• US terror risk higher now than in 9/11: Tom Ridge Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 10:09 AM ET
    Tom Ridge, Former Secretary of Homeland Security

    The first homeland security secretary said Tuesday the U.S. terror risk is higher now than on 9/11, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • NIAMEY, Feb 17- Soldiers shot dead a suicide bomber suspected of belonging to Islamist militant group Boko Haram on Monday after he tried to detonate an explosive belt near a military post in the southern Niger town of Bagara, the army said on Tuesday. Boko Haram has launched attacks into Cameroon, Niger and Chad from Nigeria as part of a six-year insurgency that...

  • Copenhagen attacks: What happened  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:40 AM ET

    Danish police say they have detained two suspects in connection with the shootings in Copenhagen over the weekend. NBC News' Keir Simmons reports on the latest.

  • COPENHAGEN, Feb 15- Danish police shot and killed a man in Copenhagen on Sunday they believe was responsible for two deadly attacks at an event promoting freedom of speech and on a synagogue. The prime minister described the first shooting, which bore similarities to an assault in Paris in January on the office of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, as a terrorist...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12- The United Nations Security Council on Thursday banned all trade in antiquities from war-torn Syria, threatened sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State and al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militants and urged states to stop kidnap ransom payments. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, lamented that the council had not...

  • Pres. Obama's fight against ISIS  Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:45 PM ET

    President Obama addressed the use of military force against ISIS. Insight, with CNBC contributor David Phillips and CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Obama: We will degrade & destroy ISIS  Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:31 PM ET
    A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released in September 2014.

    President Obama addressed the use of military force against ISIS. The president says the fight will remain difficult for some time but is not authorization for another ground war.

  • Australia police say imminent ISIS attack thwarted Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 12:09 AM ET
    Police officers talk next to Lindt Cafe, Martin Place on December 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Police attend a hostage situation at Lindt Cafe in Martin Place.

    Australian counter-terrorism police said they had thwarted an imminent attack linked to Islamic State after arresting two men in Sydney.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- Calling the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures "a game changer," a top White House official on Tuesday announced a new intelligence unit to coordinate analysis of cyberthreats, modeled on similar U.S. government efforts to fight terrorism. Obama has moved cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda after recent hacking attacks against...

  • Jordan moves thousands of troops to Iraq border Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    A Jordanian soldier on patrol in Amman, Jordan on Feb. 10, 2015. Jordan moves thousands of troops to Iraq border.

    Jordan deployed "thousands" of troops to the border with Iraq in a campaign against ISIS militants who set a pilot ablaze. NBC News reports.

  • US hostage dead  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 10:07 AM ET

    President Obama has confirmed the death of U.S. hostage Kayla Mueller. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • Obama to seek use of force against ISIS  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 2:57 PM ET

    According to Reuters President Obama is expected to ask congress by Wednesday to use force against ISIS, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • ISIS has claimed a female American hostage has been killed in an air strike, reports CNBC's Sue Herera. Claims have not yet been verified by the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The United States is pressing Cuba to allow the opening of its embassy in Havana by April, U.S. officials told Reuters, despite the Communist island's demand that it first be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. A refusal by Cuba to allow the United States to quickly establish an official embassy for the first time in half a...

  • Saudi Fin Min talks US relations after 9/11 rumors  Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 5:10 AM ET

    Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, finance minister of Saudi Arabia, discusses his country's relationship with the U.S., following rumors that Saudi royals funded the 9/11 attacks.

  • What the US needs to do to defeat ISIS Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    Members of the Iraqi Kurdish forces stand at the Khubbaz oil field, some 25 km west of the northern city of Kirkuk, as smoke billows in the background on February 2, 2015, a fews days after Peshmerga forces and police retook the area from Islamic State (IS) group.

    If the US is serious about defeating ISIS, it needs to arm the Kurds—or this is going to wind up in US boots on the ground, says David Phillips.

  • HUSAYNAT, Egypt, Feb 4- At a remote spot in the Sinai desert last month, a commander of Egypt's most feared Islamist group outlined his hopes of toppling the country's government. "We will create an Islamic state in Egypt," he said. The militant said he was from the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, which has killed hundreds of security forces since the military ousted...

  • ISIS video purports to show murder of Jordan pilot Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    The video comes just days after ISIS militants beheaded a Japanese journalist, NBC News reports.

  • Islamic State burns Jordanian pilot alive  Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 1:03 PM ET

    The Islamic State burned a captive Jordanian pilot alive, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • What 'American Sniper' says about 2016 election Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper"

    Hey, 2016 presidential candidates — Are you paying attention to what "American Sniper" is telling you?