KUALA LUMPUR, April 26- Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital city. The male suspects, aged 17 to 41, were arrested on Saturday and Sunday from Ulu Langat and Cheras, suburbs near Kuala Lumpur, police chief Khalid Abu Baker said...» Read More
The State Department extended the closings of some U.S. embassies. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on products which help customers track and redirect traveling employees to safety amid a terror risk.
The State Department is issuing a travel alert, and closing U.S. embassies in the Middle East, with NBC's Pete Williams; and Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Marc Ginsberg; former New York Rep. Nan Hayworth (R); Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House aide; and Mark Simone, WOR Radio talk show host, provide perspective. The threat originated in Yemen.
The alert is issued because of an al-Qaeda terrorist threat. The State Department says the potential for terrorism is particularly strong in the Middle East and North Africa.
NSA Director General Keith Alexander called on the media to "get the facts out there" to counteract the emotions connected to the nation's anti-terrorism surveillance efforts.
The United States urged Egypt to pull "back from the brink" after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi and opened a dangerous new phase in the army's confrontation with his Muslim Brotherhood.
The NYPD is conducting a study on the New York City subway system to see what would happen if terrorists launched a poisonous gas attack, reports WNBC-TV's Catherine Creag.
Egypt's stock market surged on Tuesday, despite the ongoing political crisis.
Mass demonstrations across Egypt on Sunday may determine its future, two and half years after people power toppled a dictator they called Pharaoh and ushered in a democracy crippled by bitter divisions.
Two people were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president.
Egypt's leading religious authority warned of "civil war" on Friday and called for calm after a member of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood was killed ahead of mass rallies.
Don Clark, a former FBI special agent, and George Gilder, author of "Knowledge and Power," discuss a terror plot targeting the NYSE that was thwarted by the NSA's surveillance program. With CNBC's Eamon Javers.
Yahoo said U.S. law enforcement agencies made between 12,000 and 13,000 requests for data in the last six months, the latest in a series of disclosures by technology companies.
The director of the NSA told Congress that terrorism threats are on halt due to its phone logs. The New York Times reports.
David Livingstone, associate fellow of international security at Chatham House, discusses PRISM and calls for a "mature debate" about privacy between countries and their citizens.
A former technical worker for the CIA is revealed as the source of a series of leaks about US phone and internet surveillance.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the NSA has a secret program known as Prism; and T.J. Rodgers, CEO of Cypress Semiconductor; Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation; Ron Fournier, National Journal, share their opinions.
The Washington Post reports tonight that the National Security Agency and the FBI are "tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies."
CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest after a report the Obama administration demanded millions of phone records of Verizon customers. Mike Rogers, the House Intelligence Chairman, said the program actually thwarted a terrorist attack.
Discussing whether "government spying" is worth giving up individual liberty, with Steven Bucci, Heritage Foundation. This program does not violate privacy, and has saved American lives, he says.
CNBC's Eamon Javers offers insight on reports the national security agency has been gathering millions of Verizon telephone records. Government security people say the law has already saved lives.