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Access: Middle East: Episodes

  • 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.

  • My style evolves by the day : Reem Acra  Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    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.

  • CNBC Debate on the Middle East - Part 3  Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Executives and policymakers join CNBC at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East to debate the challenges faced by the region and North Africa in attracting global capital.

  • CNBC Debate on the Middle East - Part 2  Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Executives and policymakers join CNBC at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East to debate the challenges faced by the region and North Africa in attracting global capital.

  • CNBC Debate on the Middle East  Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Executives and policymakers join CNBC at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East to debate the challenges faced by the region and North Africa in attracting global capital.

  • What Effect has the Arab Spring had on Investors? Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    Egyptian protesters stand on a fence by the Nile River during a protest near Tahrir Square on February 1, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

    The Arab Spring has made the Middle East and Africa less attractive to certain investors, but there is still plenty on offer in the battle for capital, panelists said during a CNBC debate at the World Economic Forum in Jordan.

  • Egypt's Currency Crisis Causes Poor Wheat Trade Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 4:16 PM ET
    Customers buying bread in Cairo in May

    Egypt is treading a fine line in efforts to stave off a potential crisis in its subsidized bread program as imported stocks hit historically low levels.

  • Egyptian Military Ousts President Morsi Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 4:03 PM ET
    Fireworks emanate from Tahrir Square after a broadcast by the head of the Egyptian military confirming that they will temporarily be taking over from the country's first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi on July 3, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

    Mohammed Morsi, in office only a year as the first democratically elected leader of Egypt, was rousted from power by the military as a euphoric crowd in Tahrir Square cheered his exit.

  • Egypt Locked in Standoff as Millions Protest Morsi Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 10:50 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters chant during a demonstration in Tahrir Square as part of the 'Tamarod' campaign in Cairo, Egypt.

    Egypt was locked in a tense standoff on Monday after millions of protesters swarmed into the streets to demand the resignation of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

  • Thousands in Egypt Protest Against President Mursi Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    Anti-government protesters on their way to Tahrir Square on Sunday.

    Tens of Thousands of protesters rallied in Egypt's iconic Tahrir Square and elsewhere across the nation on Sunday, calling for President Mohamed Mursi to step down after completing a mere year of his term.