Assad Should not be an Obstacle to a “Realistic” Plan, Turkey’s FM

After the members of the Syrian High Negotiations Committee (HNC) held a meeting with their supporters in London, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the ‘Vision for Syria’ plan unveiled by the opposition coalition is “realistic, but countries that support Read more

Syria: Rebel Coalition Group Demands Ramadan Ceasefire

Basma Kodmani, a delegate of the Riyadh-based High Negotiations Committee (HNC) composed of Syrian opposition groups, said Coordinator Riad Hijab of the HNC has addressed a letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for a truce during Ramadan. Read more

Syria: Opposition Coalition’s Chief Negotiator Resigns

Chief Negotiator Mohammed Alloush of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC,) a Syrian opposition coalition, twitted on Sunday that he was resigning. “The three rounds of talks (with President Assad’s government) were unsuccessful because of the stubbornness of the regime and Read more

Syria: Assad Forces Preparing for Aleppo Liberation Battle, Russia to Help

The US-Russia negotiated ceasefire is on the verge of collapsing as confrontations between government and rebel forces increase in Aleppo. Damascus intends to “liberate” Aleppo from “illegal armed groups,” said Syria’s Prime Minister Wael al-Halaki during talks with a delegation Read more

Syria: Assad Reveals Compromise Plan through a Unity Government

President Assad on Wednesday signaled that he is willing to form a unity government with opposition and independent figures but the High Negotiations Committee (HNC,) a coalition of Syrian opposition parties, quickly rejected the proposal. In an interview with Russian Read more

Syria: Indirect Talks Begin, Substantive Discussions Wait

The UN-led talks to end the Syrian war will begin in Geneva on Wednesday but key actors of the crisis are expected to arrive on Monday. Special envoy Staffan De Mistura said they are ready to receive participants. The Assad Read more