Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Fierce fighting continues in Ukraine  Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    Pro-Russian separatists tighten security measures at checkpoints as cars pass through in Sloviansk, Ukraine.

    It's becoming increasingly more difficult for investigators to reach the crash site of the downed Malaysian airliner, reports NBC's Keir Simmons.

  • UN calls for durable ceasefire in Gaza  Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Israel says it will only fire in response to Gaza attacks, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher, with the latest update on the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Crunch time for Gaza talks, death toll passes 800 Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:57 AM ET
    Israeli soldiers prepare their Tanks in a deployment area on July 24, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared.

  • US says Russia firing at Ukrainian military Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    A Ukrainian serviceman guards in front of a tank in the small eastern city of Seversk on July 12, 2014, a day after the city was freed from pro-Russian militants.

    The US says Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions.

  • Ukrainian prime minister resigns Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Arseny Yatseniuk

    The Ukrainian Prime Minister tendered his resignation on Thursday, after upbraiding fellow politicians.

  • Turmoil-struck Iraq appoints new president Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Iraq's parliament elected senior Kurdish lawmaker Fouad Masoum as president on Thursday, a long-awaited step in creating a new government.

  • Investigate Putin for war crimes: Phillips Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:57 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, March 5, 2014.

    The downing of Malaysian Air Flight 17 was an act of murder. Putin should be investigated for war crimes, says former WH adviser David L. Phillips.

  • American Airlines not ready to resume Israel flights Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    File photo of American Airlines planes

    "We have to make sure, as all airlines do, that conditions are indeed stable," CEO Doug Parker told CNBC on Thursday.

  • US-Israel flight ban lifted  Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the FAA has lifted its ban for U.S. airlines to fly into Tel Aviv but not all airlines have resumed their flights.

  • Israelis rush to apps in Gaza conflict Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Israelis have used smartphones, mobile applications and telecoms technology to try to minimize casualties in the latest conflict in Gaza.