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  • A miner at Vaal River gold mine, operated by AngloGold Ashanti in Klerksdorp, South Africa

    Conflict in the West African state of Mali -- the continent's third-largest gold producer -- poses "manageable" risks for miners active in the country's south as Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels remain confined to strongholds in the north while former colonial power France continues its offensive against militant bases.

  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shakes hands with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

    India's army chief accused Pakistan on Monday of detailed planning of an attack along Kashmir's de facto border last week in which two soldiers were killed and said India reserved the right to retaliate.

  • Zero Dark Thirty: Torturing the Facts     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 7:36 PM ET

    "Zero Dark Thirty" hits theaters nationwide today, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin; and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine; and CNBC Contributors James Pethokoukis and Keith Boykin, discuss the controversy over the torture scene in the movie.

  • Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban?     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 7:15 PM ET
    The Sig716 Patrol Rifle

    NRA's Keene said he "did not think there'd be a ban on the so-called assault weapons by the Congress;" and Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; Lenny Mcallister of the McAllister Minute; and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine, weigh in on the attack of the 2nd Amendment.

  • US Oil Output Hike: What It Means for Gulf Producers Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    It's been heralded as a game-changer for the global oil industry: the boom of shale oil in the United States, and with it the real prospects of ramping up domestic energy production and reducing imports. But it also raises serious questions about where it leaves Gulf oil producers.

  • Gen. McChrystal's Lessons in Leadership     Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and International forces in Afghanistan, discusses his new book, "My Share of the Task."

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy: New Battles Ahead for Obama Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:42 AM ET

    Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.

  • Hillary Clinton Discharged From Hospital     Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been released from the hospital tonight after being treated for a blood clot.

  • New Book: General Petraeus's US Army Revolution Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    "The Insurgents" is the inside story of the small group of soldier-scholars, led by Petraeus, who plotted to revolutionize the US military.

  • US Arms Sales to Asia Set to Boom on Pacific 'Pivot' Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 12:52 AM ET
    f-35 JSF

    U.S. sales of warplanes, anti-missile systems and other costly weapons to China's and North Korea's neighbors appear set for significant growth amid regional security jitters.

  • Michael Raska, Research Fellow, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, RSIS, NTU does not believe Kim Jong-un's call to end the confrontation with South Korea will necessarily translate into reform.

  • Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at Age 78 in Florida     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 6:25 AM ET

    Military hero Norman Schwarzkopf, popularly known as "Stormin Norman," the U.S. general who led the 1991 "Operation Desert Storm" passed away yesterday in Florida at the age of seventy-eight.

  • The commander of an elite U.S. Navy SEAL unit has died in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said on Sunday, and his death was being investigated as a suspected suicide.

  • Egyptians Narrowly Back Constitution, Say Rivals Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 6:22 AM ET

    Egyptians voted narrowly in favor of a constitution shaped by Islamists but opposed by other groups who fear it will deepen divisions, officials in rival camps said on Sunday.

  • North Korea's Nuclear Progress Left Unchecked     Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 7:35 PM ET

    Andrew Gilholm, Head of Asia Analysis, Control Risks says North Korea has gradually developed its nuclear and missile technology in the last 20 years without any real obstacles from the global community.

  • Euan Graham, senior fellow at RSIS at Nangyang Technological University, tells CNBC that North Korea's rocket launch will not have a severe impact on regional security as it was more successful than usual.

  • Silver Lining to Philippine Disaster? A Rebel Truce Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:04 PM ET

    Here's the silver lining to the Philippines' horrific typhoon Bopha: Maoist rebels have offered a truce in the storm's wake.

  • US Fighter Jets to Egypt?     Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:17 PM ET

    Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation, discusses what's next for President Morsi, and whether this is the time for the U.S. to send military aid to Egypt.

  • Importance of Asia in US Foreign Policy     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:45 PM ET

    Michele Flournoy, Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy says the greatest opportunity for the U.S. lies in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Syria Preparing Chemical Weapons     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports U.S. officials say the Syria military is poised to use chemical weapons against their own people, but Syria President Bashar al-Asaad has not given the order yet; and discussing the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; Scott Rasmussen, Rasmussen Reports founder & president; and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).