*Fresh clashes in Tripoli and Benghazi. BENGHAZI, Libya, July 22- A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city. Suicide bombings are rare in Libya, where a fragile government is struggling to impose order.» Read More
Neil Atkinson, director of energy research & analysis at Datamonitor, tells CNBC that Algeria is very important for the European oil and gas market, with countries like Italy taking about a third of their gas from the country.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the chronology of the terrorist attack in Algeria and on the intervention by the Algerian government that has taken place already; saying as many as 7 U.S. citizens were involved in the situation.
The crisis in Algeria is playing a role in oil's big surge today, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, tells CNBC that the instability in North Africa, with Islamic militants holding a gas facility hostage, could be quite negative for long-term investment in the region.
A number of Americans have been seized by militants at an Algerian gas field, U.S officials said, in what the U.K. government described as an "ongoing terrorist incident." NBC News reports.
There has been a "terrorist attack" on a gas facility in Algeria where Americans are among 41 people being held hostage by Islamic militants. Helima Croft of Barclays, offers insight.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has confirmed Americans and others are being held by Islamic militants after what he calls a "terrorist attack" occurred at a natural gas facility in Algeria. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), offers insight.
"Zero Dark Thirty" hits theaters nationwide today, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin; and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine; and CNBC Contributors James Pethokoukis and Keith Boykin, discuss the controversy over the torture scene in the movie.
Secret information on counter-terrorism shared by foreign governments may have been compromised by a massive data theft.
Steve Killelea, founder of the Institute for Economics and Peace, talks to CNBC about the countries most affected by terrorism in 2011 and whether the rate is likely to fall or stay the same.
NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports Israel's top security officials are going to be convening within the hour to discuss possible offers by Egyptian mediators; and Helima Croft, Barclays senior geopolitical analyst, discusses the potential threat to the oil market.
Former CIA director David Petraeus reportedly told the House and Senate Intelligence Committees today that his agency knew almost immediately that Al Qaeda was behind the Benghazi consulate attack, reports NBC's Steve Handelsman. Is he contradicting himself? Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute and Alexis Levinson, The Daily Caller, share their opinions.
The violence between Israel and Hamas is escalating. NBC's Tel Aviv Bureau Chief Martin Fletcher reports the latest. Marc Ginsberg, Former White House Middle East Policy Advisor, provides perspective.
Former CIA director David Petraeus reportedly told lawmakers the agency suspected the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack from the start. NBC's Steve Handelsman reports the details.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama's had his first opportunity today to speak about the Petraeus sex scandal.
Former Asst. Secretary of Defense Bing West talked with CNBC's Larry Kudlow about the Libya attacks. "There are tapes of everything that happened," he said, "and sooner or later it's going to come out."
Reports that the CIA refused to help operatives on the ground during the Libya attacks sparked a swift and strongly worded response from the agency. CNBC's Eamon Javers has details.
The CIA is denying a report that it refused help to its operatives on the ground the night of the Benghazi attack, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; and CNBC's Mary Thompson reports just how devastating Hurricane Sandy could be for the East Coast.
Discussing their opinions over the White House's handling of the attack on the Libya U.S. consulate; with David Goodfriend, Former Clinton White House official; Vin Weber, Romney senior advisor; and Janine Turner, Constituting America founder & co-chair.
Six weeks after terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, NBC News confirms that the White House received an email from the safe room inside the Benghazi Embassy six hours after the attack. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), House Intelligence Committee chairman, shares his opinions.