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  • US President signals 'no strategy' on ISIS threat  Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    "Obama looks increasingly hesitant" on the ISIS threat after he said in a speech that the West had no strategy to combat the terrorist organization, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • President Obama discusses foreign policy and violence in Syria and Iraq.

  • Election could come down to ONE issue Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    The election could come down to one issue — and, Jake Novak says, it's not the economy.

  • BEIRUT, Aug 27- Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on social media by supporters showed on Wednesday.

  • ISTANBUL/ BEIRUT, Aug 26- As Islamic State insurgents threaten the Turkish border from Syria, Turkey is struggling to staunch the flow of foreign jihadists to the militant group, having not so long ago allowed free access to those who would join its neighbour's civil war.

  • How to stop ISIS  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    CNBC contributor David Phillips, discusses whether the U.S. can really go after ISIS, and what kind of threat the terrorist group poses to the U.S.

  • ISIS captures major air base in Syria  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:18 AM ET
    ISIS fighters at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014.

    Terrorist from the Islamic State in Iraq have seized a military base in northern Syria, reports NBC's Aymen Moyheldin.

  • Middle East in turmoil  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    Gen. Barry McCaffrey, McCaffrey & Associates president provides analysis on the ISIS situation and ongoing turmoil in Syria.

  • ISIS hot spots  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    Col. Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst, discusses the growing threat of ISIS and shares his thoughts on airstrikes targeting Syria. We are sorely lacking information, says Jacobs.

  • Western fighters in Iraq heighten concerns  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on the response from Western governments after hundreds of British and American citizens have traveled to Iraq to fight on the side of Islamic State.

  • Israel destroys 13-story building in Gaza airstrike Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    A Palestinian man inspects the rubble of an 13-storey apartment building that collapsed after it was hit by missiles during an Israeli air strike in the heart of Gaza City.

    Israel launched more airstrikes on Gaza on Sunday after taking its military campaign to a new level by flattening a 13-story apartment tower following a warning to residents to evacuate.

  • Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 11:03 PM ET
  • Israeli aircraft bomb Gaza, five Palestinians killed Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years.

  • Hagel: ISIS beyond terrorist group  Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    How big of a threat ISIS may be, with Frank Anderson, former Near East South Asia CIA chief, and David Phillips, Columbia University.

  • Mission to rescue James Foley, and others failed  Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports on a failed U.S. commando mission to rescue Americans held in Syria by ISIS.

  • Mission to rescue James Foley failed: Officials Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:43 AM ET
    Freelance journalist James Foley

    The Pentagon attempted to rescue James Foley and other U.S. hostages held in Syria but the mission failed, U.S. officials told NBC News.

  • The rise of the Islamic state  Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Fighters from around the world have traveled to join the Islamic State. NBC's Richard Engel reports on the rise of the group that has caused havoc in the Middle East.

  • Middle East crisis takes deadly turn  Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    ISIS militants claim to have executed American journalist James Wright Foley, reports NBC's Bill Neely.

  • Forging ties with Iraq  Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Samuel Berger, Albright Stonebridge Group, and Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), discuss U.S. foreign policy in Iraq and Syria.

  • ISIS militants claim to execute US journalist  Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    This is now the best armed terrorist group in the world, says Samuel Berger, Albright Stonebridge Group, sharing his thoughts about how to effectively deal with the brutality of Islamist militants.