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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How to make Obama's strategy to fight ISIL work Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:37 PM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.

    Here's what could help make Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State work, says former State Dept. adviser David Phillips.

  • US general says cannot rule out ground role in Iraq Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:46 AM ET
    Members loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) wave ISIL flags as they drive around Raqqa June 29, 2014.

    The most senior U.S. military officer has raised the possibility that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against Islamic State militants.

  • Time to bet on the Middle East markets?     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:45 AM ET

    Wael Ziada, head of research at EFG Hermes, discusses the case for investing in the Middle East despite continued geopolitical tensions.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Stocks and commodities rallied today, on strength in equities and a weaker dollar.

  • Need regional coalition to fight ISIS: Expert     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (retired), and Larry Bossidy, former Honeywell chairman & CEO, discuss the U.S. strategy to fight ISIS.

  • US hits ISIS position near Baghdad     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Moyheldin reports on the latest U.S. efforts to help the Iraqi government win back its territory seized by ISIS.

  • CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the challenges in defeating Islamic State militants due to the mistrust of the U.S. from Middle Eastern countries.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Brent crude under $97     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Brent crude slides, and traders watch China and the dollar.

  • Ukraine shrugs off fears of Greek-style default Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:54 AM ET
    An Ukrainian soldier stands guard at a checkpoint of Pletnyovka, Kharkiv region on Ukraine-Russia border, where Russian humanitarian convoy is due to cross the border on August 13, 2014.

    Ukraine's central bank governor has dismissed fears of a default, even as the country is said to be facing a Greek-style debt controversy.

  • US says Middle East to help fight IS, UK cautious Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:35 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Washington said countries in the Middle East have offered to join airstrikes against IS militants, but Britain held back.

  • Malcolm Jorgensen, Lecturer, Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney, says the West must partner with regional players to re-establish political authority in northern Iraq and Syria.