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  • A mosque is destroyed in Gaza city during the attack of Israel's warcraft on 23 July, 2014

    A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce.

  • EU adopts toughest Russian sanctions yet Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a government meeting on the Russian economy, in Moscow.

    The EU formally adopted sanctions on Thursday curbing arms sales to Russia and cutting off financing for targeted banks.

  • G-7 leaders warns Russia of more sanctions Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a government meeting on the Russian economy, in Moscow.

    The US and European leaders say they're prepared to intensify sanctions against Russia unless it moves to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Time to take money off the table in Thailand? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:13 PM ET

    Thailand stocks have rallied sharply, but despite high hopes for the new administration's policies, analysts don't expect shares to rise much further.

  • Will stocks continue to ignore geopolitics? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:12 PM ET

    Geopolitical tensions are heating up globally, but it isn't clear investors should react, with markets not paying the conflicts much attention.

  • New sanctions for Russia—here's where they'll hurt Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 28, 2014 in Moscow.

    Sanctions are intended to tighten the screws on Russia by targeting broad sections of its economy and financial markets.

  • Israelis find 32 tunnels Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 2:03 PM ET
    Israelis find 32 tunnels

    NBC News' Martin Fletcher reports Israelis say they have found about 32 tunnels, some of them digging right into Israeli territory.

  • EU hits Russia with new military, financial sanctions Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:45 PM ET
    The central processing plant for oil and gas in Salym, Russia, Feb. 4, 2014. Salym Petroleum Development is a venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft.

    The White House also said Tuesday that the U.S. could announce new sanctions on Russia "as soon as today."

  • US accuses Russia of violating nuclear treaty Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    In another sign of deteriorating relations, the U.S. government said Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty.

  • Tensions intensify in Israel-Gaza conflict Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    Tensions intensify in Israel-Gaza conflict

    Israeli tank shells took out Gaza's largest power source, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher, with the latest detail on the growing crisis.

  • Can international pressure end Gaza conflict? Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET
    Can pressure from the US and UN end Gaza fight?

    Philip C. Wilcox, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, says the U.S. and United Nations are seeing a decline in influence in the Middle East.

  • Has Nigeria got an image problem? Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    A man holds a placard reading 'Bring Back Our Girls' to denounce the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamic militants on May 13 , 2014 in Malaga.

    The world’s negative perception of Nigeria is a “tragedy”, a senior political official from the country told CNBC.

  • US, UN call for durable cease-fire in Gaza Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    An Israeli soldier gestures from his Merkava tank as it rolls along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

    Israel says it will only fire if attacked, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher, with the latest details on the fighting in Gaza as diplomatic tension flares.

  • Inside Russia's economic arsenal Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Inside Russia's economic arsenal

    Willis Sparks, Eurasia Group, provides insight on the range of economic tools at Russia's disposal.

  • Geopolitical risk priced in market: Expert Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    Geopolitical risk priced in market: Expert

    Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management, shares her thoughts on market risks and Fed policy.

  • Fierce fighting continues in Ukraine Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    Pro-Russian separatists tighten security measures at checkpoints as cars pass through in Sloviansk, Ukraine.

    It's becoming increasingly more difficult for investigators to reach the crash site of the downed Malaysian airliner, reports NBC's Keir Simmons.

  • UN calls for durable ceasefire in Gaza Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    UN calls for durable ceasefire in Gaza

    Israel says it will only fire in response to Gaza attacks, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher, with the latest update on the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.

  • Should investors hope for a Gaza ceasefire? Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 8:37 PM ET
    Will the Gaza fighting see an end?

    Kamran Bokhari, Vice President of Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, outlines what it will take for Israel and Hamas to end the military conflict in the Gaza strip.

  • Netanyahu under pressure to go all in: Pro Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:33 PM ET
    Iarael's Netanyahu under pressure to go all in: Pro

    Barak Barfi, Research Fellow, International Security Program at the New America Foundation, explains why it is getting difficult for Israel to find an exit strategy out of Gaza.

  • Here's what markets are nervous about Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:11 PM ET
    What are markets nervous about this week?

    John Kosar, President & Market Technician at Asbury Research, outlines the week's key events. He also discusses last week's decline in the U.S. 10-year yield.