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White House Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Need to work together on Syria: Dijsselbloem Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Need to work together on Syria: Dijsselbloem

    Eurogroup’s president, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, urges the Kremlin to work together with the West when it comes to the Syrian crisis.

  • Is the future bright for Greece? Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Is the future bright for Greece?

    Eurogroup’s president, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, and ECB's executive board member Benoît Cœuré, discuss the current situation in Greece in terms of servicing its own debt and reforms.

  • Turkey targets IS over Ankara blasts; 128 dead Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 9:33 PM ET

    Turkey is targeting Islamic State in investigations of a double suicide bombing in Ankara that killed up to 128 people, officials said.

  • Russian strikes help Syrian army advance Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 9:17 PM ET

    Russian warplanes pounded Syrian rebels on Sunday, insurgents said, helping Moscow's ally Bashar al-Assad reclaim territory.

  • North Korea says ready for war with US Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 6:32 PM ET
    North Korea says ready for war with US

    Justin Hastings, senior lecturer at University of Sydney, discusses news that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared the country ready to respond to any kind of war against the U.S.

  • Taliban's strength in Afghanistan matches 2001: UN Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 2:54 PM ET
    U.S. soldiers with military vehicles during a training mission in the Laghman province of Afghanistan, December 15, 2014.

    The Taliban are spreading through more of Afghanistan than at any point since 2001, according to the United Nations and local officials.

  • WARRI, Nigeria— Shell Nigeria says armed militants attacked an oil flow station in the southern Delta and killed a guard, amid fears of a renewed crisis as the country grapples with halved petroleum prices. President Muhammad Buhari has said he will terminate in December a $500 million- a-year amnesty program negotiated in 2009 for 30,000 militants that curbed...

  • Turks rail against government after Ankara attack Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 11:05 AM ET
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Jan 7, 2014.

    A day after the worst terrorist attack in Turkey’ s modern history, citizens gathered in Ankara to rail against the government, The NYT reports.

  • Islamic State closes in on Syrian city of Aleppo Saturday, 10 Oct 2015 | 2:11 AM ET
    An armed motorcade belonging to members of Derna's Islamic Youth Council, consisting of former members of militias from the town of Derna, drive along a road in Derna, eastern Libya October 3, 2014. The group pledged allegiance to the Islamic State on October 3, 2014 local media reported. Picture taken October 3, 2014.

    The U.S. is grappling with a dramatic change in the Syrian civil war brought about by Moscow's intervention in support of the government.

  • Pentagon ending program to equip Syrian rebels Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    Rebel fighters aim their weapons as they demonstrate their skills during a military display as part of a graduation ceremony at a camp in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria July 12, 2015. The newly graduated rebel fighters, who went through military training, will join the the Free Syrian Army's Al Rahman legion.

    The Pentagon will replace its failed program to "train and equip" Syrian rebels with a far less ambitious program. NBC News reports.

  • DHAKA, Bangladesh— The cafes and restaurants are empty. The recent killings of two foreigners in Bangladesh— an Italian and a Japanese— has spooked tourists and expatriates in the impoverished South Asian nation, raising alarms about whether Islamic radicals are gaining a foothold and whether foreigners are safe in the moderate, secular nation.

  • Russian missiles hit Iran, not Syria: US officials Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 9:47 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    U.S. officials said four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from a warship in the Caspian Sea had crashed in Iran instead.

  • LIMA, Peru— The last time the IMF held its annual meetings in Latin America, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was trying to spread Cuba's revolution throughout the hemisphere and much of the region was under the thumb of repressive dictatorships. And many governments, even some leftist ones like Bolivia and Ecuador that are hostile in rhetoric to the so-called Washington...

  • Boone Pickens: Russia 'new sheriff' in Mideast Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 11:23 AM ET
    T. Boone Pickens.

    The military involvement by Russia in Syria could force OPEC's largest member to capitulate on production cuts, entrepreneur Boone Pickens tells CNBC.

  • Merkel says still against Turkey joining the EU Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 1:26 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses an annual news conference in Berlin, August 31, 2015.

    Angela Merkel said the need for Ankara's cooperation on the refugee crisis has not changed her views about Turkey's bid to join the EU.

  • Russia backs Syrian forces in assault on insurgents Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 1:15 AM ET
    Start of a rocket from a warship board on Northern navy in Murmansk, Russia.

    Russia-backed Syrian forces mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assault on insurgents on Wednesday.

  • Why do extremists drive Toyotas?, asks US Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 12:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Toyota has spoken with U.S. officials about the prominent use of its vehicles by militants in Syria, Iraq and Libya. The Treasury Department's Terrorism and Financial Intelligence wing monitors monetary transfers and the flow of goods that could aid militants, and an abundance of any company's product being used by extremists would draw attention.

  • Smugglers tried to sell nuclear material to ISIS Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 8:12 AM ET
    An armed motorcade belonging to members of Derna's Islamic Youth Council, consisting of former members of militias from the town of Derna, drive along a road in Derna, eastern Libya October 3, 2014.

    Authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts by gangs that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists.

  • Russia-Saudi oil cooperation is 'hogwash': Kilduff Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 8:01 AM ET
    John Kilduff, founding partner, Again Capital.

    "I don't think Saudi Arabia and Russia right now could agree on whether or not it's sunny outside," John Kilduff says.

  • NATO rejects Russia explanation on Turkish air space Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 10:59 PM ET
    Members of the British Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, left, plan their movements against the enemy while a member of the Estonian Scouts Battalion looks on in a forest during the NATO "Spring Storm" military exercises.

    NATO on Tuesday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes had violated alliance member Turkey's air space by mistake.