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  • It's downhill for US after Saudi king dies: Experts Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    The Saudis ultimately want higher oil prices, Again Capital partner John Kilduff tells CNBC after the death of King Abdullah.

  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed: Yemen in complete turmoil  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Kingdom Holdings chairman, shares his thoughts on how lower oil prices are creating instability in the Middle East.

  • Saudi Prince: We'll never see $100 oil again  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:35 AM ET

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Kingdom Holdings chairman, shares his thoughts on his uncle's legacy, and denies his country is punishing U.S. frackers.

  • Need to know: King Salman  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Here's what you need to know about Saudi Arabia's new monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

  • Commodities tomorrow: ECB squeezes oil  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The ECB's QE announcement put downward pressure on oil today, as did a huge weekly build. Nat gas settled down, as well, as inventories were down less than expected. Gold was higher on the day.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up on the day  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on the day, as traders continued to seek the bottom. Nat gas was up on colder weather forecasts, and gold was down today.

  • 'Some will win, some will lose' from oil: Prince Turki  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:45 AM ET

    HRH Turki al Faisal, chairman of the King Faisal Center, discusses who is benefiting and who is suffering from the low oil price.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas hit on warmer temps  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. WTI was down more than $2 on the day. The IMF cutting its growth forecast and weak China data were among the reasons why.

  • Islamic State video could show Japanese hostages Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 2:41 AM ET
    An image from the video released online by Islamic State's main media wing Al-Furqan Media.

    The Islamic State armed group issued a video online on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese hostages.

  • US, allies strafe ISIS with 29 airstrikes Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 9:09 AM ET

    The U.S. and its allies conducted 29 airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq in a 24-hour period, the joint task force said.

  • Japan pledges support for countries battling ISIS Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 5:37 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Saturday about $200 million in non-military assistance for countries battling Islamic State.

  • Commodities Next Week: Brent doesn't break $50  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to next week. A wild week for crude, but it ended up around 1 percent for the week.

  • Commodities tomorrow: No reason oil will turn  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. After oil went up to $51, it came down nearly 10 percent to around $46.

  • $24 million Iraqi currency scam  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    A group of men were recently sentenced in a $24 million fraud involving Iraqi currency, reports CNBC's Andrea Day.

  • The world’s biggest risks in 2015 Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:14 AM ET
    Pro-Russian separatists ride on top of a tank near the town of Krasnyi Luch in Lugansk region, eastern Ukraine, on October 28, 2014.

    Just a week to go until Davos, and the World Economic Forum has released its list of top global risks facing the world.

  • Global conflict is world’s top threat: Davos Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Pro-Russian activists seized the main administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

    Conflicts that impact whole regions are the biggest threat to world stability in 2015, the World Economic Forum warned on Thursday.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A volatile trading day with buying action into the close. Oil had its best day since June 2012.

  • UAE oil minister: OPEC won't back down  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 3:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was down again today, as the spread between WTI and Brent narrowed. OPEC announced it would still not cut production.

  • Al Qaeda still a major threat: Bill Richardson  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 6:17 AM ET

    Former Gov. Bill Richardson, (D-N.M.), shares his thoughts on keeping the world secure from terrorism.

  • Customers hungry for Habit: CEO  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    Russ Bendel, CEO of Habit Restaurants, says it hopes to open up to 28 stores in the U.S. in 2015, while the Middle East could see up to 50 chains in the next 7 years.