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Head of Baggara tribe says Syrian state to collapse if Assad goes: Interview

Head of Baggara tribe says Syrian state to collapse if Assad goes: Interview

By Abdullah Ghadawi (Zaman al-Wasl)- Sheikh of al-Baggara tribes in Syria Nawaf al-Basheer surprised us by saying, “the fall of Bashar al-Assad means fall of the institutions of the Syrian state,” because the alternative for this regime is either extremism or division considering the fall...

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Possible outcomes of Syria's safe zone- Interview

Possible outcomes of Syria's safe zone- Interview

Reporting by Mustafa Mohamed (Eqtsad)- Amid the fast track military development at the Northern border of Syria, talks about the Safe Zone has come to surface again, the option that the opposition need to be ready for. In order to have an idea about the matter, Eqtsad talked to Mohammed yasin...

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INTERVIEW: Opposition deputy head highlights Coalition agenda, Assad's future, domestic rivals

INTERVIEW: Opposition deputy head highlights Coalition agenda, Assad's future, domestic rivals

 By Abdullah al-Ghadawi (Zaman al-Wasl)- Following the arrows that rained on to him as a result of a report published by Zaman al-Wasl where it indicated that he accepts Bashar al-Assad’s presence in the transitional period, the deputy head of the coalition Mouaffa Nyrabia was content...

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Syria's political solution begins with Assad departure: HNC spokesman

Syria's political solution begins with Assad departure: HNC spokesman

By Abdullah al-Ghadawi (Zaman Al Wasl)- Spoksman of the opposition High Negotiations Committee Riyad Nassan Agha confirmed the political solution begins with Bashar Assad's departure. In a dialouge with Zaman al-Wasl, he said, “the one who destroyed Syria cannot be accepted to be on...

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Official says to investigate abuses against civilians in Kurdish-held areas: Interview

Official says to investigate abuses against civilians in Kurdish-held areas: Interview

By Abdullah al-Ghadawi; Translation by Rana Abdul (Zaman Al Wasl)- Co-President of Kurdish Self-administration in Erin, Kobani, and al-Jazira considered mistakes committed to civilians in Manbij by YPG cannot be generalized on all fighters. In a dialogue with Zaman al-Wasl about the...

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No room for Assad in Transitional  Period:  Opposition Secretary  General

No room for Assad in Transitional Period: Opposition Secretary General

By Abdullah Al Ghadawi; Translation by Rana Abdul (Zaman al-Wasl)- Secretary General of Syrian National Coalition SNC Abdul Illah Fahid said Assad will not remain in the transitional period “even for one day”.  He did not stop at that, but added that whoever thinks of Assad...

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Interview: Assad's ouster is 'crippling condition' top opposition figure says

Interview: Assad's ouster is 'crippling condition' top opposition figure says

By Abdullah al-Ghadawi; Translation by Rana Abdul (Zaman al-Wasl)- Hassan Abdel Azim, the general coordinator of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, did not hide the impossibility of starting a transitional phase without the presence of Bashar al-Assad, justifying this by...

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INTERVIEW: Issam Zeitoun defends participation in Herzliya conference, says 'Israel made goodwill gestures'

INTERVIEW: Issam Zeitoun defends participation in Herzliya conference, says 'Israel made goodwill gestures'

By Ethar Abdul Haq; Translation by Rana Abdul (Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian opposition figure, Issam Zaitoun, who his visit to Israel last Tuesday sparked anger of rebel factions, said he did not claim to be representing the Free Syrian Army. Zeitoun described himself as an independent opposition...

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Obama administration deliberately prolonged Syria war, deepened tragedy: opposition figure

Obama administration deliberately prolonged Syria war, deepened tragedy: opposition figure

By Abdullah Al Ghadawi; Translation by Rana Abdul (Zaman Al Wasl)- Adib al-Shishakli, the representative of the Syrian National Coalition in the Gulf Cooperation Council and member of the Riyadh conference, said Russia is seeking to invest what is left of the time of the current American...

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Interview: Opposition Chief Negotiator says 'not believe in negotiation but it's political battle'

Interview: Opposition Chief Negotiator says 'not believe in negotiation but it's political battle'

By Abdullah Al Ghadawi; Translation by Rana Abdul (Zaman al-Wasl)- An interview with the Head of Syrian opposition's High Negotiation Committee to Geneva, Asaad al-Zoubi represents his vision over the negotiation rounds and forthcoming scenarios. The senior opposition figure announced...

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Rebel commander: U.S. support for Kurdish militias deepening rift in Syria, serves Israel

Rebel commander: U.S. support for Kurdish militias deepening rift in Syria, serves Israel

By Omar Bakkour; Translation by Rana Abdul (Zaman Al Wasl)- The general commander of the Sult n Murad brigade Fahim Issa, which is one of the Free Syrian Army factions working in northern Syria, accused the American administration of working to keep the fighting going in Syria and starting...

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Opposition PM says Govt. priority is education, health

Opposition PM says Govt. priority is education, health

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The time of former President of Interim Government Ahmad Tumaa has finished. The ex-president who only did short visits to free Syria and whose government was frozen until it was transferred to surgeon Jawad Abu Hatab who preceded many politicians to work with Syrians inside of...

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Opposition attends Geneva talks to discuss transitional ruling body, nothing else: senior negotiator

Opposition attends Geneva talks to discuss transitional ruling body, nothing else: senior negotiator

Reporting by Hussein al-Zoubi; Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)- The chief of opposition's High Negotiations Committee assured that discussing the transitional ruling body with full executive powers and not a participatory government under Bashar al-Assad is the opposition's main...

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Syrians' top six challenges in Turkey and govt response

Syrians' top six challenges in Turkey and govt response

Reporting by Orawa al-Sousi; Translation by Yusra Ahmed (EQTSAD)- Dozens of problems face Syrians living in Turkey, classified under 6 files by the "Turkish-Syrian Friendship Association" to discuss them with Turkish officials at high levels, including the Minister of Syrian Refugees’...

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Many Syrian celebrities irritated by her phone calls supporting revolution: Wisam will never stop

Many Syrian celebrities irritated by her phone calls supporting revolution: Wisam will never stop

By Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Yusar Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)- Maysoon Berikdar, or “Free Wisam”, a well known Syrian woman lives in Germany, she has annoyed many of well known loyal to Syrian regime by phoning them and telling them her opinion of their immoral attitude by supporting the...

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Activating southern front reduces pressure and siege on Daraya: commander

Activating southern front reduces pressure and siege on Daraya: commander

Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)- Daraya city has been under heavy bombardment in the last four months, by the Syrian regime’s aroplains, and followed by the Russian warplane. It is istimanted that almost 42 explosive barrels were thrown on Daraya dail since July till...

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About 9000 Syrian refugee children in Egypt dropout of school, community head says - Interveiw

About 9000 Syrian refugee children in Egypt dropout of school, community head says - Interveiw

Reporting by Samir al-Taweel; Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl- Eqtsad )- The representative of the Syrian community in Egypt said in a statement to Eqtsad that about 8 to 9 thousands of Syrian children had dropped out of school, especially basic education stage. "The Syrian...

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Iran denies Soleimani’s injury to keep morale high: fighter who targeted soleimani's car says

Iran denies Soleimani’s injury to keep morale high: fighter who targeted soleimani's car says

(By Ethar Abdulhaq; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) ( Zaman Al Wasl) - About 20 days ago, rebels in the southern countryside of Aleppo targeted the armored car of   Qassem Soleimani,  commander of the  Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force....

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