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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • US no-fly list rules get changes Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a situation deemed unconstitutional.

  • 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.

  • ISIS militants claim to execute American journalist Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:49 AM ET
    Freelance journalist James Foley

    The Islamic State (ISIS) claims to have beheaded American journalist James Foley and has threatened the life of another. NBC reports.

  • *Kurdish forces make progress in Iraq against militants. LONDON, Aug 18- Oil fell more than $1 a barrel to trade below $103 on Monday as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased, and as higher Libyan oil output added to already ample supplies.

  • Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys: witnesses Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria.