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Icchiku Yamada, human rights advocate stands with Syria: Interview

Icchiku Yamada, human rights advocate stands with Syria: Interview

Zaman al-Wasl has interviewed Icchiku Yamada, a Japanese researcher and founder of the organization “Stand with Syria Japan” who assured that his people have experienced the horrors of war and have suffered from its pains, so they will never stop standing by and supporting the Syrians until...

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Border Force seeks no divide in Syria, Turkish offensive immoral: Co-head of Democratic Council- Interview

Border Force seeks no divide in Syria, Turkish offensive immoral: Co-head of Democratic Council- Interview

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Co-chairman of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) Riad Darar rejected the idea that the "border security forces" that the Washington-led International Coalition intends to establish in Syria is means to divide Syria.  The International Coalation against Islamic...

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Opposition negotiator reveals Astana talks, detainees fate- Interview

Opposition negotiator reveals Astana talks, detainees fate- Interview

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Head of the opposition's Astana delegation, expected that the next round of consultations will achieve progress on the issue of detainees hinting at the Russian seriousness about this issue.  In an interview with Zaman al-Wasl, Dr. Ahmed Tu'mah said that...

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Cairo-based opposition will not attend dialogue congress in Sochi: Interview

Cairo-based opposition will not attend dialogue congress in Sochi: Interview

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Head of the National Coordination Committee, said that the current negotiating body to Geneva and the Coordination Committee reject attending the Syrian Dialogue conference in Sochi at the end of January.  Hassan Abdul Azim said in a statement to Zaman al-Wasl...

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Kilo: whoever accept Russia's preconditions for Sochi is a traitor- Interview

Kilo: whoever accept Russia's preconditions for Sochi is a traitor- Interview

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The prominent opposition dissident Michel Kilo confirmed that the planned Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Russia’s Sochi at the end of January will not result in anything since its a Russian pretext to keep Bashar al-Assad in power. In an interview with...

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Opposition not weak, still committed to transitional period: spokesman- Interview

Opposition not weak, still committed to transitional period: spokesman- Interview

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Spokesman for Syria's High Negotiations Committee said the opposition is not as weak as some are trying to portray it, assuring that the unity of Cairo, Moscow and Riyadh platforms has showed a concrete stance prevented the U.N. envoy from using the multiplicity of the...

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Head of Democratic Change will not attend any conference calls for partition or federalism: Interview

Head of Democratic Change will not attend any conference calls for partition or federalism: Interview

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Head of the National Coordinating Committee for Democratic Change (NCC) said the real Syrian opposition will not attend any conference on Syria that calls for partition or federalism as is being done now.  Hassan Abdul Azim  assured that Sochi...

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Co-chairman of Kurdish-led Democratic Council says federalism is Syria's best solution: Interview

Co-chairman of Kurdish-led Democratic Council says federalism is Syria's best solution: Interview

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The co-chairman of t he  Syrian  National  Democratic Council   said that France, the U.S. and Britain have voiced their support for the reconstruction of Deir Ezzor, assuring that collaboration in Raqqa's battles has  emboldened...

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Chief Negotiator says Russia seeks 'No Transitional Period' in Sochi conference- Interview

Chief Negotiator says Russia seeks 'No Transitional Period' in Sochi conference- Interview

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Chief negotiator of the opposition’s High Negotiation Committee said the ‘realism’’ is being talked about recently does not mean acceptance of Russian dictates of political solution, stressing that everyone who accepts Russian Sochi should be excluded from Riyad II....

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Opposition lacks a leader who believes in collective and institutional work: former secretary

Opposition lacks a leader who believes in collective and institutional work: former secretary

By Abdullah Ghadawi (Zaman Al Wasl)- Former Secretary-General of the opposition's Syrian National Coalition said a joint committee of the Syrian Interim Prime Minister and al-Shamiyah Front to re-evaluate the status of Bab al-Salameh crossing, expecting there will be a new direction to...

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FSA Commander Urges Tahrir Al-Sham to Handover Sites to Turkey

FSA Commander Urges Tahrir Al-Sham to Handover Sites to Turkey

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Head of the Political Office of the Mu'tasim Brigade, key rebel group in the Turkish-backed Euphrates Shield, hoped the former al-Qaeda branch will handover the observation points to the Turkish army to implement  the ceasefire deal to avoid any military escalation....

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Western officials disappoint opposition over Assad's future: Interview

Western officials disappoint opposition over Assad's future: Interview

 By Abdullah Ghadawi (Zaman Al Wasl)- Representative of the Syrian National Coalition in Washington has revealed the outcomes of the opposition’s High Negotiation Committee visit with Western officials followed the Regular Session of the U.N. General Assembly in September....

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Saudis press on Riyadh-based opposition body to accept Assad: Interview

Saudis press on Riyadh-based opposition body to accept Assad: Interview

(Zaman Al Wasl)- President of Secretariat General of the Damascus Declaration alliance and its representative in the Executive Committee of the Syrian National Council (SNC) Samir Nashar said in an interview with Zaman al-Wasl that the body emanating from the Riyad 2 Conference would...

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Kurdish official says Russia not abide by Assad, serious about political solution

Kurdish official says Russia not abide by Assad, serious about political solution

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Fouad Aleiko, senior member n the  Kurdish National Council,  revealed to Zaman al-Wasl the content of the last meeting between key opposition group and the Russian side headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mikhail Bogdanov. ...

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Tahrir al-Sham's shuffle makes Assad Regime stronger: Islamic scholar

Tahrir al-Sham's shuffle makes Assad Regime stronger: Islamic scholar

 By Ahmed Primo (Zaman Al Wasl)- The expert in Islamic groups Sheikh Hassan al-Dagheem accused Hayat Tahrir al-Sham of dodging, deception and lack of desire for dialogue and rapprochement, and continued deceit after its leaders repeatedly ignored their promises . On Monday,...

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Founder of FSA urges to save Idlib, lessen intimidation: Interview

Founder of FSA urges to save Idlib, lessen intimidation: Interview

By Abdullah Ghadawi (Zaman Al Wasl)- Colonel Riad al-Asaad, the founder of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) said his initiative to manage the city of Idlib was in consultation with many local Syrian national bodies and even the Supreme Islamic Council, considering the charges directed at...

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Opposition still oppose any role for Assad in transitional period: spokesman

Opposition still oppose any role for Assad in transitional period: spokesman

By Abdullah Ghadawi (Zaman Al Wasl)- Spokesman for the opposition's High  Negotiations  Committee  Dr. Monzer Makhous confirmed the Syrian opposition no longer owns a national Syrian decision in view of all this international and regional interference in the Syrian...

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Opposition groups divided over Assad's future, rifts mount: official

Opposition groups divided over Assad's future, rifts mount: official

By Abdullah Ghadawi (Zaman Al Wasl)- George Sabra, member of the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee, said rifts and discords are now emerging more than ever about accepting Bashar al-Assad stay in the transitional period, pointing out that the current stage...

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