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Syria Coalition 'deeply concerned' for Italian priest

Syria Coalition 'deeply concerned' for Italian priest

Syria's main opposition group called Saturday for the immediate release of an Italian Jesuit priest who went to negotiate with jihadists and who is feared to have been taken prisoner. The National Coalition said it "expresses its deep concern over the disappearance of Father Paolo...

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Lebanese-Swedish brothers killed in Syria

Lebanese-Swedish brothers killed in Syria

Two Islamist Lebanese-Swedish brothers who left their Scandinavian home for Lebanon, have died fighting alongside Syrian rebels, their cousin and a local cleric said on Saturday. Hassan and Moatasem Deeb "were killed Friday in a rebel assault on the Abu Zeid army checkpoint near Qalaat...

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Rebels gain advanced missiles in Damascus countryside

Rebels gain advanced missiles in Damascus countryside

  Free Syrian Army Battalions gained advanced missiles and sophisticated weapons by controlling 3 ammunition depots in the Damascus countryside; activists reported.  Rebels from (al-Islam brigade, Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Tawhid battalion, Quwat al-Maghaweer, Shuhada'...

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Trading of Corpses flourishes In Aleppo by Assad Intelligence

Trading of Corpses flourishes In Aleppo by Assad Intelligence

    Trading of the detainees corpses in Aleppo increased recently by the Air Force Intelligence, sources reported to Zaman Alwasl.   Hundreds of Syrian families are in big tragedy. They cannot bury their sons, only the lucky ones who can receive the corpses in the...

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Syria's National Coalition appoints envoy to Berlin

Syria's National Coalition appoints envoy to Berlin

Syrian National Coalition has appointed Mr. Muwaffak Nyrabia, the veteran dissident and former Political prisoner, as Head of Coalition Bureau in Berlin.  The German Government has provided 3 German employees to assist the Coalition envoy where they will coordinate between...

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Coalition Secretary filed a complaint against Opposition Member over obscene words

Coalition Secretary filed a complaint against Opposition Member over obscene words

  Secretary General of the National Coalition, Dr. Badr Jamous, has filed a complaint against political commission member over insulting Jamous and using obscene words. Zaman Alwasl source said that Jamous had made a formal request to open an investigation last week against...

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Syrian Coalition urges UN to start probe of alleged chemical weapons use

Syrian Coalition urges UN to start probe of alleged chemical weapons use

UNITED NATIONS — Syria’s Opposition  urged a U.N. team heading to Syria in the coming days to start their investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in a village near Aleppo where rebel fighters recently ousted government forces. The Syrian National Coalition said in a statement...

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Pressed on Syria, Hezbollah Leader Urges Focus on Israel

Pressed on Syria, Hezbollah Leader Urges Focus on Israel

In a rare public appearance on Friday, Hezbollah ’s leader,  Hassan Nasrallah , urged Arabs and Muslims to stay focused on opposing Israel despite bitter disagreements over the Syrian war, and declared that his Shiite followers would not bend in the face of rising anti-Shiite...

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Syrian Christian towns emptied by sectarian violence

Syrian Christian towns emptied by sectarian violence

Towns and villages in Syria that have been home to Christians for hundreds of years are being steadily emptied by sectarian violence and targeted kidnappings. Tens of thousands Syriac Christians – members of the oldest Christian community in the world – have fled their ancestral...

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 Coalition Political Commission invalid and illegal, 29 dissidents say

Coalition Political Commission invalid and illegal, 29 dissidents say

       29 members of the Opposition National Coalition have joined the veteran dissident Haytham al-Maleh in his claims about the invalidity of political commission election as well as the coalition expanding.   The petition has just came after a letter...

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Popular committees in Jaramana give up fighting

Popular committees in Jaramana give up fighting

  The security situation is more complicated in Jarmana, 10Km, southern Damascus, reliable source told Zaman Alwasl. ''Large numbers of the pro-Assad militia (Popular committees) in the city with Druze majority, had delivered back their weapons to Assad Army,'' the source said....

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Jordan foils bid to smuggle arms from Syria

Jordan foils bid to smuggle arms from Syria

Jordanian border guards have foiled an attempt to smuggle large amounts of weapons and drugs into the kingdom from Syria, the army said Friday. "Forces of the frontier guard yesterday evening (Thursday) seized large quantities of munitions and different types of drugs during an attempt to...

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Kurdish Struggle Blurs Syria’s Battle Lines

Kurdish Struggle Blurs Syria’s Battle Lines

Street names in Syria’s far northeastern corner have been changed from Arabic to Kurdish, schools openly teach the Kurdish language, and the country’s most powerful Kurdish militia flies its flag from checkpoints on main roads. Across northeastern Syria, the Kurds, the...

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Veteran Dissident criticizes polarization within Opposition Coalition

Veteran Dissident criticizes polarization within Opposition Coalition

  Veteran Dissident Haytham al-Maleh have criticized the polarization within the National Coalition in a letter expressing the head of legal committee disappointment regarding the latest expanding list of the coalition members which is not legal according to Coalition law and...

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Opposition Coalition delays internal meetings according to political tour

Opposition Coalition delays internal meetings according to political tour

Coalition delays its meetings according to political tour   National Coalition goes on rapid visits and meetings from Paris to the United Nations headquarters after that to Doha; the political tour will be continued, according to source to Zaman Alwasl.   A...

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Families of Syrian Dissidents can not afford Housing Wage in Jordan

Families of Syrian Dissidents can not afford Housing Wage in Jordan

  Families of Syrian dissidents officers in Jordan are exposed "to throw in the street'' because they can not afford housing wage Source said to Zaman Alwasl that 35 families of high ranked Generals, who defected from the Syria Army in protest on the Assad brutality in...

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Russia sends aid worth $1.3m to Assad

Russia sends aid worth $1.3m to Assad

Russia has dispatched another consignment of humanitarian aid worth $1.3 million to the Assad regime   The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that the new batch, which was delivered to Damascus this week, includes medical equipment, clothes and food...

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Assad anticipates rebel defeat in defiant speech

Assad anticipates rebel defeat in defiant speech

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday he was confident of victory against rebels and made a symbolic visit to a town once overrun by insurgents but now mostly retaken by his army. The visit to the battered town of Daraya, southwest of Damascus, and a defiant speech illustrate...

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