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  • Indonesian President: Free Speech Is a Human Right

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, discusses the violence in the Middle East, shares his opinions on free speech, and makes the case for investing in his country. "There is a limitation in exercising a human right," he says.

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    The Saudis have moved to pump more oil, the US sits on increased crude supplies, the market has gotten edgy over Eurozone economic instability, and FedEx cut it profit outlook — all of which drove the price of oil lower for three straight days to its lowest level in over a month.

  • Turmoil in the Middle East

    Security controls have caused the United States to close embassies and consulates in Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and others as Middle East turmoil continues. Mark Steyn, author of "After America," provides perspective.

  • What's Next? $90 Oil?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look what fueled Wednesday's dramatic slide in oil futures -- the biggest drop in two months -- and where prices could be headed from here.

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    Saudi Arabia has offered its main customers in the US, Europe and Asia extra oil supplies through the end of the year, a sign the world’s largest exporter is worried about the impact of rising prices on the global economy.  The FT reports.

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    In an interview with OilPrice.com, the president of a private intelligence company discusses whether rebels can defeat Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

  • A vehicle sits smoldering in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012

    Oil production is merely a mirage, as is security in Libya, which was doomed from the day one PG (post-Gaddafi) because of the way it was “liberated."

  • The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta Province, Canada.

    Demonstrations and violence in the Middle East are lifting the price of oil, giving this strategist has a trading plan.

  • Commodities Next Week: Iran Sanctions Deadline Sunday

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Middle East Protests Continue

    Jim Maceda, NBC News, reports on the latest rioting in Cairo.

  • Giuliani Calls Obama's Middle East Policy 'Feckless'

    Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani Partners chairman & CEO, shares his opinions on the Obama administration's stance on foreign policy and national security.

  • An Egyptian protester grabs a tear gas canister to throw back towards the riot police during clashes near the US embassy in Cairo.

    President Obama and Mitt Romney entered new political terrain on Thursday as their campaign debate moved more solidly onto issues of foreign policy, a subject that had largely been absent as a major general election issue until this week, the New York Times reports.

  • US Position in Middle East is Very Weak: McCain

    "He was a great man," says Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ) discussing the life of slain U.S. Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens. McCain also weighs in on current U.S. policies in the Middle East, calling them "very weak," saying the country needs "more robust American leadership."

  • Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace

    Discussing growing tensions in the Middle East, and the political and economic implications of the recent uprisings, with Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment Iran analyst.

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    Despite heightened tensions in the Middle East, the energy market is not reflecting risk of a conflict that would disrupt oil shipments, even when looking at future prices into next year.

  • Micro algae in solution bubble in a jug during a NASA tour of its OMEGA wastewater biofuel system at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant in San Francisco, California. The OMEGA, or Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae project, uses treated sewage to grow algae in floating tubes that can capture carbon dioxide and produce biofuel without competing with agriculture for water, fertilizer, or land.

    The production of advanced biofuels was up this year by some 437 gallons over last year, but economic challenges remain formidable and technology will be the key to unlocking potential.

  • An Egyptian protester hold a sign that reads in Arabic 'I sacrifice my soul for God's prophet' during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Cairo on September 11, 2012 against a film deemed offensive to Islam.

    Main ultraconservative Islamist protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy in Egypt's capital Tuesday to protest a video attacking Islam's prophet, Muhammad.

  • A makeshift emerald mine in The Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan.

    Officials and industry experts are worried that the potential wealth to be made from Afghanistan's resources has increased the level of corruption, violence, and intrigue in the country.

  • Gazprom

    The bottom line is that the same natural gas revolution in the US, which was enabled by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), is now threatening to loosen Gazprom’s noose on the EU, and Gazprom simply won’t have it.

  • Maslak is a neighborhood and one of the main business districts of Istanbul, Turkey.

    The chairman of Sabanci Holding, one of Turkey’s most powerful family-run conglomerates, said no decision had yet been made on the fate of its joint venture with Europe’s largest retailer, Carrefour.