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West hails Syria opposition vote to join peace talks

Jan 19, 2014 - 6:40 PM

United States Britain France and Germany were equally elated with the opposition s decision to overcome internal divisions and go to Switzerland

Syria opposition to join peace talks to oust Assad

Jan 19, 2014 - 7:59 AM

The exiled Coalition votes by 58 votes to 14 with two abstentions and one blank vote at a meeting in Istanbul to attend the so called Geneva II talks which open Wednesday

Syria peace hopes at Paris crossroads

Jan 12, 2014 - 3:11 PM

Kerry and ministers from 10 other countries in the Friends of Syria grouping will seek to persuade the opposition National Coalition to attend talks due to start later this month in Switzerland

IN TATTERS. A Syrian flag flutters in the foreground with Damascus' Sheraton hotel (C) and Mount Qasyun in the backgound on December 12, 2013. Louai Beshara/AFP

All states with Syria stake must join talks: UN envoy

Oct 21, 2013 - 10:07 PM

UN Arab League envoy wants all countries with a stake in Syria to join the peace talks

PARTICIPATION. Lakhdar Brahimi (L) at a press conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad, October 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / POOL / KHALID MOHAMMED

Key Syria Islamist rebels say do not recognize National Coalition

Sep 25, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Key Syrian Islamist rebel groups say they do not recognize any foreign based opposition group including the National Coalition

Syria rebels fight on as peace talks pressure mounts

May 26, 2013 - 9:04 AM

Syrian rebels kept up resistance Saturday May 25 to a Hezbollah backed government assault on a strategic central town

DISCUSSIONS. President of the Syrian National Council (SNC) George Sabra (C) talks with other Syrian opposition members during a break at the Syrian opposition meeting in Istanbul, on May 25, 2013. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Arab summit to convene as opposition awarded Syria's seat

Mar 26, 2013 - 10:03 AM

The Arab League kicks off a two day summit in Doha where opponents of President Bashar al Assad will represent Syria for the first time

The flags of the 22 arab countries flutter outside the hotel that will host the 24th summit of the Arab League on March 25, 2013 in the Qatari capital Doha. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB

Ghassan Hitto wins Syria vote for rebel premier

Mar 19, 2013 - 8:13 AM

The vote came after some 14 hours of closed door consultations among 70 odd Coalition members with some members describing Hitto as a consensus candidate

Syria opposition unites as Israel fires warning shots

Nov 12, 2012 - 8:49 AM

After four days of marathon talks in Qatar the Syrian National Council finally signed up to a wider more representative bloc centerd on a government in waiting as demanded by Arab and Western states

OPPOSITION LEADERS. Syrian opposition figure and prominent Syrian human rights activist Haytham al-Maleh (L) congratulates Syrian cleric Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib after he was elected to lead the National Coalition of Forces of the the Syrian Revolution and Opposition, formed after the Syrian National Council (SNC) agreed to the new group, on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO/KARIM JAAFAR

Syria opposition accuses US of undermining revolution

Nov 02, 2012 - 10:03 PM

The Syrian National Council accused US of undermining the country s revolution by seeking an opposition overhaul as criticism mounted over a video showing rebels executing soldiers

Syria rebels claim jet downing as army advances in Aleppo

Aug 14, 2012 - 6:50 AM

Syrian rebels claimed they downed a fighter jet Monday August 13 but the regime seized the upper hand in Aleppo as it advanced into a new rebel held district

CITY UNDER SIEGE. Two men on a motorcycle ride through a debris-filled street in northwestern Aleppo on August 12, 2012, as Syrian government forces pressed their assault on rebels in the country's northern commercial capital, with both sides reporting atrocities. AFP PHOTO/PHIL MOORE

Syrian opposition demands arms, says Assad should be tried

Jul 29, 2012 - 9:33 AM

The head of the exiled Syrian opposition called on for the rebels to be armed insisting that Bashar al Assad should be tried for massacres and not be offered asylum

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. File photo, December 3, 2003. Photo by Ricardo Stuckert / Agência Brasil

Syria army shells towns, Russia lobbies conference

Jun 10, 2012 - 11:00 AM

Army shelling and gunfire killed at least 83 29 civilians in protest towns on Saturday June 9 a watchdog said as Russia pushed its idea of an international conference including Iran to end the bloodshed in Syria