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  • Syria to declare chemical weapons     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Syria's foreign minister says Syria is prepared to acknowledge the existence of its chemical weapons arsenal, and willing to sign the chemical weapons convention.

  • UN Security Council holds emergency meeting     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    At 4pm the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting regarding Syria, CNBC's John Harwood has the details.

  • Why Syrian dialogue could be 'years away'     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    John Drake, head of global intelligence at AKE, talks about the French U.N. resolution for Syria and the practical difficulties it raises and how dialogue between the different players is "a long way away".

  • Russia proposes Syria hand over weapons Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 1:12 PM ET
    yrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem (R) and and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov (L) walk to a press conference on September 9, 2013 following a meeting in Moscow.

    Russia proposed on Monday that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to international control in an attempt to avert a U.S. military attack.

  • The U.N. & business oversight     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    Georg Kell, United Nations Global Compact, talks about the role of business in society, as well as the role it has to play in supporting peace around the globe.

  • CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama tried reassure the public that any U.S. response would not be open ended like the War in Iraq. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports there is a lot of tension among some of the closest allies of the U.S. in the Middle East. Armed Services Committee member Brad Westrup (R-OH), weighs in.

  • UN inspectors begin day 3 of investigation     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    The situation in Syria is tense as inspectors continue their chemical investigation in Syria and the British House of Commons meet to debate action in Syria, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • UN inspectors begin third day of investigation     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin has the update on the United Nations' chemical weapons inspection in Syria, and Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress, provides perspective on U.S. military action in Syria.

  • Tensions rising as Syrian inspections continue     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 7:22 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports the latest details on the United Nations' intelligence gathering investigations in Syria.

  • UN investigation in Syria continues     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    A team of United Nations chemical weapons experts will interview the wounded and inspect sites where witnesses say chemical weapons struck. James Phillips, Heritage Foundation, provides perspective on how the United States should proceed.

  • Is US in lose-lose situation in Syria?     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest developments in Syria as UN inspectors continue their investigation, and Col. Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient, discusses the possible fallout from a U.S.-led retaliatory attack on Syria.

  • Lord Owen, former British foreign secretary, tells CNBC it is important to follow United Nations procedures on Syria.

  • Syria: punitive strike to be launched soon?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    The U.S. has revealed that only a few hours would be needed after Obama's decision for a punitive strike to be launched, even if taken outside UN framework, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Strike on Syria likely limited: Report     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    The U.S. is trying to limit the impact if a strike is taken against Syria's regime, reports NBC's Richard Engel, as U.S. officials and other countries discuss a possible response to alleged chemical attacks against civilians.

  • Can the UK and US act swiftly in Syria?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Lord Malloch Brown, former UN deputy secretary general and former foreign office minister, praises the U.K. and U.S. for their reaction to the situation in Syria and talks about how an action could be made.

  • Syria: UN investigating chemical use     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Cairo on the latest developments in Syria where UN inspectors are visiting the sites of the alleged chemical attacks.

  • Why Syria is 'too late to be credible'     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Dominique Moisi, special advisor at the French Institute for International Relations, agrees with the U.S. that Syria is "too late to be credible" and discusses the risks of delaying an international intervention.

  • Syria's opposition is demanding United Nations inspectors immediately begin investigating an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of people yesterday, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Global Carbon Emissions Hit Record High in 2012 Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    A cement factory releasing heavy smoke in Binzhou, China.

    China led a rise in global carbon dioxide emissions to a record high in 2012, casting doubt over the chances of limiting global warming to an acceptable level.

  • Asia-Pacific's Newest Destination: Mexico     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    Jorge Mariscal, Regional CIO, Emerging Markets at UBS discusses the agenda for President Obama's Mexico visit plus the nation's growing importance for Asia-Pacific countries.

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