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  • What's holding up Iran nuke talks?   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    What's holding up Iran nuke talks?

    Daniel Serwer, senior fellow & senior research professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, says the issues regarding Iran's sanction relief and uranium stockpile could be sources of contention.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Iranian oil on the way?   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Iranian oil on the way?

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was down for the third straight day, due to dollar strength, an increase in OPEC output, and the possibility of a nuclear deal with Iran.

  • US/Iran nuclear talks down to the wire   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 7:04 AM ET
    US/Iran nuclear talks down to the wire

    Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president, shares his thoughts on whether an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program will likely be reached. The real deadline will be the end of June, says Haass.

  • Iran nuclear talks intensify as deadline approaches

    David Gordon, International Capital Strategies, provides insight on the developing situation in Iran, as negotiations hit a snag.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Traders focus on Iran   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Traders focus on Iran

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders focus on Iran, but headlines from the State Department drove crude higher by the end of the day.

  • Santelli Exchange: $40 'love'   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: $40 'love'

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest in dropping crude prices and the Middle East.

  • Yemen crisis is a 'selling opportunity': Pro   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 11:43 PM ET
    Yemen crisis is a 'selling opportunity': Pro

    Warren Gilman, chairman & CEO of CEF Holdings, says the ongoing conflict in Yemen is an opportunity to sell the rally in oil prices and explains what will take oil down to $35 a barrel later this year.

  • Has the drop in oil prices 'gone too far'?   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 6:52 PM ET
    Has the drop in oil prices 'gone too far'?

    Jonathan Barratt, CIO at Ayers Alliance Securities, explains why markets may be "a little bit wrong" about the risks from Yemen on oil prices.

  • Karzai: Pakistan must 'change their approach to life'

    Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan, says Pakistan should not use terrorism as a tool against other countries because it will eventually return to hurt them like a boomerang.

  • Ex-Afghan President: Resolve Yemen through talks   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    Ex-Afghan President: Resolve Yemen through talks

    Referring to the war on terror which took place in Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan, says the use of force will not resolve the situation in Yemen.

  • More airstrikes spark chaos in Yemen   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    More bombings spark chaos in Yemen

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on the aftermath of another round of Saudi-coalition air strikes in Yemen.

  • Conflict in Yemen: Latest Report   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Conflict in Yemen: Latest Report

    War planes have reportedly struck an air force base a few kilometers from an oil field in Yemen. CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest developments.

  • Can India really reduce oil imports?   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:43 AM ET
    Can India really reduce oil imports?

    Following news that India aims to cut oil imports by 10% in 2022, Victor Shum, Vice President of IHS Energy Insight, explains why that may be unrealistic.

  • Is Yemen another Middle East proxy war?   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:11 PM ET
    Is Yemen another Middle East proxy war?

    Yeme's current political conflict can be linked to escalating tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, says Jonathan Pain, author of the Pain Report.

  • Will the Saudi-led operation in Yemen work?   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 9:22 PM ET
    Will the Saudi-led operation in Yemen work?

    Jason Feer, Head of Business Intelligence at Poten & Partners, says Saudi Arabia and its allies are prepared to do everything they can to stop the advancement of Houthi militants.

  • No indication of Bab-el-Mandeb closure: Nomura   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:08 PM ET
    No indication of Bab-el-Mandeb closure: Nomura

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura, says there's no clear direct threat to oil supply so markets should be taking a more measured view on the issue.

  • Oil prices hinge on geopolitical risk: Argus   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    Oil prices hinge on geopolitical risk: Argus

    Azlin Ahmad, Editor, Crude Oil at Argus Media, says unless violence in Yemen escalates, prices will likely come back down again as per market fundamentals.

  • Cramer: Yemen unrest impacts oil like never before Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    People watch as a vehicle that belonged to Shi'ite Muslim rebels burns during clashes in Aden, Yemen, March 26, 2015.

    Jim Cramer sees that Saudi Arabia's launch of military operations in Yemen will have a different impact on oil prices.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Volatility continues on geopolitical woes

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Dollar rallies, traders revisit bullish bets Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    The dollar was on track for its biggest one-day gain against the euro in a week on Thursday after traders reestablished bullish bets on the greenback.