*Saudi-led coalition continues Yemen bombings, driving Brent up. NEW YORK, April 24- Oil prices diverged on Friday, with Brent hitting 4-1/ 2 month highs on continued fighting in Yemen while U.S. crude fell on concerns of another upcoming stock build, though both benchmarks headed toward weekly gains. "It's a push and pull situation with the Yemen tensions giving...» Read More
Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory, says the military buildup near Ukraine is just a "distraction" and insist that further Russian aggression is unlikely.
NBC's Jim Maceda reports on the efforts to end the fighting in Gaza and set the stage for talks in Egypt to reach a broader deal on a sustainable truce.
Nicholas Casey, reporter at the Wall Street Journal, says the truce between Gaza and Israel - which started this morning - seems to be holding up for now as pressure is mounting on both sides.
Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian guerrillas entered a 72-hour truce on Tuesday mediated by Egypt.
Russia has roughly doubled the number of its battalions near the Ukrainian border and could respond by launching a cross-border incursion.
NBC's Jim Maceda reports the latest events from the conflict in Gaza, including an attack by a bulldozer on an Israeli bus.
David Phillips, Columbia University, discusses the heightening conflict between Israel and Gaza, and explains the root cause of the trouble in Ukraine. The whole crisis in Ukraine was planned and fermented by Russia, says Phillips.
The odds are high that the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza will once again fall apart, says Thane Rosenbaum, Senior Fellow, New York University School of Law.
Peter Berkowitz, Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University, explains why Hamas should bear the responsibility for the destruction in Gaza.
Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday.
An Israeli air strike killed at least 10 people and wounded about 30 others on Sunday in a U.N.-run school in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said.
The missing Israeli officer thought to have been abducted by Hamas was killed in action, Israel said Saturday.
NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports fighting in Gaza has intensified as Israel has launched an operation to rescue a captured soldier taken by Hams militants.
A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce.
The EU formally adopted sanctions on Thursday curbing arms sales to Russia and cutting off financing for targeted banks.
The US and European leaders say they're prepared to intensify sanctions against Russia unless it moves to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
Thailand stocks have rallied sharply, but despite high hopes for the new administration's policies, analysts don't expect shares to rise much further.
Geopolitical tensions are heating up globally, but it isn't clear investors should react, with markets not paying the conflicts much attention.
Sanctions are intended to tighten the screws on Russia by targeting broad sections of its economy and financial markets.
NBC News' Martin Fletcher reports Israelis say they have found about 32 tunnels, some of them digging right into Israeli territory.