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  • Israel might widen Gaza operations: AP Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:50 PM ET
    Israel might widen Gaza operations: AP

    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
    Gaza death toll passes 800

    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
    US-Israel flight ban lifted

    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.

  • Downed plane fuels fears of arms race Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:46 PM ET
    A soldier without identifying insignia mans a machine gun outside the Crimean parliament building shortly after several dozen soldiers took up positions there on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.

    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.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Pitts at NYSE Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:50 PM ET
    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Pitts at NYSE

    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.

  • Medal of Honor recipient breaks gavel at NYSE Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:50 PM ET
    Medal of Honor recipient breaks gavel at NYSE

    Former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts apparently doesn't know his own strength. The Medal of Honor recipient rang the closing bell at the NYSE a bit too hard Wednesday -- he ended up breaking the gavel.

  • Global instability will help these stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    Global conflicts are going to sustain defense spending by governments, which will benefit defense contractors, one analyst said.

  • Ukraine rebel fighters had BUK missiles: Leader Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:32 PM ET
    Ukrainian rebel commander Alexander Khodakovsky speaks during an interview in Donetsk, Ukarine.

    A Ukrainian rebel leader said that pro-Russian rebels had missiles of the type the U.S. says shot down a commercial plane.

  • Will flight ban prompt cease fire in Gaza? Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Will flight ban prompt cease fire in Gaza?

    Discussing the FAA's extended ban on U.S. flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, and whether politics are involved, with Peter Brookes, The Heritage Foundation, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Medved: Israelis want airport open & lives back Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Medved: Israelis want airport open & lives back

    Jon Medved, is the founder and CEO of Israel-based investment company OurCrowd. He provides perspective on the business side of things in the country.

  • When it's safe to fly—Who should decide? Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and airlines halting flights into Tel Aviv are stirring up controversy over who should decide where it's safe to fly.

  • Israel, Hamas and the social media weapon Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    While the bombs and bullets fly, Israel and Hamas are investing in a new but very effective weapon: social media.