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Syrian opposition groups in Riyadh agree to send a 50-strong unified delegation to meet with President Bashar al-Assad in Geneva next week.

Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day and the kingdom’s bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind the foreign policy blunders.

Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

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Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

Syrian opposition figures have gathered in Saudi Arabia to form an overhauled delegation to peace talks that are under pressure to water down key demands including Assad's ouster.

Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

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Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

Senior Syrian opposition leader Riad Hijab quit his post as the head of the HNC on Monday, just a week before a new round of ...

What will Macron's mandate mean for the Middle East?

Bachar Halabi

What will Macron's mandate mean for the Middle East?

Analysis: Macron has made an impressive start, winning an overwhelming majority in parliament. What might his presidency have in store for ...

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Syria opposition, Turkey reject discussing Russian-proposed constitution

Syria's main opposition groups and Turkey rejected discussing the future administrative make-up of Syria or a draft constitution at upcoming talks in Geneva, a Turkish foreign ministry source said Friday.

The New Arab

Syrian opposition-backers Qatar, Turkey 'coordinating positions' before peace negotiations

A meeting held between Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu and Qatar counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani on Monday to discuss upcoming ...

The New Arab

Opposition calls for immediate military measures to protect Syrians

The head of the Syrian opposition's top negotiations body on Saturday called on Washington to take immediate military measures to protect ...

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Syrian opposition demands urgent international action over Aleppo carnage

The Syrian opposition demanded urgent action over the escalating situation in Aleppo, calling on the UN to end the government siege on Tuesday.

Syrian forces and rebels clash in northern Aleppo

The New Arab

Syrian forces and rebels clash in northern Aleppo

Despite a ceasefire, clashes continued in northern Aleppo on Monday ahead of a world powers meeting in Paris to discuss a political solution to ...

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US, Russia agree 48-hour Aleppo truce

The US and Russia have brokered a 48-hour truce between Syria's warring parties in the northern city of Aleppo starting Thursday, the State ...

Overnight regime shelling in Aleppo pushes rebels back

The New Arab

Overnight regime shelling in Aleppo pushes rebels back

Bashar al-Assad's forces launched fresh airstrikes on western Aleppo, pushing back a coalition of rebel groups who had made advances over ...

Ceasefire violations and Assad's abidance derail Syria talks Ceasefire violations and Assad's abidance derail Syria talks

The New Arab

Ceasefire violations and Assad's abidance derail Syria talks

Video: There will be no peace talks as long as the Assad regime continues to violate a shaky truce and refuses to discuss Assad departure, the ...

Syrian regime accuses Saudi, Turkey of derailing peace talks

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Syrian regime accuses Saudi, Turkey of derailing peace talks

The Syrian regime on Monday accused Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar of seeking to derail peace talks in Geneva, after the opposition suspended ...

Syria opposition postpones peace talks as fighting surges

The New Arab & agencies

Syria opposition postpones peace talks as fighting surges

Syria's opposition is asking the United Nations to suspend peace talks until Damascus shows it is serious about discussing a political ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria talks in Geneva to resume by next week

Indirect negotiations between Syria's warring factions are set to restart on Wednesday ahead of a new round of Geneva talks no later than 14 March, UN Special Envoy said.

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Opposition official rejects Russia's federalism plan for Syria

Riad Hijab rejected earlier proposals by Moscow for federalism in Syria, and said his group would make a final decision about ...

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Assad calls for parliamentary elections in April

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called for parliamentary elections in April, just hours after the United States and Russia agreed to a new ...

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Syrian regime on the offensive as negotiations 'officially begin'

The UN envoy for Syria declared the official start of peace negotiations in Switzerland, but it is not clear whether continued Russian-backed ...

Syria talks to start in Geneva without key figures

The New Arab & agencies

Syria talks to start in Geneva without key figures

The Syrian opposition will not attend UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva until an agreement on aid entering besieged towns is reached, but the UN ...

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Syrian opposition meets in Riyadh, awaiting UN reply

The opposition's High Negotiations Committee has met for a third day as it awaits a response on participation in UN-brokered peace talks set to ...

Syrian opposition postpone decision on Geneva talks

The New Arab

Syrian opposition postpone decision on Geneva talks

The opposition's High Negotiations Committee has postponed making a decision on whether or not to attend the Geneva peace talks on Friday, ...

Syrian opposition hints it will attend Geneva talks

The New Arab

Syrian opposition hints it will attend Geneva talks

Despite rumours of a boycott, the Syrian opposition's negotiating team said it viewed participation in the Geneva talks 'positively' in a ...

Suspected Russian raids 'kill civilians in east Syria'

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Suspected Russian raids 'kill civilians in east Syria'

At least 33 civilians were killed on Saturday in airstrikes suspected to have been carried out by Russian warplanes on a village in Syria's Deir ...

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