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  • *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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Medved: Israelis want airport open & lives back     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    Jon Medved, is the founder and CEO of Israel-based investment company OurCrowd. He provides perspective on the business side of things in the country.

  • When it's safe to fly—Who should decide? Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and airlines halting flights into Tel Aviv are stirring up controversy over who should decide where it's safe to fly.

  • No evidence found of MH17 black box tampering Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    A part of the fuselage of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is pictured in a field near the village of Grabove, in the Donetsk region, on July 23, 2014.

    The Dutch Safety Board said it still expects to get the information it needs from the crash site in eastern Ukraine.

  • Israel, Hamas and the social media weapon Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    While the bombs and bullets fly, Israel and Hamas are investing in a new but very effective weapon: social media.

  • FAA extends ban on flights to Israel     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    The FAA has announced it is extending its ban to Tel Aviv for another 24 hours, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Proxy warriors: 4 types of pro-Russian separatists Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:25 PM ET
    An armed pro-Russian separatist stands guard at a railway station in Donetsk July 21, 2014.

    Four groups are fighting for Russia in Ukraine, experts say, while the downing of a Malaysian plane has complicated Putin's plans in the country.

  • Islamic State forcing shops to veil mannequins Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    In this Monday, July 21, 2014 photo, mannequins with their faces covered are displayed in a shop window in central Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The Islamic State group ordered clothes shop owners to cover the faces of the mannequins in Mosul, the shop owners said, apparently in line with strict interpretations of Shariah law that forbid statues or artwork depicting the human form.

    The Islamic State has ordered shopkeepers in Mosul to cover the faces of mannequins with veils, GlobalPost reports.

  • Terrorism in Nigeria hitting economy: Central Bank Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    A man holds a placard reading 'Bring Back Our Girls' to denounce the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamic militants on May 13 , 2014 in Malaga.

    Islamist terrorism in Nigeria is impeding food production and pushing inflation, a senior central banker in the country warned on Tuesday.

  • First MH17 crash victims land in the Netherlands Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    A Dutch cargo plane loaded with coffins holding the bodies of some of the Malaysian Airlines plane passengers, leaves for the Netherlands from Kharkiv airport, Ukraine, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

    Two planes carrying the bodies of 40 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 victims landed amid a day of mourning. NBC News reports.

  • Dutch mourn first MH17 bodies flown to Netherlands Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Grief tinged with anger ahead of the arrival of the first bodies of victims from a Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine last week.