Wars and Military Conflicts


  • *Gaza fighting subsides with Hamas backing 24- hour truce. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict. SINGAPORE, July 28- Brent crude slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamist militants subsided in Gaza, but some analysts said falls may be limited.

  • Should investors hope for a Gaza ceasefire?     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    Kamran Bokhari, Vice President of Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, outlines what it will take for Israel and Hamas to end the military conflict in the Gaza strip.

  • That offset continuing violence in Gaza, Libya and Ukraine. *U.S. crude futures for September delivery fell 39 cents to $101.70 a barrel by 0009 GMT, after finishing 2 cents higher on Friday.

  • Netanyahu under pressure to go all in: Pro     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    Barak Barfi, Research Fellow, International Security Program at the New America Foundation, explains why it is getting difficult for Israel to find an exit strategy out of Gaza.

  • Here's what markets are nervous about     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    John Kosar, President & Market Technician at Asbury Research, outlines the week's key events. He also discusses last week's decline in the U.S. 10-year yield.

  • US missed chance after MH17: Ex-defense chief Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Pro-Russian separatists tighten security measures at checkpoints as cars pass through in Sloviansk, Ukraine.

    "The U.S. has to continue to exert leadership," according to former Clinton administration cabinet member William Cohen.

  • Ukraine fighting complicates MH17 crash probe Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Ukrainian rescue servicemen look through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine.

    Fighting around the site of the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine prevented a visit by international experts on Sunday.

  • US evacuates embassy staff from Libya Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    Security in the Libyan capital has deteriorated following two weeks of fighting.

  • KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, July 26- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday his country was not fighting a civil war in its east but was fighting "foreign mercenaries", hailing soldiers for forcing pro-Russian rebels out of several towns and cities.

  • DONETSK, Ukraine, July 26- Shelling and explosions were heard around the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Saturday, and many shops were shuttered as Ukrainian forces pressed their military campaign against pro-Russian separatists.

  • EU targets Russian officials as new sanctions agreed Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 4:57 AM ET
    An armed man in military fatigues stands guard outside a regional administration building seized by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 27, 2014.

    The EU targets Russian security service chiefs, as a deal on the first economic sanctions against Russia is agreed.

  • In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    HONG KONG— As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28- story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

  • Israel might widen Gaza operations: AP     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    According to the Associated Press, the Israeli defense minister told troops Israel might widen Gaza operations. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • Russia firing across border into Ukraine: US Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:39 PM ET
    A Ukrainian service man looks out from a tank, part of a convoy of vehicles of the Ukrainian forces driving towards the eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk, in the region of Lugansk, on July 25, 2014.

    Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops, according to the US and Ukraine.

  • Israel offers 12-hour pause in Gaza: US Official Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    Israel has offered to halt fighting for 12 hours in Gaza, a senior U.S. official said Friday.

  • Air Canada plane told to circle Tel Aviv for safety Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    An Air Canada jet is shown in this file photo.

    An Air Canada flight had to circle Tel Aviv's airport for 10 minutes after air traffic control said the conditions needed to be confirmed as safe for landing.

  • Scientists make love, war weapons in 'Manhattan' Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets. The drama is set in a makeshift, desolate Southwestern desert community, one of several that sprang up as part of the Manhattan Project aiming to beat Nazi Germany to the bomb.

  • GAZA, July 25- As the United States and regional powers strive for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants, the impoverished enclave faces a daunting recovery, such is the scale of damage after almost three weeks of fighting.

  • Gaza death toll passes 800     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the latest details on the escalating conflict in Gaza as talks of a ceasefire continue.

  • Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:11 AM ET

    ATLANTA— This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.