Kerry accuses Assad of stonewalling in peace talks
US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of stonewalling in peace talks and called on Russia to push its ally to negotiate with opposition leaders.


Kerry said Assad's team "refused to open up one moment of discussion" during meetings last week in Geneva, which ended with no progress toward breaking the impasse in the nearly three-year-old conflict in Syria. Kerry said Assad was "trying to win this on the battlefield instead of coming to the negotiating table." (AP)