WASHINGTON— Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism. A U.S. cyber-retaliation against North Korea would risk a dangerous...» Read More
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 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 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.
CNBC's Robert Frank talks with McAfee founder John McAfee about his belief that the terrorist group Hezbollah is now operating in Belize.
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.
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.
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.
The crisis in Algeria is playing a role in oil's big surge today, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
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.
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.
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.
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" 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.
Secret information on counter-terrorism shared by foreign governments may have been compromised by a massive data theft.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.