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  • Kerry: Syria can still avoid a military strike Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    William Hague greets John Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry says in London that Syria could prevent a U.S.-led military strike by handing over all chemical weapons.

  • Lion in the backseat: Kuwait police face odd task Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 6:47 AM ET

    Kuwait City faced a slightly unusual challenge over the weekend, after a lion was caught roaming around the upmarket area of Bayan.

  • A car carrying United Nations inspectors was shot at "multiple times" by snipers on Monday as it headed to the scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack, the UN said. NBC News reports.

  • Obama weighs up options after Syria gas attack Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    U.S. military and national security advisers huddled with President Barack Obama at the White House on Saturday to consider options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government this week.

  • Egypt to use Gulf billions to spur economy Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 1:25 AM ET
    Plumes of smoke rise from a damaged petrol station during a violent crackdown by Egyptian security forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013, in Cairo.

    Egypt plans to use billions of dollars in aid pledged by Gulf Arab states to spur the economy through new investments, Finance Minister Ahmed Galal said on Tuesday.

  • Egypt on the edge as violence escalates Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    As tensions in Egypt continue to rise NBC's chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, looks at the events of the past 24 hours and speaks to people on the ground.

  • Death toll mounts in Egypt as 'civil war looms' Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    The death toll rises from violent clashes in Egypt between the armed forces and supporters of the deposed president Mohammed Morsi, leading some to warn the country risks sliding into civil war.

  • Clashes in Egypt, but investors remain upbeat Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 8:02 AM ET
    Supporters of Mohammed Morsi gather in Cairo

    Scuffles broke out in Cairo on Tuesday as supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed with security forces.

  • 'Questionable' spending in Afghanistan     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    A new report uncovers almost $2 billion in "questionable" spending on projects in Afghanistan. John Sopko, Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, shares his findings. CNBC's Jane Wells weighs in.

  • 'We fight on': NSA spying foe says after vote loss Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
    Rep. Justin Amash

    Furious lobbying and last-minute pleas to lawmakers ensured victory for the Obama administration as the House voted 217-205 to spare the NSA program.

  • Tallying up the waste in Afghanistan rebuilding Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:27 AM ET
    The Rosoboronexport Mi-17 helicopter.

    The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has flagged several expensive failures, including an unwanted $34 million command headquarters.

  • Ace Is the Place With the Afghan Hardware Man Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    An Ace Hardware store under construction in Afghanistan.

    Ace Hardware has become the first U.S. business to announce a partnership to open a franchise in the war-torn country. It means more than a mere business opportunity.

  • Egypt's Stock Market Soars Despite Army Ultimatum Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 12:48 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters chant during a demonstration in Tahrir Square as part of the 'Tamarod' campaign in Cairo, Egypt.

    Egypt's stock market surged on Tuesday, despite the ongoing political crisis.

  • Egypt Protests Set for Showdown, Violence Feared Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 11:13 PM ET
    Egyptian opposition protesters gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt.

    Mass demonstrations across Egypt on Sunday may determine its future, two and half years after people power toppled a dictator they called Pharaoh and ushered in a democracy crippled by bitter divisions.

  • Egypt Violence Builds, American Among Dead Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    Two people were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president.

  • Pentagon to Ask US Congress for Break From 'Sequester' Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:27 AM ET
    The Pentagon

    The Pentagon is preparing to ask Congress soon for more authority to shift funds to cope with automatic spending cuts, confronting lawmakers with another exception to the "sequester."

  • Kyrgyzstan Fights Over Gold at Top of the World Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:19 AM ET

    Nationalists in Kyrgyzstan are threatening to return to the streets to topple another government unless it expropriates the Kumtor goldmine, a treasure they say was sold off too cheaply to foreigners.

  • Afghans Warned: The Taxman Is Coming After You Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:27 AM ET

    Afghanistan's tax to GDP ratio today stands above 11 percent - ahead of neighboring Pakistan's dismal 9 percent.

  • Obama Presses Congress for Deal to End Cuts Saturday, 2 Mar 2013 | 6:15 AM ET
    U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, Barack Obama pressed Congress to work with him on a compromise to halt a fiscal crisis he said was starting to "inflict pain" on communities.

  • Obama to Call Half of Troops' Return From Afghanistan Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    US Army in Afghanistan

    President Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan within a year.