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  • Iranian President Hasan Rouhani.

    A day after the House passed tough new sanctions on Iran, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said he believes the Senate will also vote in favor of the bill.

  • The Snowden saga continues

    Is President Obama putting enough pressure on Russia to get Snowden back to the U.S.? Rep. Eliot Engel, (D-NY) says he would tell "President Obama not to go to Russia" next month, and also discusses the House passing new sanctions on Iran's oil exports.

  • Iran's 50000 Rials with a portrait of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    Congress is poised to increase the economic pressure on Iran and its nuclear program in a vote expected to take place late next week.

  • Egyptian opposition protesters chant during a demonstration in Tahrir Square as part of the 'Tamarod' campaign in Cairo, Egypt.

    Egypt's stock market surged on Tuesday, despite the ongoing political crisis.

  • Egyptian opposition protesters gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt.

    Mass demonstrations across Egypt on Sunday may determine its future, two and half years after people power toppled a dictator they called Pharaoh and ushered in a democracy crippled by bitter divisions.

  • Two people were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president.

  • G8 Summit All Talk, No Action?

    President Obama and Vladimir Putin are at odds over the U.S. plans to arm Syrian rebels, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; and Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard Kennedy School professor; Benn Steil, Council on Foreign Relations; and Doug Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum, discuss the agenda at the G8 Summit.

  • World Leaders Gather For G8 Summit

    MSNBC's Thomas Roberts reports on the agenda of the U.S. at the G8 Summit, including options on Syria. The Street Signs" crew, discusses.

  • When Will Oil Prices Hurt the Economy?

    A new report says Iran is sending 4,000 troops to help back Syrian President Bashar al Assad. CNBC's Steve Liesman and Tom Petrie, Petrie Partners, discuss how the oil market is reacting.

  • Iran's New President Positive for Market

    NBC's Ali Arouzi, discusses the Iranian president's first press conference and the "stark contrast" with his predecessor.

  • $100 Oil Coming Soon?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson talks with GRZ Energy's Anthony Grisanti about what's driving oil prices higher, as tensions in Syria escalate.

  • Trouble in Turkey Continues Over the Weekend

    Turkish unions are calling for a strike to protest last week's police crackdown on demonstrators, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Who Is Iran's President-Elect?

    NBC's Ali Arouzi, reports from Tehran on Rowhani's win for the presidential post which prompted mass celebration in the streets, and on the 'herculean challenges' that face him.

  • High Expectations of Iran's New Leader

    Hassan Rowhani has won Iran's presidential election in a landslide victory. But who will he lean towards the reformers or the regime? NBC's Ali Arouzi has more from Tehran.

  • An Iranian clergyman shows his ink-stained finger after voting in the first round of the presidential elections in the Islamic Republic at a polling station at the Massoumeh shrine in the holy city of Qom on June 14, 2013.

    Iranians are voting for a president on Friday. Here are some important things to know about the vote.

  • Why Iran Election Outcome  Won't Change Anything

    Jamie Ingram, Middle East analyst at IHS, says that whatever the outcome in Iran "it will be more of the same" in terms of policy but that it could bring a different approach to negotiations with the West.

  • More Iranians Turn Out for Election

    Ali Arouzi, reporter for NBC, reports from Tehran on the Iranian presidential elections, and discusses the candidates and the better-than-expected voting turnout.

  • It's Election Day in Iran

    Iranian voters are heading to the polls to elect a new president, reports NBC's Ali Arouzi. The country's current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is barred from the election.

  • View from Iran As Elections Begin

    Iranian presidential elections take place today with six candidates remaining. NBC's Ali Arouzi reports live from Tehran.

  • Iran Election to Impact Nuclear Policy?

    Daniel Serwer, Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, does not think the presidential election will change Iran's nuclear program. It could renew the negotiation process, he says, but prospects of success remain small.