KUALA LUMPUR, April 26- Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital, which is hosting the ASEAN summit. Security had already been heightened in Kuala Lumpur where leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations arrived on...» Read More
The Israeli forces in Gaza have two primary goals: dealing with Hamas' arsenal and the "system of tunnels" linking Gaza to Israel, Mark Regev, spokesman for the Israeli prime minister, tells CNBC.
Barak Barfi, Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, says Israel launched ground action, instead of an air campaign, because they didn't know the types of rockets Hamas is equipped with.
President Obama said his first priority in the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash is to find out if Americans were on board. CNBC's Eamon Javers outlines how Obama spent his day.
Discussing President Obama's decision to attend a fundraiser on the same day of the Malaysia Airlines tragedy in Ukraine, and the events in Israel today, with former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas); former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-Va.); and former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.).
Insight to why Israel launched its ground invasion in Gaza tonight, and what the international community should focus on, with CNBC's John Harwood, and Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer.
NBC's Martin Fletcher provides insight to the reasons behind the Israeli ground invasion in Gaza.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Israeli Defense Forces have launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. NBC News' Martin Fletcher reports on the goal of the operation.
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.
According to Reuters, the Israeli Prime Minister has instructed the military to begin its ground offensive in Gaza, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
The downing of an airliner over Ukraine brought immediate condemnation of Russia, and it's likely to get stronger.
Before fighting in Gaza can end, Hamas may need to address a problem—its payroll.
Russian stock markets were sharply lower following the announcement of new sanctions, and analysts warned of tougher penalties on the way.
NBC's Martin Fletcher has the latest details on the growing tensions between Israel and Hamas.
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.
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."
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.