*Deal might include new, small non- OPEC producers. VIENNA, May 23- OPEC is likely to extend production cuts for another nine months, ministers and delegates said on Tuesday as the oil producer group meets this week to debate how to tackle a global glut of crude. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Vienna on Thursday to consider whether to...
An "Arab NATO" alliance hyped ahead of President Trump's Saudi visit probably wouldn't have worked and could have inflamed sectarianism.
Cailin Birch, analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, discusses the economic and political risks created by U.S. President Donald Trump.
BAGHDAD/ VIENNA, May 22- OPEC heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iraq agreed on Monday on the need to extend a global cut in oil supply by nine months in an effort to prop up crude prices, removing a potential stumbling block as producing countries prepare to meet this week. OPEC meets in Vienna on Thursday to consider whether to prolong the original deal reached in...
*Iraq has so far insisted on extending OPEC cuts by 6 months. BAGHDAD/ VIENNA, May 22- Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih paid a rare visit to Iraq on Monday in the latest effort by the top oil producer to convince its fellow OPEC member to extend supply cuts for a further nine months to ease the global glut and prop up prices. The Organization of the Petroleum...
Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass discusses President Trump's Middle Eastern trip and the issues in Iran.
*Riyadh may need to loosen purse strings to boost economy. RIYADH, May 22- Pressure on Saudi Arabia's finances will make it eager to secure a deal on oil output cuts at this week's talks among global producers, even if Riyadh has to shoulder the lion's share of the reductions. The result, oil analysts and economists say, is that Saudi Arabia will go into the meeting of...
Helima Croft, chief commodities strategist at RBC Capital Markets, discusses the implications of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's electoral victory last week.
Trump will need to reassure Israel that the U.S. is not actually pursuing the one-state solution he campaigned on, says Jonathan Lieber, Eurasia Group.
TEHRAN, Iran— Iran has sanctioned nine more U.S.-linked businesses, organizations and people over America's sanctions over its ballistic missile program. Those targets include Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, Virginia; shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries of Newport News, Virginia; cyber-security firm Kingfisher Systems of Falls Church, Virginia; and...
Iranians seeking more freedom at home and less isolation abroad have emphatically re-elected President Rouhani over his hard-line opponent.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports on the latest from the Iran elections and how it's likely to affect oil and crude stocks.
Not only in the Mideast, President Trump needs to rebuild self-inflicted strained relations in Europe, Nicholas Burns tells CNBC.
Amb. James Jeffries, former deputy National Security Advisor, and Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, weigh in on President Trump departing for Saudi Arabia today and what to expect.
Regular people weigh in on their views of the president ahead of his visit to the region.
*Eyes W. Africa, Iran for potential partners. CAPE TOWN, May 19- South Africa, a net importer of refined oil products, is looking to West Africa and the Middle East, including Iran, for potential partners on a new refinery project, energy ministry officials said on Friday. The acting director general at the ministry of energy Tseliso Maqubela told Reuters after a...
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "orchestrated, arranged and agreed to all of this," Princeton University's Bernard Haykel tells CNBC.
Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende speaks about U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, the result of the recent Iranian election and Russia's role in the Syrian civil war.
President Trump embarks on his first foreign trip as President today and the stakes are high for the visit.
Crispin Hawes, managing director for Middle East & North Africa at Teneo Intelligence, gives his thoughts on what to expect in the upcoming Iranian election.