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  • Time to Take Action Against Iran?     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 7:52 PM ET

    Discussing whether Israel will attack Iran and should the U.S. lean harder on Iran, with Dan Senor, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow.

  • The White House Policies: Iran & Israel     Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    President Obama will address the pro-Israel group, AIPAC before a crucial meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu on Monday. Discussing America's policy on Iran and whether Obama will be able to convince Netanyahu he will be on Israel's side, with Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, and Peter Brooks, Heritage Foundation.

  • How Long Will the Iranian Standoff Last? Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 7:22 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    The standoff - an escalating tit-for-tat combination of sanctions and counter-threats - is unlikely to be resolved in the coming weeks.

  • Israeli Tech in the North     Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 1:44 PM ET

    An inside look at how companies are operating in Israel under the threat of Iran just a few hundred miles away, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Israeli Business in the Danger Zone     Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details on how companies in Israel are conducting business close to Syrian and Lebanese borders.

  • Israel's Business Elite Weigh Iran's Nuclear Threat Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 4:37 PM ET
    Yuval Steinitz, Israeli Finance Minister

    By and large Israel’s business and finance movers and shakers are confident Israel will weather whatever storm comes at them and persevere on the business front.

  • Iran Tensions Spike After Nuke Talks Fail     Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Inspectors from the global nuclear watchdog agency left Iran with no satisfaction. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Jane Wells & Sharon Epperson discuss the impact on geopolitics, Israeli defense and oil markets.

  • Taking Aim At Iran's Nuclear Ambitions     Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    Israel is under pressure to avoid an attack on Iran over its nuclear plans. Insight, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and the details on whether Tehran's nuclear course will change despite new sanctions, with NBC's Ali Arouzi.

  • Iran's Nuclear Threat     Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the story on why Israel's finance minister thinks Iran could strike the U.S. east coast within the next three years.

  • Nuclear Inspectors to Return to Iran for More Checks Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | 5:04 AM ET
    Iran Nuclear site

    In a renewed effort to secure answers about the scope of Iran's nuclear program, inspectors from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are expected to return to Tehran this week.

  • Iranian Warships Enter the Mediterranean Sea: Reports Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | 6:18 AM ET
    An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    Iranian warships entered the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal on Saturday, according to various press reports.

  • Time to Take Action Against Iran?     Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 7:21 PM ET

    Discussing the mounting tensions in the Middle East, on the heels of additional sanctions against Iran, with Nicholas Burns, Harvard University professor, and Dan Senor, Council on Foreign Relations.

  • Iran Tension Could Lead to Middle East Downgrades: S&P Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 6:26 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) on Tuesday pointed to increased risks for issuers in the Middle East as the spiraling tensions between Iran and the West showed no sign of slowing down. Although the agency believed that the risks were already accounted for in its current ratings, it cautioned that a reassessment depended on how the situation developed.

  • Chinese Defense Budget Set to Double by 2015 Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 6:31 PM ET
    Chinese tanks rumble pass Tiananmen Square during a massive parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

    China’s defense budget is expected to almost double by 2015 as Beijing accelerates its spending on fighter jets and other military equipment, according to defense forecasts. The FT reports.

  • Is Devaluation Inevitable for Egypt's Currency? Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 6:44 AM ET
    Egypt, Cairo, Sultan Hussan Mosque at sunset

    It’s been just over a year since former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after 18 days of protests, but the country’s grueling transition continues to weigh heavily on its economy.

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem May 10, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM)

    Israel will bomb Iran and it’s increasingly likely to happen this year, according to Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura.

  • Stakes Are High in Struggle to Stop Syria Bloodshed Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:05 AM ET
    United Nations, New York city

    As many observers had expected, Russia and China used their veto privileges to block the latest attempt by members of the United Nations Security Council to take concrete measures to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

  • Police Clear ‘Occupy’ Washington, DC, Protest Site Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 | 6:42 PM ET
    A member of Occupy DC is removed by US Park Police after refusing to leave a circle within McPherson Square February 4, 2011 in Washington, DC.

    New York police and sanitation workers cleared Zuccotti Park, where protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement have been camped for nearly two months, in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

  • Member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    An Iranian missile under construction, caught up in a mysterious blast in November, had a range of 6,000 miles, a senior Israeli official said Thursday in a speech outside Tel Aviv, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • 4 UK Men Admit London Stock Exchange Bomb Plot Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 6:17 AM ET
    London Stock Exchange

    Four British men pleaded guilty on Wednesday to involvement in an al-Qaida inspired plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange.