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  • BAGHDAD/ DUBAI, Sept 11- Sometimes they came pretending to buy things. Months before they took control of the Iraqi city of Mosul in June, Islamic State militants were already busy collecting money to finance their campaign of setting up a 7th century-style caliphate.

  • Apple Watch: Breakthrough or add-on?     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    In today's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Apple's announcements are both The Good and The Bad, while The Ugly is the Islamic State terror threat.

  • Americans tend to rally around President     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down President Obama's remarks on ISIS.

  • President Barack Obama discusses the administration's plan to combat the Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS, as well as how it intends to battle terrorism in other areas of the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Rep. King: ISIS could attack at any time     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    I'm not trying to scare people about a particular threat but we do have to be on our guard, says Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.), discussing what he hopes to hear from President Obama about combating terrorist threats.

  • Branson pushes for peace in Ukraine     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on finding a peaceful solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

  • Been there: What Obama WON'T say in terror speech Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Here's a look back at some of the key statements that Obama has made about terror groups, and Syria that you won't hear from him Wednesday night.

  • Handicapping the markets     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Howard Ward, Gamco CIO of equities, shares his thoughts on what global tensions mean for the markets and his outlook on the economy.

  • Oil's biggest fakeouts     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    Dan Dicker, TheStreet.com, share his thoughts on the biggest risks for oil and why he is betting on another super spike.

  • 61% say strike ISIS in Iraq and Syria: Poll     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides results of an NBC/WSJ poll that reveals how Americans feel about President Obama's strategy on ISIS ahead of the president's Wednesday night address.

  • Kerry arrives in Baghdad to build coalition against IS Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:58 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to discuss the Ukrainian crisis situation ahead of a disputed referendum in Crimea.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support.

  • Iraqi parliament approves new government Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:28 AM ET
    Peshmerga fighters provide security at the last checkpoint outside of Mosul which is currently under control of ISIS militants

    Iraq's parliament approved a new government headed by Haider al-Abadi as prime minister on Monday night, in a bid to rescue Iraq.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Arab Bank Plc's chairman told reporters on Monday his bank was "clean" and had not provided funding to Hamas, speaking after his first day as a defense witness in the long-awaited civil terrorism-financing trial.

  • Larry Lindsey, The Lindsey Group CEO, shares his thoughts on how President Obama is handling the ISIS crisis and market reaction.

  • Obama to reveal ISIS battle plan this week Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 10:09 AM ET
    President Obama addressed the threat posed by ISIS extremists, and immigration reform in a wide-ranging interview with NBC's Meet the Press.

    President Obama will address the nation on the threat posed by ISIS extremists, telling NBC News the U.S. will "hunt down" the terrorists. Plus, immigration reform.

  • U.S. warplanes launched fourair strikes against Islamic State militants threatening western Iraq's Haditha Dam early on Sunday.

  • Shimon Peres: Arab League must help isolate IS Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    Shimon Peres says the Arab League must act to help defeat IS and called on religious leaders to condemn the group's misuse of religion and values.

  • The threat of ISIS     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 4:26 PM ET
    Members loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) wave ISIL flags as they drive around Raqqa June 29, 2014.

    Gary Bernsten, former CIA official, discusses how the U.S. should deal with the threat of ISIS and its social media accounts. Ross Gerber of Gerber Kawasaki, provides his opinion.

  • NATO has yet to outline a strategy to deal with the Islamic State, a strategy closely watched by Turkey - which worries about the West arming the Kurds - CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept 4- Hundreds of civilians are fleeing Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri as fears grow that Islamist Boko Haram militants may try to assault the Borno state capital after seizing towns and territory around it, residents said on Thursday.