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Russia says "Friends of Syria" stance destructive

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 00:43

Russia accused Western and Gulf Arab countries that oppose Syria`s president of being "destructive" on Thursday after they agreed to increase support for Bashar al-Assad`s opponents.

Kerry to attend `Friends of Syria` meet in London

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 04:58

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to London Thursday for a meeting of the so called "Friends of Syria" group, his spokesperson said Monday.

Friends of Syria group urges opposition to attend Geneva talks

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 11:47

With 10 days to go until the first direct talks between the opposition and President Bashar al-Assad`s government - set for January 22 in Switzerland and dubbed "Geneva 2" - Western backers have struggled to unify rebel groups.

Friends of Syria agree no future for Assad and family

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 22:30

Ahmad Jarba, leader of Syria`s opposition National Coalition, said that US-led "Friends of Syria" grouping had agreed Prez Bashar al-Assad and his family will have no role in country`s future.

Key Syria talks to open in London

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 14:56

The "Friends of Syria" group of Western and Arab foreign ministers meets in London today hoping to persuade opposition leaders to attend a planned peace conference in Geneva next month.

World powers to provide `urgent aid` to Syria rebels

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 23:30

World powers supporting Syria`s rebels decided to provide them with urgent military aid so that they can counter "brutal attacks" by the regime and protect the Syrian people.

Hezbollah played `terribly negative` role in Syria: French FM

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 19:57

Countries supporting Syria`s rebels demanded that Iran and Lebanon`s Shiite movement Hezbollah stop meddling in the country`s civil war.

Arming Syrian rebels could help reach peace: Qatar

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 17:53

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani called for arms deliveries to the Syrian rebels to create a military balance that could help in forging peace.

`Friends of Syria` hold Doha talks on arming rebels

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 17:11

Foreign ministers of govts that support the Syrian opposition held talks in Qatar on boosting their assistance after rebels hailed recent deliveries of new types of weaponry.

Jordan to host Friends of Syria meeting

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 22:55

Jordan says it will play host to a Friends of Syria meeting next week, bringing together international backers of opponents of Damascus regime.

Syria`s "friends" try to twist screw on Assad

Last Updated: Sunday, April 01, 2012, 18:29

Hillary Clinton urged members of Assad`s govt to halt operations targeting civilians, or face "serious consequences".

`Friends of Syria` consider ultimatum to Assad

Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 22:25

More workable, officials said, would be a ceasefire such as the one proposed by the Red Cross.