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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • No comment from Emirates on $30 billion Boeing deal Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Reports that Emirates Airline was poised to sign a $30 billion 100-jet deal with Boeing drew a swift refusal to comment from the carrier on Monday.

  • As Saudi women campaign to drive, economists see upside Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 7:20 AM ET
    Heavy traffic in downtown Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi women are planning to get behind the wheel on Saturday, defying a stern warning by the Kingdom's ministry of interior and pressing for change in the world's last male-only driving nation.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.