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  • China cannot rely on Middle East for oil: Pro

    Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, says that locating different sources of energy is a key part of China's energy strategy.

  • Iran's nuclear intentions aren't clear

    Luis Echavarri, Director General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency speaks to CNBC's Cash Flow about the Iranian and Japanese nuclear sectors live from the World Energy Congress.

  • Iran talks: First since 1979

    President Obama says he spoke with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in regards to Iran's nuclear program. Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, says "there is no doubt Iran wants to talk," adding "the question is whether President Obama is going to give sanctions relief before Iran delivers what it needs to do."

  • President Obama speaks with Iranian President

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera and Ian Bremmer, The Eurasia Group, discuss President Obama's efforts to make a deal with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

  • U.S.-Iran nuclear talks

    Alex Travelli, Hong Kong bureau chief of The Economist says the U.S. should maintain sanctions on Iran as a bargaining chip, until a credible nuclear deal is made.

  • Iran icebreaker set at UN

    Federal prosecutors are asking SAC Capital for $2 billion to settle criminal insider trading charges, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson; and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani did not shake hands at the UN General Assembly today.

  • Iranian President Hasan Rouhani.

    Energy market watchers are asking whether recent conciliatory gestures from Iran are genuine—and what they could mean for global oil.

  • Fighting Iran in court

    The U.S. has pursued punishing economic sanctions against the government of Iran, as thousands of U.S. citizens have pursued compensatory damages for being victims of Iranian sponsored terrorism. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports $7 billion have been awarded to U.S. victims.

  • Will Russia approve use of force in Syria?

    Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the U.S./Russia talks over Syria and how Western countries need to appear strong.

  • President Obama's UN speech preview

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides a preview of President Obama speech at the United Nations today.

  • UN update: A friendlier Iran?

    The diplomatic chill between the United States and Iran is showing signs of thawing, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with a preview of President Obama speech at the United Nations today.

  • Crowds gather at Apple stores

    Two new versions of Apple's iPhone went on sale today, and crowds gathered outside the stores overnight, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Syria diplomacy backed by force?

    Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says the threat of a U.S. strike prompted the deal between Syria and Russia, and explains how Iran is opening the dialogue.

  • Building at 650 Fifth Avenue, New York City.

    A Federal judge will allow the Justice Department to seize and sell an NYC building claimed to be a front for the Iranian government and terrorism.

  • What does Iran think?

    Discussing what Iran's leaders are thinking and saying as Syria tries to avoid a U.S. air strike, with The Rand Group's Iran expert Alireza Nader. "The Iranian leadership is primarily concerned with the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the international community," he says.

  • The cost of war

    What does it cost to keep the U.S. military poised as President Obama wants to keep it for a strike on Syria? CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look.

  • The conflict in Syria has more than halved the amount of oil the country can supply, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said on Tuesday.

  • William Hague greets John Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry says in London that Syria could prevent a U.S.-led military strike by handing over all chemical weapons.

  • Kuwait City faced a slightly unusual challenge over the weekend, after a lion was caught roaming around the upmarket area of Bayan.

  • Can Obama convince the Congress on Syria?

    Anthony Dworkin, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discuss a possible U.S. intervention in Syria.