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Obama meets Syria's opposition leader Jarba

U.S. President Barack Obama has met the Syrian oppositions Ahmad Jarba. Both individuals said their meeting was important and productive.

Syrian rebels seek anti-aircraft missiles to counter air attacks

Ahmad Jarba, the head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition says he will ask the United States to provide opposition fighters in Syria with anti-aircraft weaponry.

Syrian regime is in full control of Homs

Soldiers of the Syrian Army have taken full control of Homs after rebels withdrew under the terms of a mutually agreed ceasefire.

Syrian opposition once again calls on U.S to supply them arms

The Syrian oppositions Ahmad Jarba has said that the United States needs to give Syria's opposition forces weapons they need to fight the Syrian military.

Syria conflict: Geneva peace talks scheduled for January

Geneva - The long-promised peace conference aimed at resolving the Syrian crisis has been given a start date of January 22. The conference will be held in Geneva and will be the first talks to include representatives of the regime and the opposition.

Iraq expresses worry over proliferation of arms in Syria

Iraq's Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, has expressed fears that arms going into Syria may aid jihadist groups fighting there.

Syrian opposition proposes truce to Assad for Ramadan

The new head of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmed Jarba, has offered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a truce set to last until the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Syrian opposition claim Israel bombed Damascus military airport

Opposition sources in Syria claim that the blasts that struck a military airport in Damascus was a result of an Israeli air strike as opposed to what was initially thought to be a rebel attack.

Syrian rebels call for surgical air strikes on Assad forces

As the United States gives Syria some $250 million worth of non-lethal military hardware the Syrian opposition demands more.

Head of Syrian opposition resigns

The president of the NOC (National Opposition Council) Moaz al-Khatib has officially resigned from his position, amidst frustration with the international communities lack of support.

Syrian opposition source to Israel -- Rebels no threat to you

Following a brief escalation on the Israeli-Syrian Golan Heights frontier an opposition source has stated that Israel should not be concerned about serious threats to its security.

Syrian opposition call for interim gov. to rule over all Syria

The rebel chief of the Syrian opposition has today announced that the Free Syrian Army wants the interim government, currently based in Turkey, to rule over all of Syria.

New government in Syria, the Shadow Government

Syria's opposition has held talks in Istanbul on appointing their first prime minister to lead an interim government inside parts of Syria freed from the control of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Stores with Iranian-supplied weapons seized by Syrian rebels

The Syrian rebel opposition have captured several weapon depots in the Aleppo province following several days of clashes with the Syrian military.

Syrian opposition says it is ready to form new government

The main Syrian opposition group to the presently ruling Baathist regime of Bashar al-Assad has declared that it plans to start talks on Monday in Istanbul in order to establish a new cabinet and appoint a new Prime Minister.

Bashar Assad's own mother is rumored to have defected to the UAE

Damascus - A U.S. Ambassador as well as Arab media reports, claim that the dictator of Syria's own mother has join the list of high level supporters to flee the country.

Defiant Assad addresses Syrians, denounces enemies of the nation

President Bashar al-Assad, appearing at the Opera House in Damascus, gave a rare speech in which he denounced the opposition as "enemies of God and puppets of the West."

Video: Aftermath of Syrian bakery bombing that killed over 100

A recent bombing in Syria had struck a line of over 1,000 people waiting outside of a bakery for bread. The death toll in the bombing is believed to be over 100.

Op-Ed: Russia admits to Assad’s likely end

Mideast crisis continues as Russia admits to Bashar al-Assad 'losing control' of Syria. Syria's chemical weapons could be ready for usage as Assad's forces fire scud missiles at rebels. Assad could be removed from power before or during March 2013.

Op-Ed: Official Opposition

Obama's recent comments about the Syrian opposition makes one ask the following, can the Syrian opposition topple Assad and bring into fruition a democratic Syria?

Canada says Syrian opposition must reject extremism

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has said Syria's National Opposition Coalition must reject extremism before Canada will recognize its legitimacy.

President Obama recognizes Syrian opposition coalition

President Barack Obama has recognized the Syrian Opposition Coalition, opposed to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.

British Islamists train for jihad in Syria at Lebanese camp

A Syrian born radical Islamic cleric who lived in the U.K. for almost 20 years before being banned in 2005, is training British born Islamic extremists for jihad in Syria, in a Lebanese training camp.

Iran warns arming Syrian rebels will increase risk of terrorism

Tehran - As European nations consider lifting the arms embargo to the Syrian opposition, Iran, a traditional ally of Syria, warns that arming the rebels could further destabilize the region and increase the risks of terrorism.

U.S. declares support for Syrian opposition

The United States on Sunday declared its support for the Syrian National Coalition against the regime of President Assad. The move follows British Prime Minister David Cameron's suggestion that the west should provide arms to the Syrian rebels.

Clashes between rebel and regime forces rock Damascus

Reports indicate that violence across the Syrian capital Damascus is intensifying as Syrian rebels announce they are executing a "Damascus volcano" offensive against the Syrian regime.

Syrian opposition visits Moscow seeking Russian help

Two Syrian opposition delegations visited Moscow this week in hopes of garnering support. This is seeing to "no change" in Russia's stance towards Syria.

Top Hamas operative assassinated in Damascus

Damascus - Hamas senior officer and operative, Kamal Ranaja, known as Nizzar Abu-Mujhad, was murdered in his Damascus apartment in the Qudsaya neighborhood last night.

Op-Ed: Annan finally gets the message

The U.N. and Arab League appointed peace envoy to Syria has finally conceded that his peace plan has not been implemented and has subsequently placed the blame on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Op-Ed: Will military intervention work in Syria?

As the raging violence in Syria continues to take its toll on civilians -- with the recent mass-murder at Houla bearing particular salience -- one feels the need to re-examine the perceived necessity for military intervention.
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Ahmed Jarba  head of the Syrian National Coalition opposition group  gestures during an interview wi...
Ahmed Jarba, head of the Syrian National Coalition opposition group, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Bayan Palace in Kuwait December 8, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Jassim Mohammed
A Free Syrian Army soldier preparing to fire a rocket launcher.
A Free Syrian Army soldier preparing to fire a rocket launcher.
Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Syrian Opposition Coalition Chairman Ahmed Assi al-J...
Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Syrian Opposition Coalition Chairman Ahmed Assi al-Jarba during the United Nations General Assembly at the Waldorf Astoria in New York September 24, 2013
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