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  • Gaza fighting worsens, defying truce efforts Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 | 5:43 AM ET

    Israel launched 20 aerial attacks in Gaza on Saturday and militants fired rockets, defying global efforts for an extended ceasefire.

  • US conducts another round of airstrikes in Iraq Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 3:56 PM ET
    File photo of an F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet.

    U.S. military warplanes launched another round of airstrikes against an Islamic State target in Iraq, American officials tell NBC News.

  • Rocket fire resumes in Gaza   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Rocket fire resumes in Gaza

    About 600 miles Southwest of Iraq a rocket fire has resumed in Gaza ending a three day cease-fire. NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the details.

  • ISIS very capable: Ret. Col. Warden   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    ISIS very capable: Ret. Col. Warden

    U.S. Air Force Retired Colonel John Warden, discusses what endgame he thinks will come from U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

  • Iraq attack irony   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    Iraq attack irony

    CNBC's Eamon Javers shares pictures which reveal ISIS militants may be using American-made military hardware.

  • Will airstrikes target US-supplied weapons? Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    At some point during airstrikes in Iraq American taxpayer-financed fighter jets may fire on and destroy American taxpayer-financed weapons.

  • FAA bans flights over Iraq: Report   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:09 AM ET
    FAA bans flights over Iraq: Report

    The FAA has announced all U.S carriers are prohibited from flight operations in the Baghdad region. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the details.

  • Gen. McCaffrey: Arm the Kurds   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Gen. McCaffrey: Arm the Kurds

    Gen. Barry McCaffrey, McCaffrey Associates, weighs on the United States' air campaign in Iraq. Gen. McCaffrey says if the purpose is to sustain the Kurds as a bastion against ISIL, the U.S. needs to arm and support them.

  • Col. Jacobs: US will engage until Erbil assault ends

    Retired U.S. Army Colonel Jack Jacobs, weighs in on today's airstrikes in Iraq. Jacobs says the humanitarian situation was overwhelming and compelling and forced the U.S. to take action.

  • What we know about Iraq strikes   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    What we know about Iraq strikes

    Two F/A-18 aircrafts dropped 500 pound laser guided bombs on ISIL artillery, and military planes delivered food and water to thousands of refugees, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • US begins airstrikes against Iraq militants Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:14 AM ET
    File photo:  A US navy crewman gestures as an F-18 jet fighter prepares to take off.

    US military aircraft conducted a strike on ISIS artillery in Iraq, the Pentagon's spokesman said via Twitter.

  • US aircraft drop 2 bombs on ISIL: Report   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    U.S. officials have announced fighter jets have dropped two 500-pound bombs on ISIL enemy forces, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Russian invasion of Ukraine more likely: Bremmer Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:53 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Amid reports that Russia may be open to de-escalating the crisis in Ukraine, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer told CNBC on Friday that he's not buying it.

  • US strikes ISIS artillery   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    US strikes ISIS artillery

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Pentagon has confirmed there have been airstrikes in Iraq.

  • Kurds need to defend themselves: Expert   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    Kurds need to defend themselves: Expert

    The administration is risk adverse, says David Phillips, Columbia University, sharing his thoughts on the Iraq crisis, and why the U.S. should not put additional boots on the ground but rather give the Kurds the means to defend themselves.

  • How strong is ISIS?   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:50 AM ET
    Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a patrol in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 30, 2014.

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, discuss President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq.

  • Russia-Ukraine tensions rise   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Russia-Ukraine tensions rise

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, discuss how the escalating situations in Russia and Ukraine are impact on the markets.

  • Two missions: Airdrops vs. airstrikes   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:02 AM ET
    Air Force airmen conduct an operational check on a F-16 Fighting Falcon at Balad Air Base, Iraq, in this March 22, 2007 file photo.

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on two separate U.S. missions in Iraq - one humanitarian and the other against terrorists.

  • Risk aversion sweeping across all markets: Pro   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    Risk aversion sweeping across all markets: Pro

    I can't help but think we are creating the new "one-percent," says Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, discussing how geopolitical instability is impacting the global bond markets.

  • What's at stake in Iraq?   Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:04 AM ET
    What's at stake in Iraq?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, provides perspective on the administration's efforts to protect the city of Erbil and its impact on global markets.