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Showing posts with label opposition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label opposition. Show all posts

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Venezuelan President Urges Peaceful Conduct of Opposition’s Referendum

The opposition’s referendum
The opposition’s referendum will question the legitimacy of the National Constituent Assembly, called by Maduro, and the need for the elections in Venezuela. However, the country's National Electoral Council said that results of the referendum will not have legal force as only the electoral authorities have the right to hold such events. The opposition in response referred to Article 71 of the constitution, which allows holding consultative surveys.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Moscow urges Syrian opposition to avoid raising tensions

At a meeting with members of the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC), Russia pointed out that attempts to raise tensions in Syria were counterproductive, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said following his meeting with the HNC delegation.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Colombia's president, FARC leader sign revised peace agreement

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC Commander Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, better known as "Timochenko," signed the revised peace agreement Thursday in Bogota, ending a 52-year-old internal armed conflict.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Armenia : Standoff Ends as ‘Daredevils’ Surrender

The two week standoff at a police compound in Erebuni, which was seized by an opposition group calling itself the “Daredevils of Sasoun” ended on Sunday as the remaining members surrendered, Armenia’s National Security Service reported.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Violent Police Clashes with Protesters Heighten Tensions in Yerevan

Riot police clashed late on Friday with hundreds of people near a police compound in Yerevan occupied by gunmen affiliated with an Armenian opposition group.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

"Main Syrian opposition group" says truce has broken down

The leaders of Syria's opposition delegation were leaving Geneva on Tuesday declaring that a seven-week truce had effectively broken down after the group suspended its formal participation in troubled peace negotiations.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Syrian "rebels" seek pause in Geneva peace talks

The main Syrian opposition coalition has urged the United Nations to pause peace talks until Damascus "shows it is serious about political transition" as rebel groups vowed to strike back against alleged truce violations.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Opposition says Assad must bear responsibility for Syrian situation

Syrian President Bashar Assad must bear responsibility for the current situation in the country, the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces' vice-president Mouaffaq Nyrabia told TASS on Wednesday.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

EU urges Turkey to respect press freedom after newspaper seized

The European Union has urged Turkey to respect press freedom after Turkish police seized top-selling opposition newspaper Zaman, days before the two sides hold a summit on the migrant crisis.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Syria: Key opposition group to join Geneva talks

The key Syrian opposition group has said it will join peace talks that have opened in Geneva.

The Saudi-backed High Negotiations Committee (HNC) earlier said it would only join if Syrian government forces ended their air strikes and blockades.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Syrian opposition rejects talks before goodwill steps

A senior Syrian opposition official on Friday ruled out even indirect peace talks with the government before a halt to Russian air strikes and the lifting of government blockades on populated areas.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Turkey's Erdogan files $32k lawsuit against opposition leader who called him a 'dictator'

 Attorneys for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan have filed a lawsuit against a major opposition leader for stating that Erdogan is a dictator, presidential sources and the opposition party told Reuters. The president is reportedly seeking $32,000 in damages.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015

US to provide $70M in non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition

The U.S. is working to provide an additional $70 million in non-lethal aid to the Syrian opposition, the State Department’s number two announced Friday as the country's bloody conflict enters its fifth year.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Turkey to support training, equipping Syrian opposition, US says

WASHINGTON - Turkey has agreed to support the training and equipping of the moderate opposition in Syria, the US State Department said on Friday, saying a US military team would visit Ankara next week to discuss the matter.

"Turkey has agreed to support train-and-equip efforts for the moderate Syrian opposition," spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters in describing a visit to Turkey by the two senior US officials responsible for building a coalition to fight the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Syrian opposition asks for anti-aircraft arms from US. -- Washington has consistently resisted previous requests

The head of the Syrian National Coalition for Revolutionary and Opposition Forces called for the U.S. to supply anti-aircraft weapons to rebels who have been dealt serious blows by Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s air force.

“We do have a problem with the air forces, the air raids and the barrel bombs,” said Ahmad Jarba, the president of the Syrian National Coalition while speaking at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington Wednesday. “This is making our life a nightmare, so we want weapons that will be able to neutralize the air force.”

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