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Syria peace talks effort stalls

Fledgling efforts to promote peace talks in the Syrian conflict appear to have stalled, even as the death toll rises daily and the rebellion nears its second anniversary. The major exile opposition group, irate over what it calls a “shameful” … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition won’t talk to officials linked to crackdown

Syria’s opposition coalition is ready to negotiate President Bashar al-Assad’s exit with any member of his government who has not participated in his military crackdown on the uprising, coalition members said on Friday. Syrian authorities have given no formal response … Continue reading

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Syrian minister willing to meet opposition chief abroad

A Syrian minister said on Monday that he was ready to meet with National Coalition leader Ahmad Moaz al-Khatib who in late January said he is prepared to hold direct talks with regime representatives without “blood on their hands,” on … Continue reading

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Canada boosts aid for Syrian refugees, but not yet ready to recognize opposition

Canada will contribute another $15 million in humanitarian aid to help Syria’s neighbours cope with the overflow of hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the country’s civil war. But Canada will wait before following some of its major allies in … Continue reading

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Syria opposition kill ruling party official with bomb

Syrian opposition fighters bombed the house of a top member of the country’s ruling Baath party in the south on Thursday, killing him and his three body guards, activists said. The bombing took place in Daraa, where the uprising against … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels mark new success when striking aircrafts with missiles

In less than 24 hours, rebels used surface-to-air missiles to strike down two aircraft in northern Syria, marking a turning point in their war with forces of President Bashar al-Assad. Since the end of July, the Syrian regime has used … Continue reading

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Syria opposition seeks $60 billion to rebuild after fighting

Syrian dissidents trying to shake off President Bashar Assad told reporters Wednesday that $60 billion would be needed to rebuild the country after fighting stops, comparing it to “an economic ‘Marshall Plan for Syria.’” At a Dubai meeting, Syrian National … Continue reading

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New opposition bloc is Syrians’ only legitimate representative: Britain

Britain has formally recognized the newly formed Syrian opposition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people. The Associated Press reported British Foreign Secretary William Hague saying Tuesday. Last week, France became the first Western nation to officially recognize … Continue reading

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Syria clashes rage as Opp appeals for arms

DAMASCUS – Syria’s new opposition chief on Tuesday called on world powers to arm President Assad’s foes, as Arab and EU leaders urged his coalition to seek broader support inside the war-torn country. While fierce clashes raged across the country, … Continue reading

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After the election, a new push on Syria

The United States and its allies are gearing up for a new push to unify the Syrian opposition and topple President Bashar al-Assad. They are looking to exploit battlefield gains by the rebels and change the trajectory of the conflict before … Continue reading

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