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US, Turkey soon to sign Syrian opposition train-and-equip deal

The United States and Turkey have reached a tentative agreement to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition fighters and expect to sign the pact soon, U.S. and Turkish officials said on Tuesday with Ankara predicting a signing in days.

Syrian opposition chief opens high-level talks in US

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Syria opposition hails UN resolution on chemical weapons

A prominent figure of Syria`s domestic opposition Sunday hailed the UN Security Council resolution on chemical weapons, saying it prevented a US military strike that could spark a broader regional war.

Syrian opposition condemns al Qaeda militants

Syria`s main Western-backed opposition group has warned that the expanding influence of al Qaeda-linked militants in the rebel movement is undermining its struggle for a free Syria.

Syria crisis: Barack Obama to provide chemical weapon aid to rebels

US President Barack Obama will now send assistance to Syrian rebels to protect them from any such future attack that might take place in the war-torn country.

Syrian opposition fears fresh chemical attack

The Syrian opposition said it feared a fresh chemical attack by President Bashar al-Assad`s regime, after three convoys believed to be filled with chemical weapons were spotted.

Syrian opposition elects Saudi-backed leader

The Syrian opposition has selected a new leader in the hope of ending months of chaos in Syria.

France urges Syria opposition to `clarify` extremist ties

French President Francois Hollande today urged support for the Syrian opposition but said it should "clarify" its ties with extremists, in talks with Jordan`s King Abdullah II.

France gave Syrian opposition anti-sarin gas kits: FM

France has provided the Syrian opposition with treatment kits against the effects of the deadly sarin nerve gas, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.

UK cannot rule out providing arms to Syrian opposition: Hague

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that his country cannot rule out providing arms to the Syrian opposition in the future.