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  • Syria struggling to fill food import needs Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    LONDON, May 6- War-torn Syria is struggling to buy food commodities in the quantities it needs, despite repeatedly issuing tenders for hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sugar, rice and wheat, trade sources say.

  • Security consequences from inaction in Syria     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, discusses just how much worse the devastating consequences of inaction in Syria could become.

  • *Local wheat purchasing season set to begin in war-torn Syria. AMMAN/ ABU DHABI, April 28- War and drought have crippled Syria's wheat crop, with some experts now forecasting output of the staple food could fall to around a third of pre-war levels, and possibly even below 1 million tonnes for the first time in 40 years.

  • Despite ongoing war, Syria aims to boost tourism Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    A tourist takes pictures of a wall decorated with posters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the old city of Damascus

    Syria hopes to attract foreign investment in tourism despite an ongoing civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and ruined historic sites.

  • *Syria due to hand over all chemicals by Sunday. Syria became a member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons last year as part of a deal with Russia and the United States to destroy its chemical weapons programme.

  • *Syria due to hand over all chemicals by Sunday. Syria became a member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons last year as part of a deal with Russia and the United States to destroy its chemical weapons programme.

  • *Chlorine not declared by Syria to chemical weapons watchdog. BEIRUT, April 22- Chlorine gas attacks in Syria this month, if proven, expose a major loophole in an international deal to remove chemical weapons from the war-torn country and suggest chemical warfare could persist after the removal operation has finished.

  • *Parliamentary speaker says election will be on June 3. BEIRUT, April 21- Syria set a presidential election for June 3 on Monday, preparing the ground for leader Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power days after he said the war was turning in his favour.

  • BRUSSELS, March 31- As Moscow and the West dig in for a prolonged stand-off over Russia's annexation of Crimea, risking spillover to other former Soviet republics and beyond, here are 10 ways in which the Ukraine crisis could change attitudes and policy around the world.

  • As Assad advances, Syria launches commercial airline Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Esmail Sharaf, Vice Commercial Manager, told Reuters that Kinda Airlines will operate out of Damascus International airport and the coastal city of Latakia. It aims to fly to more than 10 destinations within a year, including the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Iraq, and "hopefully Lebanon and Jordan".

  • MOSCOW, March 13- Russian energy company Soyuzneftegaz hopes that deals can be concluded to develop oil and gas in peaceful regions of Syria even if civil war is still raging elsewhere, its chairman said.

  • Six boiling cauldrons around the world Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.

    Tensions are boiling over in several regions around the world, from Venezuela to Ukraine to the Middle East. Here is a quick guide.

  • CNBC's John Harwood reports from the White House where President Obama and French President Francois Hollande are holding a joint news conference on various issues including Syria.

  • Pres. Obama: Committed to global privacy rights     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    President Obama addresses issues with surveillance and advancing technology.

  • Pres. Obama: Horrendous situation in Syria     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    President Obama says Syria is one of his administration's highest national security priorities. He discusses the objectives of the Geneva Conference.

  • Russia's Putin acting out of weakness: Soros Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 7:11 AM ET
    George Soros

    The U.S. and Russia need to better understand each other because Vladimir Putin is becoming "more aggressive abroad," George Soros says.

  • Soros on crisis in Syria     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    Billionaire investor George Soros, shares his thoughts on the "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria.

  • Voice for the world     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Nicholas Berggruen, Theworldpost.com, shares highlights from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on global initiatives for the global economy.

  • David Schenker, Director at Washington Institute For Near East Policy, discusses whether Wednesday's talks between Syria's warring factions and the Assad government is the key to peace.

  • Syria is 'keystone' in Middle East: Friedman     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, shares his thought on why Syria "exploded", and why an international peace force has to go in and take over the country, take down the "bad guys", and create a political transition that will allow citizenship to emerge.