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  • Israel's growth is 'spectacular': Netanyahu

    The Israeli economy has been growing at a "spectacular" pace due to its innovation drive, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister tells CNBC before explaining why he remains distrustful of Iran.

  • Political tensions are growing: FTI Consulting

    Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, EMEA chairman at FTI Consulting, highlights that while the economy is less of a worry, geopolitical concerns are rising.

  • Iran doesn't 'walk the walk': Netanyahu

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, says he wished Iran would "walk the walk" and that he wants "action, deeds and not nice words" when it comes to its nuclear program.

  • A suicide car bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people.

  • Iranian oil won't flood market: Saudi's fin min

    Ibrahim Adbul Aziz Al Assaf, Saudi Arabia's finance minister, says that Iranian oil will not "flood" the market and that agreeing on an increase will "take some time."

  • Iran economy on par with EM: Rouhani

    Iran has the potential to become one of the world's top ten economies within three decades, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani tells Davos.

  • 'No one can live alone': Rouhani

    Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president, takes centre stage at Davos to discuss the country's place in the world and says that his views on social, economic and political issues is one of "prudent moderation."

  • Iran has shown 'disrespect' to world in the past: Saudi prince

    HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief and former ambassador to the U.S., says Iran has shown "disrespect" in the past by ignoring UN rules, but President Hassan Rouhani's efforts to thaw relations with the West are "brave".

  • Will stability between Iran and the West attract investors?

    Samer Khoury, president of Consolidated Contractors Company, says stability is needed between Iran and the West in order to attract investors to the Middle East.

  • As sanctions ease, is Iran facing a new era?

    Adam Ereli, former U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain between 2007 and 2011, describes the outlook for Iran as the U.S. and EU start lifting economic sanctions on the country, as part of an interim deal.

  • What the Iran nuclear deal means for oil markets

    John Kingston, Global Director of News, Platts explains why crude exports from Iran will likely increase with the lifting of some economic sanctions against the country.

  • 'Real momentum' behind Iran deal: Expert

    Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, describes the interim deal with Iran as a "genuine breakthrough" but highlights that "plenty can interfere" with progress towards a longer-term deal.

  • Nabil Salib (center), head of Egypt’s Supreme Electoral Commission announces that majority of voters approved the an amended version of Egypt's 2012 constitution in a two-day vote.

    More than 98 percent of voters backed a new Egyptian constitution in a referendum this week, authorities said on Saturday, though the turnout was lower than some officials had indicated, with under 40 percent of the electorate taking part.

  • Clotaire Rapaille

    Clotaire Rapaille has been called "a corporate prophet," and he has some interesting forecasts for China, the Mideast and women's role in the world.

  • Iran to dominate Middle East?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera sits down with marketing executive Clotaire Rapaille to discuss one interesting anecdote on a focus group he conducted with the women in Iran. Based on those conversations, he thinks Iran can very well be a dominant country in the Middle East 25 years from now.

  • US Congress to approve Iran deal?

    Adam Ereli, former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, says that the U.S. Congress should not pass further sanctions against Iran, as the country will be kept "on a tight leash" for the next few months anyway.

  • Egyptian pro-democracy university students stage anti-coup protest rally near Alexandria University in Alexandria, Dec 18, 2013.

    Egypt will be able to return to democracy and stability, Mohammed Elnawawy, the CEO of the Egypt Telecom has told CNBC.

  • Iranian oil won't reach market in 2014: Pro

    Richard Mallison, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, explains that Iranian oil exports may not increase in 2014 while talks for a deal with Western countries continue.

  • Iran nuclear curbs set to take effect

    A deal for Iran to curb its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief is set to take effect on January 20.

  • Oil to stay 'range-bound': Pro

    Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, says the oil market is in a "Catch-22" situation as it has "no directional conviction."