France became the first European power to recognize Syria’s new opposition coalition as the sole representative of its people and said on Tuesday it would look into arming rebels against President Bashar al-Assad once they form a government.
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 Gulf Cooperation Council said Monday its six member states have recognised the newly formed National Coalition of the Syrian opposition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. “The states of the council announce recognising the National Coalition for the Forces of the Syrian Revolution and Opposition… as the legitimate representative of the brotherly […]
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,”
The Syrian National Council on Friday asked for a delay to a decision on uniting President Bashar al-Assad’s foes but a major activist network quit the bloc and other groups went ahead with a unity meeting.
Western efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad shifted dramatically Wednesday, with Britain announcing it will deal directly with rebel military leaders.