Discussing what Iran's leaders are thinking and saying as Syria tries to avoid a U.S. air strike, with The Rand Group's Iran expert Alireza Nader. "The Iranian leadership is primarily concerned with the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the international community," he says.
What does it cost to keep the U.S. military poised as President Obama wants to keep it for a strike on Syria? CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look.
The conflict in Syria has more than halved the amount of oil the country can supply, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said on Tuesday.
Secretary of State John Kerry says in London that Syria could prevent a U.S.-led military strike by handing over all chemical weapons.
Kuwait City faced a slightly unusual challenge over the weekend, after a lion was caught roaming around the upmarket area of Bayan.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scuffles broke out in Cairo on Tuesday as supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed with security forces.
Jamie Ingram, Middle East analyst at IHS Global Insight, tells CNBC that the West will demand concessions from Iran before lifting any sanctions.
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.