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Syrian opposition reaches out to Trump

Syria's main opposition group has urged US President-elect Donald Trump to protect civilians and help end the bloodshed in the country.

Syrian opposition reaches out to Trump

Assad: Support for opposition caused terrorism

Syrian President tells European parliamentarians that western governments' support for Syrian opposition groups caused terrorism in Europe.

Assad: West's support for the opposition caused terrorism

UN envoy says Syria peace talks can resume in July

UN’s mediator for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, says peace talks can resume if the security and humanitarian situation improve.

UN envoy says Syria peace talks can resume in July

Chief Syrian opposition negotiator resigns

Mohammed Alloush resigns from peace talks following the failure of the Geneva negotiations.

Chief Syrian opposition negotiator resigns

Iranian general: Syrian opposition is Israel

Iranian army's General Staff Security Adviser claims Islamist rebels are 'subgroups of Israel's intelligence bodies.'

Iranian general: Syrian opposition is actually Israel

UN: Syria talks will continue

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura downplays Syria opposition's quitting peace talks, saying they will continue.

UN: Syria peace talks will continue despite opposition quitting

Syrian opposition threatens to quit talks

Syrian opposition's delegation threatens to quit peace talks in Geneva amid continued fighting in Aleepo.

Syrian opposition threatens to quit talks

Syrian opposition rejects Assad's staying

Syria's opposition has rejected a proposal from UN envoy that would have kept Bashar Al-Assad as president during a political transition.

Syrian opposition rejects UN proposal for Assad to stay

Syrian opposition: Assad must go, dead or alive

Syria's opposition says Assad must leave power if looming peace talks to end five years of civil war are to succeed.

Syrian opposition: Assad must go, dead or alive

Syria's opposition places conditions on ceasefire

Syria's main opposition says it will accept a ceasefire if certain conditions are met.

Syria's opposition places conditions on acceptance of ceasefire

Syrian Opposition head asks Israel for hospitals

Dr. Al-Labwani set to visit Knesset, presenting map of protected regions and asking Israel to establish field hospitals inside Syria.

Syrian Opposition head asks Israel for field hospitals

Syria opposition threatens to quit peace talks

Syria's main opposition body threatens to quit talks in Geneva unless UN demands end to sieges of Syrian towns.

Syria's main opposition threatens to quit peace talks

Washington urges rebels to drop demands for talks

United States says Syrian opposition should attend peace talks and drop its demands for aid to besieged areas.

Washington urges Syria rebels to drop demands for joining talks

U.S. urges Syrian opposition to take part in talks

United States says Syria's reluctant rebel and opposition groups should attend UN-mediated peace talks without preconditions.

Washington urges Syrian opposition to take part in talks

Syria talks to be delayed amid opposition quarrels

UN says talks on ending the Syria conflict would be delayed due to a dispute over who will represent the opposition.

Syria talks to be delayed amid opposition quarrels

UN sets January 25 as date of Syria peace talks

UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, hopes to convene Syria talks on January 25 in Geneva.

UN sets January 25 as date of Syria peace talks

Al Qaeda rejects 'plot' to negotiate with Assad

Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria condemns the 'treason' of opposition groups who agreed to negotiate with autocrat while demanding he step down.

Al Qaeda rejects 'plot' to negotiate with Assad

Syrian opposition agrees to negotiate with regime

Unprecedented talks with Assad's regime outlined in opposition meeting, but they say he still must go.

Syrian opposition agrees to negotiate with regime

Syrian Opposition Insists: Assad Must Go

Syria's main opposition group meets Russian foreign minister, rejects calls to join forces against ISIS.

Syrian Opposition Insists: Assad Must Go

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

Israeli Official Met Syrian Opposition Leaders

Despite official stance of neutrality, report reveals high-ranking official met secular rebel forces to talk about common enemies.

Senior Israeli Official Met Syrian Opposition Leaders

UK to Train Syrian Opposition to Fight ISIS

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon announced Thursday that Britain will train Syrian opposition forces to combat ISIS threat.

UK to Train Syrian Opposition to Fight ISIS

U.S. to Provide $70 Million to Syrian Opposition

State Department says an additional $70 million in non-lethal aid will be provided to the Syrian opposition.

United States to Provide $70 Million in Aid to Syrian Opposition

Syrian Opposition: Assad Murders, Israel Helps

Dr. Kamal Al-Labwani, exiled leader of the Syrian opposition, visits Ziv Hospital in Tzfat, where many wounded Syrians are treated.

Syrian Opposition Leader: Assad Murders, Israel Treats Wounded

Obama Seeks $500 Million to Equip Syrian Rebels

In its annual request for overseas funding, the Obama administration has proposed a program to train and equip moderate rebels.

Obama Seeks $500 Million to Equip Syrian Rebels

Syrian Islamic Rebels Sign Covenant of Honor

Syrian Islamic Rebels Sign Covenant of Honor

Syrian Opposition: We Need Weapons to Beat Assad

During a visit to Washington, Syrian opposition leader says rebels need "efficient weapons" to deal with Assad.

Syrian Opposition Head: We Need Weapons to Beat Assad

Assad Angry After Rebel Promotes Peace With Israel

Dr. Kamal Al-Labwani advocates for Israel, Syria to unite over 'common enemies,' tells Assad not to preach to him about morality.

Damascus Livid at Syrian Activist's Push for Peace with Israel

Syrian Opposition Advocates Peace with Israel

“It is in our interest today to engage in a peace process” with Israel, says Syrian opposition activist in televised interview.

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Syrian Opposition Thanks Netanyahu

Netanyahu's public support for wounded Syrians sends an important message, opposition leader tells Israeli radio.

Syrian Opposition Thanks Netanyahu for Visiting Wounded Syrians

Syrian Sides to Meet in the Same Room

Syria's warring sides have agreed to meet together on Saturday, says UN-Arab League Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.

Syrian Sides to Meet in the Same Room

Syrian Government, Opposition Exchange Accusations

First day of peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition characterized by bitter accusations.

Syrian Government, Opposition Exchange Accusations at Geneva II

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

Kerry Urges Syrian Opposition to Attend Geneva 2

"Syria has become the magnet for jihadists," warns Kerry as Syrian opposition prepares to vote on attending peace talks.

Kerry Urges Syrian Opposition to Attend Geneva 2

Opposition Claims Assad Used Chemicals Again

Syrian opposition says Assad's forces used poison gas near Damascus, Syrian government denies it did.

Syrian Opposition Claims Assad Used Chemical Weapons Again

Syrian Rebels Agree to Attend Geneva Peace Talks

Syrian National Coalition agrees to attend the proposed Geneva II conference, but sets some conditions.

Syrian Rebels Agree to Attend Geneva Peace Talks

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

Assad Moving Offices and Missile Launchers

Preparing for a Western military strike, the Syrian government has reportedly moved political offices to schools and universities.

Assad Moving Offices and Missile Launchers, Says Opposition

Syria Rejects Proposal for Ramadan Ceasefire

Syria rejects the proposal by the opposition of a ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan.

Syria Rejects Proposal for Ramadan Ceasefire