• The 15- member body will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday to discuss the violence that is building up to the most serious hostilities between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza since an eight-day war in 2012..

  • NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. This week's $61 billion in fixed-rate note supply will conclude with a $13 billion auction of 30- year bonds. "We need the Fed to change its tune on its monetary policy outlook in order for interest rates to go up," said Michael Materasso, co-chairman of the fixed income policy committee at Franklin Templeton in New York.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. "It's a tug-of-war between the lift-off date and reacting to Europe and asset allocation," said Justin Lederer, Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • *Gaza rockets hit deeper inside Israel. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 9- Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 37 people in the Hamas- dominated enclave.

  • Israel intensifies attacks on Gaza Strip     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin, reports on the latest violence in the Middle East. Airstrikes may not be enough to stop the unrest, says Mohyeldin.

  • Israel attack won't be a 'short conflict': Pro     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:45 AM ET

    Jordan Perry, Middle East analyst at Maplecroft, says Israel's offensive against Hamas will not be a "short offensive".

  • TOKYO, July 9- U.S. crude oil futures edged up towards $104 in early Wednesday trade, rising for the first time in nine sessions after easing fears of supply disruption in Iraq and expectations of rising Libyan exports had put the contract under pressure.

  • Hamas fires missiles at Israel     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, discusses changing variables in the Middle East contributing to increasing violence.

  • Increasing violence in Middle East     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports 40,000 reservists have been called up by Israel in wake of Hamas' missile attack on the Tel Aviv area.

  • Hamas rockets hit Tel Aviv area     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Hamas has fired missiles to the Tel Aviv area for the first time. Israel has called up 40,000 reservists, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • LONDON, July 7- Emerging stocks traded at 13- month highs on Monday, extending the previous week's gains fuelled by global growth optimism, though fighting in Ukraine and air strikes in Israel weighed on the rouble and the shekel.

  • AP staff win awards for tornado, shooting stories Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Coverage of a devastating Oklahoma tornado won an award for deadline reporting and a story on the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings won one for feature writing from the Associated Press Media Editors for journalism excellence by AP staffers.

  • In a convoy that stretches hundreds of meters, the trucks travel east across northern Israel, bringing goods from Europe to customers in Jordan and beyond. The number of trucks crossing between Israel and Jordan has jumped some 300 percent since 2011, to 10,589 trucks a year, according to the Israel Airports Authority.

  • Israeli official closes Tel Aviv shops on sabbath Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    JERUSALEM— Israel's interior minister said he will no longer permit Tel Aviv supermarkets to stay open on the Jewish Sabbath, drawing a chorus of criticism Monday from liberal Israelis who see the regulation as religious coercion against secular society.

  • Court rejects Arab Bank's plea in terrorism suits Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to lift sanctions imposed by a judge on Arab Bank, PLC in lawsuits seeking to hold the bank partially responsible for terrorist acts in the Middle East.

  • Israeli field may supply gas to Egypt facility Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    JERUSALEM— One of the developers of a natural gas field off Israel's Mediterranean coast on Sunday said it has signed a letter of intent to provide gas to a facility in Egypt. Until recently, Egypt provided natural gas to Israel.

  • LONDON, June 27- The London Metal Exchange's open-outcry ring is a historical curiosity, a throw-back to Victorian London, when men in top hats met to do business in the coffee shops and alley-ways surrounding the Bank of England.

  • JERUSALEM, June 23- Israel said on Monday it has selected a subsidiary of China Harbour Engineering Company to build a 3.3 billion shekel port in southern Ashdod on Israel's Mediterranean coast.

  • JERUSALEM, June 23- Israel said on Monday it has selected a subsidiary of China Harbour Engineering Company to build a 3.3 billion shekel port in southern Ashdod on Israel's Mediterranean coast.

  • *Israel keen to build rapport with Kurds. *Israel previously bought small cargoes of trucked oil. LONDON, June 20- A tanker delivered a cargo of disputed crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan's new pipeline for the first time on Friday in Israel, despite threats by Baghdad to take legal action against any buyer.