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  • Is US naive about peace in the Middle East     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports United Nation's inspectors are headed to Damacus to tour areas affected by last week's chemical attack. And Ed Husain, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses Russia's role in negotiating with Syria's Bashar Assad.

  • 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.

  • What's been dogging the Dow?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance, and Maury Harris, UBS Investment Research, discuss how Syrian concerns have hit stocks, pushed oil prices higher, and sent gold to a three-month high. Also a look at what's prompting the recovery in housing.

  • DNS hack attack takes down New York Times website     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:51 AM ET

    NBC's Roger Cressey, terrorism analyst, discusses cyberterrorism and links to a group known as the Syrian Electronic Army.

  • How will US handle Syria?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    The White House is not trying to make regime change in Syria, reports CNBC's John Harwood. A military response is intended to be a punitive strike against the Assad regime and show there is a price to pay for using weapons of mass destruction.

  • Ongoing turmoil in Syria sparks geopolitical risk     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    If the U.S. is going to intervene "it's important we get something out of it," says Michael Singh, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discussing possible options for the U.S. in response to alleged chemical attacks on Syrian civilians.

  • NBC's Richard Engel reports the latest detail on possible U.S. retaliation for the alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians by the Syrian regime.

  • 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.

  • Can US and UK strike Syria without UN approval?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Hugo Dixon, editor-at-large at Breaking Views, comments on Syria and highlights that it's crucial that the U.S. and U.K display the evidence they say they have before any strike takes place.

  • Naguib Sawiris, founder of the Free Egyptians Party, tells CNBC that there's a real risk of fanatic terroristic elements gaining the reign in Syria.

  • West to intervene in Syria before week-end?     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Syria has said it would be "defiant" in the face of a U.S- led military intervention, which could take place before the end of the week, reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.

  • Will US be forced to strike Syria?     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    Helima Croft, Barclays, discusses whether it is too soon for the U.S. to act on Syria's chemical weapons attack. And NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest details on the intensifying situation there.

  • NBC's Richard Engel reports missile strikes in Syria could come as early as Thursday if President Obama decides it is time to act. And Middle East expert, Ken Timmerman provides insight on the rising tension there and why a military response now is premature.

  • Syria: expect a military intervention soon?     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 5:05 AM ET

    The prospect of a "looming military intervention" from the international community in Syria raises a lot of political and humanitarian concerns reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.

  • Billions wasted on paperless vets' health records Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks on improving veterans health care at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington DC, back on April 09, 2009.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense spent $1.3 billion during the last four years trying to develop a single electronic health-records system.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Will US take action on Syria?     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    President Barack Obama says there is little doubt Syrian forces used chemical weapons in an attack on rebels. Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations provides perspective on the growing unrest in the Middle East.

  • 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.

  • US ready to carry out Syria military options: Hagel Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 | 9:23 AM ET
    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

    The United States now has little doubt the Syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians last week, and President Barack Obama is studying how to respond, a senior official in the U.S. administration said on Sunday.