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In Turkey, nations meet to plan for new Syria

By Bradley Klapper and Christopher Torchia/  Associated Press ISTANBUL: Dozens of countries on Sunday sought to set conditions for a new Syria, pushing for tighter sanctions and diplomatic pressure to further isolate President Bashar Assad, while urging the opposition to offer a democratic alternative to his regime. Yet the show of solidarity at the “Friends of …


Syria opposition demands ‘urgent’ military intervention after massacre

By AFP ISTANBUL: The opposition Syrian National Council called on Monday for an “urgent” foreign military intervention in Syria after reports that 47 women and children were killed in a Homs “massacre.” “We request urgent Arab and international military intervention,” top SNC leader Georges Sabra told a news conference in Istanbul. Reading from a prepared …


Syrian dissidents in Cairo to lobby for SNC recognition

CAIRO: Syrian dissidents were in Cairo on Saturday to lobby for recognition of an exile opposition council seeking the ouster of President Bashar Al-Assad, Egypt’s official MENA news agency reported. The delegation planned to meet Egyptian activists and party representatives as 90 members of the Syrian National Council-led opposition met in Stockholm to strategize their …


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