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Thousands flee Syrian cities ahead of election

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 03:17

Thousands of people have fled government-held Syrian cities after opposition fighters warned they will attack during next week`s presidential election to disrupt the vote, opposition activists said Friday.

Syrian opposition chief opens high-level talks in US

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 09:03

US Secretary of State John Kerry has stood side-by-side with Syrian opposition chief Ahmad Jarba in a public show of support, but made no mention of the rebels` plea for heavy weapons to help end the war.

US okays diplomatic mission for Syrian opposition

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 06:27

The Obama administration on Monday gave approval for the Syrian opposition to open a formal diplomatic mission in Washington. It also said it would increase non-lethal assistance to the opposition by USD 27 million.

Syrian opposition urges probe into torture charges

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 06:55

The Syrian opposition today called for an international inquiry into allegations of mass torture and killings of people detained by the regime.

Syria peace conference exposes deep rifts over Assad

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 22:26

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

Syrian opposition to present transition timetable: Delegate

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 20:09

The Syrian opposition plans to present a three- to six-month timetable to set up a transitional governing body to prevent talks with President Bashar al-Assad`s government from dragging on for years, an opposition delegate said on Wednesday.

Syrian opposition divided over Geneva II peace talks?

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 13:19

It seems that trouble is reportedly brewing in Syrian opposition ahead of crucial peace talks due to take place in Switzerland on Wednesday.

Syrian opposition suspends participation in Geneva II

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 18:42

Syria`s main opposition group, the Syrian National Coaltion (SNC) Monday said it is suspending its participation in the Geneva II conference on the Syrian crisis as the UN has invited Iran.

Influential Syrian opposition bloc to reject peace talks

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 18:14

An influential bloc within the Western-backed Syrian opposition is expected to vote on Saturday against participating in talks aimed at ending the nearly three-year conflict, members said.

US talking to Syria`s Islamist rebels

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 14:19

The United States has reached out to Islamist militias among the Syrian opposition as it seeks to reach a political solution to the civil war, a US official confirmed.

Russia invites Syrian opposition to Moscow for talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 13:06

Russia has invited Syrian opposition groups to Moscow for talks to bridge their differences on the planned Geneva peace conference, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Attend Geneva-II conference: Arab League urges Syrian opposition

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 13:02

Arab League foreign ministers meeting here have called on the Syrian opposition to attend the Geneva-II conference on restoring peace in the troubled country and form a delegation as soon as possible.