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  • President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    The most prominent Israeli-American business leader in the United States, Haim Saban, says President Obama needs to do more to show his support of Israel, in light of the President’s comments last week suggesting Israel needs to return to its pre-1967 borders to achieve peace with the Palestinians.

  • Obama Signals Rocky Road for Middle East Peace Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 6:53 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    It has almost been two years since US President Barack Obama took the stage at Cairo University, reaching out to a mesmerized audience and seeking "a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world".

  • EU Targets Fresh Iran Sanctions Monday, 23 May 2011 | 7:23 AM ET
    Member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    The European Union has extended a blacklist of individuals and companies with links to Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs as it looks to clamp down on investment and technology transfer into the country.

  • Leave Citigroup Independent: Saudi Prince Al Waleed Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:56 PM ET

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said Citigroup is "definitely on the right track" and praised Chief Executive Vikram Pandit for "rehabilitating that bank and having it go back to where it should have been a long time ago."

  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed & the Markets     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal al Saud and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo in a wide-ranging interview that includes Pandit's paycheck at Citibank, changes in the Middle East, and the world economy.

  • After the Arab Spring, a Summer of Potential Friday, 20 May 2011 | 5:08 AM ET

    It’s going to be a sizzling summer for the Middle East. You stand a lot to gain, or say a lot less to lose, if you’ve done the prep work.

  • Will Iran's Ahmadinejad Seize OPEC Platform? Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:50 AM ET
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could chair the June meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, giving the Iranian president a platform and an opportunity for the country to force a way out of its growing isolation.

  • Saudi Looks to Alternatives Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 4:05 AM ET
  • Saudi Arabia Worried About Speculators' Interest in Oil Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:31 AM ET
    Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz
  • Don't Blame Speculators for Commodities' Rise: CEO Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:37 AM ET

    The role of financial investors in commodity markets is overestimated, veteran oil trader and CEO of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Tom Leaver told CNBC.com.

  • Business Travel On The Rebound Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:52 AM ET

    After putting the kibosh on travel spending during much of the economic recession, Corporate America is back out on the road, but look for the best growth rates in emerging-market regions.

  • Staycation or USAcation For This Summer? Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    High energy prices, expensive air fares, natural disasters, security concerns, high unemployment and a weak dollar may all keep Americans at home. The question is whether it literally means their own home.

  • Saudi Stock Exchange May Join MSCI Index Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:27 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia might be the next to join the ranks of MSCI, an influential index provider, which could see more international investors gain access to the Middle East's largest stock market.

  • GCC Expansion Could Create "Monarch's Club" Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:04 AM ET
    Souk Waqif at dusk Doha, Qatar.

    The discussions surrounding a possible expansion of the Gulf Cooperation Council come at a strikingly turbulent time for the Arab World, and raise profound questions about unity in the region.

  • The Town Known as Terrorism Central Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:14 AM ET
    Osama bin Laden

    It will forever be known as the place where the United States finally caught up with Osama Bin Laden but the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad has been described as the country’s ‘Terrorism Central,’ according to the executive director of the Asia-Pacific Foundation.

  • Bahrain Expels Reuters Correspondent Amid Criticism Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 3:29 AM ET
    Young Indian Muslims pose with placards during a protest rally against the ongoing political turmoil in Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen.

    The Reuters correspondent in Bahrain, Frederik Richter, has been asked to leave the country amid what critics say are steps to stifle free reporting in the kingdom

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Obama Gets Boost From Death of Bin Laden: NBC Poll Monday, 9 May 2011 | 6:37 PM ET
    President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    President Obama's standing with Americans has improved after U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden, but only slightly.

  • Egypt Stocks Rebound After Clashes Monday, 9 May 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

    Egyptian stocks rebounded on Monday after deadly sectarian clashes in Cairo shook investors still uncertain about the recovery in the country’s security situation.

  • In Bin Laden’s Compound, SEALs’ All-Star Team Friday, 6 May 2011 | 3:14 AM ET
    The hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin

    There were 79 people on the assault team that killed Osama bin Laden, but in the end, the success of the mission turned on some two dozen men who landed inside the Qaeda leader’s compound, the New York Times reports.