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  • Commodities Next Week: Energy mixed     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead at where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week. WTI was down but Brent crude was up on the day. Nat gas was down and gold was up.

  • Gaza death toll passes 800     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the latest details on the escalating conflict in Gaza as talks of a ceasefire continue.

  • Saudi Arabia: What foreign investors expect     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    Hootan Yazhari, head of frontier markets equity research at BofA Merrill Lynch, explains why Saudi Arabia's move to open its market to foreign investors as a "huge game-changer for the region".

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Mixed bag in the commodities markets today. Oil was down on the day, even though geopolitics is likely to keep it high.

  • Turmoil-struck Iraq appoints new president Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Iraq's parliament elected senior Kurdish lawmaker Fouad Masoum as president on Thursday, a long-awaited step in creating a new government.

  • Israel, Hamas and the social media weapon Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    While the bombs and bullets fly, Israel and Hamas are investing in a new but very effective weapon: social media.

  • US-Israel flight ban lifted     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the FAA has lifted its ban for U.S. airlines to fly into Tel Aviv but not all airlines have resumed their flights.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Another volatile day for commodities, as oil was down on the day. Nat gas got hammered again today, down another 2 percent. And gold was down, as well.

  • Israel flight ban leaves travelers scrambling Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:17 AM ET
    Passengers check a departure time flight board displaying various cancellations at Ben Gurion International airport, near Tel Aviv, on July 23, 2014.

    Many travelers had their plans snarled when many airlines suspended flights to Israel after a rocket fell near the main airport. NBC News reports.

  • Lufthansa extends ban on Israel flights     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports a growing number of airlines around the world have decided it's not save to fly into Tel Aviv.

  • Secretary John Kerry is in Israel to push ceasefire talks despite a FAA travel ban, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher.

  • Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry on diplomatic push Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:42 AM ET

    Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip, sending thousands of residents fleeing, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Volatile day in the pits     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Volatile day for commodities as oil was down on the day. Traders continue to watch the Middle East

  • FAA prohibits flights to Israel: Report     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    Major U.S. airlines are canceling flights to Israel's Ben Gurion Airport today, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Delta suspends all flights to Tel Aviv: Report     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Passengers at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel.

    Delta has suspended all flights to and from Tel Aviv, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Israel's objectives & dilemma     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    Ambassador James Jeffrey, former Deputy National Security Advisor, provides insight into the conflict in the Middle East and relationship between the U.S. and Israeli government.

  • Israeli soldier missing, presumed dead in Gaza Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and presumed dead, local media quoted the military as saying on Tuesday.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up on the day, while nat gas was down.

  • 85,000 Palestinians displaced: Report     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the humanitarian situation is worsening in Gaza as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and General Ban Ki-moon are trying to negotiate a ceasefire.

  • Gaza hospital hit, 4 dead: Report     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    The death toll is rising in the Middle East as a hospital in Gaza City was hit. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports hospitals in the region do not have the basic needs to meet the demands of the people.