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  • Jan 14- Twitter Inc is being sued by the widow of an American killed in Jordan who accuses the social media company of giving a voice to Islamic State, adding to the pressure to crack down on online propaganda linked to terrorism. Tamara Fields, a Florida woman whose husband Lloyd died in the Nov. 9 attack on the police training center in Amman, said Twitter knowingly...

  • Tamara Fields, a Florida woman whose husband Lloyd died in the Nov. 9 attack, accused Twitter of having knowingly let the militant Islamist group use its network to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits. Last Friday, the Obama administration set up a task force to crack down on extremist groups using the Internet to advance their goals, find recruits...

  • ISIS claims responsibility for Jakarta attack Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 10:38 AM ET
    Indonesian police hold rifles while walking behind a car for protection in Jakarta January 14, 2016. Several explosions went off and gunfire broke out in the center of the Indonesian capital on Thursday and police said they suspected a suicide bomber was responsible for at least one the blasts.

    The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a terrorist bomb and gun attack in Jakarta, Indonesia, according to Reuters.

  • *New blow on top of damage from Russia- Turkey row. The attack in Istanbul's cultural and touristic heart, carried out by what the authorities say was a member of Islamic State who entered the country as a Syrian refugee, marked a shift in tactics by the radical Sunni group in Turkey. Coming after anti-government protests and small-scale attacks by leftist...

  • Jakarta attacks: What we know Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 4:40 AM ET
    Jakarta attacks: What we know

    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 in hot water over West Bank listings Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 8:29 AM ET

    Airbnb is under fire for property listings that critics say promote illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.

  • Could Saudi Arabia’s austerity spark turmoil? Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 5:13 AM ET
    Oil refinery

    Four years after the Arab Spring, the lynchpin of OPEC faces more social unrest as Saudis digest unaccustomed austerity amid plummeting oil prices.

  • Iran expected to release two US navy crews Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 1:20 AM ET
    Iran expected to release two US navy crews

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble comments on the story, where two U.S. navy boats drifted into Iranian waters and were captured.

  • US Airstrike destroys millions in ISIS cash Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    US Airstrike destroys millions in ISIS cash

    An American airstrike targets ISIS money, wiping away tens of millions of dollars.

  • Millions in ISIS cash destroyed in US airstrike Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 6:58 AM ET
    An airstrike by a U.S. led coaltion warplane explodes on an ISIL position on November 10, 2015 near the town of Hole, Rojava, Syria.

    Tens of millions of dollars in ISIS cash went up in smoke in a U.S. airstrike, defense and military officials told NBC News.

  • US mulls supplying SKorea with subs, fighter jets Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 1:28 AM ET
    PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA - JANUARY 10: A U.S. soldier stands guard in front of U.S. F16 fighter jet at Osan Air Base on January 10, 2016 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

    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.

  • BENGHAZI, Jan 11- Libya's National Oil Corporation has emptied oil storage tanks at the Ras Lanuf terminal as a precaution after Islamic State militants attacked the country's two biggest oil ports last week, an official from the company said on Monday. "We have taken all the oil stored in the tanks there to a safer location," Mohamed al-Manfi, an official at the...

  • Russia should've been stronger post-Cold War: Putin Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 8:38 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) speaks at a meeting of the Presidential Council for Culture and Art at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 25, 2015.

    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.

  • US says video shows Iran fired rockets near warships Saturday, 9 Jan 2016 | 10:10 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) holds a negotiation meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) over Iran's nuclear programme in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    The U.S. Navy released video it said showed an Iranian military vessel firing unguided rockets on December 26 near U.S. warships.

  • NKorea: We're on brink of war over propaganda barrage Saturday, 9 Jan 2016 | 1:50 AM ET
    A South Korean soldier walks past a television screen showing a broadcast of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's New Year speech, at a railroad station in Seoul on Jan. 1, 2016.

    A top North Korean official has given the isolated state's first reaction since South Korea resumed its propaganda broadcasts on Thursday.

  • Volatility in 2016 will be as bad as 2015: Director Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 1:40 AM ET
    Volatility in 2016 will be as bad as 2015: Director

    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.

  • SKorea restarts propaganda loudspeaker broadcasts Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 11:35 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a firing contest of the KPA artillery units at an undisclosed location in a photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Jan. 5, 2016.

    South Korea has resumed propaganda broadcasts across its border, a move that has infuriated North Korea in the past.

  • Truck bomb kills nearly 50 at Libyan police academy Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 10:09 PM ET
    Damaged cars are seen after a truck bomb attack targeting a police training center in Zliten, Libya on January 7, 2016.

    Libya's worst bomb attack since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi hit a police training center as hundreds of recruits gathered for a meeting.

  • N. Korean Kim stirs crisis: Can he handle blowback? Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 11:08 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a firing contest of the KPA artillery units at an undisclosed location in a photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Jan. 5, 2016.

    The young ruler may be struggling to assert his authority amid rising international scrutiny, particularly from China.

  • Why does North Korea claim to have a hydrogen bomb? Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 1:30 AM ET
    Why does North Korea claim to have a hydrogen bomb?

    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.