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  • Palestine President must break pact with Hamas: Aharoni

    Ambassador Ido Aharoni of Israel Consul General, says the new phase of Operation Protective Edge, which is the ground invasion in Gaza, is perhaps the most transparent military operation of late. He says Mahmoud Abbas, State of Palestine President, has to break the pact he formed with Hamas.

  • Gaza, Ukraine: What we know   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 1:01 PM ET
    Gaza, Ukraine: What we know

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen provides an update on the Israeli ground invasion in Gaza, as well as what we know about Malaysia Airlines passenger jet MH17 which was shot down on Thursday.

  • Sending investigators to MH17 site—worth the risk? Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shown smoldering in a field on July 17, 2014, in Grabovo, Ukraine, near the Russian border.

    Skeptics are questioning if any further information U.S. investigators could gather from the MH17 site in Ukraine is worth the risk.

  • Obama: At least one American killed in MH17 crash Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    In a statement to the press, President Barack Obama said he does not see a U.S. military role beyond what is currently being done.

  • Israel's Netanyahu under 'strong pressure'   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his ballot at a polling station on election day, January 22, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Yossi Mekelberg, program director of international relations and social sciences at Regent's University, discusses Israel's ground operation in Gaza.

  • Rep. Ed Royce: Russia needs to cooperate now   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    Rep. Ed Royce: Russia needs to cooperate now

    Rep. Ed Royce, House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman, (R-Calif.), weighs in on the situation in Ukraine. Royce says Russia needs to help with a ceasefire to get U.S. officials on the ground in Ukraine.

  • Putin is responsible for MH17 crash: Phillips Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Putin is responsible for the Malaysian plane crash over Ukraine—even if he didn't order the attack, says former WH adviser David L. Phillips.

  • Israel keys on Hamas tunnels: Report   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    Israel keys on Hamas tunnels: Report

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports Israel's ground offensive is well underway with the objective to take out Hamas tunnels.

  • Israel conflict has no end goals: Expert   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:52 AM ET
    Israel conflict has no end goals: Expert

    Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt, provides insight to the worsening situation in Israel and what the U.S response should be.

  • The Mideast is in flames: Ex-State Dept official Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    There's almost no stability anywhere in the Mideast, as Israel's ground offensive pushes into Gaza, Robert Hormats says.

  • Israel PM: Prepared to expand Gaza ground operations

    Israel intensifies its ground offensive into Gaza as it tries to stop rocket launches from Palestinian militants, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • The West could hit Russia with even tougher sanctions if the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was shot down by separatist rebels.

  • Putin unlikely 'chastened' by crash: Wolin   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:44 AM ET
    Putin unlikely 'chastened' by crash: Wolin

    International pressure is likely to grow, says Neal Wolin, former deputy Treasury secretary, discussing the likelihood of additional sanctions on Russia in the aftermath of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • No Americans listed on latest MH17 manifest   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:35 AM ET
    No Americans listed on latest MH17 manifest

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports the latest details on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • Top AIDS researchers on doomed flight: Report   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    Top AIDS researchers on doomed flight: Report

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera says according to the Guardian a large number of AIDS researchers were on Malaysian Flight MH17 when it was shot down.

  • Rebels probably shot down Flight MH17: Expert   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    Rebels probably shot down flight MH17: Expert

    Larry Korb, Center for American Progress, shares insight on the geopolitical unrest in Russia, Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • Geopolitical tensions boil over   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:11 AM ET
    Geopolitical tensions boil over

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, and Neal Wolin, former deputy Treasury secretary, share their thoughts on the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and Russia's role in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • Ex-Obama official expects new EU Russia sanctions Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    The shooting down of a jetliner over Ukraine will be a catalyst for Europe to step up their sanctions on Russia, Obama official Neal Wolin says.

  • Who shot this plane down?   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taking off from Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014.

    The NTSB has not decided whether to go to Ukraine to investigate the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 due to safety concerns, reports NBC's Tom Costello.

  • No black boxes found yet: Source   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest details on the crash of Malaysian flight MH17.