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  • Hard to prove chemical weapons in Syria: pro     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Dan Kaszeta, managing director at Strongpoint Security, says the use of chemical weapons in Syria will be difficult to prove, due to the nature of the weapon, and that the advantages of using chemical over traditional weapons are very limited.

  • Egypt: is the 'counter-revolution' starting?     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Hosni Mubarak was flown to a military hospital, after being released from prison, where he will remain under arrest due to the state of national emergency, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • 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.

  • Instability in the Middle East spreading     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    Robert Hormats, former State Department undersecretary, discusses the Bo Xilai trial in China, and the growing unrest in Egypt, as tensions mount in Syria over chemical attack allegations.

  • Will the US intervene in Syria?     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 5:45 AM ET

    The international response to the events in Syria has been varied reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din, as the U.S. have said they would only get involved with their international partners.

  • Firas Abi Ali, senior manager for Middle East and Africa at IHS Global Insight, tells CNBC that we are probably not going to see any action over the Syria chemical attack.

  • Manning gets 35 years for WikiLeaks documents leak Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    Manning arrives at a military court Wednesday to hear his sentence.

    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.

  • Egypt: Mubarak to be released shortly?     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports on the EU's decision to review its aid to Egypt, the possible release of former president Hosni Mubarak, and the latest developments in Syria.

  • Hundreds die in chemical attacks, Syria rebels allege Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 10:19 AM ET
    A Syrian military soldier checks a man's identification at a check point on Baghdad street, in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

    Activists and rebel fighters accused Syria President Bashar Assad's forces of killing hundreds of people - most of then women and children - in chemical weapons attacks.

  • Possible chemical attacks in Syria     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    There are claims that hundreds were killed by a series of chemical weapons attacks by Syria, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Syria: has the conflict escalated to a new level?     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports from Cairo on the attacks in Syria for which neither the death toll or perpetrator have been independently verified and on Europe's aid to Egypt.

  • Egypt to use Gulf billions to spur economy Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 1:25 AM ET
    Plumes of smoke rise from a damaged petrol station during a violent crackdown by Egyptian security forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013, in Cairo.

    Egypt plans to use billions of dollars in aid pledged by Gulf Arab states to spur the economy through new investments, Finance Minister Ahmed Galal said on Tuesday.

  • Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood weakened further     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    The Muslim Brotherhood's leader, Mohammed Badie, was arrested early on Tuesday on charges including incitation to violence, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamel El-Din from Cairo.

  • Is Egypt heading for civil war?     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Anthony Skinner, head of Middle East and North Africa at Maplecroft, says Egypt is very close to civil war as there is "no sign of reconciliation".

  • Egypt on the edge as violence escalates Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    As tensions in Egypt continue to rise NBC's chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, looks at the events of the past 24 hours and speaks to people on the ground.

  • Dennis Ross, Counselor at The Washington Institute and former special aide to the Obama administration, explains why Egypt's regional importance would make walking away a mistake for the U.S.

  • Egypt: international policy is limited     Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports from Cairo on the latest developments in Egypt, and the international response to the conflict taking place.

  • Egypt: attack in Sinai leaves 25 dead     Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Violence in Egypt looks set to continue after 25 people were killed in the Sinai peninsula on Monday, after the military reaffirmed its "road map", reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • Egyptian army defiant as protests begin Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 9:05 AM ET
    Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.

    Thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Egypt on Friday, including Tanta, Alexandria and Nasr City in eastern Cairo.

  • Egypt: army moves to block key Cairo areas     Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports on the latest developments in Egypt where an attack on the Suez canal left 7 soldiers dead.