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.
Former President Bill Clinton weighed in on the debt ceiling fight and threat of a government shutdown.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo sat down with former President Bill Clinton about the direction of the U.S. economy, and whether President Obama handled the Syria situation well.
Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the U.S./Russia talks over Syria and how Western countries need to appear strong.
President Obama addresses the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. In his speech he calls for world leaders to stand up to Syrian President Assad over his use of chemical weapons through diplomatic measure. But the President also counters that the U.S. is "prepared to us all elements of our power, including military force" to secure our core interest in the region.
Elizabeth Ferris, senior fellow in foreign policy at The Brookings Institution, discusses the U.S./Syria talks to remove chemical weapons from Syria, and humanitarian support needed in neighboring countries.
Michael Hudson, Director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore says Syria has been handed a lifeline with the U.S.-Russia chemical weapons plan.
President Obama told Rep. Boehner he is not willing to negotiate on the debt limit. Ari Melber, Nation Magazine; Dan Holler, Heritage Action for America; and Mark Simone, WOR radio talk show host, discuss. "I don't think the President has the upper hand," says Holler.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from Newport Chemical Depot, which is now called Vermillion Rise Mega Park. The site is currently under development to serve as an industrial park.
With interests in real estate, airlines, energy and telecommunications, the Syrian regime is believed to control a fortune worth billions.
Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed the use of sarin gas in Syria. Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, and Peter Brooks, Heritage Foundation, discuss whether Syria will show its entire weapons inventory, and if force is the answer.
Despite the average income in Syria being about $2,600 a year, President Bashar Assad's personal wealth is estimated at $500 million. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the story.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Sec. of State John Kerry confirms sarin gas was used and killed Syrians.
Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says the threat of a U.S. strike prompted the deal between Syria and Russia, and explains how Iran is opening the dialogue.