• Australia orders sweeping siege investigation Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:43 AM ET

    Tough new security laws and the courts failed to stop a convicted felon from walking into a Sydney cafe with a concealed shotgun.

  • Sony hit with terror threats over 'Interview' movie Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:40 AM ET
    Seth Rogen, left, and Evan Goldberg pose during a photocall for their latest film “The Interview” in Barcelona, Spain, June 18, 2014.

    Sony, the F.B.I., theater owners and competing film studios scrambled to deal with terrorism threat over showing "The Interview". The New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- A decision by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to set aside a terrorism insurance bill until 2015 has killed, for now, a provision requiring that one seat on the Federal Reserve's board be dedicated to a person with community banking experience. Congress moved a step closer last week to mandating a seat on the central bank's seven-person board be given...

  • Republican senator blocks terrorism insurance measure Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:09 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A Republican senator Tuesday blocked a bill that would have renewed a government program credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist strikes after the Sept. 11 attacks. Tom Coburn, who is retiring this year, dimmed chances for any action in the waning hours of the lame-duck session of Congress. It provides a government...

  • Sydney mayor: 'Siege won't change us'  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    Clover Moore, Mayor of Sydney, tells CNBC's Matthew Taylor that the honoring of hostages killed in the siege is "consoling" and Sydney remains as a "tolerant and inclusive" city after the tragedy.

  • Stiff upper lip: 007 carries on after script leak Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    Daniel Craig and co-star Rory Kinnear took to a London canal in a speedboat on Tuesday for a waterborne sequence. The Sam Mendes- directed movie is filming at several London locations this week, and will later travel to Italy, Morocco, Mexico and Austria. The film's title is the name of a terrorist organization featured in several early Bond films, but details of the...

  • Australian police could have done better: Expert  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:33 PM ET

    Ameer Ali, Former President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, outlines what the Australian police have fallen short in doing while resolving the hostage incident in Sydney.

  • After the Sydney hostage crisis, the hashtag "I'll ride with you" started trending overnight, aimed at spreading a message of tolerance across the country.

  • Keith Suter, Foreign Affairs Editor at Channel 7, describes the gunman as a "lone activist with an appalling criminal record" and the hostage incident shouldn't be linked to Australia's war on terror.

  • Should the world be alarmed by Sydney's siege?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    Angel Rabasa, Senior Political Scientist at RAND, says Australia's hostage incident can occur in any country and the world is facing the greatest jihadist threat since 9/11.

  • Sydney Siege: What you need to know Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:15 PM ET
    A memorial at the scene of a dramatic siege which left two hostages dead in Sydney on December 16, 2014

    Australia is dealing with the aftermath of a 16-hour terror siege that occurred just three months after the country's terrorism alert was raised. Here a few key questions that arose following the attack.

  • Sydney siege: What could have prevented it?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    Terrorism acts are evolving into small-scale activities and western democratic societies face "significant limitations" in stopping them, says Levi West, Lecturer, Terrorism and National Security at Charles Sturt University.

  • Sydney siege ends after shootout; three dead  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    The lone gunman was among the three killed after police stormed a cafe to end the 16-hour siege in Sydney. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports from Martin Place.

  • Sydney siege: Understanding lone wolf terrorism  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    Anthony Roman, Founder & CEO at Roman & Associates, describes the hostage taker in Australia's cafe siege as a "lone wolf threat", which is the most difficult type of threat to guard against.

  • Australian PM addresses Sydney siege  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot holds a briefing after 17 hostages were held at the Lindt Cafe for over 16 hours. Two hostages died and four others were injured.

  • Sydney hostage stand-off's tragic ending  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Mandy Drury says there are reports three people have died after hostages were held at the Lindt Cafe for over 16 hours, and insight to who the alleged gunman Shiekh Haron is.

  • Just the beginning for Australia: Rafiq  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    After hostages were held at the Lindt Cafe for over 16 hours, former UK government counter extremism task force member Haras Rafiq of Quilliam Found, weighs in on just what the gunman may have wanted.

  • Police: Cafe siege isolated incident  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    New South Wales Police hold a news conference after 17 hostages were held at the Lindt Cafe for over 16 hours. Two hostages died and four others were injured.

  • Investors second guessing after Sydney: Trader  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    FMHR trader Josh Brown discusses volatile market conditions on the heels of today's terrorist attack in Australia.

  • ISIS changing face of terrorism: Rep. King  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    Discussing the situation in Australia, Rep Peter King, (R-NY), says this has all the indications of a radicalized Islamist influenced by ISIS social media.