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  • US says Russia firing at Ukrainian military Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    A Ukrainian serviceman guards in front of a tank in the small eastern city of Seversk on July 12, 2014, a day after the city was freed from pro-Russian militants.

    The US says Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on enclave be lifted. The Israeli military said its troops were fighting gunmen from Hamas, which runs Gaza, in the area and that it was investigating the incident.

  • Ukrainian prime minister resigns Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Arseny Yatseniuk

    The Ukrainian Prime Minister tendered his resignation on Thursday, after upbraiding fellow politicians.

  • Turmoil-struck Iraq appoints new president Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Iraq's parliament elected senior Kurdish lawmaker Fouad Masoum as president on Thursday, a long-awaited step in creating a new government.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on enclave be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Israeli forces shelled a U.N.-run school sheltering Palestinians in the northern Gaza strip, the Gaza health ministry said on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and raising the conflict's death toll to nearly 750..

  • Investigate Putin for war crimes: Phillips Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:57 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, March 5, 2014.

    The downing of Malaysian Air Flight 17 was an act of murder. Putin should be investigated for war crimes, says former WH adviser David L. Phillips.

  • American Airlines not ready to resume Israel flights Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    "We have to make sure, as all airlines do, that conditions are indeed stable," CEO Doug Parker told CNBC on Thursday.

  • US-Israel flight ban lifted     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the FAA has lifted its ban for U.S. airlines to fly into Tel Aviv but not all airlines have resumed their flights.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on Gaza be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700..

  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    ALGIERS, Algeria— An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on Gaza be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700..

  • Israelis rush to apps in Gaza conflict Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Israelis have used smartphones, mobile applications and telecoms technology to try to minimize casualties in the latest conflict in Gaza.

  • Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.

  • July 24- Insurers are expected to hike war risk premiums for airlines following losses due to global conflicts, including the downing of a Malaysia airplane over Ukraine, insurance rating agency A.M. Best Company said on Wednesday.

  • Downed plane fuels fears of arms race Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:46 PM ET
    A soldier without identifying insignia mans a machine gun outside the Crimean parliament building shortly after several dozen soldiers took up positions there on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.

    Though barely a week has passed since MH17, an anti-aircraft campaign is still in full swing above the areas controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

  • Medal of Honor recipient breaks gavel at NYSE     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    Former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts apparently doesn't know his own strength. The Medal of Honor recipient rang the closing bell at the NYSE a bit too hard Wednesday -- he ended up breaking the gavel.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Pitts at NYSE     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    Former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts is a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sgt. Pitts speaks to CNBC's "Closing Bell" about his experience with Veterans Affairs, and receiving the medal.

  • Global instability will help these stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    Global conflicts are going to sustain defense spending by governments, which will benefit defense contractors, one analyst said.

  • Ukraine rebel fighters had BUK missiles: Leader Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:32 PM ET
    Ukrainian rebel commander Alexander Khodakovsky speaks during an interview in Donetsk, Ukarine.

    A Ukrainian rebel leader said that pro-Russian rebels had missiles of the type the U.S. says shot down a commercial plane.

  • Will flight ban prompt cease fire in Gaza?     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    Discussing the FAA's extended ban on U.S. flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, and whether politics are involved, with Peter Brookes, The Heritage Foundation, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.