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  • Commodities tomorrow: OPEC could raise input   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: OPEC meets Friday

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil creeps back over $60/barrel.

  • US can't sit on sidelines: Robert Hormats   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 7:10 AM ET
    US can't sit on sidelines: Robert Hormats

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, shares his thoughts on the world's perception of U.S. foreign relations, and the importance of fighting back against terrorist.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas highest since last November

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude slid slightly today but remained over $60/barrel. AAA says gas prices have probably peaked already.

  • How to defeat ISIS   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    How to defeat ISIS

    A U.S.-led coalition conducted over 20 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting ISIS militants. Columbia University's David Phillips, provides insight on how he thinks ISIS can be defeated.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Record US production   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Record US production

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude and gas inventories were down today despite record US production.

  • CNBC update: Amazon's limited free same-day delivery   Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    CNBC update: Amazon's limited free same-day delivery

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports Iraqi military forces, along with Shiite militia, continue their advance on ISIS positions, and Amazon says it will offer limited free same-day delivery under its prime shipping service.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil continues slide   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil continues slide

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil prices were down again today, and traders think the downward slide is likely to continue.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil range-bound for summer?   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil range-bound for summer?

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A stronger dollar and a flattening rig count number helped push down crude prices.

  • Who's to blame for Iraq's mess?   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 7:48 PM ET
    Who's to blame for Iraq's mess?

    James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, explains why both the Bush and Obama administrations have erred in the handling of Iraq's state of affairs.

  • Will more weapons help Iraq to fight ISIS?   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 7:45 PM ET
    Will more weapons help Iraq to fight ISIS?

    His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed explains why the U.S. strategy of supplying more weapons to the Iraqi forces isn't the solution to ensure Iraq's stability.

  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed: Lessons from my father   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    Saudi Prince Alwaleed: Lessons from my father

    Speaking to CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Jordan over the weekend, His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, discusses the influence of his father, Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz.

  • Europe, Canada face rising terror threat Monday, 25 May 2015 | 8:22 AM ET
    ISIS fighter, North American ISIS fighter, Islamic State

    Developed countries across Europe are becoming more vulnerable to terrorism, mostly due to the rising power of the Islamic State and other Islamist extremist groups.

  • Will Kurdistan sell oil if Baghdad doesn’t pay? Monday, 25 May 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Workers check the valves at the Taq Taq oil field in Arbil, Iraq, in this Aug. 16, 2014 photo.

    Iraq's Kurdistan region will sell its oil independently of Baghdad if the national government does not pay the money it owes, the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government told CNBC.

  • Has poor governance in the Middle East aided ISIS? Friday, 22 May 2015 | 2:58 PM ET
    An Iraqi fighter from the Shiite Muslim Al-Abbas popular mobilization unit monitors from his position near the village of Nukhayb west of Baghdad, on May 19, 2015.

    A senior political figure from the Middle East said that a lack of governance and "violent" policies were partly responsible for the rise of ISIS.

  • Geopolitics vs Iran: Which is a greater risk for oil?

    For oil markets right now, a return of Iranian supply is a bigger worry than geopolitical risks, says Victor Shum, VP at IHS Energy Insight.

  • Iraq slams US tactics against ISIS   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 1:20 AM ET
    Iraq slams US tactics against ISIS

    Iraq's deputy prime minister Saleh al-Mutlaq, says the U.S. air strikes against ISIS have been "ineffective".

  • Despite slowdown, China underpins oil demand: Pro   Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 10:36 PM ET
    Despite slowdown, China underpins oil demand: Pro

    The change from a supply to a demand story in the crude oil market is driven by China, says Alejandro Barbajosa, VP, Crude Middle East & Asia-Pacific at Argus Media.

  • KRG President: Proud of Kurdistan's ability to stop ISIS

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble asks Masoud Barzani, President of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, how worried he is about the future of Iraq amid ISIS' advance.

  • Low oil has been good for Middle East: CEO   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 3:10 AM ET
    Low oil has been good for Middle East: CEO

    Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, says the low oil price has forced Middle Eastern producers to focus on efficiency.

  • Jordan to invest in new sectors: King Abdullah II   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Jordan to invest in new sectors: King Abdullah II

    With billions of dollars ready to be invested, King Abdullah II of Jordan, highlights the sectors the country wants to strengthen, such as ICT and renewables.