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  • Two separate questions on Syria: Experts

    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.

  • What intervention in Syria means

    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.

  • Plumes of smoke rise from a damaged petrol station during a violent crackdown by Egyptian security forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013, in Cairo.

    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.

  • Is Egypt heading for civil war?

    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.

  • Supporters of Mohammed Morsi gather in Cairo

    Scuffles broke out in Cairo on Tuesday as supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed with security forces.

  • Iran's foreign policy is not in Rouhani's hands: Expert

    Jamie Ingram, Middle East analyst at IHS Global Insight, tells CNBC that the West will demand concessions from Iran before lifting any sanctions.

  • President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated in Tehran

    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.

  • Can Iran's new president break the nuclear impasse?

    NBC's Ali Arouzi talks to CNBC about the positive messages coming from Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani and whether they can be turned into something tangible.

  • Iranian President Hasan Rouhani.

    A day after the House passed tough new sanctions on Iran, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said he believes the Senate will also vote in favor of the bill.

  • The Snowden saga continues

    Is President Obama putting enough pressure on Russia to get Snowden back to the U.S.? Rep. Eliot Engel, (D-NY) says he would tell "President Obama not to go to Russia" next month, and also discusses the House passing new sanctions on Iran's oil exports.

  • Iran's 50000 Rials with a portrait of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    Congress is poised to increase the economic pressure on Iran and its nuclear program in a vote expected to take place late next week.

  • Egyptian opposition protesters chant during a demonstration in Tahrir Square as part of the 'Tamarod' campaign in Cairo, Egypt.

    Egypt's stock market surged on Tuesday, despite the ongoing political crisis.

  • Egyptian opposition protesters gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt.

    Mass demonstrations across Egypt on Sunday may determine its future, two and half years after people power toppled a dictator they called Pharaoh and ushered in a democracy crippled by bitter divisions.

  • Two people were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president.

  • G8 Summit All Talk, No Action?

    President Obama and Vladimir Putin are at odds over the U.S. plans to arm Syrian rebels, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; and Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard Kennedy School professor; Benn Steil, Council on Foreign Relations; and Doug Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum, discuss the agenda at the G8 Summit.

  • World Leaders Gather For G8 Summit

    MSNBC's Thomas Roberts reports on the agenda of the U.S. at the G8 Summit, including options on Syria. The Street Signs" crew, discusses.

  • When Will Oil Prices Hurt the Economy?

    A new report says Iran is sending 4,000 troops to help back Syrian President Bashar al Assad. CNBC's Steve Liesman and Tom Petrie, Petrie Partners, discuss how the oil market is reacting.