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  • Kuwait City faced a slightly unusual challenge over the weekend, after a lion was caught roaming around the upmarket area of Bayan.

  • Can Obama convince the Congress on Syria?

    Anthony Dworkin, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discuss a possible U.S. intervention in Syria.

  •  The G20 should be called the G-Zero: Eurasia Group

    Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, tells CNBC that going to Congress over Syria was the single biggest misstep in foreign policy during the Obama administration

  • Congressional debate over Syria

    Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Foreign Relations Committee chairman, discusses his opinions over whether the U.S. should strike Syria heading into Tuesday's hearings. Will the country be drawn in to a much larger conflict?

  • Don't think Russia, Iran would entangle US: Kattouf

    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.

  • Guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (right), with a French anti-submarine frigate during exercises earlier this year.

    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.

  • Two separate questions on Syria: Experts

    The U.S. should intervene in Syria but also needs to think very carefully about forcing Bashar Assad out of office, says Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation, discussing America's response to alleged charges Syria used chemical weapons on civilians. And David Gordon, Eurasia Group, explains why the much bigger stakes in the Middle East are about nuclear weapons confrontation with Iran.

  • What intervention in Syria means

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the crisis in the Middle East, and what would happen if the U.S. intervened in Syria. Jacob Shapiro, STRATFOR Middle East analyst, thinks "there is a very high probability there will be some kind of punitive limited strike in Syria in the next few days."

  • 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.

  • Plumes of smoke rise from a damaged petrol station during a violent crackdown by Egyptian security forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013, in Cairo.

    Egypt plans to use billions of dollars in aid pledged by Gulf Arab states to spur the economy through new investments, Finance Minister Ahmed Galal said on Tuesday.

  • Is Egypt heading for civil war?

    Anthony Skinner, head of Middle East and North Africa at Maplecroft, says Egypt is very close to civil war as there is "no sign of reconciliation".

  • As tensions in Egypt continue to rise NBC's chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, looks at the events of the past 24 hours and speaks to people on the ground.

  • The death toll rises from violent clashes in Egypt between the armed forces and supporters of the deposed president Mohammed Morsi, leading some to warn the country risks sliding into civil war.

  • Supporters of Mohammed Morsi gather in Cairo

    Scuffles broke out in Cairo on Tuesday as supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed with security forces.

  • Iran's foreign policy is not in Rouhani's hands: Expert

    Jamie Ingram, Middle East analyst at IHS Global Insight, tells CNBC that the West will demand concessions from Iran before lifting any sanctions.

  • President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated in Tehran

    Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, says 'the country needs to be more open and transparent', NBC's Ann Curry has been in Tehran for his inauguration.

  • Can Iran's new president break the nuclear impasse?

    NBC's Ali Arouzi talks to CNBC about the positive messages coming from Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani and whether they can be turned into something tangible.

  • Iranian President Hasan Rouhani.

    A day after the House passed tough new sanctions on Iran, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said he believes the Senate will also vote in favor of the bill.

  • The Snowden saga continues

    Is President Obama putting enough pressure on Russia to get Snowden back to the U.S.? Rep. Eliot Engel, (D-NY) says he would tell "President Obama not to go to Russia" next month, and also discusses the House passing new sanctions on Iran's oil exports.

  • Iran's 50000 Rials with a portrait of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    Congress is poised to increase the economic pressure on Iran and its nuclear program in a vote expected to take place late next week.