Middle East Turmoil


  • Can Gaza's latest peace deal last?     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    Firas Maksad, Managing Director at Global Policy Advisors, says war fatigue could prevent an outbreak of new fighting, but warns that regional dynamics may complicate the situation.

  • Obama won't consider troops in Iraq: Pro     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:43 PM ET

    Willis Sparks, Director, Global Macro at Eurasia, says Obama is more likely to stick with drone strikes instead of installing American troops in Iraq.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas surges     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Brent was up and WTI was down on the day, as headlines out of Libya spooked some traders.

  • What is ISIS?     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Patti Domm sits down with Iraq expert David Phillips to discuss Isis and what some of the U.S. challenges are in Iraq and Syria.

  • How to stop ISIS     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    CNBC contributor David Phillips, discusses whether the U.S. can really go after ISIS, and what kind of threat the terrorist group poses to the U.S.

  • ISIS captures major air base in Syria     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:18 AM ET
    ISIS fighters at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014.

    Terrorist from the Islamic State in Iraq have seized a military base in northern Syria, reports NBC's Aymen Moyheldin.

  • Middle East in turmoil     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    Gen. Barry McCaffrey, McCaffrey & Associates president provides analysis on the ISIS situation and ongoing turmoil in Syria.

  • ISIS hot spots     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    Col. Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst, discusses the growing threat of ISIS and shares his thoughts on airstrikes targeting Syria. We are sorely lacking information, says Jacobs.

  • Western fighters in Iraq heighten concerns     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on the response from Western governments after hundreds of British and American citizens have traveled to Iraq to fight on the side of Islamic State.

  • Is ISIS' rise a failure of US intelligence?     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses whether the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) is a failure of U.S. intelligence.

  • Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 11:03 PM ET
  • Israeli aircraft bomb Gaza, five Palestinians killed Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years.

  • Hagel: ISIS beyond terrorist group     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    How big of a threat ISIS may be, with Frank Anderson, former Near East South Asia CIA chief, and David Phillips, Columbia University.

  • Commodities Next Week: Oil prices lower     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead at where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • What can be done to stop ISIS? Bob Kent, Hafaza International, discusses just how capable ISIS is, and provides insight to the funding of the terrorist group.

  • How dangerous is ISIS?     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the growing threat of the terrorist group ISIS, as well as the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Iraq involvement not over: Defense Secretary Hagel Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:14 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria.

    U.S. military involvement in Iraq will continue as the threat from ISIS is more dangerous than that from al-Qaeda, said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. NBCNews reports.

  • Omar Alghanim responds to hacking allegations     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Private family matters "ought to stay within the family", Omar Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries tells CNBC about the feud between his father and his uncle over the division of the business.

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  • Omar Alghanim, CEO of Alghanim Industries, says Kuwait is going through some "teething pains" at the moment but that the country has a "very stable" political system.