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  • In Jerusalem's culture war, secular residents make gains Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 2:00 AM ET

    JERUSALEM— Crowds of angry ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, wearing long beards, black and white garb and large black hats, protested in the streets of Jerusalem earlier this month against a new cinema opening its doors on the Sabbath. The demonstration was meant to be a show of strength in a long-running dispute over the role of strict Jewish law in the cultural life of...

  • *China cuts interest rates, helping global stock market rebound. NEW YORK, Aug 25- Oil rose as much as 3 percent on Tuesday as oversold conditions brought some buyers back to the market, but a lingering supply glut and worries about the slowing economy in top commodities consumer China kept crude prices near 6-1/ 2- year lows. "Forty dollars a barrel is not sustainable...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Traders sell gas futures Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Traders sell gas futures

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Russia's Putin hosts Middle East leaders at air show Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:56 PM ET

    MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin has played host to the king of Jordan and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi on the first day of Russia's main aviation and space show. In opening the International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS, Putin said Tuesday the six-day show near Moscow would see the signing of a series of "serious agreements." Putin was joined by...

  • ZHUKOVSKY, Russia, Aug 25- Russian civil aviation companies face a disappointing week at the country's largest air show that opened on Tuesday as economic crisis and Western sanctions take a heavy toll on order books and scare away many foreign firms. According to Russian media, Russia and Iran will sign a $1 billion deal during the three-day show for S-300...

  • UPDATE 10-Oil rebounds but still near 6-1/2-year lows Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:10 PM ET

    *China cuts interest rates, helping global stock market rebound. NEW YORK, Aug 25- Oil rose more than 3 percent on Tuesday as oversold conditions brought some buyers back to the market, but a lingering supply glut and worries about the slowing economy in top commodities consumer China kept crude prices near 6-1/ 2- year lows. China cut interest rates on Tuesday and...

  • *GCC bonds outperformed other emerging markets for years. DUBAI, Aug 25- International bonds from the Gulf's wealthy energy-exporting countries are losing some of their safe-haven status as an era of low oil prices looms. For several years, bonds from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council appeared almost immune to global instability, handily...

  • DUBAI, Aug 25- Iran will ramp up crude oil production and reclaim its lost share of exports shortly after international sanctions on the OPEC member are lifted, Iran's oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Tuesday. Iran and six world powers agreed a deal in July to curb Tehran's nuclear programme, but sanctions imposed in 2012 will not be lifted until Iran has...

  • *Nishida aimed to head Japan's business lobby. TOKYO, Aug 25- Tom Scott, a former U.S. executive at Toshiba Corp, remembers his former boss Atsutoshi Nishida as an aggressive leader who could motivate staff but also rattle them with tough sales targets and an occasional dressing down. Now his, and other executives' management style is at the center of questions over...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude's wild ride Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude's wild ride

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

  • NEW YORK— Palestinian authorities found liable in a high-profile lawsuit over Americans killed in terrorist attacks must pay $10 million in cash— and an additional $1 million monthly payment while the case is on appeal— to secure the hundreds of millions awarded by a jury, a U.S. judge said Monday. In ordering the security payment, Manhattan federal Judge George B....

  • BERLIN— German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will travel to Iran in early October, the first such visit in more than a decade. Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said Monday that the recent conclusion of the nuclear deal with Iran was a "good occasion" to restore Germany's traditionally close ties with the country. For decades Germany was...

  • Lebanon protest postponed after Beirut clashes Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    Workers try to clear the wreckage left after a clash between security forces and the protesters in Beirut

    Lebanese protesters said they had postponed a demonstration set for Monday evening, after rallies led to clashes with security forces.

  • *Iran says will defend market share "at any cost". It's all about China, " Carsten Fritsch, senior oil analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, told Reuters Global Oil Forum. Brent oil was trading down $1.85, more than 4 percent, at $43.61 a barrel at 0950 GMT, after touching an intraday low of $43.28, its weakest since March 2009.

  • 'Cloud of doom' settling over Saudi Arabia? Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    'Cloud of doom' settling over Saudi Arabia?

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses what's been taking place in the Middle East when it comes to market activity.

  • *Iran says OPEC meeting could help stabilise prices. It's all about China, " Carsten Fritsch, senior oil analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, told Reuters Global Oil Forum. Brent oil was trading down $1.20, or 2.6 percent, at $44.26 a barrel at 0750 GMT, after hitting an intraday low of $44.00, its weakest since March 2009.

  • TEHRAN, Aug 24- Royal Dutch Shell will repay a $2 billion debt to the National Iranian Oil Company when sanctions on Iran are lifted and will consider investing in the country's vast energy sector, Shell's boss for new business said. Clearly Iran remains under sanctions with time before sanctions will be unwound and clearly we will be absolutely adhering to all...

  • Middle East hit by market slump Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    Middle East hit by market slump

    CNBC’s Hadley Gamble comments on the slump in Middle East markets.

  • *Brent down over $1/ bbl; hits intraday low $44.24. US crude down over $1/ bbl; hits intraday low $39.00. Brent oil was trading down $1.09 a barrel at $44.37 as of 0506 GMT, after hitting an intraday low of $44.24, its lowest since March 2009.

  • China's economic slowdown, recessions and weak economies in Latin American countries such as Brazil and Chile and a breakdown in commodity prices are prompting traders to overlook improving U.S. economic data, said Alan Gayle, portfolio manager at RidgeWorth Investments. "There's a great deal of nervousness around the weakness in China, and that's...