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  • Missiles Fired at Russian Plane Over Syria: Report Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 3:50 PM ET

    Two missiles were reportedly fired at a Russian plane carrying at least 159 passengers that was flying over Syrian territory.

  • Will the Rebound in Oil Prices Last? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 5:20 AM ET
    Will the Rebound in Oil Prices Last?

    Gary Clark, analyst at Roubini Global Economics, explains that he remains bullish on Brent as demand for crude oil should pick up this summer and expects the Brent/WTI spread to widen.

  • How to Put an End to the Syrian Civil War? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    How to Put an End to the Syrian Civil War?

    David Reeths, director of IHS Jane's Consulting, discusses what is needed to end the crisis in Syria and says an international intervention with military presence on the ground is inevitable.

  • Amazing Discovery In Manhattan Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 7:25 PM ET
    Amazing Discovery In Manhattan

    Landing gear that is believed to be from one of the planes used in the September 11th attacks was found between 2 buildings today, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Will the West Intervene in Syria? Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
    Will the West Intervene in Syria?

    David Hartwell, senior Middle East and North Africa analyst at IHS, discusses the situation in Syria and says that it would take something "spectacular" to spur the West into a military intervention.

  • US: Syria Launched Chem Attacks Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    US: Syria Launched Chem Attacks

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry are saying the US government believes Syria has conducted two chemical weapon attacks on its own people. Ayman Moheyeldin, NBC News foreign correspondent, weighs in.

  • Obama's Next Move With Syria Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Obama's Next Move With Syria

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest details on chemical weapons in Syria; and discussing whether the Assad regime has crossed President Obama's "red line," with Gen. Barry McCaffrey and Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation.

  • US: Syria's Assad May Have Used Chemical Weapons Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:35 PM ET
    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."

  • President Obama's 'Red Line' Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    President Obama's 'Red Line'

    We are getting closer to the U.S. getting involved in Syria, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Gargantuan 'Power Ship' Keeps Lights on in Lebanon Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:25 PM ET
    Fatmagül Sultan pours 188 megawatts of electricity into Lebanon's suffering power grid every day.

    Lebanon's energy demand has jumped as hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have fled into Lebanon to escape the war in their country. But Lebanon may have found a fix.

  • North Korea Threat: How Should US Respond? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:16 PM ET
    North Korea Threat: How Should US Respond?

    How concerned should the U.S. be in regards to the threat from North Korea? Sen. George Mitchell who was the special envoy to the Middle East, provides perspective.

  • Time For Boots on Ground In Syria? Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:15 PM ET
    Time For Boots on Ground In Syria?

    There are new accusations today about a chemical weapons attack in Syria. Is now the time for U.S. to step in? House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, shares his opinions.

  • Saudis Gain Upper Hand on Syria's Battlefields Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    Syrian rebels gather around a T-72 tank, captured from government forces, in the flashpoint Syrian province of Idlib near the border with Turkey.

    There are serious concerns that Syria's violence will spread throughout the Middle East. No one seems to have an answer for how to bring the war to an end, but now it appears the Saudis are going to try.

  • Tony Blair on US Aid to Syrian Rebels Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 8:50 AM ET
    Tony Blair on US Aid to Syrian Rebels

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks exclusively with CNBC Chief International Correspondent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera at the 2013 YPO Global Leadership Summit in Istanbul about the United States putting arms into Syria and the recent U.K. downgrade from Moody's.

  • Turmoil in Syria, Egypt Escalate Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 7:50 PM ET
    Turmoil in Syria, Egypt Escalate

    Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress, and Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. ambassador to Morocco, discuss the latest escalation of violence in the Middle East.

  • Sixty-Five People Executed in Syria's Aleppo: Activists Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:02 AM ET
    Syria's Internet Connection Gets Cut Off

    At least 65 people were found shot dead with their hands bound in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday in a "new massacre" in the near two-year revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, activists said.

  • Ex-Diplomat Calls for Action on Syria Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 10:50 AM ET
    Ex-Diplomat Calls for Action on Syria

    Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, former Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., says "nobody is doing anything" about the unrest in Syria and if the world had acted six months ago, we would not be in this "mess".

  • Syria Crisis Hurts Jordan: Minister Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    Syria Crisis Hurts Jordan: Minister

    Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Saudi Arabia's finance minister, highlights the impact of Syria's crisis on neighboring Turkey and Lebanon, and in particular, Jordan.

  • Obama signs trade, human rights bill that angers Moscow Saturday, 15 Dec 2012 | 9:33 AM ET

    President Obama on Friday signed a bill that brings U.S. trade relations with Russia into the 21st century but also ushers in a testy era in which the United States could publicly "name and shame" Russian human rights violators.

  • Syria Poised to Use Chemical Weapons: US Officials Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:30 PM ET
    This is a satellite image of a location widely reported as a chemical weapons facility in Al Safirah, Syria collected on August 1, 2012.

    The Syrian military is poised tonight to use chemical weapons against their own people -- and all it would take is the final order from Syrian President Assad.