Atrash: Syria’s Druze realize there must be a change

Human rights activist and spokesperson for “the Syrian Organization for Human Rights” Montaha al Atrash confirmed that the silent group in the Druze stronghold of Sweida has become more outspoke against the regime of Syrian president Bashar al Assad , pointing out that “the Druze finally realized that there must be a change and it […]

Syrian rebels kill key Baath party leader in Daraa

Syrian rebels bombed the house of a top member of the country’s ruling Baath party in the south on Thursday, killing him and his three body guards, activists said. The bombing took place in Daraa, where the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011. Since then, rebels have targeted regime figures and military […]

Arab League recognizes Syria’s new opposition bloc

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.

Newly united Syrian opposition seeks diplomatic recognition

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,

Syrian opposition show united front

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 […]

Key point of the Syrian opposition unity deal

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 […]