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  • New strikes in Syria aim at Islamic State's oil money Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:24 AM ET

    A third night of U.S.-led airstrikes pounded Islamic State-controlled oil refineries in eastern Syria, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

  • Is Middle East intervention the same as 2003? Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:20 AM ET
    Is Middle East intervention the same as 2003?

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses whether the airstrikes in the Middle East to tackle ISIS by the U.S. is the viewed in a similar way to the 2003 intervention in Iraq.

  • Obama's ISIS plan still unclear: Pro Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 7:32 PM ET
    Obama's plan against ISIS still unclear: Pro

    Andrew Tabler, Senior Fellow, Program on Arab Politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discusses President Obama's address at the U.N. General Assembly.

  • US aistrikes target ISIS oil refineries Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    US aistrikes target ISIS oil refineries

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on the latest round of U.S. airstrikes that have targeted ISIS-controlled oil refineries to starve the militants of revenue.

  • Obama condemns Russia, calls for unity against ISIS Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2014.

    Obama warns the U.N. that the world must take action against threats ranging from Ebola to ISIS, and he condemns Russia's "might makes right" actions.

  • World Bank warns on Russia as sanctions bite Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    The World Bank cut its Russia growth forecast on Wednesday, warning of economic stagnation until 2016.

  • Albright looks to Turkey for help in war on ISIS Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:56 AM ET
    Madeleine Albright

    Madeleine Albright tells CNBC the U.S. has no choice but to be involved in the battle against ISIS and other world crises.

  • President Barack Obama speaks about airstrikes against militants in Syria, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

    President Obama delivers a statement on airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria. President Obama says 40 nations have offered help in our comprehensive efforts.

  • US strikes ISIS in Syria Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
    US strikes ISIS in Syria

    Jim Miklaszewski, NBC chief Pentagon correspondent, reports on the U.S. led airstrikes underway in Syria.

  • Albright: US needs to explain stakes better Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:33 AM ET
    Albright: US needs to explains stakes better

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, shares her thoughts on whether the U.S. was late to the game in fighting against the ISIS threat.

  • Albright: Ground forces needed but not necessarily US Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Albright: Ground forces needed but not necessarily US

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, explains why U.S. airstrike against ISIS are very important and boots on the ground are needed. The regional partners are the ones that need to do a lot of it, says Albright.

  • NATO Secretary General on ISIS Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:29 AM ET
    NATO Secretary General on ISIS

    "Squawk Box's" Becky Quick talks with NATO Sec. General Anders Fogh Rasmussen about what he thinks should be the global response to the ISIS threat.

  • Aftermath of US airstrikes in Syria Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:32 AM ET
    Aftermath of US airstrikes in Syria

    This is only the beginning, says Jim Miklaszewski, NBC chief Pentagon correspondent, reporting the latest details of U.S. led airstrikes against ISIS targets.

  • US strikes ISIS in Syria Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:01 AM ET
    US strikes ISIS in Syria

    Retired U.S. Army Colonel Jack Jacobs and CNBC's John Harwood discuss the implications of the United States and Arab allies' airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria. A lot of the coalition so far is public relations, says Jacobs.

  • US launches airstrikes in Syria Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:05 AM ET
    US launches airstrikes in Syria

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest developments in the Middle East with the U.S. launching airstrikes in Syria and British Prime Minister David Cameron planning to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

  • It can get scary being a Russian oil billionaire Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:04 PM ET
    Chairman of conglomerate Sistema, Vladimir Yevtushenkov in St. Petersburg, in May.

    Russian oligarchs are becoming increasingly worried about the country's investment climate and economy in general.

  • US shouldn’t divulge IS combat plans: Saudi prince Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:42 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    Saudi Arabia's ex-head of intelligence has criticized U.S. anti-terrorism tactics, saying Obama was wrong to rule out troops in Syria and Iraq.

  • Iran's Rouhani blasts ISIS and US-led coalition Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:40 AM ET
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in an exclusive interview with NBC News, denounced ISIS for its savagery.

  • Obama: When the world is threatened 'they call us' Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    President Barack Obama takes part in a briefing at US Central Command with General Lloyd Austin at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, on September 17, 2014.

    Even the countries that "complain about America" will call on the nation in a time of need, Obama says.

  • Europe’s winners and losers from Russia trouble Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Riga, Latvia

    Russia’s incursion in Ukraine and worsening relations with the West have caught neighboring countries in the cross-fire.