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Sunni militants captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, who has the latest developments in Iraqi.
The State Department confirmed that Russia has sent tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in Ukraine. NYT reports.
The International Energy Agency report forecasts a jump in global oil demand, which affects both oil and gasoline prices. USA Today reports.
The Sunni fighters, who stole $450 million in a bank heist, were reportedly only about 40 miles from Baghdad on Friday. NBC News reports.
Shiite Iran is so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington.
Jamie Ingram, Middle East analyst at IHS Country Risk, comments on the situation in Iraq and on how the U.S. could choose to intervene.
James Jeffrey, the former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, said the U.S. needs to deploy air power to stop the escalating violence in Iraq.
Iran has sent elite troops to Iraq to assist the country's government against al Qaeda-inspired rebels, according to the Wall Street Journal.
While seizing key Iraqi cities has catapulted ISIS onto the world’s radar, the Sunni group has been around for years. NBC News reports.
Iraq has been absent from the global agenda for years – but now the very existence of the state is being called into question.
Western officials hope that informal contacts between Putin and Poroshenko during the event can help ease tensions over Ukraine's future.
The gathering of veterans in Normandy, France, is "very poignant", but diplomatically all eyes are on Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.
The former AIG CEO made the decision to stay in China in 1989, even as other Western businesses fled the country.
President Barack Obama is urging Congress to support a $1 billion initiative to boost U.S. military activity in Europe, the White House said Tuesday.
Russia has called an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to introduce a resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Ukraine.
President Barack Obama appeared with the parents of a U.S. soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan, saying Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was "never forgotten."
Thai anti-coup protesters have tacked the golden arches on signs and McDonald's could take action if they don't stop. NBC News reports.
Anywhere but Thailand, a military coup combined with an economic contraction would spur a stock selloff, but shares there are surprisingly resilient.
President Obama announces America's combat mission in Afghanistan will be over by the end of this year. He outlines the United States' objectives going forward.
President Obama traveled to Afghanistan this Memorial Day weekend to thank serving men and women in uniform and deployed civilians. President Obama says America's longest war will come to a "responsible end" this year.