Middle East Turmoil


  • Force alone won't beat ISIS: Ruler of Dubai Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:26 PM ET
    Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP and prime minister of the UAE, ruler of Dubai

    If world leaders want to defeat ISIS, they will have to use more than force; they will have to win the intellectual war, says the ruler of Dubai.

  • British warplanes hit first ISIS targets in Iraq Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:56 AM ET

    British warplanes struck their first targets in Iraq on Tuesday, four days after Westminster voted for military action. The Financial Times reports.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Will OPEC cut supply?  Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar hit multi-year highs, which hit commodities hard today.

  • The world's 10 biggest energy gluttons Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Doha, Qatar skyline at night

    A list of the countries that use the most energy on a per-person basis contained mostly small (and surprising) names.

  • Commodities tomorrow: A bit of a boost  Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar was slightly weaker, which helped commodities today ... slightly. Nat gas rallied over $4 today.

  • Middle East: 'There's a lot to be done'  Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Tarek Sultan, CEO of Agility, says Middle Eastern countries have not done enough to create opportunity for young people and must find a way to "energize the economy".

  • ISIS shells Kurdish town as airstrikes rage on Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    More airstrikes against Islamic State fighters didn't stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town.

  • Commodities Next Week: WTI-brent spread closes  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar stayed strong and the metals were mixed. Crude was up slightly, but the spread closed between WTI and brent crude.

  • Modi in America: India's top man goes on tour Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes out of a meeting room to receive his Bhutanese counterpart, Tshering Tobgay, before the start of their bilateral meeting in New Delhi.

    The Indian prime minister is being welcomed by corporate executives, Indian Americans and, most importantly, Barack Obama.

  • Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy general secretary at the United Nations, says only a political solution will counter the Islamic State in Iraq.

  • ISIS fight widens as UK approves airstrikes Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron

    Britain's parliament backs PM Cameron and votes to approve airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

  • UK government to vote on air strikes in Iraq  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    The U.K. government is set to vote on whether the country should join the U.S. in its air strikes to tackle the Islamic State in Iraq. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • Efforts to cut off ISIS funding is crucial: IHS  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight, says efforts to cut off financial funding for ISIS is a good strategy and should be followed by further global sanctions.

  • FBI claims to have identified ISIS jihadi John Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    U.S. authorities have identified the militant known as Jihadi John responsible for the beheading of two U.S. journalists and one British aid worker.

  • 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.