UN chief urges Security Council to impose arms embargo on Syria
NEW YORK - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council on Friday to impose an arms embargo on Syria, describing foreign powers as "irresponsible" for giving arms to the warring parties in a conflict that has spilled across the border to Iraq.


In a speech on Syria at the Asia Society in New York, Ban said he was angry at international deadlock on how to end the three-year civil war that has killed some 150,000 people, forced nearly 3 million to flee and left 10 million in need of help. (Reuters)