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  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Arab Bank Plc served as "paymaster" of funds supporting Hamas, lawyers for a group of Americans suing the bank for compensation stemming from attacks by the Palestinian militant group told a jury on Thursday as a long-anticipated civil trial got under way.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Arab Bank Plc was accused of providing extensive and substantial material support to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, as a long-anticipated civil trial against the Jordan- based bank began on Thursday in U.S. federal court in Brooklyn.

  • Mideast bank terrorism trial worries financial world Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:47 AM ET

    A bank account at an Arab Bank's branch in Beirut, unremarkable except for the name: Osama Hamdan, a spokesman for Hamas, the NYT reports.

  • US victims' lawyer: Arab Bank financed terrorists Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:50 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A large Jordan- based bank funneled tens of millions of dollars to the families of suicide bombers and terrorist operatives with ties to Hamas during a deadly Palestinian uprising from 2001 to 2004, lawyers for American terror victims said Thursday at a federal trial in Brooklyn.

  • US victims of Hamas terror attacks go after bank Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Steve Averbach was seated on a packed commuter bus in Jerusalem in 2003 when a Hamas suicide bomber disguised as an Orthodox Jew set off an explosion that left the New Jersey native paralyzed.

  • Beheadings, torture by ISIS terrorize Iraq     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Keir Simmons reports on the violent acts committed by the Islamic State and how Iraqis are running from the group's terror.

  • Iraq’s next prime minister: What you need to know Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    Haider al-Ibadi has plenty on his plate. Designated the next prime minister of Iraq, he first has to make sure incumbent Nouri al-Maliki quits.

  • Obama directs funds to fight terrorists in Africa Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts— President Barack Obama on Monday directed $10 million in emergency Pentagon spending to help France fight terrorists in northwest Africa.

  • Israel's Netanyahu shuns Gaza truce talks Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    Israel said on Sunday it would not return to ceasefire talks as long as militants in Gaza kept up cross-border rocket and mortar fire.

  • US bombs Iraq as Obama calls to prevent 'genocide' Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    The U.S. bombed militants marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".

  • Gaza fighting worsens, defying truce efforts Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 | 5:43 AM ET

    Israel launched 20 aerial attacks in Gaza on Saturday and militants fired rockets, defying global efforts for an extended ceasefire.

  • US strikes ISIS artillery     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Pentagon has confirmed there have been airstrikes in Iraq.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- Arab Bank Plc goes on trial next week in New York over claims that it provided material support to the Palestinian group Hamas, in what one of the plaintiffs' lawyers said is the first terrorism financing case against a bank to go to trial in the United States.

  • WASHINGTON/ ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7- President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had authorized limited U.S. airstrikes to blunt the onslaught of Islamic militants in northern Iraq and began military airdrops of humanitarian supplies to besieged religious minorities to prevent a "potential act of genocide."

  • ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7- Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq towards the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and world powers.

  • ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7- Islamic State militants extended their gains in northern Iraq on Thursday, seizing more towns and strengthening a foothold near the Kurdish region in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and regional powers.

  • The out-of-control country no one's talking about Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    A street market in Cidade del Este, Paraguay, is shown in this photo.

    Piracy, possible Hezbollah funding, drugs and human trafficking indicate that we should pay attention to Paraguay. Global Post reports.

  • Gaza ceasefire holding on second day Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:51 AM ET
    A mosque is destroyed in Gaza city during the attack of Israel's warcraft on 23 July, 2014

    A Gaza ceasefire hes held and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry linked a lifting of blockades of the devastated enclave to Hamas giving up its rocket arsenal.

  • Ten dead in Gaza school as Israel renews shelling Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    An Israeli air strike killed at least 10 people and wounded about 30 others on Sunday in a U.N.-run school in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said.

  • Has Nigeria got an image problem? Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    A man holds a placard reading 'Bring Back Our Girls' to denounce the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamic militants on May 13 , 2014 in Malaga.

    The world’s negative perception of Nigeria is a “tragedy”, a senior political official from the country told CNBC.