Syria’s SNC elects a Christian as its new leader

The Syrian National Council, the main opposition body outside the country in the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, elected veteran activist George Sabra as its head on Friday. Sabra, a Christian, takes over a body that has come under heavy criticism from international allies for being ineffective in the fight against the Syrian government

Syrian opposition paves the way for new leadership

The Syrian National Council voted for new leaders at a conference here on Wednesday, a last-ditch attempt to restructure the organization into a more inclusive body and maintain U.S. support. The United States has been increasingly frustrated with infighting among the opposition group’s leaders

Sieda : Undermining SNC will prolong Assad’s rule

The head of Syria’s main opposition group has warned that those who he says are trying to undermine his Syrian National Council will inadvertently prolong the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Abdelbaset Sieda’s remarks at an SNC convention came as the group pushed back against U.S. criticism

Clinton seeks more inclusive Syrian opposition

The United States indicated on Wednesday that it was undertaking its most aggressive attempt yet to reshape the Syrian opposition, with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissing the current leadership as a bunch of out-of-touch exiles who should be replaced with a group more representative

Assad’s foes need safe haven in Syria: Kodmani

Opponents of President Bashar al-Assad need a foreign-protected safe haven in Syria if they are to form a credible transitional authority, a Syrian opposition figure said on Friday. Basma Kodmani, who quit the Syrian National Council (SNC) this week saying it was out of touch with forces on the ground, said such a body should […]