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  • Fight against Isis is a common issue: Lykketoft Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 3:45 AM ET
    Fight against Isis is a common issue: Lykketoft

    Mogens Lykketoft , president of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, says differences need to be put aside in order to contain the threat of Isis.

  • Is OPEC still relevant? Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 1:00 AM ET
    Is OPEC still relevant?

    Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, tells CNBC's Hadley Gamble that OPEC is not as relevant as it used to be.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude oil prices pop Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude oil prices pop

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • We are achieving victory over ISIS: Iraq PM Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 5:30 AM ET
    We are achieving victory over ISIS: Iraq PM

    Iraq’s prime minister, Haider Al-Abadi explains why he’s confident in fighting ISIS and why he believes Daesh is “running out of steam,” as Iraq send more troops.

  • Syria is ‘breeding ground for terrorism’: Iraq PM Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 5:30 AM ET
    Syria is ‘breeding ground for terrorism’: Iraq PM

    Iraq has a fundamental interest in seeing peace in Syria, says its prime minister, Haider Al-Abadi, adding that Daesh is a “very formidable and dangerous organization.”

  • No evidence Turkey wants to fight ISIS: Iraq PM Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 8:15 AM ET
    Haider Al-Abadi on set in Davos, Switzerland with Hadley Gamble.

    As the Middle East grapples to contain the Islamic State, the Iraqi prime minister has cast doubt on Turkey's willingness to combat the terrorist group.

  • Why oil market's shouldn't shrug off geopolitics Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 10:09 PM ET
    Why oil market's shouldn't shrug off geopolitics

    Kay Van Petersen, Asia macro strategist at Saxo Capital Markets, says oil markets need to monitor geopolitical risks in the Middle East, rather than shrug them off.

  • Commodities tomorrow: US oil falls Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: US oil falls

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Insuring Iranian risk Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 1:10 AM ET
    Insuring Iranian risk

    John Nelson, Chairman of Lloyd's of London, says Iran opening up for trade is good for markets. The company has said it will provide EU client insurance for the transportation of Iranian oil.

  • Iran must fix its act: Al-Faisal Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 1:30 AM ET
    Iran must fix its act: Al-Faisal

    Turki Al-Faisal, former director of Saudi Arabia's intelligence service, says Iran must remove its troops from the Arab world and discusses his country's future.

  • There's a war being fought with oil: IHS vice chair Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 1:00 AM ET
    There's a war being fought with oil: IHS vice chair

    Dan Yergin, vice chairman of IHS, says geopolitical tension between Iran and the gulf states is driving down oil prices and suggests people will be cautious about investing in Iran.

  • IS has 3,500 slaves in Iraq, UN report finds Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 8:37 PM ET
    Members loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) wave ISIL flags as they drive around Raqqa June 29, 2014.

    An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are being held as slaves in Iraq by Islamic State militants, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

  • Middle East markets update Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 8:06 AM ET
    Middle East markets update

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on trading action in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Tehran and Qatar.

  • Iran sanctions lifted Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 7:51 AM ET
    Iran sanctions lifted

    NBC's Ali Arouzi reports on the U.S. and Europe removing sanctions against Iran after the International Atomic Energy Agency says Tehran is complying with last year's agreement to curb its nuclear ambitions.

  • This picture taken in Tangerang on March 18, 2013 shows a Kuwait Airways plane preparing for landing over the Sukarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang.

    Kuwait Airways will stop its New York City-London flights to avoid transporting Israeli citizens between the cities, the New York Times reports.

  • Oil price falls are a benefit: CIO Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Oil price falls are a benefit: CIO

    Anne Richards, CIO of Aberdeen Asset Management, says the collapse in oil prices is a positive for the global economy, but oil producing nations have really suffered from these falls.

  • Geopolitical risks and the markets Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 5:18 AM ET
    Geopolitical risks and the markets

    Tina Fordham, Citi chief global political analyst, provides perspective on how global turmoil is impacting global markets and economies.

  • World at risk from refugee crisis: WEF Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 4:02 AM ET
    A Syrian refugee cries while disembarking from a flooded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 20, 2015.

    Large-scale involuntary migration is the most likely and serious problem facing the world in the next year and a half, according to a flagship report.

  • Iran releases US sailors rather 'quickly': Expert Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 7:09 AM ET
    Iran releases US sailors rather 'quickly': Expert

    Col. Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst, weighs in on the detention and release of ten U.S. sailors held by Iran just days ahead of the expected implementation of a nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers.

  • Could Saudi Arabia’s austerity spark turmoil? Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 5:13 AM ET
    Oil refinery

    Four years after the Arab Spring, the lynchpin of OPEC faces more social unrest as Saudis digest unaccustomed austerity amid plummeting oil prices.