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  • Obama to remove Cuba from state sponsor of terror list Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:06 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalize relations between the two countries. In a message to Congress, Obama said the government of Cuba "has not provided any support for international terrorism" over the last six months.

  • Iran slams Saudi-led Yemen campaign as 'genocide' Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday accused Saudi Arabia of "genocide" in Yemen.

  • Jury: Tsarnaev guilty in Boston bombing   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    Jury: Tsarnaev guilty in Boston bombing

    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all 30 counts inculcating 17 that carry the death penalty. Details, with NBC's Jay Gray; Boston.com reporter Eric Levenson.

  • US judge upholds verdict against Arab Bank Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:56 PM ET

    The ruling in the closely watched legal offshoot of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict clears the way for a second trial later this year to determine whether Arab Bank must pay damages that could reach hundreds of millions of dollars or more. The decision "puts an exclamation mark on the jury's verdict last September, highlighting all the evidence that...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Arab Bank Plc's bid to overturn a jury verdict finding it liable for knowingly supporting terrorism efforts related to a series of attacks in the Middle East. The plaintiffs were victims of 24 attacks in and around Israel that they said were carried out by Hamas. Gary Osen, a lawyer for some victims and their...

  • No decision yet on Cuba, terrorism list: White House Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    Cuban cigar production at the H. Upmann cigar factory in Havana.

    The White House said no final decision is expected soon on removing Cuba from a U.S. list of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism.

  • Bad to worse: ISIS brings fight to Syrian capital Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 3:07 PM ET
    Syrian opposition forces use tunnels as shelter from air attacks in Damascus, Syria, April 5, 2015.

    The arrival of ISIS in Syria's capital threatens Syria's government and brings the group closer to some of the region's last stable countries.

  • Shabab militants learn to kill on a shoestring Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 12:16 PM ET
    A relative (C) is assisted by Kenya Red Cross staff as she reacts at the Chiromo Mortuary, where bodies of students killed in Thursday's attack by gunmen are preserved, in Nairobi, April 6, 2015.

    Shabab militants have become proficient in mass murder on the cheap, reports The New York Times.

  • *Twitter ban to be lifted after it complies with requests. ANKARA/ ISTANBUL, April 6- Twitter has complied with Turkey's request to remove photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants and a ban on the micro-blogging site will be lifted very shortly, a senior Turkish official said on Monday. "Users across Turkey will be able to access...

  • ANKARA/ ISTANBUL, April 6- Turkey blocked access to Twitter and YouTube on Monday over the publication of photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants hours before he was killed in a shootout last week, officials said. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said a prosecutor had sought the block on access to social media sites...

  • NAIROBI, April 6- The Kenyan air force has bombed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia, a defence force source said on Monday, in the first major military response to last week's attack by the militant group on a Kenyan university. Gunmen from the al Qaeda- aligned group killed 148 people on Thursday when they stormed the Garissa University College campus, some 200 km from...

  • TRIPOLI, April 5- Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said his government would run its own oil sales and deposit revenues abroad in a bid to divert proceeds away from a rival, self-declared administration in Tripoli. On Sunday, a suicide bomber struck at a checkpoint near the Tripoli- allied town of Misrata, killing at least six people, including a woman and...

  • High security for Kenyan churches after attacks Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 4:05 AM ET
    A survivor of an attack by islamist gunmen claimed by al-Shabab on a university campus in Garissa, northern Kenya is comforted by a colleague after arriving in Nairobi on April 4, 2015.

    After al Shabaab gunmen massacred nearly 150 people at a Kenyan university on Thursday, singling out Christians for point-blank executions, churches in Kenya are turning to armed guards to protect their Easter Sunday congregations.

  • Militants vow Kenya will 'run red with blood' Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    People wait in front of the morgue of Chiromo Campus of Nairobi University to identify the corpses of their relatives killed during the Al-Shabaab terrorists' gun attack on Garissa University College, in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 03, 2015.

    Somali militants threatened to stage more bloody attacks on Kenya after the group's fighters killed nearly 150 people.

  • GARISSA, Kenya, April 2- Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on Thursday, in the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the U.S. embassy was bombed in 1998.. The siege ended nearly 15 hours after the Somali group's gunmen shot their way into the Garissa University College campus in a pre-dawn...

  • Terror group al-Shabab attacks in Kenya   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Terror group al-Shabab attacks in Kenya

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports at least 14 people were killed in a terrorist attack at a Kenyan university. The US Embassy in Kenya is saying the Islamic Group al-Shabab is to blame.

  • GARISSA, Kenya, April 2- GARISSA, Kenya, April 2- Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a Kenyan university campus on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of students and staff. Police and soldiers surrounded the Garissa University College and exchanged gunfire with the attackers throughout the day. Sheik Abdiasis Abu Musab, an Al Shabaab's...

  • CNBC update: Iran nuclear agreement   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    CNBC update: Iran nuclear agreement

    Reuters is reporting nuclear talks in Iran will continue until June 30th, and two women in New York have been arrested on terror-related charges, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • NAIROBI, April 2- At least 14 people were reported killed on Thursday when Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university campus near Kenya's border with Somalia, taking Christian students hostage and battling security forces over several hours. Police and soldiers surrounded and sealed off Garissa University College and were attempting to flush...

  • NAIROBI, April 2- At least 14 people were reported killed on Thursday when Islamist militants stormed a university campus near Kenya's border with Somalia, taking Christian students hostage and battling security forces over several hours. Police and soldiers surrounded and sealed off Garissa University College and were attempting to flush out the gunmen,...