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Syria crisis: West welcomes new opposition body

Western nations, Qatar and Turkey have welcomed the creation of a new Syrian coalition that aims to unify opposition against President Bashar al-Assad.   The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces was unveiled in Doha on Sunday. Its … Continue reading

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7 Syrian generals defect to Turkey as rebels hash out new plan

By: Saad Abedine In another sign of cracks in the Syrian government’s armor, seven army generals defected to Turkey on Tuesday, Turkish media reported. The generals were allowed to enter Turkey through the southern Hatay province under tight security measures, … Continue reading

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Syria’s Main Opposition Group Broadens Base

By: Karin Laub DOHA, Qatar – The main Syrian opposition bloc on Monday broadened its ranks to include more activists and political groups from inside the country, officials said, in the face of intense U.S. pressure to create a more … Continue reading

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Plan takes shape for Syria opposition overhaul

By: Kamal Taha AMMAN, Jordan – Details emerged on Saturday of plans to reshape Syria’s opposition into a representative government-in-exile, on the eve of key talks between regime opponents. The talks starting Sunday in the Qatari capital Doha come amid … Continue reading

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Qatar accuses Syrian government of genocide after failed truce

Syria’s government is waging “a war of extermination” against its own people, the emir of Qatar said Tuesday, according to state media, hours after a failed four-day ceasefire during a Muslim holiday left hundreds dead. In strongly worded comments to … Continue reading

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AP Interview: Foreign minister denies Qatar providing weapons to Syria rebels, wants UN action

The United Nations should move quickly to assist rebel forces in Syria with arms and funding, and should support a no-fly zone to protect civilians caught in the middle of the country’s escalating civil war, Qatar’s foreign minister said in … Continue reading

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Qatar urges Syrian rebels not to kill Iranian prisoners

By: Mahmoud Habboush DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Qatar, a major supporter of Syrian rebels, urged them on Sunday not to kill Iranians seized two months ago near Damascus, after the captors threatened to start killing their 48 prisoners. Qatari … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels’ backers block arms cache until bickering factions unite

By: Kim Sengupta Stockpiles of arms, including anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles, are being held in Turkey for use by rebels in Syria’s civil war, but their distribution is being held up because of disunity and feuding between the different groups … Continue reading

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West turns up heat on Iran and Syria at UN

Western and Arab leaders ramped up the pressure on Syria and Iran at the United Nations, as US President Barack Obama vowed to keep Tehran from getting its hands on nuclear weapons. The United States, France and Qatar led the … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – ‘We have a Plan B for Syria’

Qatari Prime Minister Al Thani tells CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that a “plan b” is being worked on for Syria.

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