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  • N. Korea launches rocket, defies UN, US Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 9:50 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Defying warnings of tougher sanctions, North Korea launched a rocket widely considered to be a cover for developing ballistic missiles.

  • Syria: Foreign aggressors will go home 'in coffins' Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    Syrians walk on debris of collapsed buildings after the war-crafts belonging to the Russian army carried out airstrikes on the opposition-controlled neighborhoods in Aleppo, Syria on December 11, 2015.

    Syria will resist any incursion and send the aggressors home "in coffins," its foreign minister said, in comments aimed at Sunni Arab countries.

  • Feb 5- Twitter Inc said it had suspended over 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 for "threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS." The microblogging service provider said in a blog on Friday that it had increased the size of the teams that review reports of such activity, reducing the response time significantly. The company said it was...

  • TWITTER- SINCE MIDDLE OF 2015 ALONE, "SUSPENDED OVER 125,000 ACCOUNTS FOR THREATENING OR PROMOTING TERRORIST ACTS, PRIMARILY RELATED TO ISIS"- BLOG.

  • WASHINGTON— Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The White House on Friday said Twitter's announcement was "very much welcome. "The administration is committed to taking every...

  • Wheelchair bomber linked to Somali jet blast: WSJ Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 10:46 PM ET
    A view of an airliner after an explosion aboard Daallo Airlines Airbus flying to Djibouti, on February 2, 2016.

    Investigations suggest a passenger in a wheelchair was responsible for the Daallo Airlines plane explosion in Somalia's capital, the WSJ reported.

  • Germany considers $5,450 limit on cash transactions Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:58 AM ET

    BERLIN— The German government is considering introducing a limit of 5,000 euros on cash transactions in an effort to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism. Deputy finance minister Michael Meister said Wednesday that Germany would like to see a European solution, but could introduce a national limit if none is achieved, news agency dpa reported.

  • LONDON, Feb 3- The world is once again asking scientists and drugmakers to come up rapidly with a vaccine for a viral disease that, in the latest case, few people had heard of until a few weeks ago, and even fewer feared. Making a shot to generate an immune response against Zika virus, which is sweeping through the Americas, shouldn't be too hard in theory.

  • LONDON, Feb 2- The world is once again asking scientists and drugmakers to come up rapidly with a vaccine for a viral disease that, in the latest case, few people had heard of until a few weeks ago, and even fewer feared. Making a shot to generate an immune response against Zika virus, which is sweeping through the Americas, shouldn't be too hard in theory.

  • Why we should worry about Libya...again Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 10:45 AM ET
    Flames rise from a storage tank filled with crude oil at an oil facility in northern Libya's Ras Lanouf region after it was set ablaze following fresh attacks launched by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists to seize key port terminals, on January 21, 2016.

    A global coalition is meeting to focus on Islamic State's strengthening presence in Libya.

  • EU unveils plan to curb funding to extremists Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 10:33 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union unveiled new measures to curb the financing of extremist groups Tuesday amid calls for more action following last year's attacks in Paris. "We want to improve the oversight of the many financial means used by terrorists, from cash and cultural artefacts to virtual currencies and anonymous pre-paid cards," said European Commission...

  • Risks of doing business with Iran: Expert Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 7:55 AM ET
    Risks of doing business with Iran: Expert

    Frances Townsend, MacAndrews & Forbes, discusses the impact of post-sanction Iran and the companies doing business with them.

  • BEIRUT/ AMMAN, Jan 31- At least 60 people were killed, including 25 Shi'ite fighters, and dozens wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers in a district of Damascus where Syria's holiest Shi'ite shrine is located, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the casualties were expected to rise from the suicide attacks in Sayeda Zeinaba,...

  • BEIRUT/ AMMAN, Jan 31- At least 60 people were killed, including 25 Shi'ite fighters, and dozens wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers in a district of Damascus where Syria's holiest Shi'ite shrine is located, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the casualties were expected to rise from the suicide attacks in Sayeda Zeinaba,...

  • AMMAN/ BEIRUT, Jan 31- At least 45 people were killed and 110 wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers in the Sayeda Zeinab district of Damascus, where Syria's holiest Shi'ite shrine is located, the interior ministry said. The explosions occurred as representatives of Syria's government and its divided opposition began convening in Geneva for the...

  • It's too late! AI is already everywhere Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 11:44 AM ET
    Artificial Intelligence

    It's too late for those afraid that artificial intelligence poses a grave threat to humanity. AI is already everywhere.

  • Terrorism is impacting air travel Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 8:32 AM ET
    Members of French special police forces of the Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) work at the scene of the raid in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, November 18, 2015 to catch fugitives from Friday night's deadly attacks in the French capital.

    2015 was marred by multiple terror attacks, killing hundred of innocent lives. One industry in particular is increasingly suffering because of terrorism: air travel.

  • Sen. Johnson: 'Crazy' deal with Iran Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 6:43 AM ET
    Sen. Johnson: 'Crazy' deal with Iran

    Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), discusses why he thinks the Iran nuclear deal "makes no sense" and will likely inject millions of dollars into Iran's military and jeopardizes peace in the Middle East.

  • AMSTERDAM, Jan 25- Islamic State and other militants are very likely to attempt big new attacks in Europe following those in Paris, the EU's police agency said on Monday, echoing previous warnings by senior security officials. Since immediately after the Paris attacks on Nov. 13, in which Islamic State gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people, Wainwright, a...

  • EU security chiefs brace for more Islamist attacks Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 8:09 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, Jan 25- Islamic State and other militants are very likely to mount big, new operations in Europe following the attacks on Paris last year, the EU's police agency said on Monday. Europol said in a report: "There is every reason to expect that IS, IS-inspired terrorists or another religiously inspired terrorist group will undertake a terrorist attack...