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  • Death toll mounts in Egypt as 'civil war looms' Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    The death toll rises from violent clashes in Egypt between the armed forces and supporters of the deposed president Mohammed Morsi, leading some to warn the country risks sliding into civil war.

  • Clashes in Egypt, but investors remain upbeat Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 8:02 AM ET
    Supporters of Mohammed Morsi gather in Cairo

    Scuffles broke out in Cairo on Tuesday as supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed with security forces.

  • CIA, FBI, and NSA taking steps to limit leaks Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 5:49 PM ET
    General Keith B. Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command (L); John O. Brennan, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (C); and Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (R).

    Three of the nation's top intelligence officials say their agencies are taking steps to limit access to classified data following recent intelligence leaks.

  • Al Qaeda's global terror threat   Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Al Qaeda's global terror threat

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos is paying $250 million to acquire the publishing business of The Washington Post, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin. NBC's Steve Handelsman discusses the information he has about the terror threat in the Middle East; and Retired General Wesley Clark; former ambassador to U.N. security council Richard Williamson; and Peter Brookes of the Heritage Foundation, discuss.

  • Security in the air   Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:14 PM ET
    Security in the air

    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.

  • Al-Qaeda terror threat   Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Al-Qaeda terror threat

    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.

  • US issues global travel alert over al-Qaeda threat Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    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 chief on hecklers: 'This is an emotional issue' Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

    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.

  • Thousands gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 5

    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.

  • Terror Test on the Subway   Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 1:20 PM ET
    Terror Test on the Subway

    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 Soars Despite Army Ultimatum Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 12:48 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters chant during a demonstration in Tahrir Square as part of the 'Tamarod' campaign in Cairo, Egypt.

    Egypt's stock market surged on Tuesday, despite the ongoing political crisis.

  • Egypt Protests Set for Showdown, Violence Feared Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 11:13 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt.

    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.

  • Egypt Violence Builds, American Among Dead Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    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 Clerics Warn of 'Civil War' as Rallies Begin Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 9:26 AM ET

    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.

  • NSA says 'snooping' works   Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    NSA Says 'Snooping' Works

    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 Cites Massive US Law Enforcement Requests Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    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.

  • NSA Chief Says Phone Logs Halted Terror Threats Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:34 PM ET

    The director of the NSA told Congress that terrorism threats are on halt due to its phone logs. The New York Times reports.

  • Regulating PRISM Should Involve Public: Expert   Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    Regulating PRISM Should Involve Public: Expert

    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.

  • US Snooping Whistleblower Identifies Himself   Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 1:19 AM ET
    US Snooping Whistleblower Identifies Himself

    A former technical worker for the CIA is revealed as the source of a series of leaks about US phone and internet surveillance.

  • Is the Government Spying on You?   Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Is the Government Spying on You?

    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.