White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • BOGOTA, April 27- A bomb attack early Thursday morning has caused an oil spill and halted the flow of crude along Colombia's second largest oil pipeline, the Cano-Limon Covenas, state oil company Ecopetrol said. The company did not specifically name those responsible for the attacks but the government's chief negotiator at peace talks with the leftist...

  • A photo taken from the rebel-held town of Douma shows flames rising in the distance which are believed to be coming from Damascus International Airport following an explosion early in the morning of April 27, 2017.

    Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport, Syrian intelligence sources said.

  • SRINAGAR, India— India has ordered internet service providers in Indian-controlled Kashmir to immediately block Facebook, Twitter and 20 other social media sites and online applications for one month, after several videos and photos depicting alleged abuses of Kashmiris by Indian security forces sparked outrage and fueled protests.

  • Beijing just launched its first-ever completely Chinese-made aircraft carrier

    China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes.

  • A gas flame is seen in the desert near the Khurais oilfield operated state oil giant Saudi Aramco, about 160 km (99 miles) from Riyadh.

    Saudi forces says that they foiled an attempt from Yemen to blow up an Aramco fuel terminal in the southern Jazan province using an explosive-laden boat.

  • South Koreans watch a television broadcast reporting the planned deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense missile system in the country last year.

    South Korea announced that it had installed key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system — the latest sign of worsening tensions in the area.

  • The 50,000- ton carrier was towed from its dockyard just after 9 a.m. Wednesday following a ceremony in the northern port city of Dalian, where its predecessor, the Soviet-built Liaoning, also underwent extensive refurbishing before being commissioned in 2012, the Ministry of National Defense said. Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission and...

  • North Korean citizens took to the streets to celebrate 85 years since the foundation of its military.

  • North Korea celebrates 85th military anniversary

    As North Korea celebrates its 85th anniversary of its military, CNBC’s Chery Kang talks about the country’s relationship with other nations as tensions build.

  • China's exertion of soft power on North Korea pleasing Trump

    CNBC's Chery Kang discusses the effectiveness of China's exertion of soft power to deter North Korea from developing its nuclear weapons.

  • North Korean soldiers salute bronze statues (not pictured) of North Korea's late founder Kim Il-sung and late leader Kim Jong Il at Mansudae in Pyongyang, in this photo released by Kyodo April 25, 2017, to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army.

    CNBC's Chery Kang updates from the North/South Korea border on the escalating nuclear threat from North Korea.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on new U.S. sanctions against Syria:. The Trump administration said Monday that it issued sanctions against 271 employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center, the Syrian government agency responsible for developing and producing non-conventional weapons. The action was announced in a statement by the Treasury...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S. crackdown on Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. The sanctions target employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center, which the U.S....

  • *Le Pen turns fire on Macron over Islamist terrorism. *Macron favorite to win May 7 runoff against Le Pen. Le Pen, 48, has also touted her pledges to suspend the EU's open-border agreement on France's frontiers, and to expel foreigners who are on the watch lists of intelligence services, as the right response to a series of Islamist attacks in France.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint in a telephone call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Earlier this month Le Pen denied France was responsible for its role in rounding up French Jews for deportation to Nazi death camps. Rivlin's remarks came a day after Le Pen advanced to a May 7 runoff in the French presidential election. Monday's move appears to be a way for Le Pen to embrace a wide range of potential voters ahead of the May 7 runoff between herself...

  • PARIS— The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election:. Emmanuel Macron is celebrating his victory in France's first-round presidential election at a Left Bank eatery frequented by Ernest Hemingway and other artistic dignitaries. Near-complete French presidential election results show that centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right...

  • *Candidates Le Pen and Fillon declare tough lines. *Poll: Macron on 24 pct; Le Pen 21.5; Fillon 20: Melenchon 19.5. Le Pen- narrowly trailing frontrunner Emmanuel Macron in opinion polls- said she would take steps to beat "Islamist terrorism" if elected, including introducing tougher immigration and border controls.

  • Soldiers hold their weapons as they ride on a tank during the parade at Kim Il-Sung square.

    South Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea.

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The United States wants new commitments from Saudi Arabia to improve its targeting procedures to minimize civilian casualties in its part in the Yemen civil war as it weighs resuming sales of precision-guided munitions to Riyadh, U.S. officials told Reuters. Nearly 4,800 civilians have been killed in Yemen since the latest round of...