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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

A picture shows damage inside the burnt U.S. consulate building in Benghazi on September 13, 2012 following an attack on the building late on September 11 in which the US ambassador to Libya and three other US nationals were killed. (Photo credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)

Libya Announces 4 Arrests In Deadly Attack On U.S. Consulate

Heavily armed militants used a protest of an anti-Islam film as a cover and may have had help from inside Libyan security in their deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate, a senior Libyan official said Thursday.

09/13/2012

Bashar al-Assad

Columbia University Under Fire For Admitting Media Aid To Syrian President Al-Assad

Syrian rights groups are demanding Columbia University rescind the admission of the daughter of the Syrian ambassador to the United Nations, who has alleged ties to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

06/12/2012

An image grab taken from Syrian state TV shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (credit: DSK/AFP/GettyImages)

Local Families With Ties To Syria Worry About Loved Ones Back Home

Tempers flared among members of the Syrian community in Paterson, New Jersey as there were new reports of mass murder and international leaders debated what to do.

06/07/2012

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