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  • Saudi Prince: We'll never see $100 oil again  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:35 AM ET

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Kingdom Holdings chairman, shares his thoughts on his uncle's legacy, and denies his country is punishing U.S. frackers.

  • Global leaders pay respects to Saudi King Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:14 AM ET
    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.

    Investors will be keen to see what the succession means for the price of oil, which has fallen by over 50 percent since mid-June last year.

  • Will Saudi's reduce oil production?  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:06 AM ET

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, provides insight to the Saudi succession plan and the implications for oil.

  • Oil and geopolitical risk in Middle East: Expert  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:33 AM ET

    Daniel Yergin, IHS vice chairman, discusses the implications of the death of Saudi King Abdullah.

  • Things go downhill from here: Oil expert  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:13 AM ET

    They want to break the back of the frackers, says John Kilduff, Again Capital, discussing how the death of King Abdullah will likely impact the oil market and global supply chain.

  • The Saudi succession plan  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:07 AM ET

    WSJ Middle East Bureau Chief Bill Spindle shares perspective on the next generation of Saudi leaders. And CNBC's Hadley Gamble weighs in on the succession plan.

  • Saudi King Abdullah dies at 90  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on the transition that is on the way in Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.

  • King Abdullah 1924-2015  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on succession in Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.

  • 'Saudi has entered a new era': Stratfor  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:20 AM ET

    Kamran Bokhari, Advisor on Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, explains why the oil-rich nation has entered a "new era fraught with perils."

  • Saudi King Abdullah dies; Salman assumes power Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 9:14 PM ET
    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died, state television reported early on Friday.

  • Saudi oil policy 'just took turn for the worse' Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:30 PM ET

    With the death of Saudi King Abdullah, there's likely to be a greater commitment to oversupplying the oil market.

  • The Saudi king is sick, and markets are watching Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 4:14 PM ET
    Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

    Experts predict a smooth succession if Saudi King Abdullah were to die, but future transitions could prove problematic.

  • Saudi succession plan about continuity: Experts Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    Saudi Arabia's king was hospitalized Wednesday for tests, and that had many wondering about succession plans and its impact on oil.

  • The world’s most powerful person is… not Obama? Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    President Barack Obama has been bumped off the top spot of Forbes' ranking of the world's most powerful people.

  • Domestic Demand to Corner Saudi Oil Exports: Experts Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 3:24 AM ET

    As Saudi Arabia continues to grow rapidly, the dilemma of sufficiently meeting domestic and international crude oil demand becomes one that would lend credence to believers in higher prices down the line, experts and analysts told CNBC. 

  • Violence Cost World Economy $8.1 Trillion: Research Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:09 AM ET
    Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.

  • 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.

  • 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.