Obama 'not itching for military action' in Syria

US President Barack Obama said he is "not itching for military action" in Syria but added he cannot see many alternatives.

US President Barack Obama.
US President Barack Obama. Credit: RTV

He added that he has a "well-deserved reputation of taking seriously the idea of military action."


G20: 'UN paralysed over Syria'

World leaders have failed to reach agreement on the Syria crisis despite days of talks at the G20 summit in Russia. In a joint statement, 11 country's leaders - but not Vladimir Putin - admitted the UN Security Council "remains paralysed over Syria."