U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders without signs of progress.
Syrian activists say government shelling and airstrikes have killed about 400 so far this month in the country’s largest city.
United Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.
U.S. official warns Syria is using stalling tactics to delay attempts to remove and destroy chemical stockpile.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ramping up criticism of Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling him a “one-man super-magnet for terrorism” who could be responsible for the disintegration of Syria.
At the start of Syrian peace talks, Secretary of State Kerry promises Syria a future without Bashar Assad.
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman told a House panel Wednesday that President Barack Obama has “no coherent” anti-terrorism strategy in embattled countries where al-Qaeda is gaining new influence, and that’s endangering the United States.
Rebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.
A new survey finds that there were more than 2,000 reported cases worldwide of Christians killed because of their faith in 2013, nearly doubling the total from 2012.
The powerful car bomb targeted prominent pro-Western government official, say Lebanese security forces.