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  • Chaos in Yemen Drives Economy to Edge of Ruin Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 2:47 AM ET
    Yemenis take part in an anti-government demonstration against President Ali Abdullah Saleh

    Even as Yemen’s political crisis deepens, the country is on the brink of an economic collapse so dire it could take years to recover, and hobble efforts to rebuild its fragmented society, the New York Times reports.

  • Formula 1 track, Bahrain

    The state of emergency in Bahrain, a business hub scrambling to salvage its business-friendly brand, has now been lifted.

  • Will the Egypt Stock Market Rally Continue? Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 3:55 AM ET

    The pledge that emerged from the G8 summit in Deauville sees international development banks supplying $20 billion in aid to Tunisia and Egypt for 2011-2013. That is in addition to bilateral support.

  • Being a New Face Will Help Me Beat Obama: Pawlenty Friday, 27 May 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty said he can unite the party and defeat President Obama in 2012.

  • Commentary: Egypt's Second Revolution Starts Here Friday, 27 May 2011 | 4:44 AM ET

    It feels strange to be on a flight back to Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, to cover what’s been dubbed Egypt’s Second Revolution. The last one, which brought down the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, was just over three months ago.

  • Newly Obtained Report Details Libyan Investments Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 7:02 PM ET

    The anti-corruption group Global Witness says it has obtained a document that details for the first time the involvement of Western banks—including some in the U.S.—in financing the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddhafi.

  • Cut The Military, Not Medicare: Rep. Barney Frank Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:16 PM ET

    If the U.S. Congress hadn't approved the military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan during the Bush presidency there wouldn't be the need to raise the debt ceiling now, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Cut Military Spending, Sell US Gold: Rep. Ron Paul Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:07 PM ET
    Ron Paul

    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is worried about the falling value of the U.S. dollar and doesn't want the debt ceiling raised, he told CNBC Wednesday. He would rather see the U.S. sell off its gold reserves and cut military spending drastically.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Who owns 'SEAL Team 6?' Friday, 20 May 2011 | 12:47 PM ET
    Pakistani children living in the town of Faridabad, cutoff by surrounding flood waters, climb a tree to watch a navy helicopter evacuating residents to safer ground in Sindh province, Pakistan.

    The military may have spent 10 years tracking down and finally killing Osama bin Laden, but a company that fights its battles with magical spells and dragons may be the one that ultimately cashes in on the military operation, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • 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.

  • Queen's First Visit to Ireland Clouded by Threats Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 2:37 AM ET
    Big Ben

    The Queen visits Ireland Tuesday in what will be the first state visit there by a UK monarch since her Grandfather, George V, visited the then UK colony in 1911, but the event is clouded by threats from Irish dissidents.

  • 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.

  • In a CNBC exclusive, President Clinton broke his silence speaks to Maria Bartiromo for the first time about what he knew about the operation, what it means for the war on terrorism, and what's next for the relationship between the US and Pakistan.

  • 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.

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