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David Phillips, Columbia University, discusses the heightening conflict between Israel and Gaza, and explains the root cause of the trouble in Ukraine. The whole crisis in Ukraine was planned and fermented by Russia, says Phillips.
The odds are high that the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza will once again fall apart, says Thane Rosenbaum, Senior Fellow, New York University School of Law.
Peter Berkowitz, Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University, explains why Hamas should bear the responsibility for the destruction in Gaza.
Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday.
An Israeli air strike killed at least 10 people and wounded about 30 others on Sunday in a U.N.-run school in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said.
The missing Israeli officer thought to have been abducted by Hamas was killed in action, Israel said Saturday.
NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports fighting in Gaza has intensified as Israel has launched an operation to rescue a captured soldier taken by Hams militants.
A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce.
The EU formally adopted sanctions on Thursday curbing arms sales to Russia and cutting off financing for targeted banks.
The US and European leaders say they're prepared to intensify sanctions against Russia unless it moves to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
Thailand stocks have rallied sharply, but despite high hopes for the new administration's policies, analysts don't expect shares to rise much further.
Geopolitical tensions are heating up globally, but it isn't clear investors should react, with markets not paying the conflicts much attention.
Sanctions are intended to tighten the screws on Russia by targeting broad sections of its economy and financial markets.
NBC News' Martin Fletcher reports Israelis say they have found about 32 tunnels, some of them digging right into Israeli territory.
The White House also said Tuesday that the U.S. could announce new sanctions on Russia "as soon as today."
In another sign of deteriorating relations, the U.S. government said Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty.
Israeli tank shells took out Gaza's largest power source, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher, with the latest detail on the growing crisis.
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.
The world’s negative perception of Nigeria is a “tragedy”, a senior political official from the country told CNBC.
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.