WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass the full Congress by the end of this week.» Read More
CNBC's John Harwood, discusses President Obama's plan to battle ISIS, including engaging allies against ISIS.
Dr Mark McClelland, head of North America at Maplecroft, questions whether the U.S. has a long-term strategy in the Middle East and whether airstrikes will be sufficient to deal with the ISIL threat.
Kaushik Basu, Senior VP & Chief Economist at World Bank, says it lowered its global growth forecast due to geopolitical tensions. He later explains why U.S. engagement in Iraq is necessary.
If the crisis in Iraq escalates and disrupts oil supplies, all bets could be off for Wall Street, says David Dietze, President and Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management.
While President Obama's speech signaled limited U.S. leadership in combating ISIS, it struck the right balance for the U.S. audience, says Firas Maksad, Managing Director of Global Policy Advisors.
While experts differed on what Obama should say, they cautioned against drawing any bright lines for future military involvement.
*Russia's United Aircraft Corporation on the sanctions list. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Sept 10- European Union envoys failed on Wednesday to reach a decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over military involvement in the war in Ukraine and will meet for talks on Thursday, EU diplomats said.
MOSCOW— Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine.
Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on finding a peaceful solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
BERLIN— German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the European Union to put new sanctions against Russia into effect immediately because peace plans for eastern Ukraine haven't yet been implemented fully. The EU has drawn up new measures against Russia over its actions in Ukraine but stopped short Monday of enforcing them immediately.
TEHRAN, Iran— The fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants will delay even further the planned start of Iranian natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq, Iran's oil minister was quoted as saying Wednesday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support.
A new NBC-WSJ poll shows concerns over national security have hurt President Obama but present him with an opportunity, too.
The United States is putting the finishing touches on possible new sanctions on Russia's defense, energy and financial sectors.
The percentage of Americans who believe the United States should become more active in world affairs has increased, according to an NBC/WSJ poll.
NATO announced that a cyberattack against one of its members could trigger a military response, but experts say that's unlikely.
SANTIAGO, Sept 9- Chile's government said it would tighten security to avoid an escalation in violence and use the "full weight of the law" against those responsible for a bomb attack that wounded 14 on Monday.
This former Soviet state could be Russia's next goal, and it's a NATO member and is counting on the West, the Fiscal Times reports.
LONDON, Sept 9- Brent crude oil prices fell back below $100 per barrel on Tuesday in volatile trade, down for a fourth day and under pressure from strong supplies. However, the potential for disruption to production in Iraq where a violent insurgency by Islamic State continues has helped prevent further weakness.
The potential for supply disruption in Iraq where a violent insurgency by Islamic State continues has helped prevent further weakness. Brent was trading up 33 cents at $100.53 at 1135 GMT after ending the previous session 62 cents lower. On Monday, prices slid below $100 for the first time in more than 14 months and hit a low of $99.36- the weakest since May 1, 2013.