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Assad on ‘last legs,’ says new exile opposition chief

BEIRUT — The best-known Syrian exile opposition group, the Syrian National Council, named a Kurdish exile Sunday as its new chief in the latest bid to help unify the fractious opposition fighting to oust President Bashar Assad. The new leader, … Continue reading

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More die in Syria though Assad on ‘last legs’

DAMASCUS, Syria – The Syrian opposition’s new leader said on Sunday that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime was on its “last legs,” even as Russia warned it would block any move at the UN to use force against its ally. Britain … Continue reading

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Election of Kurd as SNC head may pull Kurds into uprising

By: Sinem Cengiz ANKARA, Turkey – The election of Abdelbasset Sida, a Kurd, to lead the Syrian National Council (SNC), Syria’s main opposition umbrella group in exile, is expected to help enlist the support of the 1.5 million-strong Kurdish community, … Continue reading

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Video: Outrage over carnage in Syria

The Syrian National Council calls for military action after Houla carnage and chief UN monitor says violence must stop. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Source: Reuters

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Divided Syrian opposition to choose new leader

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Jordan – The main Syrian National Council opposition group said it had accepted the resignation of its president, setting the stage for a showdown between the powerful Muslim Brotherhood and its political rivals over who … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition urges release of abducted Lebanese

AMMAN, Jordan – Syria’s political opposition in exile, the Syrian National Council, called on rebels in Syria on Wednesday to help secure the release of 13 Lebanese Shi’ite pilgrims abducted near the north Syrian city of Aleppo. The 13 were among dozens … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian opposition party to declare new leader

The Syrian National Council, the country’s main political opposition group, says it will appoint a new leader in the upcoming days. The statement came after Burhan Ghalioun, the SNC’s president who was accused of monopolising power, offered to resign and … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition chief Ghalioun to resign

The head of Syria’s main opposition bloc, Burhan Ghalioun, has announced that he is resigning, demonstrating the disarray among groups working to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. Just two days after his controversial re-election, the Paris-based political scientist said he would … Continue reading

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Split Syria opposition keeps chief, violence grinds on

BEIRUT, Lebanon – A splintered Syrian opposition voted on Tuesday to keep a secular academic exile seen as a consensus builder as its top figure to further a quest for recognition from wary big powers in its struggle to unseat … Continue reading

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Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood rise from the ashes

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis ISTANBUL, Turkey – At a meeting of Syria’s opposition, Muslim Brotherhood officials gather round Marxists colleagues, nudging them to produce policy statements for the Syrian National Council, the main political group challenging President Bashar al-Assad. With … Continue reading

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