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  • This handout image supplied by the IIPA (Iran International Photo Agency) shows a view of the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran.

    The White House says the United States will continue to pause its efforts to reduce Iran's oil sales, Dow Jones reported.

  • An oil tanker is seen off the port of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran.

    Iranian oil exports are running above the levels the Islamic Republic agreed to when sanctions were loosened.

  • Iranian exceeds oil export quota. Now what?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera looks at Iranian oil export numbers and which countries are the biggest buyers. China has dramatically increased exports from Iran, which is apparently exceeding targets promised under eased sanctions.

  • Power Rundown: The iHome

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, Morgan Brennan and Dominic Chu, look at today's "Power Lunch" stories, including news Apple is taking over the home.

  • A Libyan carries a portrait of retired general Khalifa Haftar during a rally in support of the rogue former general whose forces have launched a 'dignity' campaign to crush jihadist militias on May 23, 2014 in Benghazi, eastern Libya.

    General Khalifa Haftar, once scorned in the North African country, is now the man to watch, after starting a massive military offensive on May 16.

  • Violence in Odessa as pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian activists clashed on Friday.

    At least 30 people were killed in southern Ukraine on Friday when clashes between pro-Kiev and pro-Russia protesters spread from the east of the country. The FT reports.

  • This handout image supplied by the IIPA (Iran International Photo Agency) shows a view of the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran.

    India is set to pay Iran $1.65 billion under an interim nuclear deal that eases sanctions and gives Tehran access to $4.2 billion in blocked funds.

  • Oil sanctions on Iran failing?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on surging oil exports in Iran.

  • Oil: Geopolitical risk has lessened

    Gareth Lewis-Davies, senior oil strategist at BNP Paribas, says that some geopolitical risk has come out of the oil price and discusses the new Iran and P5+1 talks.

  • Alabbar: We are all for regional stability

    In an exclusive interview from the World Economic Forum, Emaar Chairman Mohammed Alabbar tells Access: Middle East why he's looking forward to a rapprochement with Iran, plus where he sees growth opportunities for Emaar.

  • Getting back into Iran

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports how oil and gas companies are looking at investing in Iran once sanctions are lifted.

  • A female trader works the floor of the Tehran Stock Exchange in Tehran, Iran.

    The Iranian street is showing signs of breaking free from the economic stagnation that has crippled the country for years.

  • Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.

    Tensions are boiling over in several regions around the world, from Venezuela to Ukraine to the Middle East. Here is a quick guide.

  • Israel's growth is 'spectacular': Netanyahu

    The Israeli economy has been growing at a "spectacular" pace due to its innovation drive, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister tells CNBC before explaining why he remains distrustful of Iran.

  • Political tensions are growing: FTI Consulting

    Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, EMEA chairman at FTI Consulting, highlights that while the economy is less of a worry, geopolitical concerns are rising.

  • Iran doesn't 'walk the walk': Netanyahu

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, says he wished Iran would "walk the walk" and that he wants "action, deeds and not nice words" when it comes to its nuclear program.

  • A suicide car bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people.

  • Iranian oil won't flood market: Saudi's fin min

    Ibrahim Adbul Aziz Al Assaf, Saudi Arabia's finance minister, says that Iranian oil will not "flood" the market and that agreeing on an increase will "take some time."

  • Iran economy on par with EM: Rouhani

    Iran has the potential to become one of the world's top ten economies within three decades, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani tells Davos.

  • 'No one can live alone': Rouhani

    Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president, takes centre stage at Davos to discuss the country's place in the world and says that his views on social, economic and political issues is one of "prudent moderation."