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Yousef Gamal El-Din

Host of "Access: Middle East" and "Access: Africa"

Yousef Gamal El-Din is the host of CNBC's Access: Middle East and Access: Africa. He is also the channel's regional correspondent and regularly contributes analysis for CNBC.com.

Although based in Dubai, Yousef travels across the Middle East and North Africa in pursuit of market moving stories. He has reported on major events throughout the Arab World for CNBC's signature programs, from Squawk Box to Closing Bell.

At the peak of the violent 2011 and 2013 uprisings in Egypt, Yousef was on the ground in Tahrir Square, providing unprecedented coverage for the network in the toughest of circumstances. His coverage of the Arab Spring, financial markets, and the region's economic trends have been an important component of CNBC programing.

He has also been on assignment for NBC News and MSNBC,appearing on programs such as "Nightly News with Brian Williams", the top network evening newscast in the United States.

When not on-air, Yousef often moderates at conferences and private sessions, including the World Economic Forum.

In more than six years of live television, Yousef has interviewed top regional and international leaders in politics and business.For two years, he co-anchored Capital Connection, a daily show serving as the bridge between markets in Asia, Europe and the US. Prior to joining CNBC in early 2010, Yousef was an anchor for Egyptian Television.

Yousef graduated Summa Cum Laude from the American University in Cairo, with both a B.A. and M.A. in journalism. A native of the region, he is fluent in English, Arabic, German and formerly, French.

You can follow Yousef on Twitter @youseftv and Facebook facebook.com/yousef.tv

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  • Any European embargo of oil imports from Iran would have a direct effect not just on Iran, but also on the most prominent consumers of Iranian oil and refiners in the Mediterranean, according to a series of recent reports.

  • Can Iran Close the Strait of Hormuz? Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 4:57 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    The anxious exchange of statements and explicit threats between the U.S. and Iran mark a notable escalation and leave the energy markets struggling to understand the implications.

  •     Egyptian protesters run for cover on the third day of clashes with security forces at Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 21, 2011.

    Protestors in Cairo’s Tahrir Square were preparing for a million-man march on Friday to call on the ruling military council to step down, saying steps announced recently were insufficient.

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  • Showtimes

    Show Airs Every Fortnight

    CNBC in the UAE (OrbitSN) UAE Times

    Wednesday 20.00

    Friday 01.00

    Saturday 10.00 & 15.30

    Sunday 15.30 & 19.30


    CNBC in EMEA CET Times

    Thursday 23.00

    Saturday 08.00 & 13.30

    Sunday 13.30 & 17.30


    CNBC World EST Times

    Monday 21.30

    Saturday 19.00

    Sunday 07.00


    CNBC in Asia-Pacific SIN/HK Times

    Saturday 17:30

    Sunday 08.30 & 20:30

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