Syria Opposition

Syria opposition sets conditions for temporary truce

In a statement, the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) also made its acceptance of the so-called "cessation of hostilities" conditional on the lifting of sieges and the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Feb 20, 2016, 20:48 PM IST

Syrian opposition in Riyadh for difficult unity talks

The goal is to form a unified bloc for talks with Assad that world powers hope can be held before January 1.

Dec 08, 2015, 21:38 PM IST

Syria opposition, Assad representatives meet in Moscow: Syrian source

 Syrian opposition figures and representatives of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began talks in Moscow Wednesday aimed at restarting long-stalled peace negotiations to end the country`s brutal war. 

Jan 28, 2015, 13:22 PM IST

Syria opposition: Brother of peace talks aide arrested

The brother of a member of Syria`s opposition delegation to the failed Geneva II peace talks was arrested on Friday at a security checkpoint in Damascus, an opposition source told AFP.

Feb 22, 2014, 01:45 AM IST

Syria opposition chief to press Russia on Assad

Syria`s opposition leader met Russia`s top diplomat today in a bid to persuade Moscow to pressure Damascus to agree to a transitional government for the war-scarred nation.

Feb 04, 2014, 13:20 PM IST

Turkey warns Syria opposition of attack risk in Istanbul: Sources

Turkey has warned Syria`s opposition in exile it could be the target of an attack in Istanbul by groups linked to al Qaeda or loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, opposition sources told Reuters.

Jan 22, 2014, 20:23 PM IST

Kerry hails Syria opposition vote to attend peace conference

US Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed the decision of the Syria`s opposition leaders to attend the Geneva II conference that aims to bring an end to the war there.

Jan 19, 2014, 15:21 PM IST

Syria opposition head says going to Geneva to remove Assad

Syria`s opposition chief Ahmad Jarba has said his opposition group has agreed to attend an international peace conference only to secure the removal of President Bashar al-Assad from power.

Jan 19, 2014, 03:57 AM IST

Syria opposition agrees to attend Geneva conference

The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) said in a statement, "A consensus has been reached among the coalition members about the need to take part in the Geneva II conference."

Nov 11, 2013, 15:38 PM IST

No chemical sites under our control: Syria opposition

None of Syria`s chemical weapons sites are under rebel control, the key opposition National Coalition said on Tuesday.

Oct 15, 2013, 21:43 PM IST

Syria opposition urges UN resolution allowing use of force

Syrian opposition chief Ahmad Jarba urged the Security Council today to adopt a resolution under Chapter VII of the UN charter allowing use of force to cripple Syria`s "war machine".

Sep 18, 2013, 10:16 AM IST

Syrian defector has evidence of March chemical attack: Opposition

A Syrian forensic medicine expert with evidence that President Bashar al-Assad`s administration used chemical weapons in an attack near Aleppo in March has defected to Turkey, the opposition said on Tuesday.

Sep 03, 2013, 19:28 PM IST

Syrian opposition undecided over Geneva talks

Syria`s opposition in Istanbul has failed to reach a consensus on whether to participate in the forthcoming Geneva conference, Xinhua reported.

May 26, 2013, 15:49 PM IST

No proof kidnapped Syria bishops are free: Christian group

There is "no tangible proof" that two Orthdox bishops kidnapped in Syria have been released, an association of Middle Eastern Christians said Wednesday, going back on an earlier claim that the pair had been freed.

Apr 24, 2013, 16:27 PM IST

Syria opposition chief `seeking release of bishops`

Interim opposition chief George Sabra was Tuesday working to secure the release of two bishops kidnapped in a north Syria village, a Greek official said, as a fresh wave of violence hit the country.

Apr 23, 2013, 14:15 PM IST

Rebels urge air strikes on Assad missiles

A statement by the Syrian National Coalition Saturday addressed an Istanbul meeting of the Friends of Syria group, which includes the US, the EU members and some Arab nations.

Apr 22, 2013, 13:28 PM IST

US to double aid to Syria opposition

The United States said Sunday it would double its aid to Syria`s opposition, including with new non-lethal military equipment, but paid no heed to calls for arms supplies or a direct intervention.

Apr 21, 2013, 09:19 AM IST

Syria opposition to attend `Friends of Syria` conference in Rome

Syrian opposition group on Tuesday withdrew its decision to boycott the international talks in Rome after the UK and the US promised enhanced aid to Syrians.

Feb 26, 2013, 09:49 AM IST

Syrian opposition leader ready to hold talks with Assad

Syrian National Coalition leader Moaz Alkhatib has said that he was willing to hold talks with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in a bid to end a bloody civil war.

Feb 11, 2013, 11:01 AM IST

Syrian opposition pressurises Assad for peace talks

Stepping up pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib has reiterated his peace talks offer, urging the regime to respond.

Feb 05, 2013, 09:12 AM IST