TRIPOLI, Libya— Libya's state-run oil corporation has declared 11 oil fields in the country non-operational after attacks by suspected Islamic State militants, opting for a force majeure clause that exempts the state from contractual obligations. The National Oil Corporation blamed authorities in the Libyan-capital of Tripoli, set up by Islamist-backed...» Read More
Highlights from President Obama's anti-terror summit, with CNBC's John Harwood.
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...
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...
President Obama addressed the use of military force against ISIS. Insight, with CNBC contributor David Phillips and CNBC's John Harwood.
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.
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 deployed "thousands" of troops to the border with Iraq in a campaign against ISIS militants who set a pilot ablaze. NBC News reports.
President Obama has confirmed the death of U.S. hostage Kayla Mueller. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
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...
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.
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...
The video comes just days after ISIS militants beheaded a Japanese journalist, NBC News reports.
The Islamic State burned a captive Jordanian pilot alive, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.