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  • Awaiting Obama's decision on Syria  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 4:34 PM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports mixed reactions from Syria following John Kerry and President Obama's statements. Rep. Eliot Engel, (D-NY), explains why he is urging an attack on Syria and feels the President is handling the situation well.

  • What's next for US and Syria  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 4:12 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides what may be next for U.S. involvement in Syria. John Bussey, Wall Street Journal, and Ed Husain, Council on Foreign Relations, weigh in.

  • The impact of a strike on Syria  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 3:16 PM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Syria following John Kerry and President Obama's statements on Syria. And Micheal O'Hanlon, Brookings; and former Army captain Michael Breen of Truman National Security Project; discuss the impact of a U.S. strike in Syria with only the U.S. and France on board.

  • NBC's Jim Miklaszewski has the latest following President Obama's comments on Syria. Miklaszewski says "advanced preparations for military strikes against Syria are underway in the Pentagon."

  • President Obama reacts to findings of chemical attacks in Syria. "Looking at limited action on Syria, not an open-ended commitment; and not considering a boots on the ground approach." CNBC's John Harwood breaks down Obama's comments.

  • CNBC's John Harwood updates on comments from President Obama regarding issues in Syria.

  • Obama expected to make statement on Syria  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin, reports the latest details from the UN inspections in Syria as they prepare to leave tomorrow. The Syrian people are preparing for a U.S. strike following statements by Sec. of State John Kerry.

  • President to address Syria situation  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down Sec. of State John Kerry's statements on findings of the used chemical weapons in Syria. Rep. Jackie Walorski, (R-IN), shares what to expect ahead of a conference call with the White House.

  • Syria & Fed hang over markets  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 1:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and market analyst Steve Grasso discuss what would happen to the markets in the event of a U.S. strike on Syria and our involvement in the conflict is longer than originally anticipated.

  • Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Theodore Kattouf weighs in on Secretary of State John Kerry's statements on the crisis in Syria and the potential U.S. military action there. "This has to be done quickly; it has to be effective, but not to the extent it entangles us in the civil war," he says.

  • Expect to see oil markets rally higher: Pro  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 1:22 PM ET

    CNBC Contributor Addison Armstrong discusses the action in the oil market on Secretary of State John Kerry's comments about U.S. military action in Syria. "I would expect to see the oil markets rally higher into the close and end positive," he says.

  • CNBC's John Harwood says he would be very surprised if we do not see U.S. military action on Syria by Tuesday just before President Obama goes to Russia for the G-20 Summit.

  • Sec. John Kerry on Syria: 'Will not repeat Iraq'  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    Sec. of State John Kerry makes the case for U.S. military action in Syria, saying he feels it is important to discuss directly with the American people. "Findings on Syria are as clear as they are compelling--with our own eyes, we've seen victims with symptoms of chemical attack."

  • President Obama's Syrian dilemma  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin, reports the latest details on UN inspections in Syria. And Bill Spindle, WSJ Middle Eastern bureau chief, discusses President Obama's quandary in Syria.

  • Syria Obama's 'trickiest' hour: Financial Times  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    Edward Luce, Financial Times Washington columnist, discusses what a missile strike in Syria will mean for President Obama's credibility.

  • Will US go it alone in Syria?  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin has the latest details on the unrest in Syria. And Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the likelihood of a U.S. military strike on Syria now that the United Kingdom has signaled it will not intervene.

  • What's the next move for US in Syria?  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    As the U.S. debates whether or not to take military action against Syria, questions are rising about Israel's involvement, reports NBC's Atia Abawi with the latest details from Tel Aviv.

  • What's Washington's next move in Syria?  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports how the UK's decision to stay out of military intervention in Syria will likely impact the region. And Reuel Marc Gerecht, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, provides his perspective on what President Obama's next move in the Middle East should include.

  • US considers 'credible' options in Syria  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Now that the United Kingdom, Germany and Israel have indicated they will not participate in a military strike in Syria, President Obama must carefully weigh his retaliatory options in the Middle East, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Robert Wexler, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, discusses several options open to President Obama in response to Syria's Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons. And CNBC's John Harwood reveals the latest results of an NBC/WSJ poll on what Americans think about the crisis in Syria.