The move came over the opposition of Democrats and the White House, who argue that domestic programs deserve equal treatment. The Appropriations Committee action came as it approved a $579 billion Pentagon spending bill that would fund a 2.3 percent pay increase for the military and add new money to boost air reconnaissance. The sweeping Pentagon funding...» Read More
Two powerful Libyan militias warned members of parliament to step down Tuesday or face arrest.
"It's up to Japan" whether there would be an armed conflict between Tokyo and Beijing, says Jiang Jianqing, chairman at the ICBC.
A suicide car bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people.
United Technologies reported a rise in profit that topped Wall Street estimates, helped by a stronger performance across its businesses.
More than 98 percent of voters backed a new Egyptian constitution in a referendum this week, authorities said on Saturday, though the turnout was lower than some officials had indicated, with under 40 percent of the electorate taking part.
Steve Bucci, Heritage Foundation Foreign Policy Studies, and Gen. Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, discuss Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' book, which slams the leadership of President Obama.
NBC's Jim Maceda reports the suicide bomber in Volgograd, Russia has been identified, and on the security measures being taken to protect athletes and attendees at the winter games.
Gen. Barry McCaffrey, McCaffrey Associates, discusses the turmoil in Russia and how Sochi can be secured for the Winter Olympics.
Charlotte Ingham, senior political risk analyst at Maplecroft, warns that conflict and political instability will continue to increase in 2014, especially in Middle Eastern and North African states.
France must increase its investment in Africa, the country's finance minister, Pierre Moscovici, told CNBC ahead of a summit in Paris.
Iran’s economic troubles may have been what finally brought it back to talks which ended in a breakthrough nuclear deal with six other world powers.
United Technologies also raised the low end of its 2013 profit forecast, citing cost savings from restructuring and improving sales trends.
After Serbia's deputy prime minister told local TV his country faced bankruptcy, analysts were quick to point out that Serbia actually has sufficient funding to last through 2013.
Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the U.S./Russia talks over Syria and how Western countries need to appear strong.
Elizabeth Ferris, senior fellow in foreign policy at The Brookings Institution, discusses the U.S./Syria talks to remove chemical weapons from Syria, and humanitarian support needed in neighboring countries.
Michael Hudson, Director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore says Syria has been handed a lifeline with the U.S.-Russia chemical weapons plan.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from Newport Chemical Depot, which is now called Vermillion Rise Mega Park. The site is currently under development to serve as an industrial park.
Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed the use of sarin gas in Syria. Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, and Peter Brooks, Heritage Foundation, discuss whether Syria will show its entire weapons inventory, and if force is the answer.
Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says the threat of a U.S. strike prompted the deal between Syria and Russia, and explains how Iran is opening the dialogue.
Anthony Skinner, director at Maplecroft, says a strict UN resolution on Syria is likely following the latest chemical attack, but that Assad could "pull the carpet from under Obama's feet" again.