Jim Gelvin, Professor, History Department at UCLA, explains why the recent presidential election in Syria does not constitute a real election.
The U.S. for the first time slapped sanctions on a Russian bank for its dealings with the Syrian government, which has been engaged in a civil war.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, discusses just how much worse the devastating consequences of inaction in Syria could become.
Syria hopes to attract foreign investment in tourism despite an ongoing civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and ruined historic sites.
Tensions are boiling over in several regions around the world, from Venezuela to Ukraine to the Middle East. Here is a quick guide.
CNBC's John Harwood reports from the White House where President Obama and French President Francois Hollande are holding a joint news conference on various issues including Syria.
President Obama addresses issues with surveillance and advancing technology.
President Obama says Syria is one of his administration's highest national security priorities. He discusses the objectives of the Geneva Conference.
The U.S. and Russia need to better understand each other because Vladimir Putin is becoming "more aggressive abroad," George Soros says.
Billionaire investor George Soros, shares his thoughts on the "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria.
Nicholas Berggruen, Theworldpost.com, shares highlights from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on global initiatives for the global economy.
David Schenker, Director at Washington Institute For Near East Policy, discusses whether Wednesday's talks between Syria's warring factions and the Assad government is the key to peace.
Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, shares his thought on why Syria "exploded", and why an international peace force has to go in and take over the country, take down the "bad guys", and create a political transition that will allow citizenship to emerge.
Political drama will surround 2014 Olympics, India adjusts easily to increase in US interest rates, and businesses are back in Iran.
Saudi Arabia is upset with the U.S. over Iran, but any move by that country is unlikely to broadly affect global energy markets.
Israeli military forces destroyed a stockpile of Russian missiles that the Syrian government was reportedly prepared to deliver to Hezbollah, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details from a reported explosion on a Syrian military base.
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has found President Obama's job approval rating has tumbled by 5 percentage points in less than three weeks.
Signs of friction have caught the attention of the oil market, but traders aren't concerned about supply issues for now.
China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.