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  • Fierce attack by Israel in Gaza   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:01 PM ET
    Fierce attack by Israel in Gaza

    NBC's Martin Fletcher provides insight to the reasons behind the Israeli ground invasion in Gaza.

  • Israel representative: Why invasion is needed   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET
    Israel's consul-general: 'Enough is enough'

    Ido Aharoni, Israel's Consul General to New York, says a series of offensive actions by Palestinian militant group Hamas prompted Israel's ground invasion into Gaza late Thursday.

  • Israeli forces in Gaza   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Israeli forces in Gaza

    NBC News' Richard Engel reports the Israeli military has called on Palestinians to stay away from areas close to the Israeli border, as a ground offensive in Gaza has been launched.

  • Geopolitics to break the rally?   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    Geopolitics to break the rally?

    Israeli Defense Forces have launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, questions whether this is a full blown invasion just yet.

  • Israeli PM confirms ground operation in Gaza   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:01 PM ET
    Israeli PM confirms ground operation in Gaza

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Israeli Defense Forces has launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, targeting Hamas tunnels which enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks.

  • Feared Israeli ground invasion launched   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:01 PM ET
    Feared Israeli ground invasion launched

    The Israeli Defense Forces have launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. NBC News' Martin Fletcher reports on the goal of the operation.

  • IDF begins ground operation in Gaza Strip   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    IDF begins ground operation in Gaza Strip

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports a new phase of Operation Protective Edge has begun in the Gaza Strip, which follows 10 days of Hamas attacks on Israel.

  • Israeli PM orders ground offensive on Gaza   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:41 PM ET
    Israeli PM orders ground offensive on Gaza

    According to Reuters, the Israeli Prime Minister has instructed the military to begin its ground offensive in Gaza, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Condemnation of Russia bad and likely to get worse Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:27 PM ET
    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taking off from Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014.

    The downing of an airliner over Ukraine brought immediate condemnation of Russia, and it's likely to get stronger.

  • Possible Gaza sticking point: Hamas' payroll Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Israeli soldiers ride on an armored personnel carrier outside the Gaza Strip.

    Before fighting in Gaza can end, Hamas may need to address a problem—its payroll.

  • Russia sanctions hit stocks; escalation eyed Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:18 AM ET
    A stock price index graph shows plunging stock prices on an electronic information screen at the headquarters of the Micex-RTS Moscow Exchange, Russia's benchmark stock index, in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, March 3, 2014.

    Russian stock markets were sharply lower following the announcement of new sanctions, and analysts warned of tougher penalties on the way.

  • Israel resumes air strikes   Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:37 AM ET
    Israel resumes air strikes

    NBC's Martin Fletcher has the latest details on the growing tensions between Israel and Hamas.

  • Israel accepts cease-fire plan; Hamas rejects it   Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    Egypt has offered a cease-fire plan in the Middle East conflict but Hamas rejected it saying it was not consulted, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher with the latest details on the crisis.

  • Egypt proposal signals 'international concern': Pro

    Graeme Bannerman, Scholar at the Middle East Institute, says a ceasefire proposal from Egypt indicates an "international concern that the situation in Gaza is getting out of control."

  • Global flash points   Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:36 AM ET
    Iraqi Shiite men brandish their weapons as they show their willingness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities, on June 18, 2014, in the capital Baghdad.

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, shares his thoughts on the escalating violence in the Middle East, and weighs in on the challenges ahead for China, Brazil and Portugal.

  • Not a good weekend for US foreign policy   Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Not a good weekend for US foreign policy

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the ripple effects of global unrest.

  • Israel says it shot down first drone   Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Israel says it shot down first drone

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports on the escalating violence in Gaza.

  • Insight to Israel & Hamas battle   Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Insight to Israel & Hamas battle

    Israel is continuing its assault in Gaza overnight, targeting hundreds of Hamas rocket launching sites and underground tunnels. Daniel Kurtzer, Princeton University professor, provides insight to Israel's operation in Gaza.

  • Hamas issues warning to foreign airlines   Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    Hamas issues warning to foreign airlines

    NBC's Martin Fletcher has the latest details on the crisis between Israel and Gaza as the conflict intensifies.

  • Serbia comes in from the cold with EU ambitions Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:01 AM ET
    Belgrade, Serbia

    An international pariah at the end of the 20th century, Serbia has undergone a long rehabilitation so it can approach the EU for membership.