Syria

Kerry Looking For Common Ground On Syria
MOSCOW (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he’s hoping to find some “common ground” with Russia on how to deal with Syria’s civil war. He spoke as he entered a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The U.S. is looking for Russia to take a t…
UN Urges Syria To Let In Chemical Weapons Experts
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is again appealing to Syria to allow a team of experts into the country “without delay and without any conditions” to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use. The U.N. chief told reporters Monday he takes seriously a re…
Panetta Says Syria Moved Some Chemical Weapons
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says intelligence suggests the Syrian government has moved some of its chemical weapons, but the U.S. believes that the main sites still remain secure. Panetta says he does not have enough information to confirm if any of the moves suggest that…
Security Council Schedules Vote On Syrian Violence
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Amid deep divisions, another vote is due later this morning at the U.N. Security Council on a resolution designed to end the escalating violence in Syria. The vote was delayed Wednesday in an effort to get key Western nations and Russia to find an accommodation on measur…
Putin Visits, Berlin, Paris Amid Divide Over Syria
BERLIN (AP) — Vladimir Putin can expect to face pressure from the leaders of Germany and France for a change of heart on Syria when he visits Berlin and Paris on Friday — but there’s little sign that the Russian president is prepared to tighten the diplomatic screws on Bashar As…
UN Chief Urges Syria To Stop Attacks
STANBUL (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Syria to stop its attacks, saying U.N. observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killings of innocent people. Ban was speaking Thursday at a summit of the Alliance of Civilizations, a forum promoting understa…
UN Observers Discover 13 Bound Corpses In Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. observers have discovered 13 bound corpses in eastern Syria. The latest killings apparently happened in Deir el-Zour province. The U.N. team says the victims appear to have been shot execution-style, with their hands tied behind their backs. Some appeared to have been shot …
UN Aims To Triple Syria Observer Team
GENEVA (AP) — A spokesman for international Syria envoy Kofi Annan says the United Nations hopes to have 30 cease-fire monitors in the country next week. Ahmad Fawzi says seven observers are already on the ground and another two will arrive on Monday. Fawzi told reporters in Geneva on Friday …
McCain: U.S. Must Act To Help Syrians Under Siege
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says the United States should find ways to help the Syrian people under siege from President Bashar Assad, without putting American “boots on the ground.” McCain tells “CBS This Morning” there are several options available, rangin…
US Reads ‘Riot Act’ to Syria Over Attacked Envoy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Friday it had read the “riot act” to Syria’s ambassador to the United States over an attack on the top U.S. envoy to Syria. The State Department said Syrian Ambassador Imad Moustapha had been summoned to the building late on…