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  • Sec. John Kerry testifies on Syria     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 3:30 PM ET

    Sec. John Kerry is interrupted by protesters as he testifies at the Senate Committee hearing on Syria; CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • Rep. King votes yes to attack Syria     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 3:14 PM ET

    Key testimonials from Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel are taking place. Rep. Peter King (R-NY), explains why he thinks we should use military action in Syria with or without allies.

  • Kerry, Hagel to testify at hearing on Syria     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 2:31 PM ET

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a hearing on Syria. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Sec. of State John Kerry and Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel will testify. Helima Croft of Barclays, provides perspective on the impact to oil.

  • Syria impact on oil & gold     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    As Congress prepares to vote on President Obama's plan for military action in Syria, traders are keeping an eye on the impact to gold and oil. Mihir Dange, Grafite Capital, and Jeffrey Grossman, BRG Brokerage, offer insight.

  • Which way will Congress vote?     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) explains why he thinks President Obama's strategy for taking military action in Syria is lacking, and questions what could happen "the day after." Also, Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA) says "as it stands today," she is voting no for President Obama's military plan in Syria, saying "the case has not been made."

  • Boehner, Cantor close ranks with Obama on Syria Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

    The Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives said he would support President Barack Obama's call for military action in Syria and urged colleagues to do the same.

  • President Obama says Syria's use of chemical weapons poses serious threat to the United States. House Speaker John Boehner says he supports the President's call for military action, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Syria: humanitarian crisis grows     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Over two million Syrians are estimated to have left their country since the conflict began and fears are growing that a Western military strike would exacerbate violence in the region. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports.

  • Syria waits on Congress     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    President Obama has urged Congress to vote on a resolution authorizing military action in Syria. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin has the latest developments.

  • Obama: Assad must be held accountable     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 10:06 AM ET

    President Obama has a broader strategy to help Syrian opposition and is asking Congress to vote promptly on military action.

  • What’s at stake for Russia in Syria Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:58 AM ET
    Tartus Port is the second largest port city in Syria.

    The gridlock at the UN Security Council between the U.S.and Russia is dragging on, due to a gamut of competing interests in Syria.

  • Israel-US missile test fuels jitters over Syria Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:06 AM ET

    Israel tested a U.S.-backed missile system in the Mediterranean on Tuesday but did not announce the launch in advance, prompting a disclosure by Russia that kept the world on edge.

  • Were missiles launched towards Syria?     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 5:40 AM ET

    A lot of mixed reports are coming in after a Russian news agency said that ¿ballistic objects¿ had been launched from the Mediterranean sea reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.

  • Douglas Macgregor, former director of NATO's Kosovo air campaign, argues that President Obama's decision to seek Congressional approval on Syria is due to poor domestic support.

  • US Syrian coalition looks uncertain: expert     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Dorothee Schmid, researcher and head of Turkish study program at the IFRI, highlights that the U.S. strike in Syria would have to be outside UN legality and how France seems to be its strongest ally.

  • Can Obama rally Congress on Syria?     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Michael Hudson, director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore, discusses Syria, the Arab league call for action and whether a U.S. strike is likely.

  • Syria celebrates US 'historical retreat'     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 4:05 AM ET

    The U.S. delay in Syria in being treated as a victory by the local government while Arab League countries have reiterated a call to act reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.

  • How Syria could trigger pipeline politics     Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 9:36 PM ET

    Mark Keenan, Cross Commodity Research Strategist at Societe Generale, explains how a strike in Syria could see tensions spread to Iraq and push the price of oil up to $125.

  • Syria hails 'historic retreat' as Obama hesitates Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 9:20 AM ET
    USS Barry

    Syria hailed an "historic American retreat" after President Barack Obama delayed an imminent military strike by deciding to consult Congress.

  • Syria's chemical weapons aren't a simple target Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 6:09 AM ET
    USS Ramage

    Controlling Syria's chemical weapons would necessitate a no-fly zone as well as air and missile strikes involving hundreds of aircraft, ships and submarines and could cost up to $1 billion a month.