U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accuses Syrian President Bashar Assad of stonewalling in peace talks.
CLEVELAND - "I can't anymore watch the bodies, watch kids killed," said Lubna Allaf.
Allaf, from Syria, lives in Westlake now. She moved to America when she was 24 years old. As President of the Ohio Chapter of the Syrian-American Alliance, she's fighting for Syria to be free and its people safe.
But she's hoping President Obama will give the Syrian regime time to leave the country to prevent an air strike and the killing of more innocent people.
"I really don't want the strike but if it has to happen to stop the killings, it has to happen," said Allaf.
"I can't wait to see the people in my country back to normal, people are not scared anymore, especially the kids," said Allaf. "There are kids who haven't gone to school in two years. They live in fear, they are hungry, they are scared."
The first face-to-face meeting between Syria's government and the opposition hoping to overthrow Bashar Assad started and ended after barely a half-hour Saturday, with the two sides facing each other silently as a U.N. mediator split the distance between them and laid the groundwork for talks intended to lead Syria out of civil war.
Syrian rebels on Wednesday seized control of a hospital in the northern city of Aleppo that was used as a base for the area by their al-Qaida rivals, activists said.
A nonprofit political advocacy group which emanated from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign says hackers altered the links contained in tweets sent under his name.
After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the Assad government fails to comply.
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One day after his speech on Syria, local political science students gave President Barack Obama a "B" for his handling of the situation.
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One Cleveland-area Syrian-American paid extra close attention to President Obama's speech on Syria Tuesday as his family struggles to survive in the country.
President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer "the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons" inside Syria without the use of force.