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  • Without intervention, Syria will spiral: pro     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jane Kinninmont, senior research fellow at Chatham House, discusses the U.S.'s stance on Syria, and says that whatever happens, political risk will keep on rising.

  • Awaiting House hearing on Syria     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing the Obama Administration's potential military response to Syria. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) debate military action.

  • Pres Obama: World drew 'red line'     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    The President said it was the world that drew the 'red line' over using chemical weapons. CNBC's John Harwood is in Oklahoma and looks at how the middle of the country views a potential military strike.

  • Putin 'doesn't exclude' joining UN-backed Syria strike Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    Russian President Putin warned against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said he "doesn't exclude" supporting a U.N. resolution on punitive military strikes.

  • Hate to be short gold, given Middle East: Pro     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:38 AM ET

    Sean Hyman, editor of Moneynews, Ultimate Wealth Report, discusses the risks for the gold short seller and why he's so bullish over the precious metal. Carl Larry, Oil Outlooks & Opinions, and Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman, look at oil, currencies, and the taper, respectively. With New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft.

  • Congress debates Syria action     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses comments made Tuesday in Secretary of State John Kerry's testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His remarks seemed to leave open the possibility of U.S. ground troops should the situation in Syria implode.

  • Syria vote could come today     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    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.

  • Syria: is Russia changing its tune?     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 5:05 AM ET

    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".

  • Making money in volatile times     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    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.

  • Obama makes case for war     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Will Syrian turmoil delay Fed taper?     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    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 testifies on Syria     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 3:30 PM ET

    Sec. John Kerry is interrupted by protesters as he testifies at the Senate Committee hearing on Syria; CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • Rep. King votes yes to attack Syria     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 3:14 PM ET

    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.

  • Kerry, Hagel to testify at hearing on Syria     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 2:31 PM ET

    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.

  • Syria impact on oil & gold     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    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.

  • Which way will Congress vote?     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    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."

  • Boehner, Cantor close ranks with Obama on Syria Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

    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.

  • Syria: humanitarian crisis grows     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Syria waits on Congress     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    President Obama has urged Congress to vote on a resolution authorizing military action in Syria. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin has the latest developments.