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  • US launches airstrikes in Syria     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest developments in the Middle East with the U.S. launching airstrikes in Syria and British Prime Minister David Cameron planning to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

  • Syria is key to halting ISIS: Lecturer     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Malcolm Jorgensen, Lecturer at Sydney Law School and United States Studies Center, discusses news that the U.S. and Arab nations launched massive airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria on Monday.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Another bad day     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. WTI closes in on $90/barrell and gold hit a 9-month low. The stronger dollar is why, says DeAngelis.

  • Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey amid Islamic State advance Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 11:18 PM ET

    About 60,000 Syrian Kurds fled into Turkey in the space of 24 hours as Islamic State militants seized dozens of villages close to the border.

  • Commodities Next Week: Silver hit hard     Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 3:23 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.

  • The next Alibaba could come from the Middle East Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    The market is fixed on Alibaba's IPO, but there's another emerging middle class creating an e-commerce giant—and in the land of Ali Baba.

  • An essential guide to the midterm elections Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:29 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama.

    America's permanent partisan war for now shifts exclusively to the campaign trail. Here's what you need to pay attention to.

  • Senate approves arming Syrian rebels to fight ISIS Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:08 PM ET
    Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a patrol in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 30, 2014.

    Senate passage, by a vote of 73-22, came a day after approval by the House of Representatives.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil and nat gas were both down on the day, on the dollar and inventory reports. And gold was down as traders seem less optimistic about the precious metal.

  • Massacre warnings signal it's time to attack ISIL Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:08 PM ET
    File photo of ISIS fighters on parade

    Warnings of a massacre in northern Syria indicate that it's time for the US to attack ISIL, says former State Dept. adviser David Phillips.

  • Tracking ISIS terrorists     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Insight to how counterterrorism authorities can track individual threats, with Ghaffar Hussain, Quilliam, and author Steve Emerson, after the close call in Australia.

  • Australia's close call     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    Authorities in Australia staged the largest counterterrorism operation in the country's history. Ghaffar Hussain, Quilliam, and author Steve Emerson, discuss how close a call this was.

  • Is the Middle East united against ISIS?     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, says the fight against ISIS has resulted in a "frenemies phenomenon" in the Middle East and discusses the U.S. strategy.

  • CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports from Edinburgh on the Scottish independence referendum which is expected to see a record number of people going to the polls.

  • HRH Turki al Faisal, chairman at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, discusses the benefits of opening up the Saudi Arabia stock exchange and the opportunities in the country.

  • US shouldn't tell IS its tactics: Saudi Prince     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    HRH Turki al Faisal, chairman at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, says the U.S. should not reveal its tactics to militants in Iraq.

  • Speaking to NBC's Ann Curry, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Islamic State militants should feel "shame" over the beheading of innocent people. Rouhani also slammed the U.S.-led coalition to battle the militants.

  • US shouldn’t divulge IS combat plans: Saudi prince Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:42 AM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.

    Saudi Arabia's ex-head of intelligence has criticized U.S. anti-terrorism tactics, saying Obama was wrong to rule out troops in Syria and Iraq.

  • US votes to arm Syrian rebels, but questions remain Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:03 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes 'wherever they exist', Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with 'partner forces' on the ground in Syria and Iraq.

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain.

  • Commodities tomorrow: We have lots of oil     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The focus was on the Fed today, as the end of QE approaches. Stocks were up, as was the dollar, and commodities were down on the day.