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  • Get into Egypt 'sooner rather than later' Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    Investors should view Egypt's political crisis as a buying opportunity and get in "sooner rather than later", the country's finance minister told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Thousands gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 5

    The United States urged Egypt to pull "back from the brink" after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi and opened a dangerous new phase in the army's confrontation with his Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Want to run the Libyan central bank? Click here Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    Libya has posted an online advertisement seeking a candidate to run its central bank, although it is not quite clear whether that means the man who has been doing the job has been fired.

  • Egyptian security forces shoot dead at least 70 Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | 5:12 AM ET
    Supporters of Mohammed Morsi gather in Cairo

    Egyptian security forces shot dead at least 70 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday, his Muslim Brotherhood said.

  • Tallying up the waste in Afghanistan rebuilding Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:27 AM ET
    The Rosoboronexport Mi-17 helicopter.

    The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has flagged several expensive failures, including an unwanted $34 million command headquarters.

  • Cairo Clashes Caught on Video     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 6:34 AM ET

    The Egyptian military released video it claims proves troops were attacked during yesterday's deadly clashes with protestors, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • Ace Is the Place With the Afghan Hardware Man Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    An Ace Hardware store under construction in Afghanistan.

    Ace Hardware has become the first U.S. business to announce a partnership to open a franchise in the war-torn country. It means more than a mere business opportunity.

  • Nonprofit Steps Up for US Troops Who Lack Basics Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    Despite the military's "draw down" from Afghanistan and Iraq, budget cuts, bureaucratic red tape, and supply chain inefficiency can make obtaining needed gear difficult or impossible for many troops.

  • Morsi's Ouster Was a Coup D'Etat: Pro     Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 9:15 PM ET

    Steven Fish, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley believes what happened in Egypt was a coup d'etat by the military, despite the popular support behind it.

  • Egypt Protests Set for Showdown, Violence Feared Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 11:13 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt.

    Mass demonstrations across Egypt on Sunday may determine its future, two and half years after people power toppled a dictator they called Pharaoh and ushered in a democracy crippled by bitter divisions.

  • Egypt Violence Builds, American Among Dead Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    Two people were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president.

  • Taiwan may be enjoying an improving relationship with mainland China but it is increasingly becoming more and more distant from the U.S says Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies.

  • Cramer: This Defense Stock Not Like Others Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 6:27 PM ET

    Not all defense contractors should be painted with the same brush. Not by a long shot.

  • Israel’s President Calls for Two-State Solution Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Hebron, Israel

    Israeli President Shimon Peres called for the establishment of an Palestinian state, in an exclusive interview with CNBC on Tuesday.

  • On Funding the Fight: General John Campbell     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 4:43 PM ET

    General John Campbell, US Army, rang the closing bell today at the NYSE. He appears on Closing Bell to discuss the anniversary of the Army and the biggest challenges the military faces today, including the impact of sequestration on training and preparedness.

  • Syrian Rebels Ask for Heavy Weapons     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engle reports the U.S. is considering implementing a no-fly zone in parts of Syria after confirmation the country used chemical weapons.

  • Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura warns about the rising crescent of chaos in the Middle East, and flags the upcoming Iranian elections as a risk event.

  • Can Drones Be Used for Business?     Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 4:50 AM ET

    Sam Smith, technology expert at Privacy International, talks about drones, the business opportunities they bring and the privacy issues their use raises.

  • The Mixed Effects Of Arab Spring     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    Firas Maksad, Managing Director of Global Policy Advisors, gives his assessment of the Middle East situation two and a half years since the Arab Spring.

  • How to Put an End to the Syrian Civil War?     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    David Reeths, director of IHS Jane's Consulting, discusses what is needed to end the crisis in Syria and says an international intervention with military presence on the ground is inevitable.