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  • Why Gulf should be more worried about Yemen than oil Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:02 AM ET
    Houthi rebel fighters patrol a road in Sanaa January 23, 2015.

    Civil strife and terrorism in Yemen could pose a greater threat to the Gulf countries of the Middle East than tumbling oil prices, a major bank said.

  • Global flash points: Iran and ISIS   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:06 AM ET
    Global flash points: Iran and ISIS

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, shares his thoughts on geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.

  • ISIS: The richest terror group, spending too fast Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    ISIS fighters on parade

    An analysis shows ISIS is the world's richest terror group, owing to a nearly $400 million raid on an Iraqi bank in 2014, NBC reports.

  • French far right set to win in weekend vote Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:04 AM ET

    France’s Front National is poised to triumph in local elections this Sunday, in what will be a key test for the country’s struggling government.

  • A woman protests the surveillance of U.S. citizens by the NSA outside the Justice Department, January 17, 2014.

    Glenn Greenwald, the gatekeeper of Edward Snowden's files, tells CNBC that mass surveillance on citizens by governments is making it harder for anti-terror agencies to spot terrorist plots.

  • PARIS— France's government pressed Thursday to legalize broad surveillance of terrorism suspects with a measure that would allow intelligence services to vacuum up metadata in hopes of preventing imminent attacks. "Vague laws are really problematic when it comes to this sort of surveillance practice, especially when it comes to weak or nonexistent...

  • Tracking the rise of 'new crime'   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:43 AM ET
    Tracking the rise of 'new crime'

    Craif Richardson, CEO of Wynyard, says the use of social media by terrorist networks poses as huge problems for global security agencies.

  • France scrutinizes cash economy for terror financing Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    PARIS— France is limiting cash payments to 1,000 euros and requiring reporting for bank deposits of more than 10,000 euros in an effort to combat the financing of terrorism. Finance Minister Michel Sapin said Wednesday the idea wasn't to "forbid cash," but he said the system needs more traceability and that people need to be ready to change their habits in order to...

  • UPDATE 1-Facebook clarifies rules on banned content Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    March 16- Facebook Inc clarified its rules banning certain content from its social network, as the Internet company strives to curb controversial posts such as support for violent militant groups and nudity without damaging its status as a global hub for users to share information. The clarification comes as social media companies such as Facebook and...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Social media and other technology are making it increasingly difficult to combat militants who are using such modern resources to share information and conduct operations, the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said on Friday. "New technologies can help groups like ISIL coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- China has effectively put a hold on a draft counter-terrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over sensitive information to government officials, a senior U.S. official said. Tensions over cybersecurity and technology policy are a major irritant in U.S.- China relations and President Barack Obama said in an interview...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Social media and other technology are making it increasingly difficult to combat militants who are using such modern resources to share information and conduct operations, the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said on Friday. "New technologies can help groups like ISIL coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate...

  • Why is the US not cracking down on Sudan? Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

    The US appears to be seeking constructive engagement with Sudan but it should be intensifying pressure on the government instead, says David Phillips.

  • Could Islamic State's 'looting economy' face defeat? Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 9:11 AM ET
    An Islamic State militant

    The terrorist group "Islamic State" has rarely been out of the headlines but could financial pressures undermine its ambitions -- and existence?

  • Oil boosts political risks worldwide   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:49 AM ET
    Firefighters work to put out a fire on an oil tank at the port of Es Sider in Ras Lanuf, Libya, Dec. 29, 2014.

    The fall in oil and gas prices and the rise of extremism are increasing risks across the globe in 2015. Here's what you should know.

  • Fines, selloffs, cuts: Life under cash-squeezed ISIS Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    ISIS fighters on parade

    Recently, ISIS has been dealing with financial hardships—here's how it is dealing with it, the Financial Times reports.

  • Call them Islamic extremists Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    In this image made from video posted on a social media account affiliated with the Islamic State group on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants attack ancient artifacts with sledgehammers in the Ninevah Museum in Mosul, Iraq.

    The US needs to stop tiptoeing around religious sensitivity when it comes to terrorist acts in the name of Islam, says David Phillips.

  • CNBC update: Amazon hires former White House secretary

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports on how IBM plans to win back investors, the latest ISIS terrorist acts and Amazon's new Senior Vice President for Worldwide Corporate Affairs.

  • CNBC update: ISIS executioner revealed   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    CNBC update: ISIS executioner revealed

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports authorities have identified ISIS executioner Jihadi John, Standard Chartered has a new CEO, and Barnes and Noble is set to spin-off its college book unit.

  • Three men arrested in anti-terror raid   Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Three men arrested in anti-terror raid

    Three men living in Brooklyn were allegedly plotting to join ISIS overseas, reports WNBC-TV Jonathan Dienst. Two of the men did have plane tickets before being arrested.