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Syria Opposition to Boycott UN-Backed Talks

Syrian National Coalition announces it would boycott talks proposed by the UN envoy, citing Russia's airstrikes in the country.

Syria Opposition to Boycott UN-Backed Talks

Syrian Opposition Defends Moscow Support for Assad

Despite Moscow's open support for the Syrian regime, Damascus's opposition in exile insists Russia is only trying to find a solution.

Syrian Opposition Defends Moscow Support for Assad

Key Syrian Anti-Regime Group Quits Opposition Bloc

Local Coordination Committees quits opposition in exile, accusing it of being undermined by internal conflict.

Key Syrian Anti-Regime Group Quits Opposition Bloc

NGO, Opposition Urge Probe of Deaths in Syria Raid

A monitor and Syria's opposition call for probe of coalition airstrike that allegedly killed 64 civilians in northern Syria.

NGO, Opposition Urge Probe of Deaths in Syria Raid

Syrian Opposition Leader Asks for 'Safe Havens'

Syrian National Coalition head meets Kerry, asks the United States to help set up safe havens inside Syria.

Syrian Opposition Leader Asks for 'Safe Havens' Inside Syria

Syrian Opposition to Meet UN Envoy for Talks

Representatives from Syria's opposition National Coalition to UN's envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva next month.

Syrian Opposition to Meet UN Envoy for Peace Talks

Syrian Opposition Won't Attend Moscow Peace Talks

Syria's exiled opposition says it declined an invitation from Russia to attend peace talks in Moscow with Assad's representatives.

Syrian Opposition Won't Attend Moscow Peace Talks

US to Send Weapons to Syrian Rebels 'Within Weeks'

Syrian National Coalition head Ahmed Al-Jarba claims success after tour of US to lobby for more arms; meanwhile, regime making gains.

Syrian Opposition Head: US to Supply More Weapons 'Within Weeks'

Syrian Opposition Group Rejects Talks, Quits Bloc

Syrian National Council quits the Syrian National Coalition in protest over its attendance at the Geneva II talks.

Syrian Opposition Group Rejects Peace Talks, Quits Bloc

Iran Invited to Geneva, Syrian Opposition Fumes

Syria's opposition threatens to withdraw from planned peace talks in Geneva after UN's Ban invites Iran.

Iran Invited to Geneva 2 Talks, Syrian Opposition Fumes

Friends of Syria Urge Opposition to Attend Geneva

The "Friends of Syria" alliance says opposition groups should attend peace talks in Geneva.

Friends of Syria Urge Opposition to Attend Geneva 2

Moderate Rebels: Jihadists Working with Assad

Western-backed Syrian National Coalition accuses an Al-Qaeda-linked group of ties to the Syrian regime.

Moderate Syrian Rebels Claim Jihadists Working with Assad

Opposition Demands Timeframe for Assad's Exit

Syrian National Coalition lists a timeframe for Assad to cede power as a condition to attend talks in Geneva.

Syrian Opposition Demands Timeframe for Assad's Exit

Opposition: Assad's Exit Must be Objective

Syrian National Coalition says it will not take part in a planned peace conference unless the objective is Assad’s removal from power.

Syrian Opposition: Assad's Exit Must be Objective of Talks

70 Syrian Rebel Groups Break with Main Opposition

Rebels in southern Syria say the National Coalition has “failed”, announce they no longer recognize the Western-backed group.

70 Syrian Rebel Groups Break with Main Opposition

Key Syrian Rebel Group Turns Down Peace Talks

Syrian National Council says it won't attend peace talks in Geneva because the world has "left the murderer unpunished."

Key Syrian Rebel Group Turns Down Peace Talks

Syria May Officially Split in Two

Syrian opposition weighs independent government on territory conquered from Assad.

Syria May Officially Split in Two

Cracks Continue to Appear in Syrian Opposition

Syria's most powerful rebel battalions reject Syrian National Coalition, amid claims of sex trafficking by Islamist rebels.

Cracks Continue to Appear in Syrian Opposition

Rebels to Cooperate with Chemical Weapons Probe

Syrian opposition leaders offer UN inspectors unfettered access to investigate the use of chemical weapons.

Rebels to Cooperate with UN's Chemical Weapons Probe

Syria: EU Blacklist of Hizbullah Serves Israel

The Syrian regime criticizes the EU’s decision to blacklist the military arm of Hizbullah, Syrian opposition welcomes the decision.

Syria: EU Blacklist of Hizbullah Serves Israel

New Head of Syrian Opposition Offers Assad a Truce

Ahmad Jarba, the new president of the Syrian National Coalition, has offered a ceasefire during the month of Ramadan.

New Head of Syrian Opposition Offers Assad a Truce

Syria's Opposition: Act on Obama's 'Red Line'

Syria's opposition calls for action on Obama's warning that Syria's use of chemical weapons would cross a "red line."

Syria's Opposition: The World Needs to Act on Obama's 'Red Line'

Syrian Opposition Denounces Hizbullah

Syria's opposition warns that Hizbullah’s role in fighting in Homs province amounts to a "declaration of war."

Syrian Opposition Denounces Hizbullah's Role in Civil War

US Gives $60M in 'Immediate' Aid to Syrian Rebels

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has announced the United States will provide $60 million to hand-picked Syrian rebel groups.

US to Provide $60M in 'Immediate' Aid to Syrian Rebels

NYT: US to Train, Equip Syria's Rebel Forces

The US is training and equipping Syrian rebel forces in their war to oust President Bashar al-Assad, the NY Times reports.

NYT: US to Train and Equip Syria's Rebel Forces

Syrian Opposition Demands World Action

Syria's main opposition group pulls out of international talks, demands world action after missiles slam into the city of Aleppo.

Syrian Opposition Demands World Action After Aleppo Attack

Russia's Lavrov Meets Head of Syrian Opposition

Moscow says it wants to keep in regular contact with the Syrian opposition after FM Lavrov meets the coalition's leader.

Russia's Lavrov Meets Head of Syrian Opposition

Syria's Opposition Meets to Select Prime Minister

Syria's opposition umbrella group meets in Istanbul in a bid to name a prime minister-in-exile.

Syria's Opposition Meets to Select Prime Minister

New Islamic State Declared Aleppo

Syrian rebels have declared independence – both from the Assad administration, and from each other. Islamic state is created in Aleppo.

Syrian Rebels Split: New Islamic State Declared in Aleppo