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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • King Abdullah II: 'Big' deal between China and Jordan

    Jordan is working on several strategic deals to boost its energy sector, including a "big one" with China, King Abdullah II of Jordan tells CNBC.

  • Capital Bank: Iraq's main issue isn't ISIS   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:23 PM ET
    Capital Bank: Iraq's main issue isn't ISIS

    Bassem Khalil Al-Salem, chairman of Capital Bank, says the main issue for businesses in Iraq is the lack of liquidity, instead of the instability caused by ISIS militants.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude climbs   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude climbs

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up $1.74 to cross the $60 threshold.

  • ISIS' latest victory puts valuable relics at risk Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:06 AM ET
    The external courtyard of the sanctuary of Baal in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra, Syria.

    ISIS' seizure of Palmyra intensified fears that the 2,000-year-old site's archaeological treasures would be destroyed, NBC News reports.

  • Investing in Jordan is 'safe': King Abdullah II   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Investing in Jordan is 'safe': King Abdullah II

    Investing in Jordan is "safe" and the environment is "stable" despite the events happening in neighbouring countries, King Abdullah II of Jordan tells CNBC.

  • King Abdullah II: Jordan youth is 'tech-savvy'   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    King Abdullah II: Jordan youth is 'tech-savvy'

    Despite geopolitical events in neighbouring countries, it's "business as usual" in Jordan, King Abdullah II of Jordan tells CNBC, adding that the country is investing in its tech sector.

  • We're focusing on youth: Jordan King   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    We're focusing on youth: Jordan King

    King Adbullah II of Jordan discusses how important it is for his country to focus on its youth so that they have "faith" in the future despite the regional instability.

  • Why Jordan is investing in alternative energy   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Why Jordan is investing in alternative energy

    Jordan's economy faces many challenges - including high numbers of refugees and energy needs - says King Abdullah II of Jordan. But the Kingdom is taking steps to address them.

  • King Abdullah: Jordan adapting to challenges   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    King Abdullah: Jordan adapting to challenges

    In a rare one-on-one interview, CNBC's Hadley Gamble talks with King Abdullah of Jordan about the many challenges facing his country, including a large refugee population; exploring alternative energy sources, including electric cars, and why he expects the Baghdad-Amman trade corridor to re-open as early as this summer.