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  • *Two attacks in eight days on top destinations. CAIRO, June 11- After a violent campaign directed at security forces, Egyptian militants appear to be zooming in on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's most vulnerable point: the economy. Security forces on Thursday dismantled a bomb found at the entrance of the supplies ministry in Cairo, state news agency MENA said.

  • OTTAWA, June 10- Canada's financial intelligence agency has issued detailed guidelines to financial institutions to help them identify signs of terrorism funding in the wake of two deadly terror attacks last October against the country's soldiers. Last November, the agency reported a jump in suspicious transactions following the attacks in Ottawa and...

  • US embracing a new approach on battling ISIS in Iraq Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 1:21 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    The Obama administration is planning to establish a new military base in Anbar and send American military trainers to help Iraqi forces to retake Ramadi. The New York Times reports.

  • G-7 leaders vow action on climate change, Russia Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 6:06 PM ET
    G-7 leaders vow action on climate change, Russia

    World leaders have wrapped up a G-7 summit in Germany, with a stronger stance on climate change, among a wide range of issues. CNBC's Carolin Roth reports.

  • KRUEN, Germany, June 8- German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Group of Seven leaders to commit to tough goals to cut greenhouse gases on the final day of their summit in Bavaria on Monday, at which they also discussed the threat from Islamic militants. Merkel, once dubbed the "climate chancellor", hopes to revitalise her green credentials by getting the G7...

  • US shoots itself in foot by arming ISIS Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    When US-backed Iraqi forces retreated from an ISIS assault last year, they left behind millions in military hardware. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • NSA spy program ends for now: What it means Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 7:11 PM ET
    NSA spy program ends for now: What it means

    Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, discusses news that the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to end the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance of American citizens.

  • Iraq lost 2,300 humvees to ISIS: PM Haider Al-Abadi Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    Iraq's security forces lost around 2,300 Humvees to ISIS when they retreated from Mosul last year, NBC News reports.

  • Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:56 AM ET
    Construction trailers sit in front of the new National Security Agency (NSA) data center June 10, 2013 in Bluffdale, Utah.

    The NSA lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after Senator Rand Paul stood in the way of the program.

  • Nigeria’s new president draws up tough to-do list Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari

    Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and faces a tough battle to diversify an economy reliant on oil and hampered by terrorism and corruption.

  • Cuba no longer state sponsor of terrorism Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Cuba no longer state sponsor of terrorism

    The State Department removes Cuba from its terrorism list, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • CNBC update: Japan volcano Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    CNBC update: Japan volcano

    ISIS is claiming responsibility for an attack on a Shiite Mosque in Saudi Arabia; Amazon is expanding its private label brands; and a volcano erupts in Japan, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • These countries are risk of unrest and violence Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    These countries are risk of unrest and violence

    Karl Hennessy, CEO of Aon Global Broking, discusses global unrest and what businesses need to be aware of.

  • Will more weapons help Iraq to fight ISIS? Monday, 25 May 2015 | 7:45 PM ET
    Will more weapons help Iraq to fight ISIS?

    His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed explains why the U.S. strategy of supplying more weapons to the Iraqi forces isn't the solution to ensure Iraq's stability.

  • Europe, Canada face rising terror threat Monday, 25 May 2015 | 8:22 AM ET
    ISIS fighter, North American ISIS fighter, Islamic State

    Developed countries across Europe are becoming more vulnerable to terrorism, mostly due to the rising power of the Islamic State and other Islamist extremist groups.

  • KRG President: Proud of Kurdistan's ability to stop ISIS

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble asks Masoud Barzani, President of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, how worried he is about the future of Iraq amid ISIS' advance.

  • Has poor governance in the Middle East aided ISIS? Friday, 22 May 2015 | 2:58 PM ET
    An Iraqi fighter from the Shiite Muslim Al-Abbas popular mobilization unit monitors from his position near the village of Nukhayb west of Baghdad, on May 19, 2015.

    A senior political figure from the Middle East said that a lack of governance and "violent" policies were partly responsible for the rise of ISIS.

  • FBI arrests 2 men suspected of plotting to join ISIS Friday, 22 May 2015 | 7:01 AM ET
    FBI arrests 2 men suspected of plotting to join ISIS

    The FBI has confirmed two people were arrested but won't confirm whether they were attempting to travel abroad to join terrorist group ISIS, reports NBC News.

  • Jordan could have 'lost generation': King Abdullah II Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Jordan could have 'lost generation': King Abdullah II

    Refugees from neighbouring countries can be on burden on Jordan's economy says King Abdullah II of Jordan, calling for more help from the international community. He also highlights the risk of a "lost generation".

  • Ramadi under ISIS control, Iraq regroups Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:33 AM ET
    Ramadi under ISIS control, Iraq regroups

    Richard Engel, NBC News reports the Iraqi city of Ramadi is in the hands of terror group ISIS despite months of airstrikes by the Iraqi army.