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  • ISIS ISIL Iraq

    Saudi Arabia's ex-head of intelligence has criticized U.S. anti-terrorism tactics, saying Obama was wrong to rule out troops in Syria and Iraq.

  • Saudi economy 'dynamic and growing: Prince Turki

    HRH Turki al Faisal, chairman at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, discusses the benefits of opening up the Saudi Arabia stock exchange and the opportunities in the country.

  • Drought

    Unlike a hurricane, tornado or snowstorm, the ends and beginning of droughts are very hard to predict.

  • Commodities Next Week: The slide continues

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead at where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • An oil drilling rig operated by Petroleos Mexicans (Pemex) off the coast of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.

    Traders are concerned that longer-term global growth will impact demand for crude oil. So will producers scale back?

  • S&P Energy down 3%

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports what factors are pushing oil prices down.

  • Commodities Next Week: Supply in good shape

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead at where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Commodities Next Week: Oil prices lower

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead at where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Red Adair fire fighting crew work on a blown-out well damaged by retreating Iraqi soldiers in Al-Ahmadi oil field in southern Kuwait,  March 29, 1991.

    As booming shale pushes U.S. oil production to near 9 million barrels per day, some say U.S. strategic interests are being realigned.

  • T. Boone Pickens

    Pickens also shared some investing ideas within the energy sector, including his thoughts on MLPs and producer consolidation.

  • Commodities Next Week: Ukraine moves oil

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Increased tensions in Ukraine spiked oil prices today. Corn and wheat also spiked on geopolitical concerns.

  • Pump jacks and wells on the Monterey Shale formation in California

    The Middle East and other oil-producing countries are hotbeds of instability. So why is oil falling instead of rising?

  • Commodities Next Week: Energy mixed

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead at where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week. WTI was down but Brent crude was up on the day. Nat gas was down and gold was up.

  • A Nabors Industries floor hand uses a towel to wipe drilling fluid from a section of pipe on a crude oil rig outside New Town, N.D.

    U.S. shale has put the country on the same terrain as Saudi Arabia and Russia. In the process, it may turn oil into a safe haven.

  • Saudi Arabia: What foreign investors expect

    Hootan Yazhari, head of frontier markets equity research at BofA Merrill Lynch, explains why Saudi Arabia's move to open its market to foreign investors as a "huge game-changer for the region".

  • Saudi Arabia to open market to foreign investors

    Nour Al Hammoury, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, says it's a "historic day" for Saudi Arabia and the region, as the kingdom announces it will soon open its market to foreign investors.

  • Commodities Next Week: Oil, gold down on day

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead at where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Commodities Next Week: Oil continues its slide

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead at where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week. Oil was down on the day, as was gold, although it still closed over $1,335.

  • Construction of the Keystone Pipeline in Prague, Okla., (L) and an oil pipeline in northeastern Saudi Arabia.

    The U.S. is producing vast amounts of oil—but isn't quite in Saudi Arabia's league just yet, according to experts.

  • Condensates—a super-light oil that's a byproduct of the U.S shale boom—could open the door to eventual crude exports.