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  • Syrian Rebels Ask for Heavy Weapons

    NBC's Richard Engle reports the U.S. is considering implementing a no-fly zone in parts of Syria after confirmation the country used chemical weapons.

  • Turkey Calls a Truce

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest details on the unrest in Turkey, as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks with activists about a potential referendum to suspend a controversial development plan for Istanbul's Gezi Park.

  • 'Dire Situation' in Syria Forces US to Act: Pro

    Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, provides perspective on the Obama administrations promise to step up assistance to Syrian rebels, as the U.S. studies the possibility of a no-fly zone near the Jordan border.

  • Syria Crosses the 'Red Line'

    The White House is now saying Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has crossed the so-called "red line." CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports.

  • White House: Syria Crosses 'Red Line'

    The Obama administration has concluded the Assad regime in Syria has indeed used chemical weapons against the rebels, with Marc Ginsberg, Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco.

  • White House: Syria's Assad Regime Used Chemical Weapons

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the White House has concluded that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons on rebels in Syria.

  • The World Has Become a Less Peaceful Place

    Steve Killelea, chairman and CEO of Institute for Economics, tells CNBC that homicide rates have gone up quite remarkably over the last twelve months.

  • Assad: We Received Russian Missiles

    WNBC's Jonathan Dienst reports there have now been 3 letters laced with ricin sent to political leaders; and John Batchelor of the John Batchelor Show discusses the advanced Russian air defense missiles that were reportedly delivered to Syria.

  • Protestors wave Free Syria's flags and chant slogans during a demonstration.

    There is no favorable outcome in Syria at this point—only the least unfavorable—and even that will not likely be dictated by Washington.

  • Train Derails Near Baltimore

    A freight train collided with a trash truck near Baltimore today, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • What Next for Syria?

    David Hartwell, senior Middle East and North Africa analyst at IHS, comments on the end of the EU's arms embargo on Syria and says it's more a diplomatic move than a military one.

  • Impact of Refugees on Jordan's Economy

    Abdalla Ensour, Jordanian prime minister, talks to CNBC exclusively about the impact of refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war on the country's economy.

  • UK's Cameron: Syria's History 'Written in the Blood of Its People'

    President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron hold a press conference at the White House today where the two world leaders lay out an economic agenda for the G8 Summit; discuss the importance of a joint commitment for continued global security; and address the challenges facing economic global needs.

  • Fighting In Syria

    Israeli jets struck targets inside Syria on Sunday, reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin. 42 Syrian soldiers were killed in the Israeli airstrike.

  • Israel on Alert

    At this hour, Israel is on alert as Syria weighs retaliation, with NBC's Martin Fletcher.

  • The Pentagon

    The Pentagon is preparing to ask Congress soon for more authority to shift funds to cope with automatic spending cuts, confronting lawmakers with another exception to the "sequester."

  • President Obama suggests he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in its civil war.

  • Pres. Obama: Chemical Weapon Use is a 'Game Changer'

    President Obama answers questions from reporters at a news conference held in the White House Briefing Room. In the first set of questions, the President answers questions about the Syrian "red line" and U.S. strategy to find a solution to the unfolding disaster in that country.

  • 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?

    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.