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  • Will airstrikes target US-supplied weapons? Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    At some point during airstrikes in Iraq American taxpayer-financed fighter jets may fire on and destroy American taxpayer-financed weapons.

  • FAA bans flights over Iraq: Report Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:09 AM ET
    FAA bans flights over Iraq: Report

    The FAA has announced all U.S carriers are prohibited from flight operations in the Baghdad region. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the details.

  • Gen. McCaffrey: Arm the Kurds Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Gen. McCaffrey: Arm the Kurds

    Gen. Barry McCaffrey, McCaffrey Associates, weighs on the United States' air campaign in Iraq. Gen. McCaffrey says if the purpose is to sustain the Kurds as a bastion against ISIL, the U.S. needs to arm and support them.

  • Col. Jacobs: US will engage until Erbil assault ends Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 10:03 AM ET
    Col. Jacobs: US will engage until Erbil assault ends

    Retired U.S. Army Colonel Jack Jacobs, weighs in on today's airstrikes in Iraq. Jacobs says the humanitarian situation was overwhelming and compelling and forced the U.S. to take action.

  • What we know about Iraq strikes Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    What we know about Iraq strikes

    Two F/A-18 aircrafts dropped 500 pound laser guided bombs on ISIL artillery, and military planes delivered food and water to thousands of refugees, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • US begins airstrikes against Iraq militants Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:14 AM ET
    File photo:  A US navy crewman gestures as an F-18 jet fighter prepares to take off.

    US military aircraft conducted a strike on ISIS artillery in Iraq, the Pentagon's spokesman said via Twitter.

  • US aircraft drop 2 bombs on ISIL: Report Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    U.S. officials have announced fighter jets have dropped two 500-pound bombs on ISIL enemy forces, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Russian invasion of Ukraine more likely: Bremmer Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:53 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Amid reports that Russia may be open to de-escalating the crisis in Ukraine, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer told CNBC on Friday that he's not buying it.

  • US strikes ISIS artillery Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    US strikes ISIS artillery

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Pentagon has confirmed there have been airstrikes in Iraq.

  • Kurds need to defend themselves: Expert Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    Kurds need to defend themselves: Expert

    The administration is risk adverse, says David Phillips, Columbia University, sharing his thoughts on the Iraq crisis, and why the U.S. should not put additional boots on the ground but rather give the Kurds the means to defend themselves.

  • How strong is ISIS? Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:50 AM ET
    Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a patrol in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 30, 2014.

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, discuss President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq.

  • Russia-Ukraine tensions rise Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Russia-Ukraine tensions rise

    Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, discuss how the escalating situations in Russia and Ukraine are impact on the markets.

  • Two missions: Airdrops vs. airstrikes Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:02 AM ET
    Air Force airmen conduct an operational check on a F-16 Fighting Falcon at Balad Air Base, Iraq, in this March 22, 2007 file photo.

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on two separate U.S. missions in Iraq - one humanitarian and the other against terrorists.

  • Risk aversion sweeping across all markets: Pro Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    Risk aversion sweeping across all markets: Pro

    I can't help but think we are creating the new "one-percent," says Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, discussing how geopolitical instability is impacting the global bond markets.

  • What's at stake in Iraq? Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:04 AM ET
    What's at stake in Iraq?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, provides perspective on the administration's efforts to protect the city of Erbil and its impact on global markets.

  • Obama authorizes targeted airstrikes in Iraq Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Obama authorizes targeted airstrikes in Iraq

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the latest developments surrounding the crisis in Iraq. The U.S. is to provide emergency assistance to Iraqi civilians, reports Javers.

  • Russian invasion will see a 'bloody messy': Pro Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:44 PM ET
    Russian invasion will see a 'bloody messy': Pro

    Jeff Mankoff, Fellow and Deputy Director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Russia and Eurasia Program, discusses the consequences if Russia launches an invasion of Ukraine.

  • Why China's spat with neighbors won't hurt trade Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Despite simmering tensions between China and Southeast Asia, trade between them has surged in recent years and the ties will only deepen, HSBC said.

  • Dutch PM halts MH17 victim search on Ukraine tension Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Australian Federal Police officers and their Dutch counterparts collect human remains and personal belongings from the MH17 Malaysian Airlines crash site in the fields outside the village of Grabovka, Eastern Ukraine, August 2, 2014.

    The Netherlands' prime minister has called a halt to the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine.

  • Russia’s August curse may strike again Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    August is the month when, many Russians believe, things often go wrong for the country, could this August be about to repeat the pattern?