*Italy calls for emergency EU meeting this week. PALERMO, Italy April 19- As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight in what officials said may be the Mediterranean's worst disaster as thousands flee poverty and war to Europe. Only last week, around 400 migrants were reported to have died...» Read More
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.
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.
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.
"The U.S. has to continue to exert leadership," according to former Clinton administration cabinet member William Cohen.
Fighting around the site of the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine prevented a visit by international experts on Sunday.
Security in the Libyan capital has deteriorated following two weeks of fighting.
The EU targets Russian security service chiefs, as a deal on the first economic sanctions against Russia is agreed.
According to the Associated Press, the Israeli defense minister told troops Israel might widen Gaza operations. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.
Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops, according to the US and Ukraine.
NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the latest details on the escalating conflict in Gaza as talks of a ceasefire continue.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared.
The US says Russia was firing artillery across the border into Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions.
The Ukrainian Prime Minister tendered his resignation on Thursday, after upbraiding fellow politicians.
Iraq's parliament elected senior Kurdish lawmaker Fouad Masoum as president on Thursday, a long-awaited step in creating a new government.
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.
"We have to make sure, as all airlines do, that conditions are indeed stable," CEO Doug Parker told CNBC on Thursday.
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 have used smartphones, mobile applications and telecoms technology to try to minimize casualties in the latest conflict in Gaza.
Though barely a week has passed since MH17, an anti-aircraft campaign is still in full swing above the areas controlled by pro-Russian separatists.
Former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts is a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sgt. Pitts speaks to CNBC's "Closing Bell" about his experience with Veterans Affairs, and receiving the medal.