markets, although the new ruler indicated immediately there would be no policy change. Brent crude rose to a high of $49.80, up $1.28 a barrel, before easing to around $49.20 by 1515 GMT.