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  • The West could hit Russia with even tougher sanctions if the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was shot down by separatist rebels.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to reauthorize a federal terrorism risk insurance program that was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

  • Senate votes to extend terrorism insurance program Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    The Senate has voted to extend a program that would cushion the blow to insurance companies in the event of a massive terrorism attack.

  • Senate votes to extend terrorism insurance program Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate voted Thursday to extend a program that helped stabilize jittery insurance markets in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Senate voted 93-4 to extend the program through 2021. Under the program, the federal government helps pay damages for attacks that cost more than $100 million.

  • Malaysian Airline plane crashes in Ukraine     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, recaps what is known about the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in eastern Ukraine.

  • *Blast in Lagos port claimed by Islamist militants Boko Haram. ABUJA, July 13- As long as violence perpetrated by Islamist militants was more or less contained in Nigeria's remote northeast, the attitude of many citizens and expatriates in the more prosperous south was a shrug of the shoulders.

  • UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 2:23 AM ET

    BAGHDAD— Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    BAGHDAD— Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • UNITED NATIONS, July 9- North Korea has complained to the United Nations about a film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, accusing the United States of sponsoring terrorism and committing an act of war by allowing production of a movie about a plot to kill its leader, Kim Jong Un.

  • New crackdown on airport security     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    New rules about electronics on inbound flights have sparked terror fears. Anthony Cordesman Center for Strategic and International Studies, provides perspective.

  • London 7/7 bombings: 9 years on     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    David Lea, Senior Analyst, Europe, Control Risks, says terrorism in Europe may changed a little since 2005 but extremists still exist within the U.K.

  • ISTANBUL, July 3- Yakup Saygili ranked among Turkey's top police commanders until he launched anti-graft raids that touched on Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's circle. Now he sits at home, victim of a purge he says has undermined specialist units' ability to tackle a growing terrorist threat spilling from the Middle East.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. top court turns away Arab Bank appeal Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact a lower court ruling against Jordan- based Arab Bank Plc for failing to supply documents in lawsuits accusing it of providing services to groups the United States brands as terrorist organizations.

  • Iraq 'heading for disintegration': Pro     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, discusses Iraq and says the turmoil in the country is part of a wider trend for the disintegration of borders.

  • U.S. top court turns away Arab Bank appeal Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact a lower court ruling that requires Jordan- based Arab Bank Plc to supply documents in lawsuits accusing it of providing services to groups the United States brands as terrorist organizations.

  • RIYADH, June 26- Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah ordered all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against potential "terrorist threats", state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

  • SAUDI KING ORDERS ALL NECESSARY MEASURES TAKEN TO PROTECT KINGDOM AGAINST "TERRORIST THREATS"- STATE NEWS AGENCY.

  • Iraq PM committed to government formation process Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that he is committed to the process of forming a new government.

  • Kerry in Cairo for talks over Iraq Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 5:11 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Sunday for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat which the conflict in Iraq poses to the Middle East.

  • Militants take Iraq-Syria border town Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 | 11:53 PM ET
    Town of al-Qaim at the Iraqi-Syrian border

    Sunni fighters have seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers a century ago in a campaign to create an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.