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  • Egyptians overwhelmingly back constitution Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 | 3:44 AM ET
    Nabil Salib (center), head of Egypt’s Supreme Electoral Commission announces that majority of voters approved the an amended version of Egypt's 2012 constitution in a two-day vote.

    More than 98 percent of voters backed a new Egyptian constitution in a referendum this week, authorities said on Saturday, though the turnout was lower than some officials had indicated, with under 40 percent of the electorate taking part.

  • Former Defense Secretary Gates new tell-all     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 7:52 PM ET

    Steve Bucci, Heritage Foundation Foreign Policy Studies, and Gen. Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, discuss Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' book, which slams the leadership of President Obama.

  • Securing Sochi: Protecting the Olympics     Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 1:44 PM ET

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports the suicide bomber in Volgograd, Russia has been identified, and on the security measures being taken to protect athletes and attendees at the winter games.

  • Securing Sochi for the Olympics     Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 1:02 PM ET

    Gen. Barry McCaffrey, McCaffrey Associates, discusses the turmoil in Russia and how Sochi can be secured for the Winter Olympics.

  • Charlotte Ingham, senior political risk analyst at Maplecroft, warns that conflict and political instability will continue to increase in 2014, especially in Middle Eastern and North African states.

  • Moscovici: France must invest in Africa Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 7:40 AM ET

    France must increase its investment in Africa, the country's finance minister, Pierre Moscovici, told CNBC ahead of a summit in Paris.

  • Iran’s economy set for post-nuclear deal boost Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 5:44 AM ET
    Iranian President Hasan Rouhani.

    Iran’s economic troubles may have been what finally brought it back to talks which ended in a breakthrough nuclear deal with six other world powers.

  • United Technologies earnings barely beat Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Visitors look at a PurePower PW1500 aircraft engine manufactured by Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

    United Technologies also raised the low end of its 2013 profit forecast, citing cost savings from restructuring and improving sales trends.

  • Experts dispute Serbia’s ‘bankruptcy’ scare Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    After Serbia's deputy prime minister told local TV his country faced bankruptcy, analysts were quick to point out that Serbia actually has sufficient funding to last through 2013.

  • Will Russia approve use of force in Syria?     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the U.S./Russia talks over Syria and how Western countries need to appear strong.

  • What to expect from US/Syria talks     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Elizabeth Ferris, senior fellow in foreign policy at The Brookings Institution, discusses the U.S./Syria talks to remove chemical weapons from Syria, and humanitarian support needed in neighboring countries.

  • Will Syria's weapons agreement last?     Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | 6:41 PM ET

    Michael Hudson, Director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore says Syria has been handed a lifeline with the U.S.-Russia chemical weapons plan.

  • Look at Newport Chemical Depot today     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from Newport Chemical Depot, which is now called Vermillion Rise Mega Park. The site is currently under development to serve as an industrial park.

  • Syria strategy: Mission impossible?     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed the use of sarin gas in Syria. Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, and Peter Brooks, Heritage Foundation, discuss whether Syria will show its entire weapons inventory, and if force is the answer.

  • Syria diplomacy backed by force?     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says the threat of a U.S. strike prompted the deal between Syria and Russia, and explains how Iran is opening the dialogue.

  • Will a UN resolution on Syria be taken?     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Anthony Skinner, director at Maplecroft, says a strict UN resolution on Syria is likely following the latest chemical attack, but that Assad could "pull the carpet from under Obama's feet" again.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera reports the latest details from the United Nations investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

  • Pentagon cuts, but it's still not enough: Analysis Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    The USS Arlington, front, and USS San Diego at Ingalls Shipbuilding yard, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, in Pascagoula, Miss.

    Big spending cuts by the Pentagon may not be enough to meet the reductions mandated by the sequestration.

  • Syria chemical weapons talks     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 7:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports the biggest headlines from today including little progress in talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister about chemical weapons in Syria.

  • Peter Galbraith, Senior Diplomatic Fellow at Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, notes that the threat of U.S. military action was to deter Syria from using chemical weapons again, but by acceding to the global treaty, Syria will have to destroy their stockpiles.