Afif was an inmate in a high-security Indonesian jail when he transformed from aspiring radical Islamist to soldier for Islamic State.
The first militant attack in Burkina Faso's capital comes as a setback to efforts to prevent attacks that have destabilized the region.
Indonesia’s markets have shrugged off the concerted terrorist attack on its capital, with the currency and shares recovering quickly.
An outlet called the Amaq News Agency has been getting the scoops because it gets tips straight from ISIS, the New York Times reports.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a terrorist bomb and gun attack in Jakarta, Indonesia, according to Reuters.
Jakarta was rocked Thursday by a bomb and gun attack that left at least seven police officers and civilians dead. Teneo Intelligence’s managing director, Bob Herrera-Lim discusses.
Airbnb is under fire for property listings that critics say promote illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.
Four years after the Arab Spring, the lynchpin of OPEC faces more social unrest as Saudis digest unaccustomed austerity amid plummeting oil prices.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble comments on the story, where two U.S. navy boats drifted into Iranian waters and were captured.
An American airstrike targets ISIS money, wiping away tens of millions of dollars.
Tens of millions of dollars in ISIS cash went up in smoke in a U.S. airstrike, defense and military officials told NBC News.
The U.S. may deploy more "strategic assets" in South Korea, but not nuclear arms, a U.S. official said, as tensions with North Korea heated up.
The world would be a better place if Russia had asserted its national interests in the wake of the Cold War, President Vladimir Putin told Bild.
The U.S. Navy released video it said showed an Iranian military vessel firing unguided rockets on December 26 near U.S. warships.
A top North Korean official has given the isolated state's first reaction since South Korea resumed its propaganda broadcasts on Thursday.
Anthony Skinner, director of Verisk Maplecroft, discusses how commodity prices will drive political risk in markets and says Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America are particularly volatile.
South Korea has resumed propaganda broadcasts across its border, a move that has infuriated North Korea in the past.
Libya's worst bomb attack since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi hit a police training center as hundreds of recruits gathered for a meeting.
The young ruler may be struggling to assert his authority amid rising international scrutiny, particularly from China.
Chris Torrens, senior managing director at Control Risks, argues North Korea's announcement that it has a hydrogen bomb was a domestic play to reassure its population.