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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • Iraq's energy potential   Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Iraq's energy potential

    In an exclusive interview, Iraq's Ambassador to France, HE Fareed Yasseen, tells CNBC what the Iraqi government is doing to make the country more business friendly. Plus, how close Iraq is to fulfilling its energy potential.

  • Developing Iraq's resources   Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Developing Iraq's resources

    Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, tells CNBC why regional firms, not international conglomerates, have the know-how to navigate in Iraq.

  • Challenges to Investment in Iraq   Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Challenges to Investment in Iraq

    The President of the US Business Council in Iraq, Hussain Qaragholi, tells CNBC what international firms face in-country. Plus, how security costs can impact your bottom line.

  • Dubai ups transaction fees to cool property market Sunday, 6 Oct 2013 | 6:20 AM ET

    Dubai's property market is becoming too hot. On Sunday, the government began doubling real estate transaction fees to four percent.

  • Al-Masri: Our biggest handicap is occupation   Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Al-Masri: our biggest handicap is occupation

    In an exclusive interview from his home in the West Bank, Palestinian billionaire Munib al-Masri tells CNBC about his push for mideast peace.

  • Al-Masri: Capital is very cowardly   Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Al-Masri: capital is very coward

    As Chairman of the Palestinian Development and Investment Company, Munib al-Masri is responsible for about 25% of the Palestinian economy. In this exclusive interview with CNBC, al-Masri talks about the opportunities to invest in the Palestine Exchange.

  • Al-Masri: Time is not on our side   Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Al-Masri: time is not on our side

    A friend and confidante to Yasser Arafat, Munib al-Masri is no stranger to the corridors of power. In this exclusive interview with CNBC, al-Masri talks about the political problem facing Palestinians.

  • Assad's money trail is hard to trace Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 12:47 PM ET
    Syrian President Bashar Assad

    With interests in real estate, airlines, energy and telecommunications, the Syrian regime is believed to control a fortune worth billions.

  • We're looking for heroes: Mo Ibrahim   Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    We're looking for heroes: Mo Ibrahim

    Each year the Mo Ibrahim Foundation looks to award a multi-million dollar prize for leadership. With the 2013 prize ceremony just weeks away, Access: Middle East speaks to one of the past prizewinners, President Joaquim Chissano.

  • How things are really improving in Africa   Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    How things are really improving in Africa

    Regional unrest hasn¿t diminished Africa¿s growing significance to the global economy. Sudanese-born billionaire Mo Ibrahim weighs-in on who is investing in Africa and why.

  • Ibrahim: Africans must take charge of their destiny   Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    How African must take charge of their destiny

    Since the sale of his telecommunications company Celtel in 2005, billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim has been putting his fortune to work, championing good governance across the African continent.

  • World's largest airport? Dubai wants to build it Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    Dubai is ready to debut a massive new airport for passengers on Oct. 27, after a final go-ahead by the country's aviation authority.

  • Dubai stocks leap on hopes for resolution in Syria Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:50 AM ET
    Watching financial data on screens inside the Dubai Financial Market.

    Dubai stocks closed 8.5 percent higher on Tuesday on reports that the United States was considering a diplomatic resolution to the conflict in Syria.

  • Egypt mogul open to Google deal in North Korea Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, told CNBC that Koryolink, his joint venture with North Korea, is open to a deal with Google to provide mobile and broadband to the world's most isolated country.

  • Arab League calls for measures against Syria Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 5:23 PM ET
    Arab League Secretary General, Nabil al-Arabi, left, Qatari Prime Minister and head of state Hamad ben Jassem, center, and Ahmed bin Heli, the Arab League's assistant secretary-general for political affairs  during the Meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Arab League to discuss the situation in Syria held in Doha, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    Arab states on Sunday called on the international community to take action against the Syrian government over a chemical gas attack that killed hundreds of civilians.

  • How Saddam helped make the Middle East more stable Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 2:18 PM ET
    Baghdad residents cheer under an image of President Saddam Hussein in 2001.

    No one would argue that Saddam Hussein was a good guy, but sometimes bad leaders are needed to keep peace and stability in countries where both peace and stability are rare.

  • Background is very important: Reem Acra   Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Background is very important: Reem Acra

    From the catwalk to the red carpet, the Reem Acra brand has evolved from glamorous bridal wear to luxury fashion label. Join Access: Middle East as we catch up with the Lebanese designer in New York.

  • I am a role model for Arab women: Reem Acra   Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    I am a role model for Arab women: Reem Acra

    Reem Acra's Spring Bridal collection for 2014 evokes elegance with ephemeral designs that are distinctly modern. Acra's style and her role as a model for young Arab women when Access: Middle East returns.

  • My style evolves by the day : Reem Acra   Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    A peek around Reem Acra's showroom

    A favorite of celebrity clients and royalty alike, Reem Acra's gowns are a perennial hit on the red carpet. When Access: Middle East continues, we take an exclusive tour of her 5th avenue showroom.

  • Seven killed as violence reignites in Egypt Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 9:16 AM ET
    Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo on July 16

    Seven people were killed and more than 260 wounded when Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi fought opponents of the deposed Egyptian president and security forces.