National Coalition

Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib resigns as Syrian opposition chief

Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib quit as the coalition head. Photo: AFP

The resignation threw Syria's divided opposition into chaos just two days before Arab heads of state were due to decide whether to give it Damascus's vacant seat in the Arab League.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 5:07am

Britain recognises new Syrian opposition group

William Hague (left) with newly-formed opposition bloc leader Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, just before a Whitehall meeting on November 16. Photo: AP

Britain formally recognised a newly-formed opposition bloc as the sole representative of the Syrian people yesterday, as the chief of the UN said he feared Syria could become a "regional battleground".

21 Nov 2012 - 6:37am

France first European country to recognise new Syrian opposition

France has become the first European country to recognise the newly formed Syrian rebel coalition, and raised the possibility of arming the group as it begins taking charge of the opposition's role in the civil war.

15 Nov 2012 - 2:57am

US backs united front to topple Assad regime

The United States has declared its support for the united Syrian opposition after various groups opposed to the government of President Bashar al-Assad decided to come together following talks in Doha, Qatar.

13 Nov 2012 - 2:56am