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  • Progress in Syria talks  Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 3:15 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • The case against Syria  Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    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 pledges to give up chemical weapons Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 12:29 PM ET
    A Syrian government forces' tank rolls in the Khaldiyeh district of Syria's central city of Homs.

    Syria said it will acknowledge that it possesses chemical weapons and sign onto the convention banning them, according to a new report.

  • What Obama needs to say about Syria  Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    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.

  • Syria strike would hit commodities: pro  Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    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".

  • Senate vote on Syria delayed  Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:39 AM ET

    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.

  • Rep Boehner on military action in Syria  Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    House Majority Leader, John Boehner, (R-OH), gives new conference with the GOP leadership on Syria, jobs and health care reform.

  • 60% of Americans want 'no' vote on Syria: Poll  Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    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.

  • Kerry's suggestion gives Syria more time  Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:22 AM ET

    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.

  • Syria’s oil supply decimated as demand grows: OPEC Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Obama's approval on Syria drops to 28%: Poll  Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 6:04 AM ET

    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.

  • 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".

  • Ex-defense secretary defends UK's world position  Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    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.

  • Asaad warns of retaliation  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Waiting on Washington  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 1:02 PM ET

    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.

  • Next step for Syria and the White House  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    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.

  • Syria tops Capitol Hill agenda  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of where Congress stands on Syria. And Borzou Daragahi, The Financial Times, shares his thoughts on American intervention in Syria.