White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • Colombians in Bogota celebrate the conclusion of peace talks on August 24, 2016.

    The 52-year war between the Colombian government and FARC insurgents officially ended on Monday with the start of a ceasefire.

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— East Timor and Australia opened conciliation talks Monday in their bitter legal battle to set a permanent maritime boundary that will carve up billions of dollars in oil and gas reserves underneath the seabed. The acrimonious dispute has long soured relations between East Timor and Australia, which played a pivotal role in helping...

  • CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest developments out of Turkey, as the country straddles potential conflicts of interest concerning its relations with the U.S., Russia and Iran.

  • A child walks past a truck carrying rocks from a mine in Lubumbashi, DRC on May 23, 2016.

    "The glamorous shop displays are a stark contrast to the children carrying bags of rocks and miners in narrow manmade tunnels."

  • How is Turkey dealing with Assad and Syria?

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on Turkey's military action in Syria and how it may affect relations with the U.S.

  • ISTANBUL— Turkey's president vowed on Sunday to "destroy terrorists" after months of deadly attacks throughout the country and reiterated his claim that a child suicide bomber was responsible for last weekend's explosion that claimed at least 54 lives in the southeast. Speaking at a rally in Gaziantep where the suicide bombing took place at a Kurdish wedding,...

  • Submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat, based in Groton, Connecticut, delivered the submarine that will become the USS Illinois to the Navy on Saturday after nearly five and a half years of construction. It took thousands of shipyard employees in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Virginia and submarine supply businesses nationwide to build the $2.7...

  • NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D.— Native Americans from reservations hundreds of miles away from North Dakota have joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's growing protest against a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline that they say could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members and millions further downstream.

  • People watch on while a speech by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is shown on a big screen in Taksim Square on July 20, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced tonight a three month state of emergency following Friday night's failed coup. Clean up operations are continuing in the aftermath with the death toll now standing at 246 and 1536 wounded.

    In this edition of “Access: Middle East”, CNBC’s Hadley Gamble speaks to the deputy prime minister of Turkey, Mehmet Şimşek.

  • Anthony Skinner, head of political strategy at Verisk Maplecroft discusses the U.S.'s role in Turkey's current troubles.

  • What next for Turkey?

    Firas Abi Ali, senior principal analyst at IHS Country Risk, shares his insight into Turkey's geopolitical strategy.

  • Is Assad a part of the solution in Syria?

    Turkey's deputy prime minister, Mehmet Şimşek, tells CNBC's Hadley Gamble that Bashar al Assad must go in order for peace to be achieved.

  • How did Turkey not see this coming?

    The military coup in Turkey was a very close call, the country's deput prime minister Mehmet Şimşek tells CNBC's Hadley Gamble.

  • Will Turkey reinstate the death penalty?

    The public is demanding the death penalty, according to Turkey's deputy prime minister Mehmet Şimşek.

  • LONDON, Aug 25- Facebook, Twitter and YouTube should hire more people to monitor hate speech and material inciting violence as well as putting staff in police operation centres to remove offending posts faster, British lawmakers said. "Huge corporations like Google, Facebook and Twitter, with their billion dollar incomes, are consciously failing to tackle this...

  • LONDON— British lawmakers on Thursday demanded that social media do more to police users who promote extremism, arguing that companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are "consciously failing" to stop radicalization online. Social media companies are leaving cyberspace "ungoverned and lawless," allowing the forums to become the lifeblood of the so-called...

  • Colombia's chief delegate for peace talks, Humberto de la Calle, and FARC member, Ivan Marquez, shake hands in Havana on August 12, 2016.

    Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels unveiled a peace deal to end a guerrilla war which almost made the country a failed state.

  • An airstrike by a U.S. led coaltion warplane explodes on an ISIL position on November 10, 2015 near the town of Hole, Rojava, Syria.

    Turkish special forces units and jets supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria on Wednesday.

  • "Suicide Squad" is one of the biggest grossers of the summer with $577.6 million globally, but it and the previous Warner Bros.- DC Comics film, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," may have left hundreds of millions on the table by not being better and more crowd-pleasing. Still, Warner Bros.— while vowing to keep improving its DC superhero films— could celebrate a 39...

  • Joe Biden speaks with CNBC's John Harwood.

    The U.S. is fully committed to NATO's promise to come to the defense of any member of the alliance, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday.