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White House Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Delta waits on return to Israel; Lufthansa extends ban Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    Delta decided to halt flights to Tel Aviv before U.S. regulators ordered a ban, CEO Richard Anderson said.

  • Lufthansa extends ban on Israel flights Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    Lufthansa extends ban on Israel flights

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports a growing number of airlines around the world have decided it's not save to fly into Tel Aviv.

  • Russia threatens to ban Ukraine food imports Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:22 AM ET
    Combine harvesters drive across a wheat field during a summer harvest in Poltava region, Ukraine, on Friday, July 18, 2014.

    Russia may suspend all food imports from Ukraine because of Kiev's trade deal with the European Union, state news agency RIA Novosti reports.

  • Two Sukhoi-25 fighter jets shot down over Ukraine Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    Two Sukhoi-25 fighter jets shot down over Ukraine

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports the latest details on two Ukrainian fighter jets that were shot down in the general area where Flight MH17 came down.

  • Poland: Tougher Russia sanctions set for Thursday Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 6:57 AM ET
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) listens to Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during a meeting at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid on March 4, 2014. Lavrov said today that threats of sanctions against Moscow are counter-productive and will not change its position on the Ukraine crisis.

    The EU could push through "phase three" sanctions against Russia as early as Thursday this week, the foreign minister of Poland told CNBC.

  • Short-term ceasfire sought between Israel and Hamas Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    Short-term ceasfire sought between Israel and Hamas

    Secretary John Kerry is in Israel to push ceasefire talks despite a FAA travel ban, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher.

  • Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry on diplomatic push Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:42 AM ET

    Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip, sending thousands of residents fleeing, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists.

  • Israel pounds Gaza despite global peace efforts Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:54 PM ET
    An Iron Dome short-range missile defense system, positioned near the northern city of Haifa in Israel

    Israel pounded Gaza, saying no ceasefire was near as U.S. and UN diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed over 600 lives.

  • FAA shuts air route from US to Israel for 24 hours Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:12 PM ET
    Passengers at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel.

    The FAA barred U.S. flights to Israel for 24 hours after a rocket landed near Ben Gurion airport. Some European carriers canceled flights as well.

  • War, secrets & social media Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    War, secrets & social media

    Retired Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich created IDF's social media unit, and explains what the social pages enable IDF to do during the crisis in Israel and Gaza.

  • EU fails to back up tough talk on Russia, for now Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:13 PM ET
    Ukrainian rescue servicemen look through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine.

    The European Union threatened Russia with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but failed to back tough talk with any immediate action.

  • Israel's objectives & dilemma Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:17 AM ET
    Israel's objectives & dilemma

    Ambassador James Jeffrey, former Deputy National Security Advisor, provides insight into the conflict in the Middle East and relationship between the U.S. and Israeli government.

  • France to deliver warship to Russia, defying allies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:39 AM ET
    An Israeli navy vessel enters the southern port of Ashdod.

    French officials defended President Hollande's decision to go ahead with delivery of a helicopter carrier to Russia.

  • This where Russia sanctions should be applied Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:35 PM ET
    'Go after where Russia is weak': Pro

    Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, says sanctions on Russia should be targeted in technology and finance.

  • 85,000 Palestinians displaced: Report Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    85,000 Palestinians displaced: Report

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the humanitarian situation is worsening in Gaza as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and General Ban Ki-moon are trying to negotiate a ceasefire.

  • Gaza hospital hit, 4 dead: Report Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 2:11 PM ET
    Gaza hospital hit, 4 dead: Report

    The death toll is rising in the Middle East as a hospital in Gaza City was hit. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports hospitals in the region do not have the basic needs to meet the demands of the people.

  • UK’s Cameron calls for EU to toughen up on Russia Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron called for Europe to ratchet up sanctions against Russia.

  • Obama taking heat for handling of Ukraine, Israel: Report

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama is taking heat for his handling of geopolitical events taking place around the world.

  • Gaza ceasefire gains momentum: Report Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Gaza ceasefire gains momentum: Report

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the latest detail on the conflict between Hamas and Israel as Secretary Kerry travels to the Middle East to seek resolution to the crisis.

  • Talks of Gaza ceasefire: Report Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Talks of Gaza ceasefire: Report

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports there appears to be a movement for arranging a ceasefire as Secretary Kerry readies to visit the Gaza region and the death toll inside Gaza has climbed over 500.