Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley is the United States correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Syria timeline: how Kerry's gaffe became a plan

Nick O'Malley An off-the-cuff remark by US Secretary of State John Kerry has snowballed into an international effort to seek a peaceful resolution to the chemical weapons dilemma in Syria.

Obama, Kerry give mixed signals on Syrian solution

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 09: Abdullah Ibraheen joins Syrian American protesters as they gather outside the U.S Capitol urging Congress to support U.S. President Barack Obama in striking Syria for using chemical weapons against its own people September 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama is scheduled to address the nation on the issue tomorrow night, with votes in the Senate and House likely to take place later this week.   Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Nick O'Malley As leaders around the world leapt upon the possibility of a diplomatic solution to the chemical weapons crisis in Syria - a solution prompted by an apparent gaffe by his Secretary of State - US...

John Kerry's offhand comment on chemical weapons in Syria that may stop a war

US secretary of State John Kerry

Nick O'Malley Can one off the cuff comment avert a US airstrike? When John Kerry threw out his "rhetorical, hypothetical" comment he didn't bargain on the response.

UN Security Council stalled on Syria, says Australian president Gary Quinlan

The UN Security Council

Nick O'Malley The United Nations Security Council remains divided and stalled on the crisis in Syria, its Australian president, Gary Quinlan, conceded during a press conference earlier on Wednesday, and diplomatic...

Syrian crisis looms for Australia's Ambassador to the UN, Gary Quinlan

United Nations

Nick O'Malley As Australia prepares to chair its first meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday and the White House pursues military action against Syria, Australia's Ambassador to the UN, Gary...

Momentum on Syria strike slows in West as Obama turns to Congress

US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2013. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers.             AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON

Nick O'Malley Lacking domestic consensus, UN support and NATO backing the President has turned to Congress to authorise a military strike against Syria that Mr Obama had been poised to approve.

US to respond to Syria 'in days ahead'

US Navy

Nick O'Malley The US has given the clearest indication yet that it intends to lead a military strike against Syria within days even without the support of the United Nations Security Council.

Obama honours Martin Luther King on 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

President Barack Obama at the Lincoln Memorial

Nick O'Malley As his military leaders prepared for a possible missile strike, President Barack Obama addressed thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in tribute to one of last century’s greatest proponents of...

How I tried to save Chris Lane

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Nick O'Malley Richard Rhodes, who was first on the scene after Australian Chris Lane was shot in Duncan, Oklahoma, tells US correspondent Nick O'Malley what happened next.

Chris Lane's final moments: 'Honey, he's gone'

Christopher Lane

Nick O'Malley As Chris Lane struggled to take his last breaths on a dry, grassy roadside, three people, strangers to one another and to Lane, battled to save his life.

Chris Lane shooting a gang initiation, says father who called police

Johnson and Chris Lane

Nick O'Malley Chris Lane was murdered as a part of a gang initiation, according to James Johnson, the father of a boy who was also allegedly targeted by the three youths accused of killing Mr Lane.

Chris Lane's alleged killers in 'gang initiation'

James Johnson, father of Christopher.Click to play video

Nick O'Malley James Johnson, the man who called the police on Chris Lane's alleged killers, says his own son Christopher was on a gang hit list.

'I hate that this had to happen in our town'

Chris Lane

Nick O'Malley Duncan, Oklahoma: On the counter of a gun shop lies a copy of the local paper, the Duncan Banner. At the top of the front page is a story about the shooting of Chris Lane, below is a story about...

Chris Lane murder prompts school closures as Duncan, Oklahoma mourns loss of visitor

Duncan High School in Oklahoma

Nick O'Malley The Oklahoma high school where the three boys accused of the drive-by murder of Australian baseballer Chris Lane attended has added extra security after "anonymous threats" made in the hours after...

Teens in shackles as charges read

Nick O'Malley The boys looked terribly young and more stunned than scared when they were led individually into a packed courtroom in rural Oklahoma to face charges over the murder of Christopher Lane, an...

Chris Lane: two charged with first-degree murder

Chris Lane.

Nick O'Malley Two of the three boys who allegedly shot dead Australian baseballer Chris Lane have been charged with first-degree murder.

Chris Lane girlfriend Sarah Harper lost for words as she stands where he died

A supplied undated image obtained Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 of Australian baseballer Chris Lane with his girlfriend Sarah Harper. Lane was the victim of a random drive-by shooting after being gunned down while jogging along a road in Oklahoma, United States on Friday. (AAP Image/Facebook) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY .

Nick O'Malley Standing on the drying strip of curbside grass on Country Club Road where Chris Lane died on Friday afternoon, his partner, Sarah Harper could only bring herself to say a few words this morning.

Chris Lane was a 'target', police chief reveals after baseball player's death

Christopher Lane

Nick O'Malley When Chris Lane jogged past the three boys on Country Club Road in the town of Duncan in southern Oklahoma, they did not see a young man, says the local chief of police, Danny Ford, but a target.

Weiner still out, about and in the race

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner

Nick O'Malley Anthony Weiner has gone gonzo. No one watching the former congressman's campaign to become the Democratic candidate for this year's New York City mayoral election believes he has a chance.

Hitting the hustings with Weiner

Anthony Weiner on the campaign trailClick to play video

Nick O'Malley United States correspondent Nick O'Malley goes on the campaign trail in August with Anthony Weiner, the sexting scandal plagued runner for the New York City Democratic mayoral primary.