Syria

An image grab taken from a video shows an opposition fighter firing an rocket propelled grenade (RPG) on August 26, 2013 during clashes with regime forces over the strategic area of Khanasser, situated on the only road linking Aleppo to central Syria. (credit: SALAH AL-ASHKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

State, Local Officials On The Ready In Event Of Syria Strike

State and local officials in the Tri-State Area have been preparing for possible threats or attacks, as tensions over a possible U.S. strike against Syria.

08/31/2013

Rep. Peter King (file / credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. King: Obama Shouldn’t Ask Congress For Syria Strike Approval

U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to ask Congress for authorization for a strike on Syria.

08/31/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Seek Congressional Authorization For Strike In Syria

President Barack Obama on Saturday made the case for consequences against Syria for an alleged chemical attack, and said he will seek authorization from Congress for a military strike.

08/31/2013

Anti-war protesters hold a demonstration in Times Square on Aug. 29, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Protesters in Times Square: U.S. Should Butt Out Of Syria

As the United States moves closer to launching military action against the Syrian governments, anti-war protesters rallied in Times Square.

08/29/2013

An image grab taken from a video shows an opposition fighter firing an rocket propelled grenade (RPG) on August 26, 2013 during clashes with regime forces over the strategic area of Khanasser, situated on the only road linking Aleppo to central Syria. (credit: SALAH AL-ASHKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Lawmakers Urge Restraint As U.S. Mulls Action In Syria

The junior senator on Tuesday called for the Obama administration to exercise restraint as it considers its response to Syria following allegations it used chemical weapons in its civil war.

08/28/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file/credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NYPD Keeping Eye On Situation In Syria As Jewish High Holidays Near

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD continues to be alert and vigilant and added there are no specific threats against the city as a result of the situation in Syria.

08/27/2013

Egyptair Diverted Flight

EgyptAir Passengers Arrive At JFK After Threatening Note Caused Emergency Landing

The EgyptAir jet – which was supposed to be a nonstop flight to JFK Saturday – had to land on a remote section of the tarmac at Prestwick Airport in Glasgow, Scotland.

06/16/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez: In Order To Change Situation In Syria, It’s Time To Arm Rebels

Menendez said the conflict has caused a refugee crisis, given rise to terror groups and puts Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons at risk of falling into the wrong hands.

05/07/2013

Sig Gissler, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, announces the 97th annual Pulitzer Prize winners at Columbia University - April 15, 2013 (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Times Wins Four Pulitzer Prizes

The Pulitzers, journalism’s highest honor, are given out each year by Columbia University on the recommendation of a board of journalists and others. Each award carries a $10,000 prize except for the public service award, which is a gold medal.

04/15/2013

President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an official welcoming ceremony on his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport on March, 20, 2013 near Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Marc Israel Sellem-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Vows Unwavering Support, Says U.S. ‘Stands With Israel’

Putting aside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that he will go it alone in the defense of Israel if he has too, the normal tensions with President Barack Obama seemed to have been wiped away.

03/20/2013

Turkish state media said this man, identified as Ziya Tasali, has been charged with Sarai Sierra's murder. (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Suspect In Staten Island Woman’s Death Charged With Murder

The suspect, identified as 46-year-old Ziya Tasali, was caught Sunday near the Turkey-Syria border after being on the run for more than a month, mostly while hiding in Syria, officials said.

03/18/2013

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: In Clear Victory Obama Shows Romney Isn’t Ready To Be Commander-In-Chief

What was most clear tonight, though, is that Mitt Romney has no idea how the world works and the Office of the President is no place for on the job training.

10/23/2012

United Nations General Assembly Chamber - New York, NY (file / credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)

NYPD Prepared For United Nations General Assembly

World leaders will be converging on Manhattan’s East Side next week for the United Nations General Assembly and the NYPD says it’s ready.

09/19/2012

Sir Mark Lyall Grant, British Ambassador to the United Nations, with the Secretariat in the background at One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on the East Side - Sep 12, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

On Foreign Soil: British U.N. Ambassador Talks NYC’s ‘Vibrancy’ And More

He’s been posted to Pretoria, Islamabad, and Paris. But now, Sir Mark Lyall Grant is an Englishman in New York.

09/14/2012

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