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  • Is the US fight against ISIS working?  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence, highlights the problem in the U.S.' strategy against ISIS. He also discusses the effectiveness of air strikes in Syria.

  • Commodities tomorrow: The copper indicator  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A volatile day for commodities. WTI was up most of the day, but settled lower.

  • Gartman: Don't be bearish on crude oil  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Discussing the strength of the oil complex and why oil demand is falling in the U.S., with Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter.

  • US & allies bomb oil refineries  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the U.S. and its allies are bombing oil refineries in Syria to cut of financing and fuel to ISIS.

  • US aistrikes target ISIS oil refineries  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on the latest round of U.S. airstrikes that have targeted ISIS-controlled oil refineries to starve the militants of revenue.

  • New strikes in Syria aim at Islamic State's oil money Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:24 AM ET

    A third night of U.S.-led airstrikes pounded Islamic State-controlled oil refineries in eastern Syria, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

  • French hostage beheaded by IS in Algeria  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the news that a French hostage has been beheaded by the Islamic State in Algeria and France's response to the situation.

  • Is Middle East intervention the same as 2003?  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses whether the airstrikes in the Middle East to tackle ISIS by the U.S. is the viewed in a similar way to the 2003 intervention in Iraq.

  • Is Obama's ISIS strategy flawed?  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    James Gelvin, Professor, History Department at UCLA, explains why he disagrees with the plan that the U.S. and its allies have taken to combat ISIS.

  • Obama's ISIS plan still unclear: Pro  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    Andrew Tabler, Senior Fellow, Program on Arab Politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discusses President Obama's address at the U.N. General Assembly.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Dollar index at 4-year high  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar hits a four-year high, and commodities paid the price.

  • Iran's economy moving from bad to less bad Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    This handout image supplied by the IIPA (Iran International Photo Agency) shows a view of the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant.

    Iran's economy is showing tentative signs of strengthening. But it still has a long way to go.

  • Obama condemns Russia, calls for unity against ISIS Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2014.

    Obama warns the U.N. that the world must take action against threats ranging from Ebola to ISIS, and he condemns Russia's "might makes right" actions.

  • President Obama talks tough on ISIS  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2014.

    CNBC's John Harwood reacts to President Obama's speech at the United Nations General Debate. Harwood says Obama spoke with a note of humility, but had tough language for religious extremists and fanatics.

  • What will US airstrikes in Syria mean for Obama?  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses what the U.S. airstrikes in Syria mean for President Barack Obama's political reputation.

  • ISIS airstrikes: Who are the US’s Arab allies? Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:44 AM ET
    Jet fighters of the Saudi Royal air force.

    Five Arab countries are understood to be participating in the U.S.-led air campaign against ISIS, in the first collective military action since the 1991 Gulf War.

  • UK PM Cameron on ISIS: 'They want to kill us'  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:10 AM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron told NBC that ISIS is planning attacks in Europe and Britain has "not ruled out" military action in Iraq.

  • UK's Cameron on ISIS: 'These people want to kill us' Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:04 AM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron tells NBC Nightly News that he is certain ISIS is plotting attacks in Europe.

  • Obama meets with Arab leaders  Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the CGI 2014 annual meeting in New York.

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama is meeting with Arab leaders in New York City for help in the fight against ISIS.

  • Oil prices higher after Syria airstrikes  Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    After U.S. airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria took place, oil prices moved higher. Kent Moors, oil and energy editor at Money Map Press, says the uncertainty factor is back.