Wars and Military Conflicts


  • A woman shouts as she blocks the entry of army tanks to Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the

    Now that the "Arab Spring" is turning into the "Arab Winter" the former prime minister writes, "the challenge emerging from the changes taking place is so big that we had better put in place a common Western strategy or we'll find that national approaches are totally irrelevant to shape events there."

  • The Robin Hood Tax Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 10:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    They call it the Robin Hood tax — a tiny levy on trades in the financial markets that would take money from the banks and give it to the world’s poor.  The New York Times reports.

  • Tehran, Iran

    As tensions are escalating between Iran and the West, one thing is for sure: If there is anything worse than the global crisis, it may be the eventual recovery.

  • Image Expert Shapes Romney (His Hair, Anyway) Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 7:27 AM ET

    By far his most distinctive physical feature, Mr. Romney’s head of impeccably coiffed black hair has become something of a cosmetological Rorschach test on the campaign trail, with many seeing in his thick locks everything they love and loathe about the Republican candidate for the White House.  The New York Times reports.

  •     Egyptian protesters run for cover on the third day of clashes with security forces at Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 21, 2011.

    Protestors in Cairo’s Tahrir Square were preparing for a million-man march on Friday to call on the ruling military council to step down, saying steps announced recently were insufficient.

  • Egypt Protesters Reject Concessions by Military Ruler Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 4:16 AM ET
    An Egyptian protester throws a stone on the third day of clashes with security forces at Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 21, 2011.

    As clashes between protestors and security forces were still ongoing in several cities across Egypt, an address to the nation by the head of the ruling military council on Tuesday night was rejected by the crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

  • Egyptian Military Rulers to Transfer Power in July Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 1:22 PM ET
    An Egyptian female protester covers her face with the national flag during clashes on the third day with security forces at Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 21, 2011

    Egypt's ruling military moved up the date for transferring power to a civilian government to July of next year and consulted Tuesday with political parties on forming a new Cabinet. But the major concessions were immediately rejected by tens of thousands of protesters in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square threatening a "second revolution."

  • Egypt's Army Ruler to Give Statement Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 9:59 AM ET

    The head of Egypt's ruling army council will deliver a statement to the nation later on Tuesday, state television said, as protests demanding an end to military rule intensify.

  • Death Toll Hits 33 on Third Day of Egypt Clashes Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 10:44 AM ET
    Inside the EgyptStock Exchange just before its reopening.

    At least 12 people have been killed and hundreds injured in violent confrontations between security forces and the anxious mood was reflected in investor sentiment, with broad selling pulling the country’s stock exchange down 2.5 percent.

  • New Careers After 40 Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

  • Defense Cuts Coming?     Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 11:09 AM ET

    With a week to go before the Super Committee's deadlines, defense is expected to take a big hit, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • NYPD Clears Zuccotti Park, Dumps Protesters' Tents Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 7:10 AM ET

    New York police and sanitation workers cleared Zuccotti Park, where protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement have been camped for nearly two months, in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

  • Don't Blame Capitalism - Blame Selfish Prats Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 12:44 AM ET
    Student demonstrators carry banners as they march against cuts in tuition funding in London on November 9, 2011. Thousands of students headed to London on November 9 to march against cuts to higher education funding, as a huge police operation sought to head off any repeat of violent protests one year ago.  AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

    If we’re not to blame capitalism for the current wave of dissatisfaction, who are we to blame? Selfish prats. They can be found across the political spectrum and in all socio-economic groups. They make poor decisions and screw stuff up for everyone else.

  • Republicans Debate Obama and Foreign Policy Sunday, 13 Nov 2011 | 6:44 AM ET
    GOP symbol and cash

    The eight major Republican candidates for president joined in a united attack against President Obama as commander in chief during a debate Saturday, but at times differed sharply over how to block Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the way forward with Pakistan, the New York Times reports.

  • Investing for Injured Vets     Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 5:45 PM ET

    Discussing how to invest in a fund for injured Army Rangers, with Jim Regan, Lead The Way Fund chairman &CEO, and Robert Hotarek, Lead the Way, president & CEO.

  • Rick Santorum: The Iranian Threat Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    Rick Santorum

    We must work with Israel to determine the proper military response needed to stabilize the region, protect our allies and protect this country – if that includes targeted airstrikes on Iranian nuclear facilities, then I am prepared to authorize that action.

  • Obama to Promote Ways for Veterans to Find Jobs Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    Barack Obama
  • Chasing Billions Missing in Baghdad     Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports billions of dollars in cash, sent to Iraq from the New York Fed, are missing, and follows the money trail.

  • US Tracks 'Millions' of Dollars Stolen by Iraqi Officials Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 4:39 PM ET

    Out of the billions of dollars in cash that the US shipped to Iraq during the war, "hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars...was stolen by senior Iraqi officials," the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction tells CNBC.

  • The $40 Billion Iraqi Money Trail Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 4:20 PM ET
    It has been called the largest airborne transfer of currency in the history of the world. But finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time. Beginning in the very earliest days of the war in Iraq, the New York Federal Reserve shipped billions of dollars in physical cash to Baghdad to pay for the reopening of the government and restoration of basic services. By one account, the New York Fed shipped about $40 billion in cash betwe

    Finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time.

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