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  • ISIS' latest victory puts valuable relics at risk Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:06 AM ET
    The external courtyard of the sanctuary of Baal in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra, Syria.

    ISIS' seizure of Palmyra intensified fears that the 2,000-year-old site's archaeological treasures would be destroyed, NBC News reports.

  • Investing in Jordan is 'safe': King Abdullah II   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Investing in Jordan is 'safe': King Abdullah II

    Investing in Jordan is "safe" and the environment is "stable" despite the events happening in neighbouring countries, King Abdullah II of Jordan tells CNBC.

  • King Abdullah II: Jordan youth is 'tech-savvy'   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    King Abdullah II: Jordan youth is 'tech-savvy'

    Despite geopolitical events in neighbouring countries, it's "business as usual" in Jordan, King Abdullah II of Jordan tells CNBC, adding that the country is investing in its tech sector.

  • We're focusing on youth: Jordan King   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    We're focusing on youth: Jordan King

    King Adbullah II of Jordan discusses how important it is for his country to focus on its youth so that they have "faith" in the future despite the regional instability.

  • Why Jordan is investing in alternative energy   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Why Jordan is investing in alternative energy

    Jordan's economy faces many challenges - including high numbers of refugees and energy needs - says King Abdullah II of Jordan. But the Kingdom is taking steps to address them.

  • King Abdullah: Jordan adapting to challenges   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    King Abdullah: Jordan adapting to challenges

    In a rare one-on-one interview, CNBC's Hadley Gamble talks with King Abdullah of Jordan about the many challenges facing his country, including a large refugee population; exploring alternative energy sources, including electric cars, and why he expects the Baghdad-Amman trade corridor to re-open as early as this summer.

  • Jordan remains 'stable': King Abdullah II   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Jordan remains 'stable': King Abdullah II

    Despite the geopolitical events taking place in the region -such as in Iraq and Syria - Jordan remains stable says King Abdullah II of Jordan. The monarch also discusses investment and trade opportunities for the country.

  • Jordan could have 'lost generation': King Abdullah II   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Jordan could have 'lost generation': King Abdullah II

    Refugees from neighbouring countries can be on burden on Jordan's economy says King Abdullah II of Jordan, calling for more help from the international community. He also highlights the risk of a "lost generation".

  • Why Jordan remains attractive to investors   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    1st on cnbc -Jordan for investments- PKG

    King Abdullah II of Jordan discusses the resilience of his country's economy and outlines the opportunities in the region that will continue to attract investors.

  • Tracking the outlook of Jordan   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:36 PM ET
    Jordan

    Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, discusses CNBC's interview with King Abdullah II of Jordan who said the country's economy is able to withstand regional instability.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Production down, crude up   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Production down, crude up

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

  • Ramadi under ISIS control, Iraq regroups   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:33 AM ET
    Ramadi under ISIS control, Iraq regroups

    Richard Engel, NBC News reports the Iraqi city of Ramadi is in the hands of terror group ISIS despite months of airstrikes by the Iraqi army.

  • Ramadi falls, Iraqi's ran away: Col. Jack Jacobs   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:33 AM ET
    Ramadi falls, Iraqi's ran away: Col. Jack Jacobs

    Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (retired), discusses the latest developments in Iraq, as military forces there gear up to fight back against the militant group ISIS. Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, shares perspective.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Traders play crude ranges   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Traders play crude ranges

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was under pressure today as the dollar continued to rally.

  • Qatari royals expand London empire with $60M buy Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:24 AM ET
    Mount Street Christmas lights

    The Qatari royal family has bought yet another multi-million pound property in one of London's most affluent areas, according to a British newspaper.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Dollar strong, crude down

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down on a stronger dollar.

  • Key ISIS figure killed in US raid   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 6:16 AM ET
    Key ISIS figure killed in US raid

    Edward Lawrence, NBC News, reports a U.S.-led coalition launched a successful raid on top ISIS leadership in Syria and killed the terrorist group's key money man.

  • Iraq's Ramadi falls to ISIS   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Iraq's Ramadi falls to ISIS

    ISIS has seized the city of Ramadi in Iraq. CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest developments, saying this is a "major blow" for the government and its security forces.

  • Iraqi city Ramadi falls to ISIS   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 1:45 AM ET
    Iraqi city Ramadi falls to ISIS

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest moves by ISIS, which saw the Iraqi city of Ramadi fall to the group.

  • The factors that could bring oil prices down again

    A return of Iran's oil supply, alongside a surge in U.S. shale oil production, will have downward effects on oil prices, says David Hewitt, co-head of Global Oil & Gas Equity Research at Credit Suisse.