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President Barack Obama met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the midst of their dispute over how to respond to chemical weapons use in Syria.
Stocks fell sharply after Putin said Russia would sell arms to Syria, even if the U.S. conducted strikes on the country. Obama tried to smooth over the disagreements over Syria.
Congressional testimony this week by U.S. officials and previous estimates create some doubt about what a Syria operation could cost and even who might for pay for it.
The State Department ordered nonessential U.S. diplomats to leave Lebanon due to security concerns as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on Syria.
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.
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 Barack Obama can use action against Syria to send a "global message" to U.S. antagonists, a top Senate Democrat said on Tuesday.
Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi is to stand trial on charges of committing and inciting violence, a state prosecutor decided on Sunday.
Following a 90-minute briefing with top administration brass, U.S. lawmakers say Obama still must build support for military strikes against the Assad regime.
Fifty percent of Americans oppose military action against Syria, and nearly eight-in-10 believe President Obama should receive congressional approval before using any force.
The U.K. Parliament's rejection of military action over Syria is a major turning point away from the U.S., according to one U.K. lawmaker.
"[T]he British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action," UK Prime Minister Cameron said.
$1.6 million per missile. That's the cost of the Tomahawks the U.S. Navy may fire into Syria. But will that be a boon for Raytheon, which makes them?
Military strikes on Syria present a complex set of possible outcomes, all of them disruptive for energy markets. But some scenarios are worse than others.
Armed groups are exploiting the state's weakness and showing their own power in several ways, including shutting down oil production at various sites. The GlobalPost reports.
Israelis lined up at gas-mask distribution centers Wednesday and communities bordering Syria readied bomb shelters as top government officials held emergency meetings.
"Buy gold and sell euros," closely followed investor Dennis Gartman tells CNBC, citing the Syria crisis.
Military strikes against Syria could be launched as early as Thursday, U.S. officials tell NBC as the White House intensifies efforts for a response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.
Western powers told the Syrian opposition to expect a strike against President Bashar al-Assad's forces within days, according to sources cited by Reuters.
No one would argue that Saddam Hussein was a good guy, but sometimes bad leaders are needed to keep peace and stability in countries where both peace and stability are rare.