Syrian opposition groups are set to resume talks in Qatar to try to form a united body in the fight against President Bashar al-Assad. Delegates were quoted as saying that main points had already been agreed. The fractious opposition has been under pressure from the US and other backers
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 members hammered out the loose structure of a governing body that would oversee rebel-held areas inside the country and could eventually morph into a broader government, but no deal was in sight
Syria’s main opposition bloc elected an all-male leadership team early Thursday, undermining its own bid to showcase itself as a more diverse group that can represent all those trying to oust President Bashar Assad.
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
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
Syria’s main opposition bloc, under pressure from Washington to reshape into a widely representative government-in-exile, has agreed to broaden its structure to accommodate other groups, a spokesman says.
Syrian main exiled opposition group on Friday accused Washington of undermining the country’s revolution by seeking to overhaul how regime opponents are organised. Two days ahead of key opposition talks due in Qatar, the Syrian National Council lashed out at US criticism
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
In Syria the dialog of the deaf between the Assad government and the opposition continues, as it has from the beginning of the civil war, 19 months and 33,000 deaths later.