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  • Is US naive about peace in the Middle East

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports United Nation's inspectors are headed to Damacus to tour areas affected by last week's chemical attack. And Ed Husain, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses Russia's role in negotiating with Syria's Bashar Assad.

  • Strike on Syria likely limited: Report

    The U.S. is trying to limit the impact if a strike is taken against Syria's regime, reports NBC's Richard Engel, as U.S. officials and other countries discuss a possible response to alleged chemical attacks against civilians.

  • Gartman: Buy gold, sell euros

    Gold is the bullish play to make, says Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, explaining why investors should keep exposure to equities lows and consider selling bonds, as turmoil in the Syria continues.

  • What's been dogging the Dow?

    Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance, and Maury Harris, UBS Investment Research, discuss how Syrian concerns have hit stocks, pushed oil prices higher, and sent gold to a three-month high. Also a look at what's prompting the recovery in housing.

  • DNS hack attack takes down New York Times website

    NBC's Roger Cressey, terrorism analyst, discusses cyberterrorism and links to a group known as the Syrian Electronic Army.

  • Syria conflict pushes oil higher

    Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management, explains how tension over Syria is sending crude oil prices to its highest level in two years, while emerging market volatility is putting the U.S. dollar in a rut.

  • How will US handle Syria?

    The White House is not trying to make regime change in Syria, reports CNBC's John Harwood. A military response is intended to be a punitive strike against the Assad regime and show there is a price to pay for using weapons of mass destruction.

  • Ongoing turmoil in Syria sparks geopolitical risk

    If the U.S. is going to intervene "it's important we get something out of it," says Michael Singh, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discussing possible options for the U.S. in response to alleged chemical attacks on Syrian civilians.

  • US missile strikes could begin as early as tomorrow

    NBC's Richard Engel reports the latest detail on possible U.S. retaliation for the alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians by the Syrian regime.

  • Bond yields will be 'pretty contained': economist

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, expects the bond market to be "fairly calm" for the next few days to weeks unless something "dramatic" happens.

  • Can the UK and US act swiftly in Syria?

    Lord Malloch Brown, former UN deputy secretary general and former foreign office minister, praises the U.K. and U.S. for their reaction to the situation in Syria and talks about how an action could be made.

  • Can US and UK strike Syria without UN approval?

    Hugo Dixon, editor-at-large at Breaking Views, comments on Syria and highlights that it's crucial that the U.S. and U.K display the evidence they say they have before any strike takes place.

  • European markets open lower

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in lower over tensions in Syria.

  • Obama's only policy is to show he's not Bush: Sawiris

    Naguib Sawiris, founder of the Free Egyptians Party, talks to CNBC about Obama's record in the Middle East.

  • Syria doesn't deserve a 'Taliban type of government': Sawiris

    Naguib Sawiris, founder of the Free Egyptians Party, tells CNBC that there's a real risk of fanatic terroristic elements gaining the reign in Syria.

  • Syria

    Richard Murphy, former U.S. ambassador to Syria discusses what the U.S. needs to do and outlines his expectations of the possible outcomes.

  • Syria concerns weigh on markets

    Discussing the impact of the crisis in Syria on stocks, with Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital Markets; Scott Nations of NationsShares; and Lewis Lehrman, The Lehrman Institute.

  • Syrian Army behind NYT & Twitter hacks: NBC

    NBC News has learned the Syrian Electronic Army is behind a hack attack of The New York Times and Twitter. NBC's Robert Windrem offers insight.

  • Syria's red line

    NBC is hearing there will likely be U.S. missile strikes on Syria, reports NBC's Richard Engel. Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal, explains why he thinks the U.S. should aim to kill Syrian President Bashar Assad if it chooses to take military action. Mark Kimmit, Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, weighs in.

  • Ugly outlook? Cramer eyes Syria & Washington

    Whenever we don't know what's going to happen in the Middle East, we get a real sell-off in the market, explains Mad Money host Jim Cramer. Cramer comments on Syria's impact on oil; as well as looming debt ceiling.