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  • Israel kills militants, death toll tops 500 Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    Israeli forces killed at least 10 Palestinian militants, as the death toll from the two-week conflict passed 500.

  • Why a ceasefire in Gaza is unlikely  Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    Coline Schep, Middle East Analyst at Control Risks, says both Israel and Hamas have put out extensive demands that are hard to fulfill, thus complicating the possibility of reaching a truce.

  • CNBC hot list: Herbalife & end of 40-hour workweek  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    CNBC.com's Managing Editor Allen Wastler discusses which stories are leading the site, including the feud between Herbalife and Bill Ackman.

  • David Gregory reacts to MH 17 tragedy  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    NBC's "Meet the Press" David Gregory, shares his opinions on President Obama's response to the events in Ukraine and what is already known about the downing of Flight MH 17.

  • Bad day for Hamas: Expert  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    Discussing the Israeli ground invasion in Gaza, with James Carafano, The Heritage Foundation. He thinks the international outcry is actually shifting toward the Israelis.

  • Israeli's taking this in stride?  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher shares a story of sitting in a restaurant when explosions went off while the Iron Dome was fired.

  • Israelis talk of expanding ground operation  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports what would provoke an expansion of Israel's ground invasion in Gaza. Israel has reportedly captured about 15 Palestinians, whom they are interrogating.

  • Israel has no desire to occupy Gaza: Danon  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    Discussing Israel's goals of its ground invasion in Gaza, and how long it is expected to last, with Danny Danon, Israel's former Deputy Defense Minister.

  • Israel stepping up Gaza invasion  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    Hamas is continuing to fire rockets into Israel despite massive pressure from ground, sea and air forces. NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the details.

  • Merkel talks tough, but can Europe back it up? Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:30 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference in Berlin, July 18, 2014.

    It's not clear that the German Chancellor is in a position to actually hit Russia where it would hurt: Its pocketbook.

  • Ambassador Ido Aharoni of Israel Consul General, says the new phase of Operation Protective Edge, which is the ground invasion in Gaza, is perhaps the most transparent military operation of late. He says Mahmoud Abbas, State of Palestine President, has to break the pact he formed with Hamas.

  • Gaza, Ukraine: What we know  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen provides an update on the Israeli ground invasion in Gaza, as well as what we know about Malaysia Airlines passenger jet MH17 which was shot down on Thursday.

  • Sending investigators to MH17 site—worth the risk? Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shown smoldering in a field on July 17, 2014, in Grabovo, Ukraine, near the Russian border.

    Skeptics are questioning if any further information U.S. investigators could gather from the MH17 site in Ukraine is worth the risk.

  • Obama: At least one American killed in MH17 crash Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    In a statement to the press, President Barack Obama said he does not see a U.S. military role beyond what is currently being done.

  • Israel's Netanyahu under 'strong pressure'  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his ballot at a polling station on election day, January 22, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Yossi Mekelberg, program director of international relations and social sciences at Regent's University, discusses Israel's ground operation in Gaza.

  • Rep. Ed Royce: Russia needs to cooperate now  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Rep. Ed Royce, House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman, (R-Calif.), weighs in on the situation in Ukraine. Royce says Russia needs to help with a ceasefire to get U.S. officials on the ground in Ukraine.

  • Putin is responsible for MH17 crash: Phillips Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Putin is responsible for the Malaysian plane crash over Ukraine—even if he didn't order the attack, says former WH adviser David L. Phillips.

  • Israel keys on Hamas tunnels: Report  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports Israel's ground offensive is well underway with the objective to take out Hamas tunnels.

  • Israel conflict has no end goals: Expert  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt, provides insight to the worsening situation in Israel and what the U.S response should be.

  • The Mideast is in flames: Ex-State Dept official Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    There's almost no stability anywhere in the Mideast, as Israel's ground offensive pushes into Gaza, Robert Hormats says.