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  • Revival of Centrist Vote in Israel 'Good News': Expert  Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    Lord Malloch-Brown, EMEA chairman of FTI Consulting, tells CNBC that the revival of the centrist vote in Israel is 'good news' but a weaker Netanyahu may become a 'prisoner' of the right.

  • Algerian security forces escort a bus carrying freed hostages outside a police station in In Amenas in the desert in Algeria's deep south on January 19, 2013.

    Algerian special forces have found the bodies of two Canadian Islamist fighters after a bloody siege at a desert gas plant, a security source said on Monday, as the death toll reached at least 80 after troops stormed the complex to end the hostage crisis.

  • Algeria Expects Heavy Hostage Toll From Siege Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 | 10:30 AM ET
    Algerian policemen stop cars at a checkpoint in In Amenas, deep in the Sahara near the Libyan border.

    Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties after its troops ended a desert siege, but Western governments warned against criticizing tactics used by their vital ally in the struggle with Islamists across the Sahara.

  • "Let's not forget this is an act of terror," said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in commenting on the hostages held in Algeria. Americans are still being held hostage, among others, with Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation senior fellow.

  • Latest twist in McAfee tale from his own lips  Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank talks with McAfee founder John McAfee about his belief that the terrorist group Hezbollah is now operating in Belize.

  • Terrorists Still Holding Hostages in Algeria  Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Terrorist want to exchange hostages for Omar Abdel Rahman, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis. Also, a look at the impact on energy prices, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • How Important Is Algerian Gas for Europe?  Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    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.

  • Algerian Government Began Military Action  Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    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.

  • Oil Hits 4-Month High  Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    The crisis in Algeria is playing a role in oil's big surge today, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • North African Instability Will Hit the Oil Price: Pro  Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    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.

  • Director for international affairs Lars Christian Bacher addresses a press conference in Stavanger, Norway. A Norwegian man and a number of Americans, Irish and Japanese have been kidnapped at a gas plant in Algeria that was attacked by Islamist militants on Wednesday.

    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.

  • American Hostages In 'Terror Attack': Panetta  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 2:13 PM ET

    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.

  • Sen. Coons on Algerian Gas Facility Attack  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    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: Torturing the Facts  Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 7:36 PM ET

    "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.

  • Swiss Spy Agency Warns US, Britain About Huge Data Leak Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 10:08 AM ET

    Secret information on counter-terrorism shared by foreign governments may have been compromised by a massive data theft.

  • The Rising Cost of Terrorism  Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 3:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Obama Calls Israel's PM & Egypt's President  Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 2:23 PM ET

    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.

  • General Petraeus Does a '180'  Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    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.

  • Middle East Violence Escalates  Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    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.

  • Battle for the Truth Behind Benghazi  Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 4:35 PM ET

    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.