EU foreign ministers have met in Brussels with the head of the newly formed Syrian opposition coalition, with some arguing Ahmed Mouaz al-Khatib should be recognised as the legitimate replacement for President Bashar al-Assad.
EU foreign ministers said on Monday they considered the new Syrian opposition to be “legitimate representatives” of the Syrian people, but stopped just short of according the full recognition granted by France.< The European Union has long called for unification of the fractious movement trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad.
Syria’s new opposition coalition has decided to make Cairo its headquarters, Egypt’s official news agency reports quoting the president of the body. Ahmad Mouaz al-Khatib, head of the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, made the announcement on Monday
France invited Syria’s new opposition coalition to send an ambassador to Paris, but remained cautious on Saturday on the issue of supplying weapons, as inside Syria rebels said they took a key airport. Rebels seized control of Hamdan airport in Deir Ezzor province on the border with Iraq,
The Arab League on Monday recognized a newly formed Syrian opposition bloc as “legitimate,” urging more opposition groups to join the coalition, but Lebanon dissociated itself from the AL action.
The leader of Syria’s newly united opposition has headed to Arab League headquarters in Cairo to push for diplomatic recognition, buoyed by the hard-won unity deal among the disparate factions. Mouaz al-Khatib, 52,
Feuding factions finally put aside differences to agree to a deal combining Syrian National Council with smaller groups. Qatar and Turkey, two of the Syrian opposition’s biggest international backers, have called for other states to endorse an umbrella deal signed on Sunday night that unites feuding anti-Assad groups and paves a way for funding to […]
Syria’s fractious opposition finally put aside fierce arguments on Sunday to rally behind a new leader within a new coalition that its Western and Arab backers hope can topple Bashar al-Assad and take over the country.
The Syrian opposition leaders struck a hard-won deal on Sunday under intense international pressure to form a broad, new coalition to prepare for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad. Delegates, who had struggled for days in the Qatari capital Doha to find the unity their Western and Arab backers have long urged, said the new […]
Syrian opposition groups have signed an initial agreement to form a new coalition of forces fighting to end the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, a Syrian delegate at talks in Doha said on Sunday. “An initial deal has been signed. The evening session will be for electing the president of the body and his deputy,”