• How US preps for potential terror attack  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    Former Assistant Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, Bob Liscouski, discusses how the United States is preparing for, and would deal with a terrorist attack similar to the one that took place in Australia.

  • Former U.S. Ambassador to Australia, Edward Gnehm, discusses how social media makes it easier for extremists to communicate and carry out terrorist actions.

  • Flash bangs & stun grenades disable gunman: 7 News  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Reporters from Australia's 7 News provide the latest details on the events that lead to the police storming the Australia cafe and taking the gunman down.

  • Sydney hostage siege over: Police  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla says police are reporting the situation in Australia is over. Mandy Drury reports 2 people are dead and 3 are gravely injured, and there is no word on the state of the hostage taker.

  • Sydney siege: Assessing the danger  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    Former NYPD commissioner Howard Safir weighs in on the hostage situation and police strategy in Sydney, Australia.

  • Gunfire rocks Australia café  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla shows video of shots being fired by police at the Sydney, Australia cafe. Mandy Drury, provides insight.

  • Sydney gunman identity known  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    NBC News' Sara James provides an update on the believed identity of the gunman holding hostages captive in Sydney, Australia.

  • Sydney crisis: What we know  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Matt Taylor provides insight to what is believed to be a lone wolf armed assailant in a Sydney cafe holding an unclear number of hostages captive.

  • Sydney hostage stand-off  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    A gunman is holding an unclear number of hostages inside a cafe in downtown Sydney, reports CNBC's Matt Taylor. Five hostages have emerged, and it is unclear exactly how they fled.

  • New details emerge in Sydney hostage standoff  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    A hostage runs to armed tactical response police officers for safety.

    CNBC's Matt Taylor reports five of the hostages inside a Sydney cafe have emerged from the building.

  • Discussing the unfolding events of the Sydney hostage situation, Benjamin MacQueen, senior lecturer of Politics and International Relations at Monash University, discusses whether the Australian government could have predicted this event.

  • New South Wales (NSW) police commissioner, Andrew Scipione told a news conference that the force was continuing to investigate not speculate, and "we're doing all we can" to solve this current hostage situation in Sydney.

  • Five hostages escape from Sydney cafe  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Adrian Di Pasquale, Political Analyst at Internuntia Group, says the people who have escaped from the cafe will provide key information about the hostage taker.

  • Police operation underway after Sydney siege  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 11:33 PM ET

    Scott Flower, Mackenzie Fellow at the University Of Melbourne, discusses the Australian police's handling of the hostage incident in central Sydney on Monday.

  • Sydney siege may 'involve jihadists': Expert  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 10:47 PM ET

    Colin Chapman, President of the New South Wales Chapter of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, discusses the hostage incident which took place in central Sydney on Monday.

  • Things don't look terrible for Australia: Pro  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 10:18 PM ET

    Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, says falling commodity prices pose as a "cyclical challenge" for Australia.

  • Sydney siege: Hostages taken by gunmen in cafe  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    Armed men have taken several people hostage at a cafe in Martin Place, one of Sydney's main business areas. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.

  • Go back to nature at Australia's Blue Mountains  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:22 PM ET

    Want some time away from the city? CNBC's Susan Li takes you to the Blue Mountains, a mountainous region in New South Wales, in this new episode of "First Class."

  • A closer look at Australia's November jobs data  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Steve Shepherd, Employment Market Analyst at Randstad, discusses the trend in Australia's employment numbers for November which is skewed to part-time positions.

  • CNBC anchor tries flying a plane  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:36 PM ET

    Check out this preview of CNBC's luxury travel program "First Class" where Susan Li becomes a pilot for a day, thanks to a Qantas flight simulator.