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Syrian rebels suspend participation in Astana peace talks

The Syrian armed opposition said on Wednesday it had suspended its participation in peace talks being held in Kazakhstan and demanded an end to government bombing of areas under its control.

May 04, 2017, 00:05 AM IST

US comments on Bashar al-Assad encourage 'more crimes': Syria opposition

Syria's opposition today said the latest comments from Washington softening its line against President Bashar al-Assad were encouraging him to commit more crimes, after a deadly suspected chemical attack blamed on the regime.

Apr 05, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
Syrian opposition says ready for Geneva peace talks but Assad must go

Syrian opposition says ready for Geneva peace talks but Assad must go

The Syrian opposition is fully committed to peace talks in Geneva on February 23, a senior official said on Sunday, adding the talks would need to pave the way for a political transition. 

Feb 19, 2017, 19:45 PM IST

Syrian opposition group elects new leader

The Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition said longtime member Anas al-Abda was elected president, replacing Khaled Khoja. 

Mar 05, 2016, 23:48 PM IST

Syria rebels reject Russia help against Islamic State, new elections

Syria's Western-backed opposition on Saturday rejected a Russian offer to assist them against the Islamic State jihadist group and dismissed Moscow's call for new elections.

Oct 24, 2015, 21:28 PM IST
Syrian opposition groups agree Assad must go

Syrian opposition groups agree Assad must go

Syria`s two main opposition groups settled longstanding differences Friday to agree that President Bashar al-Assad must step down in any deal to end the country`s bloody conflict.

Jul 24, 2015, 20:31 PM IST

Syria exiled opposition to snub Moscow peace talks

Syria`s exiled opposition announced Saturday that it had declined an invitation from Russia to attend peace talks in Moscow with representatives of President Bashar al-Assad`s government.

Mar 22, 2015, 02:57 AM IST

Top Syria opponent seeks to unite dissidents

Syria`s exiled opposition chief told a news agency he wants to pull together the country`s divided dissidents to end the four-year bloodbath, as he met the French President for the first time on Thursday.

Mar 05, 2015, 19:10 PM IST

Syrian aid cuts `amount to execution order`: Opposition

The leader of the moderate Syrian opposition said on Friday that cuts to UN food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees amounted to "an execution order" overseen by the international community.

Dec 05, 2014, 18:05 PM IST

Syrian opposition reiterates commitment to fight Islamic State

 Hadi al-Bahra, president of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), has reiterated the coalition`s commitment to fight the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group during a meeting with officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Sep 15, 2014, 11:31 AM IST

Syria`s main opposition coalition elects new leader

The Syrian National Coalition (SNC), the country`s main opposition umbrella in exile, elected Hadi al-Bahra Wednesday as its new leader.

Jul 09, 2014, 16:18 PM IST

Syrian government to take part in next round of Geneva II

Syria`s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said the government will take part in the second round of talks as part of Geneva II conference slated for February 10.

Feb 07, 2014, 16:09 PM IST

Geneva II shows shift toward solution: Syrian group

Syria`s domestically-based opposition group National Coordination Body has said convening of the Geneva II peace conference represents a shift for Syria`s long-running conflict toward a political solution.

Jan 30, 2014, 05:23 AM IST

Peace talks draw Syrian opposition, govt apart

The leader of Syria`s Western-backed opposition said on Thursday he will give his negotiating team the authority it needs in any talks with President Bashar Assad`s government.

Jan 24, 2014, 03:07 AM IST

Syria foes clash over Assad, atrocities at first meeting

Syria`s government and opposition, meeting for the first time at a UN peace conference, angrily spelled out their hostility on Wednesday as world powers also offered sharply divergent views on forcing out Bashar al-Assad.

Jan 22, 2014, 14:54 PM IST

Syrian opposition to name delegation for talks

A senior official with Syria`s Western-backed main opposition group says its leadership will meet to name members of a delegation heading to a peace conference this week.

Jan 19, 2014, 20:02 PM IST

Syria opposition to decide on attending crucial peace talks in Geneva

Ahead of the crucial peace talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry has made an appeal to the Syrian rebels to be a part of the Geneva II talks.

Jan 17, 2014, 09:20 AM IST

Syrian opposition splintered ahead of peace talks

Within minutes of opening a Twitter account this past week, the leader of Syria`s main Western-backed opposition group received an onslaught of criticism.

Dec 02, 2013, 14:49 PM 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

Islamic groups opposes Syrian National Coalition

Islamist groups in Aleppo province showed their disapproval for the anti- Assad coalition formed in Syria via an internet video they uploaded on Monday.

Nov 19, 2012, 20:30 PM IST