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  • 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.

  • Egypt prepares for 'Friday of anger'     Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 4:10 AM ET

    The Egyptian army has moved to block access over a key Cairo bridge and state TV as pro-Mursi supporters get ready for what they call the "Friday of anger", reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • Death toll mounts in Egypt as 'civil war looms' Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    The death toll rises from violent clashes in Egypt between the armed forces and supporters of the deposed president Mohammed Morsi, leading some to warn the country risks sliding into civil war.

  • What next for the Muslim Brotherhood?     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 9:53 PM ET

    Shibley Telhami, Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, says the Muslim Brotherhood will fight for power in Egypt, but civil war won't help either party.

  • Get into Egypt 'sooner rather than later' Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    Investors should view Egypt's political crisis as a buying opportunity and get in "sooner rather than later", the country's finance minister told CNBC on Thursday.