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  • Iraq’s next prime minister: What you need to know Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    Haider al-Ibadi has plenty on his plate. Designated the next prime minister of Iraq, he first has to make sure incumbent Nouri al-Maliki quits.

  • Gaza ceasefire holding on second day Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:51 AM ET
    A mosque is destroyed in Gaza city during the attack of Israel's warcraft on 23 July, 2014

    A Gaza ceasefire hes held and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry linked a lifting of blockades of the devastated enclave to Hamas giving up its rocket arsenal.

  • Ten dead in Gaza school as Israel renews shelling Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    An Israeli air strike killed at least 10 people and wounded about 30 others on Sunday in a U.N.-run school in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said.

  • More fighting in Gaza after rockets hit Israel Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 5:15 AM ET
    A mosque is destroyed in Gaza city during the attack of Israel's warcraft on 23 July, 2014

    A truce in the Gaza Strip has collapsed after a barrage of rockets fired by Palestinian militants was met with fierce Israeli shelling.

  • Israel extends Gaza truce another four hours Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    Israeli soldiers prepare their Tanks in a deployment area on July 24, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip.

    It was not immediately clear if Hamas Islamists, who control the coastal enclave, were also willing to prolong the ceasefire.

  • Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry on diplomatic push Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:42 AM ET

    Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip, sending thousands of residents fleeing, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists.

  • PARIS, July 20- The head of one of the world's largest airlines has called for an international meeting of carriers to agree a response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, including a potential rethink of the threats posed by regional conflicts.

  • Corporal Carpenter at NYSE: VA cares very much     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    Corporal Kyle Carpenter shares his story of recovery with CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, after receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Obama. Carpenter shares his experience with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Iraq PM committed to government formation process Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that he is committed to the process of forming a new government.

  • Kerry in Cairo for talks over Iraq Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 5:11 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Sunday for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat which the conflict in Iraq poses to the Middle East.

  • Militants take Iraq-Syria border town Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 | 11:53 PM ET
    Town of al-Qaim at the Iraqi-Syrian border

    Sunni fighters have seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers a century ago in a campaign to create an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.

  • Iraq war: Here are the worst and best scenarios Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    "This is going to burn for a long time," said Kenneth Pollack, a Brookings Institution senior fellow and a former CIA Iraq military analyst.

  • Debate brews as US mulls airstrikes in Iraq Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants, carry weapons during a parade in the streets in Baghdad's Sadr city June 14, 2014.

    As rebels continue to create unrest in Iraq, policymakers and observers alike can't agree on what, if anything, the U.S. should do.

  • Iraq burns again: What has sparked the fire? Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 8:53 AM ET
    DATE IMPORTED:June 10, 2014Civilian children stand next to a burnt vehicle during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 10, 2014.

    Iraq has been absent from the global agenda for years – but now the very existence of the state is being called into question.

  • US foreign policy showdown     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on how President Obama's foreign policy has impacted U.S. allies.

  • President Obama announces America's combat mission in Afghanistan will be over by the end of this year. He outlines the United States' objectives going forward.

  • President Obama traveled to Afghanistan this Memorial Day weekend to thank serving men and women in uniform and deployed civilians. President Obama says America's longest war will come to a "responsible end" this year.

  • The general making waves in Libya: Who is he? Monday, 26 May 2014 | 4:53 PM ET
    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.

  • Obama promises year-end close to Afghanistan war Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    US President Barack Obama speaks during a surprise visit with US troops at Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, in Afghanistan, May 25, 2014, prior to the Memorial Day holiday.

    President Barack Obama is promising U.S. forces in Afghanistan that America's longest war will come to a close at the end of the year.

  • From battlefield hero to Wall Street pro     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Kyle White, discusses his military service and his position at RBC Capital Markets. White received the medal for his courageous actions during combat operations in Afghanistan.