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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.
Michael Hudson, director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore, discusses Syria, the Arab league call for action and whether a U.S. strike is likely.
The U.S. delay in Syria in being treated as a victory by the local government while Arab League countries have reiterated a call to act reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.
Mark Keenan, Cross Commodity Research Strategist at Societe Generale, explains how a strike in Syria could see tensions spread to Iraq and push the price of oil up to $125.
Syria hailed an "historic American retreat" after President Barack Obama delayed an imminent military strike by deciding to consult Congress.
Controlling Syria's chemical weapons would necessitate a no-fly zone as well as air and missile strikes involving hundreds of aircraft, ships and submarines and could cost up to $1 billion a month.
Obama said he will seek approval from Congress before launching any military action against the Syrian regime for allegedly using chemical weapons.
Obama may still be weighing action in Syria, but defense officials have likely been forming attack plans ever since the president declared chemical weapons a "red line."
Breaking down the mess in Syria, and whether the U.S. should act, with Democratic strategist Richard Socarides; CNBC contributor Sara Fagen; and Republican pollster Jim McLaughlin.
CNBC's Bob Pisani reports oil, precious metals, defense and stocks rally on the Syria conflict. What can investors expect ahead? Jim Lacamp, UBS, and Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago, weigh in. Lacamp says investors should 'absolutely not" make investment decisions based on Syria.
Discussing what it will take to stop Syria's Bashar Assad from another attack, and when the attack by the U.S. could take place, with Former Ambassador to Syria Theodore Kattouf.
CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama tried reassure the public that any U.S. response would not be open ended like the War in Iraq. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports there is a lot of tension among some of the closest allies of the U.S. in the Middle East. Armed Services Committee member Brad Westrup (R-OH), weighs in.