WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass the full Congress by the end of this week.» Read More
President Obama appears to be backing away from a military strike in Syria in favor of a solution that would put Syria's chemical weapons under international control. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA); Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor; and Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation, discuss.
CNBC's John Harwood reports possible next steps as Syria's foreign minister says they are prepared to acknowledge the existence of its chemical weapons arsenal.
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.
At 4pm the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting regarding Syria, CNBC's John Harwood has the details.
The WSJ/NBC news poll shows 6 out of 10 Americans do not want America to strike Syria, and about a third do, reports CNBC's John Harwood. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera offers insight on the Russia-Syria proposal to secure and destroy chemical weapons.
Syria said it will acknowledge that it possesses chemical weapons and sign onto the convention banning them, according to a new report.
Marc Thiessen, former speech writer for George W. Bush, and former Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., debate whether the president will be able to make his case tonight for military action in Syria.
Moorad Choudhry, professor at the department of mathematical sciences at Brunel University, says that a military strike in Syria would impact the market, and that tapering in September "makes sense".
Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI)), explains why he disagrees about authorizing action in Syria and discusses what he hopes to hear from President Obama tonight.
House Majority Leader, John Boehner, (R-OH), gives new conference with the GOP leadership on Syria, jobs and health care reform.
CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the latest results from an NBC/WSJ poll which shows President Obama is facing an uphill battle in convincing Americans to take military action in Syria.
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.
The conflict in Syria has more than halved the amount of oil the country can supply, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said on Tuesday.
CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the results of a recent NBC/WSJ poll which shows 60 percent of Americans want Congress to vote no on Syria.
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".
Liam Fox, former UK defence secretary, tells CNBC that the UK was expanding consumerism while Russia still sold vinegar and cabbages in the shops in Moscow.
Edward Djerejian, Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria and Israel, also Founding Director of James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, says there has to be a political strategy for transition in Syria towards a post-Assad era.
Is Syria going to surrender chemical weapons? NBC's Steve Handelsman; Retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark; and Harvard Professor Nicholas Burns, share their opinions.
When will the key vote on military action in Syria take place? CNBC's John Harwood reports this is the most intense "sales job" for President Obama.
Syrian President Bashar Assad denies responsibility for the use of chemical weapons, reports CNBC's John Harwood. And CNBC's Eamon Javers provides a look at how social media is impacting the crisis in Syria. Also Ernesto Londono, The Washington Post, and Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation, discuss the odds of President Obama receiving Congressional approval for a military strike in Syria.