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White House Wars and Military Conflicts


  • *Third major attack in Tunisia this year. Ambulances rushed wounded from the scene and security forces closed off streets around Mohamed V Avenue, one of the major streets in the capital Tunis and where the charred wreckage of the bus lay not far from the interior ministry. It is the third major attack to strike Tunisia this year after a militant killed 38...

  • President Obama shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 24, 2015.

    President Obama and French President Francois Hollande pledge to broaden the scale of strikes on ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

  • Speaking before a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet "a stab in the back" carried out by the accomplices of terrorists, saying the incident would have serious consequences for Moscow's relations with Ankara.

    President Vladimir Putin called Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet "a stab in the back" carried out by the accomplices of terrorists.

  • TUNIS, Nov 24- At least 11 people were killed on Tuesday after an explosion hit a bus carrying Tunisian presidential guards along a major street in the centre of the capital Tunis. Security and presidential sources said the explosion was an attack, adding it was not immediately clear whether it was a bomb or an explosive fired at the bus as it travelled along...

  • Tensions will affect Turkish lira: Strategist

    Valentin Marinov, head of G-10 FX research at Credit Agricole, comments on how geopolitical tensions will affect markets and says the Russian plane incident is going to weigh on the Turkish lira.

  • Turkey downs Russian warplane

    Turkey confirmed Tuesday that it shot down a Russian warplane, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings.

  • BRUSSELS— Belgium may be famed for its chocolate and beer, but the lockdown imposed on the capital because of the highest-level security alert is leaving a bad taste for many visitors and businesses. While few doubt the government's need to protect the public from a Paris-style attack— which officials have warned is a "serious and imminent" threat in Brussels—...

  • *Paris businesses likely to make successful insurance claims. PARIS/ LONDON, Nov 24- Parisian businesses struggling after the Nov. 13 attacks are likely to be able to make successful insurance claims, helped by a state-backed fund set up in the wake of the Sept. 11 2001 attacks in New York. The carnage in Paris could spur demand for insurance against terrorism, as...

  • Investors in security and defense companies may stand to benefit from redoubled government efforts to stamp out terrorism.

  • Turkey shoots down Russian military plane

    Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.

  • How can the West tackle terrorism?

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, radio and television host and best-selling author, says the threat from ISIS must be taken seriously and criticizes President Obama's foreign policy.

  • Can France afford to increase military spending?

    The Paris attacks are expected to lead to a Europe-wide rise in security spending but France's budget is already strained. Marie Owens Thomsen, senior economist and strategist at Credit Agricole Private Banking, discusses.

  • A Cathay Pacific Airways 747 passenger plane

    Cathay Pacific flight CX 841 from New York to Hong Kong was diverted to Beijing as a passenger required urgent medical assistance, the carrier said.

  • It's a very hard time to be the 'queen of Europe' Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who's usually seen as Europe's indispensable leader, is in danger of losing that role.

  • ISIS has their hands on U.S. and Russian weapons Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    ISIS has their hands on U.S. and Russian weapons

    The terrorist group is taking our weapons and buying them on black markets.

  • ISIS makes recruits feel like Batman: Flashpoint Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    An undated photograph of a man described as Abdelhamid Abaaoud that was published in the Islamic State's online magazine Dabiq and posted on a social media website.

    ISIS recruits are made to feel like Batman, able to wage fights against injustices around the world "as they see it," anti-terrorism expert Evan Kohlmann tells CNBC.

  • Terror attacks hit at worst possible time: Bremmer Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 8:47 AM ET
    Members of French special police forces of the Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) work at the scene of the raid in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, November 18, 2015 to catch fugitives from Friday night's deadly attacks in the French capital.

    The deadly Paris attacks and the terror lockdown in Europe could start affecting the world economy, an expert on global political risk tells CNBC.

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    China said it would continue to build military and civilian facilities on its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea.

  • In tense times, Belgians call in the cats Sunday, 22 Nov 2015 | 9:21 PM ET

    With their capital in lockdown amid fears of a Paris-style terror attack, Belgians looked for some relief from the tension. The answer? Cat pictures.

  • What does the South China Sea mean to China? Sunday, 22 Nov 2015 | 6:18 PM ET
    What does that South China Sea mean to China?

    Richard Harris, chief executive of Port Shelter Investment Management, says China's move into the region is "clearly military" and "a geopolitical move."