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  • BofA Boosts 2012 Oil Forecasts     Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    Discussing whether future oil price gains will prove unsustainable and create risks for the economy, with Francisco Blanch, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.

  • Obama New Conference, Q&A, Pt 2     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 1:21 PM ET

    We've mobilized "unprecedented, crippling sanctions on Iran," says President Obama, who took tough questions on Iran and Israel at his first White House press conference of the year.

  • 10 Game-Changing Elections in 2012 Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 3:44 PM ET
    There was a wide-ranging change of the guard in 2011. In Europe struggling countries such as Italy and Greece brought in the technocrats, or voted out administrations, which had failed to solve their economic crises. In the Middle East two entrenched regimes toppled under popular uprisings and a third after a revolution.In 2012, there could be an even bigger shift, with several key countries facing possible changes at the top. Citizens that rid themselves of dictators and have not yet decided wh

    There was a wide-ranging change of the guard  in Europe and the Middle East in 2011. Here are 10 other elections that could change the game of global politics in 2012.

  • What Rising Oil Prices Could Do to the Dollar Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 12:14 PM ET

    Oil prices are on a roll, and this strategist thinks its bad news for the buck.

  • Stricter Sanctions on Iran     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    Could mayhem in the Middle East translate to mayhem in the markets? Helima Croft, Barclays Capital, and Dan Senor, Council on Foreign Relations, provide perspective.

  • Stakes Are High in Struggle to Stop Syria Bloodshed Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:05 AM ET
    United Nations, New York city

    As many observers had expected, Russia and China used their veto privileges to block the latest attempt by members of the United Nations Security Council to take concrete measures to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

  • Anger After Russia, China Block UN Action on Syria Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | 6:09 PM ET
    Protesters Gather At Syrian Embassy In London

    Western and Arab states voiced outrage on Sunday after Russia and China vetoed a U.N. resolution that would have backed an Arab plan urging Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to give up power, and Washington vowed harsher sanctions against Damascus.

  • Syrian Activists: 200 Dead in Government Assault Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    Syrian forces hammered restive neighborhoods in the city of Homs for hours with mortars and artillery Saturday, sending terrified residents fleeing into basements and killing more than 200 people in what appeared to be the bloodiest episode of the nearly 11-month-old uprising, activists said.

  • Oil Prices Top $100 on EU Optimism, Risk Premium Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 11:21 AM ET
    An explosion set on fire a crude oil pipeline feeding a Syrian oil refinery in the city of Homs.

    Oil prices rallied on renewed optimism over debt problems in the European Union and concerns over energy security in the Middle East after an explosion of a crude oil pipeline in Syria.

  • A woman shouts as she blocks the entry of army tanks to Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the

    Now that the "Arab Spring" is turning into the "Arab Winter" the former prime minister writes, "the challenge emerging from the changes taking place is so big that we had better put in place a common Western strategy or we'll find that national approaches are totally irrelevant to shape events there."

  • Cities That Vanished Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    The story of the ruined city of Pompeii is one of the best-known examples of a city that suddenly ceased to exist. One moment it was a thriving metropolis, then an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 buried the city in volcanic ash. It was accidentally rediscovered in 1749 and excavated, revealing a time capsule of city life during the era of the Roman Empire. It’s not just ancient cities that vanish, however. The following collection includes a city that disappeared just this past August. And e

    There are many different ways a city can disappear. Click and prepare to feel unsettled by the transience of human settlements.

  • Crisis in Middle East: Gaddafi Killed     Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 7:16 PM ET

    Now that Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi is dead, which high profile terrorist leader is next? Gen. Wesley Clark, U.S. Army (Ret.), and Dan Senor, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow, discuss.

  • Economic Uncertainty Leading to Global Unrest Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 3:35 PM ET
    Two police cars and a large number of buildings were on Saturday set ablaze in north London following a protest over the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in an armed stand-off with officers. The patrol cars were torched as dozens gathered outside the police station on the High Road in Tottenham.

    Great Britain and other parts of the world are experiencing unrest at a time of global economic uncertainty and stock market volatility. Here's a look at what's happened recently around the world.

  • Istanbul's Arasta Bazaar

    Turkish citizens went to vote Sunday in an election with a lot at stake.

  • Protesters Storm the Israeli Border     Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 9:39 AM ET

    Violence broke out when protesters from Syria tried to storm the Israeli border. Insight with Ester Levanon, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange CEO.

  • World Bank Chief: Citizens Need Voice in Arab World Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:41 AM ET
    BENGHAZI, LIBYA - FEBRUARY 25: Libyans protest demanding the removal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi following Friday prayers on February 25, 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. Benghazi residents mourned more victims of the violence as fighting continued around the capitol Tripoli.

    Middle East governments moving away from dictatorship must deliver quick wins through job creation to meet immediate hopes of street protesters but longer-term reforms need to ensure a more inclusive society, the head of the World Bank said on Wednesday.

  • This footage purportedly show protests in the southwestern town of Daraa on 18th March 2011.

    Instability has spread to nations that the United States considers vital to its interests and to chances for peace in the Middle East, the New York Times reports.