Russia’s Bogdanov concluded his Lebanon visit after meeting Hezbollah chief

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov concluded his visit to  Lebanon  on Sunday  after meeting  with  Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah  at an  undisclosed location as part of his  four-day trip to the region, which focused on finding a peaceful solution to the Syrian civil war. Bogdanov, who arrived  arrived in Beirut on Thursday met with  several Lebanese leaders, […]

U.S. Pledges $60 Million to Syrian Opposition

The United States, stepping up its support for the Syrian opposition, announced on Thursday an additional $60 million in assistance to help the opposition provide basic services in areas it controls. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would also provide food rations and medical supplies to the Free Syrian Army

Syria opposition to seek military support at Rome meeting

The Syrian opposition will demand “qualitative military support” at talks with major powers in Rome this week to help in its struggle to oust President Bashar al-Assad, a leading Assad opponent said on Wednesday. The announcement during an interview with Reuters came after the United States said it would increase aid to the opposition

US moves to salvage Syrian opposition talks

The U.S. is frantically trying to salvage a Syrian opposition conference that John Kerry plans to attend this week during his first official overseas trip as U.S. secretary of state. A senior Obama administration official said Sunday that Kerry has sent his top Syrian envoy to Cairo in hopes of convincing opposition leaders that their […]

UN denies Brahimi had a stroke, report

The United Nations Monday denied a media report that claimed Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, had suffered a stroke. “There has been a report today which has falsely claimed that Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi had suffered a stroke,”

U.S. to accelerate aid to new Syrian opposition group

U.S. officials are relieved now that Syria’s disjointed opposition has finally succeeded in creating a united front. “What happened over the weekend was huge,” a senior administration official told CNN. “I think it’s fair to say that most of us were pessimistic, but the opposition did it.