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  • Markets don't like uncertainty, and there's nothing more uncertain than a world at war, but trying to time the market at such times could leave your portfolio a conflict casualty.

  • Armed masked man in Syria

    How nervous are traders about an attack on Syria? Look at the Dow Industrial Average as Secretary of State John Kerry spoke.

  • 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.

  • Expect to see oil markets rally higher: Pro

    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.

  • Kerry: Question no longer what we know, but what we do

    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'

    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."

  • Sec. Kerry: Clear reason world has banned chemical weapons

    Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the crisis in Syria. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama is ready to make an informed decision as to what to do in response to the likely chemical weapons used in Syria.

  • Sec. Kerry on crisis in Syria

    Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the crisis in Syria. "There are clear reasons the world has banned chemical weapons," he says.

  • Awaiting John Kerry's statement on Syria

    Secretary of State John Kerry will address the crisis in Syria; CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details; Reva Bhalla, Stratfor, weighs in,

  • U.S. military and national security advisers huddled with President Barack Obama at the White House on Saturday to consider options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government this week.

  • Peace in the Middle East?

    Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping a peace deal can be reached within 9 months for Israel and Palestine, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry met with General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Egyptian defense minister and commander of the armed forces, in Cairo on March 3.

    The biggest hurdle now is that U.S. law bans military or financial assistance "to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree."

  • Putin said that Snowden, former national security staffer accused of espionage, would not receive political asylum in Russia unless he stopped publishing classified US documents.

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    China's central bank has been talking tough on currency reform while it has also intensified market intervention, highlighting the fine line it must walk in trying to liberalize the yuan.

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria.

    The White House says Syria may have crossed President Obama's "red line" by using chemical weapons against rebels, but the administration is still trying to find a "smoking gun."

  • US-Asia Relations in Obama's Second Term

    Curtis Chin, Senior Fellow, Asian Institute of Technology says Obama's Asia pivot has been too much about defense. He calls for greater emphasis on business, education and culture.

  • President Nominates John Kerry

    President Obama nominates Sen. John Kerry as secretary of state, saying, "John, I am very grateful that you have agreed to take on this new assignment, and I am confident the Senate will confirm you quickly."

  • Next Secretary of State

    President Obama is expected to name Senator John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, with CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Who will fill roles at State, Treasury and Defense?

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