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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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Syrian opposition figures meet in Damascus, call for regime’s overthrow

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian opposition figures called Sunday for the overthrow of President Bashar Assad at a rare meeting of anti-regime groups held in the government-controlled capital Damascus, a possible attempt by the gathering to position itself as an alternative … Continue reading

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Aleppo bombed as Brahimi meets Syria opposition; Erdogan says Assad’s end ‘inevitable’

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian regime air strikes targeted rebel-held police stations inside Aleppo city on Friday, ahead of talks between visiting peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and opposition groups in the 18-month conflict. On Thursday, as many as 165 people were … Continue reading

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France will not send weapons to Syrian opposition as Turkey tightens border

Paris will not send weapons to the Syrian opposition, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday as Turkey took measures to stop Syrian refugees and rebels coming and going freely across the border. “We do not intend, neither … Continue reading

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Germany urges Syria opposition to prepare for transition at meeting on post-Assad rebuilding

BERLIN, Germany — Germany’s foreign minister is pressing disparate Syrian opposition groups to unite in preparation for the collapse of the Bashar Assad regime. Guido Westerwelle is also urging the international community to be ready to provide economic support. Berlin … 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 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 Spokesperson: Any Transition Deal Should Entail Assad’s Prosecution for War Crimes

United Nations and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan met today with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the midst of worsening violence. Syria’s 16-month conflict has so far claimed more than 15,000 lives. Annan said today’s last ditch attempt to salvage … Continue reading

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