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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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Syria opposition to expand, improve organization, leader says

By: Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM, Sweeden – Syria’s main opposition body will expand to include more groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad, part of a reorganization aimed at making it more representative and effective, its leader said on Friday. Abdulbaset Sieda, leader … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels need no-fly zone-opposition leader

By: Hadeel Al Shalchi ALEPPO, Syria – Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad need the protection of foreign-guarded no-fly zones and safe havens near the borders with Jordan and Turkey, a Syrian opposition leader said on Sunday. Battles … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition warns those who oppose them

By: Pamela Falk As the fighting in the Syrian civil war that has claimed an estimated 16,000 victims moves to Damascus – the capital and home to President Bashar al-Assad – the conflict has become more sustained and widespread. Additionally, … Continue reading

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The Syrian opposition: who’s doing the talking?

By: Charlie Skelton The media have been too passive when it comes to Syrian opposition sources, without scrutinising their backgrounds and their political connections. Time for a closer look … A nightmare is unfolding across Syria, in the homes of … Continue reading

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Syrian Opposition Blames Russia for Suffering

By: Jake Wade MOSCOW, Russia – The head of a prominent Syrian opposition group has strongly criticized Russia’s position on the country’s conflict during a visit to Moscow. Hours after meeting with Russia’s foreign minister, Syrian National Council leader Abdelbaset … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition rejects Annan plan if Assad stays

By: Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian opposition groups will reject a political transition plan proposed by peace envoy Kofi Annan unless it explicitly requires President Bashar al-Assad to quit before a unity government is formed, a senior opposition official … Continue reading

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Syria’s opposition urges mass defections

Similar calls were made by the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA), which also urged a campaign of mass “civil disobedience” to ratchet up internal pressure on President Bashar al-Assad’s beleaguered regime. “We are entering a sensitive phase. The regime is … Continue reading

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New Syrian opposition leader urges decisive UN action

By: Mariam Karouny ISTANBUL, Turkey – The new leader of the main Syrian opposition umbrella group urged world powers on Sunday to protect civilians from President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown and take decisive action at the United Nations that could be … Continue reading

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Syria opposition leader seeks to revamp SNC

The new leader of Syria’s exiled opposition has called on all members of the Damascus government to defect amid raging violence that has claimed thousands of lives. “We call upon all officials in the regime and in the institutions to … Continue reading

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