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Syria and Russia may be working on a resolution which would call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to surrender all of his chemical weapons immediately, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
Russia proposed on Monday that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to international control in an attempt to avert a U.S. military attack.
CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses comments made Tuesday in Secretary of State John Kerry's testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His remarks seemed to leave open the possibility of U.S. ground troops should the situation in Syria implode.
Sec. John Kerry is interrupted by protesters as he testifies at the Senate Committee hearing on Syria; CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
President Barack Obama can use action against Syria to send a "global message" to U.S. antagonists, a top Senate Democrat said on Tuesday.
Congress is holding its first public hearing about plans for intervention in Syria as Obama seeks to convince skeptical Americans and lawmakers about the need for military action.
Markets don't like uncertainty, and there's nothing more uncertain than a world at war, but trying to time the market at such times could leave your portfolio a conflict casualty.
How nervous are traders about an attack on Syria? Look at the Dow Industrial Average as Secretary of State John Kerry spoke.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Theodore Kattouf weighs in on Secretary of State John Kerry's statements on the crisis in Syria and the potential U.S. military action there. "This has to be done quickly; it has to be effective, but not to the extent it entangles us in the civil war," he says.
CNBC Contributor Addison Armstrong discusses the action in the oil market on Secretary of State John Kerry's comments about U.S. military action in Syria. "I would expect to see the oil markets rally higher into the close and end positive," he says.
CNBC's John Harwood says he would be very surprised if we do not see U.S. military action on Syria by Tuesday just before President Obama goes to Russia for the G-20 Summit.
Sec. of State John Kerry makes the case for U.S. military action in Syria, saying he feels it is important to discuss directly with the American people. "Findings on Syria are as clear as they are compelling--with our own eyes, we've seen victims with symptoms of chemical attack."
Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the crisis in Syria. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama is ready to make an informed decision as to what to do in response to the likely chemical weapons used in Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the crisis in Syria. "There are clear reasons the world has banned chemical weapons," he says.
Secretary of State John Kerry will address the crisis in Syria; CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details; Reva Bhalla, Stratfor, weighs in,
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.
Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping a peace deal can be reached within 9 months for Israel and Palestine, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.
The biggest hurdle now is that U.S. law bans military or financial assistance "to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree."
Putin said that Snowden, former national security staffer accused of espionage, would not receive political asylum in Russia unless he stopped publishing classified US documents.
China's central bank has been talking tough on currency reform while it has also intensified market intervention, highlighting the fine line it must walk in trying to liberalize the yuan.