BEIRUT/ CAIRO, Dec 27- Syria said on Saturday it was willing to participate in "preliminary consultations" in Moscow aimed at restarting talks next year to end its civil war but the Western-backed opposition dismissed the initiative. Syrian state television quoted a source at the foreign ministry saying: " Syria is ready to participate in preliminary...» Read More
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details on the situation in Syria, including Secretary of State John Kerry's testimony in front of a Senate Committee. The Senate could vote to authorize action today, says Javers.
NBC's Jim Maceda reports from Turkey how the situation in Syria has impacted the country and how Putin's comments are "potentially a breakthrough".
Are the markets against U.S. military action in Syria. The Dow tumbled after Speaker Boehner announced his support for President Obama on military action. Ron Kruszewski, Stifel Nicolaus, and John Kilduff, Again Capital, weigh in.
Sec. John Kerry testified before a Senate Committee about Syria, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy Secretary of Defense.
Syrian uncertainty has shown to affect the markets; will it impact Fed tapering too? CNBC's John Harwood follows the activity surrounding Syria on Capital Hill; and Alan Ruskin, Deutsche Bank Forex; and Larry McDonald, Newsedge USA, weigh in.
Sec. John Kerry is interrupted by protesters as he testifies at the Senate Committee hearing on Syria; CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
Key testimonials from Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel are taking place. Rep. Peter King (R-NY), explains why he thinks we should use military action in Syria with or without allies.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a hearing on Syria. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Sec. of State John Kerry and Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel will testify. Helima Croft of Barclays, provides perspective on the impact to oil.
As Congress prepares to vote on President Obama's plan for military action in Syria, traders are keeping an eye on the impact to gold and oil. Mihir Dange, Grafite Capital, and Jeffrey Grossman, BRG Brokerage, offer insight.
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) explains why he thinks President Obama's strategy for taking military action in Syria is lacking, and questions what could happen "the day after." Also, Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA) says "as it stands today," she is voting no for President Obama's military plan in Syria, saying "the case has not been made."
The Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives said he would support President Barack Obama's call for military action in Syria and urged colleagues to do the same.
President Obama says Syria's use of chemical weapons poses serious threat to the United States. House Speaker John Boehner says he supports the President's call for military action, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
Over two million Syrians are estimated to have left their country since the conflict began and fears are growing that a Western military strike would exacerbate violence in the region. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports.
President Obama has urged Congress to vote on a resolution authorizing military action in Syria. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin has the latest developments.
President Obama has a broader strategy to help Syrian opposition and is asking Congress to vote promptly on military action.
The gridlock at the UN Security Council between the U.S.and Russia is dragging on, due to a gamut of competing interests in Syria.
Israel tested a U.S.-backed missile system in the Mediterranean on Tuesday but did not announce the launch in advance, prompting a disclosure by Russia that kept the world on edge.
A lot of mixed reports are coming in after a Russian news agency said that ¿ballistic objects¿ had been launched from the Mediterranean sea reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.
Douglas Macgregor, former director of NATO's Kosovo air campaign, argues that President Obama's decision to seek Congressional approval on Syria is due to poor domestic support.
Dorothee Schmid, researcher and head of Turkish study program at the IFRI, highlights that the U.S. strike in Syria would have to be outside UN legality and how France seems to be its strongest ally.