Thu, Jul 4, 2013 9:22 AM EDT 0:56
Syria's President Bashar Assad claimed in an interview that countries conspiring against Syria have "used up all their tools" in their campaign to overthrow his regime. The remarks came as Western-backed Syrian opposition figures gathered in Turkey for talks on electing a new leadership. The United States raised its travel warning because of the political upheavals in Egypt and the possibility of lethal violence. Despite Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's insistence he would remain in power, the country's army chief has announced that Morsi is being replaced by the chief justice of the constitutional court. The military chief added that he has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution, that a new Cabinet will be formed and warned that the armed forces and police will deal 'decisively' with violence.