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  • Congressman Pushes Back Against UK Over Iran Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 7:37 PM ET

    The Congressman responsible for writing many of the U.S. sanctions against Iran lashed out about London-based Standard Chartered’s business with the Islamic Republic and the negative reaction from Britain to the impact of U.S. sanctions on British banks.

  • US Seeks $3 Billion for Sudan Oil Deal Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 2:25 AM ET
    JUBA, SUDAN - JANUARY 09: Southern Sudanese celebrate at the end of the first day of voting for the independence referendum January 9, 2011 in Juba, Sudan. Southern Sudan is participating in an independence referendum today following a historic 2005 peace treaty that brought an end to decades of civil war between the Arab north and predominantly Christian and animist south. The south is expected to vote around 99 percent to secede from the north which will also give it a majority of Sudan's oil

    The US wants China and Arab states to help foot the $3bn bill for a deal designed to unlock oil production and set Sudan and South Sudan back on the path to peace, the FT reports.

  • Why Has India Become the World’s Top Arms Buyer? Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    Civilian visitors sit on top of a T-72 tank during an Indian Army weaponry exhibition in Kolkata, India.

    India has replaced China as the world’s largest arms buyer, accounting for 10 percent of all arms purchases during the past five years, the New York Times reports.

  • America's New Energy Reality     Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 6:14 AM ET

    Dan Yergin, IHS Vice chairman, discusses the outlook on oil, amid rising tensions in the Middle East; growing demand from China; and increased production levels from the U.S.

  • Syria Spinning Out of Control?     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 7:48 PM ET

    Senator John McCain is speaking out in defense of Syria. Is there any hope to calming the storm? Helima Croft, Barclays Capital analyst, and John Batchelor, The John Batchelor Show host, weigh in.

  • If Syria Falls, What Will Iran Do?     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sue Herera and Sharon Epperson report on how the rebellion in Syria is impacting Iran and its oil supply. Alireza Nader, The Rand Corporation, offers insight. "There is a possibility, if Iran becomes more nervous and insecure, they will be less likely to compromise on the nuclear program," says Nader.

  • Bomb in Syria's Capital Kills Top Officials     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 1:34 PM ET

    Bashar al-Assad's defense minister and brother in law were killed in an attack today, as the crisis in Syria unfolds. NBC's Richard Engel has the details of the escalating concerns.

  • Why Syria's Civil War May Spill Over Into Oil Market Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:43 PM ET
    Syria's Defense Minister General Dawood Rajiha killed by Syrian Rebel attack.

    Many people in the intelligence community say the fighting in Syria has ramifications far beyond that nation’s borders and they could spill into the oil market very quickly. Syria is Iran’s main ally and they believe if Syria falls Iran will increase the speed of its nuclear program.

  • North Korean Leader Has a New Title: Marshal Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 10:26 AM ET

    Soldiers danced in Pyongyang's plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation's military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force.

  • A Navy ship opened fire on a boat that appeared to pose a threat, and there is a new UAE oil pipeline that bypasses the Strait of Hormuz, with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen and Sharon Epperson.

  • Iranian military personnel place a national flag on a submarine during the 'Velayat-90' navy exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 3, 2012, the End day of ten-day war games. Iran's military warned one of the US navy's biggest aircraft carriers to keep away from the Gulf, in an escalating showdown over Tehran's nuclear drive that could pitch into armed confrontation

    Iran has announced plans to start building its first nuclear submarine—a piece of advanced military technology that only the most powerful nations on earth are even able to construct—and which runs on uranium enriched to such a level that it can double as the fuel source for a nuclear bomb.

  • Scramble for Power in Fragile Egypt, Rally Planned Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 6:59 AM ET
    Egypt, Cairo, Sultan Hussan Mosque at sunset

    As protestors prepare to rally in Tahrir Square once again on Tuesday, the renewed anxiety about Egypt’s fragile political process serves a potent reminder that despite the election of a new President, the country’s power structure has yet to be fully defined.

  • Egypt: End Peace With Israel?     Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 7:48 PM ET

    Radical Islamist Mohammed Morsi won Egypt's first election since Mubarak, and now he says he wants to "re-think" peace with Israel. Radio talk show host John Batchelor, offers insight.

  • Egypt Stocks Surge 7.6% After Vote  Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 9:54 AM ET
    Inside the EgyptStock Exchange just before its reopening.

    Trade on Egypt’s stock market was suspended as stocks were surging on Monday but even so the market closed 7.6 percent higher, the first reaction to the announcement of Mohamed Mursi as Egypt’s new President. The surge places the index among the world’s best performers once again.

  • Discussing reports that Syrian air defenses shot down a Turkish fighter jet and the tension in the Middle East over oil, with Helima Croft, Barclays Capital and radio talk show host John Batchelor.

  • Financial Titans Make Push to Hire War Vets Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:31 PM ET
    Veterans Michael Futch (R) and Logan Remillard (L) register for the 'Hiring Our Heroes' job fair November 4, 2011 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.

    With a job fair on Wall Street, America’s financial titans are making a major push to find fresh talent among returning war veterans.

  • Hiring Heroes: Wall Street Wants You!     Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports there is a major push at some of Wall Street's biggest financial institutions to find and hire fresh talent among American's veterans.

  • Celebrating the U.S. Army's 237th Birthday     Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 4:10 PM ET

    Straight from ringing the closing bell, General Raymond Odierno discusses how the country is celebrating the birthday of the U.S. Army.

  • World Hits 2-Year Peak for Peacefulness     Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 1:30 AM ET

    Steve Killelea, founder of the Global Peace Index, told CNBC why the world is at its most peaceful in 2 years despite ongoing economic turmoil.

  • Internet Security

    A secret nanoscale "backdoor" etched into the silicon of a supposedly secure programmable chip could give cyberattackers access to classified US weapons systems, including guidance, flight control, networking, and communications systems, according to a new report by cybersecurity researchers in Britain. The Christian Science Monitor reports.