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  • Video shows US journalist held in Syria Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    BEIRUT-- An American freelance journalist who has been missing in Syria since mid-August has been shown in a video clip posted online, blindfolded and saying "Oh, Jesus" in a frightened voice in the custody of armed men. Tice, a 31- year-old former Marine, had been reporting on Syria's civil war for The Washington Post, McClatchy Newspapers and others.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 2- Syria's civil war has made Friday afternoons a busy time at Bambuser, a tiny Swedish IT startup in an old bicycle factory which streams live video from the latest uprisings.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Oct 2 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:42 AM ET

    -Bulgaria will not hold talks with U.S.-registered Global Power Consortium for the possible sale of its abandoned Belene nuclear project until a referendum on the fate of the plant is carried out, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said.

  • *He mentions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, US, France, Libya.

  • *He mentions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, US, France, Libya.

  • UPDATE 3-Oil slips on weak global economies Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:45 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns that a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh signs of weakness in China and Japan and evidence of a new recession in the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 1- Syria accused the United States, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Monday of hijacking the country's 18- month conflict between government forces and pro-democracy rebel groups by supporting "terrorism" with arms, money and foreign fighters.

  • Has Libya Been Doomed From Day One? Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 1:43 PM ET
    A vehicle sits smoldering in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012

    Oil production is merely a mirage, as is security in Libya, which was doomed from the day one PG (post-Gaddafi) because of the way it was “liberated."

  • Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace  Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 6:19 AM ET

    Discussing growing tensions in the Middle East, and the political and economic implications of the recent uprisings, with Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment Iran analyst.

  • Air France passengers were asked how much cash they had when their flight made an emergency landing in Syria and the government refused a credit card payment to refuel.

  • Probe Points to Former HSBC Syria Link Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 5:03 AM ET
    HSBC

    HSBC opted to continue with a business relationship with one of the key financiers to the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad even after its own compliance officials raised concerns about a trust linked to him, according to an investigative report into money-laundering by the U.S. Senate. The Financial Times reports.

  • Syrian Energy Sanctions Hammer on Assad Regime Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 5:14 PM ET

    The International Monetary Fund said Syria was one of the few countries in the Middle East whose economy is expected to contract in 2012. The IMF expected the regional economy to grow by more than 5 percent in 2012, an increase from last year. Economic problems for Damascus were compounded last week when the U.S. government extended sanctions on Iran to include the Syrian energy sector. Washington said the government in Damascus was generating millions in revenue through gasoline sales to Iran. With few political or military options available, economic warfare may be the best option for an international community frustrated with the bloodshed.

  • Congressman Pushes Back Against UK Over Iran Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 7:37 PM ET

    The Congressman responsible for writing many of the U.S. sanctions against Iran lashed out about London-based Standard Chartered’s business with the Islamic Republic and the negative reaction from Britain to the impact of U.S. sanctions on British banks.

  • If Syria Falls, What Will Iran Do?  Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sue Herera and Sharon Epperson report on how the rebellion in Syria is impacting Iran and its oil supply. Alireza Nader, The Rand Corporation, offers insight. "There is a possibility, if Iran becomes more nervous and insecure, they will be less likely to compromise on the nuclear program," says Nader.

  • Bomb in Syria's Capital Kills Top Officials  Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 1:34 PM ET

    Bashar al-Assad's defense minister and brother in law were killed in an attack today, as the crisis in Syria unfolds. NBC's Richard Engel has the details of the escalating concerns.

  • Why Syria's Civil War May Spill Over Into Oil Market Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:43 PM ET
    Syria's Defense Minister General Dawood Rajiha killed by Syrian Rebel attack.

    Many people in the intelligence community say the fighting in Syria has ramifications far beyond that nation’s borders and they could spill into the oil market very quickly. Syria is Iran’s main ally and they believe if Syria falls Iran will increase the speed of its nuclear program.

  • Agri Market Improving on Weather Concerns  Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 6:47 PM ET

    Tom Essaye, Editor, Money and Markets says things are improving in corn & soybean markets due to hot weather concerns.

  • Egypt: End Peace With Israel?  Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:48 PM ET

    Radical Islamist Mohammed Morsi won Egypt's first election since Mubarak, and now he says he wants to "re-think" peace with Israel. Radio talk show host John Batchelor, offers insight.

  • Syrian Intervention Would Be 'Seismic' Event: Sen. McCain Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 1:18 PM ET
    Syrians demonstrate against the government after Friday prayers in Hama on July 29, 2011

    If the U.S. and other nations took military action in Syria it would be "a seismic event" that would be "the greatest blow to Iran in 25 years," Sen. John McCain told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Sen. McCain Calls for Syria Intervention  Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ), makes the case for why the U.S. should lead an intervention to stop the slaughter in Syria now.