Wars and Military Conflicts


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

    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.

  • Insight to Hamas' tactic  Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza overnight, targeting hundreds of Hamas rocket launching sites and underground tunnels. Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, provides insight to the effectiveness of the Iron Dome, and the intensifying crisis there.

  • Israel threatens ground invasion of Gaza  Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    Tensions are escalating in the Middle East, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher with the latest details on the continuing crisis.

  • Tensions escalate in the Middle East  Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Israel's aerial assault on Gaza is now in its third day, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher with the latest details on the unrest.

  • Israel on high alert  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Israeli military launched a major offensive today in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin, reports Israel has opened bomb shelters and put the country on high alert.

  • Economic stakes enormous for Israelis: Expert  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president, weighs in on the crisis and turbulence in the Middle East and discusses the widespread economic consequences facing Israel.

  • Gaza Strip in the crosshairs  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    Joshua Mitnick, Wall Street Journal contributor, reports on the latest violence in the Middle East.

  • Israel intensifies attacks on Gaza Strip  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin, reports on the latest violence in the Middle East. Airstrikes may not be enough to stop the unrest, says Mohyeldin.

  • Take that, ISIS: Refugees start up own businesses Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    The beauty salon run by Syrian Majedah al-Dabogh in Zaatri, a Jordanian border city that has become home to 100,000 or more refugees.

    A growing number of people who've fled Iraq and Syria are actually managing start their own businesses in Jordan.

  • Is a restoration of order underway in Ukraine?  Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    Pavlo Sultansky, Ambassador of Ukraine to Singapore, says the retake of Slaviansk by Ukrainian forces indicates that order being restored. He is confident that other territories will be recaptured soon.

  • Merkel warns Russia on sanctions ahead of talks Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    Germany's Angela Merkel warned Moscow ahead of talks on Ukraine that economic sanctions remained an option unless it backed peace efforts.

  • Russia, Ukraine ministers to meet for crisis talks Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 4:07 AM ET
    Pro-Russian activists prepare to break through the gate in front of TRK Donbass television station on April 27, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

    The Russian, Ukrainian, German and French foreign ministers will meet in Berlin on Wednesday to try to resolve the Ukraine crisis.

  • What are Abe's intentions behind defense reform?  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    Stephen Nagy, Associate Professor at International Christian University, says Japan's decision to end the ban on "collective self-defense" has no offensive motivations.

  • Sanctions bring Russian growth to standstill: IMF Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    Sanctions imposed on Russia have brought growth to a standstill and have had a "chilling effect" on investment, the IMF warned.

  • Ukraine sends Russia strong message  Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko is in Brussels to meet with EU leaders about what to do about the situation with Russia, reports CNBC's Julia Chatterley.

  • Iconic brands that disappeared Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    "Work Hard. Fly Right" was the motto of Continental Airlines. However, as of Saturday morning, all Continental flights fly the friendly skies as United Airlines flights instead, per the companies' 2010 merger agreement.Even the most iconic brand can plunge into extinction, and when it does, it can be years before the buying public realizes that it's gone. Many people are still not aware that they can no longer fill it to the rim with Brim, or that the streets are no longer paved with bargains at

    Some brands make such an impression that the notion of them dissolving is unthinkable. Click ahead to see iconic brands that have vanished.

  • Corporal Carpenter at NYSE: VA cares very much  Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    Corporal Kyle Carpenter shares his story of recovery with CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, after receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Obama. Carpenter shares his experience with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Iraq PM committed to government formation process Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that he is committed to the process of forming a new government.

  • Oil prices vulnerable?  Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis speaks with Jeff Grossman, BRG Brokerage president, about concerns to potential oil supply disruptions in Libya and Iraq.