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  • Will US be forced to strike Syria?     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    Helima Croft, Barclays, discusses whether it is too soon for the U.S. to act on Syria's chemical weapons attack. And NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest details on the intensifying situation there.

  • NBC's Richard Engel reports missile strikes in Syria could come as early as Thursday if President Obama decides it is time to act. And Middle East expert, Ken Timmerman provides insight on the rising tension there and why a military response now is premature.

  • Syria: expect a military intervention soon?     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 5:05 AM ET

    The prospect of a "looming military intervention" from the international community in Syria raises a lot of political and humanitarian concerns reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.

  • Billions wasted on paperless vets' health records Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks on improving veterans health care at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington DC, back on April 09, 2009.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense spent $1.3 billion during the last four years trying to develop a single electronic health-records system.

  • Syria: UN investigating chemical use     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Cairo on the latest developments in Syria where UN inspectors are visiting the sites of the alleged chemical attacks.

  • A car carrying United Nations inspectors was shot at "multiple times" by snipers on Monday as it headed to the scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack, the UN said. NBC News reports.

  • Will US take action on Syria?     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    President Barack Obama says there is little doubt Syrian forces used chemical weapons in an attack on rebels. Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations provides perspective on the growing unrest in the Middle East.

  • Why Syria is 'too late to be credible'     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Dominique Moisi, special advisor at the French Institute for International Relations, agrees with the U.S. that Syria is "too late to be credible" and discusses the risks of delaying an international intervention.

  • US ready to carry out Syria military options: Hagel Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 | 9:23 AM ET
    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

    The United States now has little doubt the Syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians last week, and President Barack Obama is studying how to respond, a senior official in the U.S. administration said on Sunday.

  • Hard to prove chemical weapons in Syria: pro     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Dan Kaszeta, managing director at Strongpoint Security, says the use of chemical weapons in Syria will be difficult to prove, due to the nature of the weapon, and that the advantages of using chemical over traditional weapons are very limited.

  • Egypt: is the 'counter-revolution' starting?     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Hosni Mubarak was flown to a military hospital, after being released from prison, where he will remain under arrest due to the state of national emergency, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • Syria's opposition is demanding United Nations inspectors immediately begin investigating an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of people yesterday, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Instability in the Middle East spreading     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    Robert Hormats, former State Department undersecretary, discusses the Bo Xilai trial in China, and the growing unrest in Egypt, as tensions mount in Syria over chemical attack allegations.

  • 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.