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  • Political drama will surround 2014 Olympics, India adjusts easily to increase in US interest rates, and businesses are back in Iran.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal at the end of a joint press conference last week in Riyadh.

    Saudi Arabia is upset with the U.S. over Iran, but any move by that country is unlikely to broadly affect global energy markets.

  • US officials: Israeli strike on Syria

    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.

  • Explosion at Syrian military base

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details from a reported explosion on a Syrian military base.

  • President Barack Obama

    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.

  • Traders in the crude oil options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Signs of friction have caught the attention of the oil market, but traders aren't concerned about supply issues for now.

  • Aviation Industry Corporation of China employees hold a model of the JF-17 fighter jet at an aviation expo in Beijing, Sept. 28, 2013.

    China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.

  • Bill Clinton speaks with Maria Bartiromo at CGI 2013 in New York.

    Former President Bill Clinton weighed in on the debt ceiling fight and threat of a government shutdown.

  • Bill Clinton: Putin thinks if U.S. looks bad, he looks good

    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.

  • Will Russia approve use of force in Syria?

    Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the U.S./Russia talks over Syria and how Western countries need to appear strong.

  • Pres. Obama's UN address focuses on Middle East

    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.

  • What to expect from US/Syria talks

    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.

  • Does the US-Russia plan change the game for Syria?

    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.

  • Obama: I will not negotiate

    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.

  • Look at Newport Chemical Depot today

    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.

  • Syrian President Bashar Assad

    With interests in real estate, airlines, energy and telecommunications, the Syrian regime is believed to control a fortune worth billions.

  • Syria strategy: Mission impossible?

    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.

  • Assad's hidden fortune

    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.

  • Sec. Kerry makes statements on Syria

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Sec. of State John Kerry confirms sarin gas was used and killed Syrians.

  • Syria diplomacy backed by force?

    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.