Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong. The federal jury found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder, the most...

  • New Zealand government agenda: surplus, flag vote Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:41 PM ET

    Prime Minister John Key, whose National Party won a decisive election victory last month that saw it return to power for a third consecutive term, outlined his plans at the ceremonial opening of the nation's 51st Parliament. In accordance with New Zealand parliamentary tradition, Key's opening speech was delivered by the governor general, Sir Jerry Mateparae.

  • Why HK protests won’t end soon, despite talks Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters may finally meet with government negotiators Tuesday, but few are optimistic the barricades will come down soon.

  • Oct 20- BioMerieux SA is working with U.S. health regulators to determine if its test to screen for bio threats could be used to detect the Ebola virus, spokeswoman Suzanne Jones said. Since the system was solely developed for environmental surveillance, it is necessary for BioMerieux to show the U.S. Food and Drug Administration evidence that the test could be...

  • CAIRO, Oct 20- Egypt needs an "economic revolution" to recover from damage caused by political instability as it seeks to attract billions of dollars in foreign investment and repair its state finances, planning minister Ashraf al-Arabi said. To compensate for those losses and eventually compete globally, Egypt must overhaul an economy which has been...

  • Clashes erupt between HK protesters, police Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 3:04 AM ET
    Pro-democracy protesters and police standoff on a street in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong early on October 19, 2014.

    Clashes erupted in Hong Kong, deepening a sense of impasse between the government and pro-democracy protesters increasingly willing to confront police.

  • HK protesters force police retreat Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 4:14 AM ET
    Police shout towards pro-democracy protesters during clashes as they attempt to clear a road in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on October 18, 2014.

    Hong Kong pro-democracy activists recaptured parts of a key protest zone, defying police trying to disperse them with pepper spray and baton charges.

  • BEIRUT, Oct 17- Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time the militant group had taken to the air. The group, which has seized swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, has been flying the planes over the captured al-Jarrah...

  • *Further talks needed to bolster east Ukraine ceasefire. MILAN, Oct 17- Russia and Ukraine made progress on Friday towards resolving a row over gas supplies, but European leaders said Moscow had to do much more to prop up a fragile ceasefire and end fighting in eastern Ukraine. The mooted deal aimed at re-opening Russian gas supplies to Ukraine ahead of the cold...

  • Ukrainian, Russian leaders sound optimistic note Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:49 AM ET

    MILAN— Russian and Ukrainian leaders sounded optimistic after marathon, Europe- brokered talks Friday, signaling progress on both a definitive peace settlement in Ukraine and a gas dispute that threatens to disrupt supplies to Europe this winter. Putin also voiced confidence that the issue of Russians who have joined the insurgency in eastern Ukraine could...

  • Nation's travel security chief Pistole to retire Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— John Pistole announced Thursday he is stepping down as chief of the Transportation Security Administration after 4 1/ 2 turbulent years in which the agency sought to balance passenger privacy against safety and stay a step ahead of terrorists looking for cunning new ways to smuggle bombs aboard planes. Pistole warned last month that an al-Qaida...

  • Egypt: We're bombing Islamist militants in Libya Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Egyptian officials say country's warplanes are bombing positions of Islamist militias in oil-rich Libya.

  • Russia-US relations reset ‘impossible’: PM Medvedev Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:52 AM ET
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

    Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev tells CNBC that ties with the U.S. have been damaged by "destructive" and "stupid" sanctions.

  • War on the doorstep compounds Turkey's economic worries Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Investors who until mid-2013 saw Turkey as a relatively safe bet in a chaotic region are increasingly alarmed that it might not only be dragged into the war in Syria but also lose the hard-won prospect of peace and economic revival in its own Kurdish region. So far, Turkey has resisted Western and Kurdish pressure to enter Syria's complex war by sending its tanks...

  • Time to reduce reliance on the dollar: Russia PM Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:12 AM ET

    Russia's prime minister says the world must move away from its dependence on the dollar, arguing that the global economy would benefit as a result.

  • Clash over construction leaves 8 dead in China Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    BEIJING— Eight people were killed in a clash between construction workers and villagers in China's southwestern region of Yunnan, authorities said Wednesday, as land disputes grew more violent. The official statement did not give a reason for the conflict, but land disputes are common in China where villagers often believe their lands have been unfairly...

  • LIMA, Oct 14- The expansion of Peru's main natural gas pipeline has been delayed by nearly a year because of threats posed by insurgents and is now set to wrap up in the first quarter of 2016, the pipeline operator said on Tuesday. Expansion work is now 55 percent complete and will cost some $475 million in total, said Ricardo Ferreiro, the general manager of...

  • Mexican activist slain during radio broadcast Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Two gunmen shoved their way into a radio studio and opened fire on a local activist, killing him while he was broadcasting, prosecutors in the Mexican state of Sinaloa said. Roman Tirado was a leader of about 800 families demanding compensation for being displaced by the Picachos dam. Ontiveros said Roman Tirado focused on the land dispute and other...

  • Obama and military chiefs to thrash out ISIS plans Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:49 AM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.

    President Barack Obama will hash out a strategy to counter Islamic State on Tuesday with military leaders from some 20 countries.

  • Four most worrying drags on global markets Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 9:26 PM ET

    The global stock rout appears to have come out of nowhere, but Capital Economics highlights four key weights dragging on markets.