Government of Syria http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30378/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ Main group in Syria opposition rejects talks with regime http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/urgent-main-group-syria-opposition-rejects-talks-regime <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Syrian National Council, the main component of the opposition National Coalition, on Tuesday rejected the possibility of holding any talks with the regime as offered by the head of the umbrella group.</p> <p>"The Syrian National Council has already told the people of the revolution of its commitment to its principles and objectives... the overthrow of the Syrian regime and all its parts, the rejection of any dialogue with it, and the protection of the revolution so that it does not become hostage to any international commitments," it said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/urgent-main-group-syria-opposition-rejects-talks-regime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Syria Syrian uprising AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:31:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746720 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria opposition mulls 5 candidates for 'premier' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/syria-opposition-mulls-5-candidates-premier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least five candidates are vying to become "prime minister" of a government Syria's opposition plans to create to administer rebel-held territory, a member of the Syrian National Council said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The SNC, the main bloc within the opposition National Coalition, decided on Monday to present three names for the post, member Samir Nashar told AFP.</p> <p>They are former SNC head Burhan Ghalioun and members Salim al-Moslet and Osama Kadi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/syria-opposition-mulls-5-candidates-premier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Syria Politics Syrian uprising AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:37:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767321 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria opposition names George Sabra interim chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/syria-opposition-names-george-sabra-interim-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Syrian National Coalition named veteran dissident George Sabra as caretaker leader of the main opposition grouping on Monday, following the resignation of Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib.</p> <p>Sabra "was assigned today to carry out the functions of the head of the Coalition until elections for a new president," one of the Coalition's main constituent groups, the Syrian National Council, said in a statement.</p> <p>sah/kir</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Government of Syria Governments in exile Syrian uprising AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:31:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5822342 at http://www.globalpost.com Baird, counterparts express 'outrage' over alleged chemical attacks in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130825/syrian-opposition-leader-press-more-canadian-help-meeting-ba <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONTREAL - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and other western leaders applied more pressure on Syria on Sunday, with a call for Syrian authorities to allow the United Nations immediate and unfettered access to the site of last week's alleged chemical attack.</p> <p>Officials in Baird's office said he had separate phone conversations on Sunday with US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Foreign Minister of the French Republic, Laurent Fabius. He spoke with British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130825/syrian-opposition-leader-press-more-canadian-help-meeting-ba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Syria Social Issues Syrian uprising The Canadian Press Sun, 25 Aug 2013 11:16:08 +0000 The Canadian Press 5917263 at http://www.globalpost.com SNC-Lavalin looking to unlock value with sale of Alberta power transmission firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130930/snc-lavalin-looking-at-selling-stake-alberta-electricity-tra <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONTREAL - SNC-Lavalin is looking to unlock some of the engineering giant's hidden value by selling a minority stake in AltaLink, it's second-largest infrastructure investment and one which owns more than half of Alberta's electricity transmission grid.</p> <p>The company, which has been reducing its investments in infrastructure assets, said Monday all options for AltaLink would be considered, including a private sale, strategic alternatives or turning to the public market.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130930/snc-lavalin-looking-at-selling-stake-alberta-electricity-tra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of Canada Government of Syria Lavalin Social Issues The Canadian Press Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:17:31 +0000 The Canadian Press 5948898 at http://www.globalpost.com Key Syria opposition group refuses Geneva peace talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131013/key-syria-opposition-group-refuses-geneva-peace-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A key group within the Syrian opposition National Coalition said Sunday it would not attend proposed peace talks in Geneva and would quit the Coalition if it participated.</p> <p>"The Syrian National Council, which is the biggest bloc in the Coalition, has taken the firm decision... not to go to Geneva," the Council's president George Sabra, told AFP.</p> <p>ram/sah/kir</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Asia Government of Syria Syrian uprising AFP Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:18:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5959652 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia calls on US to bring Syria opposition to peace talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131014/russia-calls-us-bring-syria-opposition-peace-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia on Monday urged the United States to do everything in its power to bring the Syrian opposition to peace talks after a key group said it would not attend a proposed conference in Geneva.</p> <p>"We very much expect our American partners and other countries, which not only have influence on various opposition groups but also ... encourage these opposition groups to continue fighting, to realise their responsibility for creating conditions for performing their share of the work for convening Geneva 2," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131014/russia-calls-us-bring-syria-opposition-peace-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Syria Syrian uprising AFP Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:02:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5960489 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria blast kills 21, US presses opposition on peace talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131016/syria-blast-kills-21-us-presses-opposition-peace-talks-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bomb killed 21 people in Syria on Wednesday, with sources variously blaming rebels and the army, as the United States urged a key opposition group to join peace talks.</p> <p>In other violence, at least 41 fighters were reported killed in clashes in the northeast between Kurds and Al-Qaeda loyalists.</p> <p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a pickup truck was passing through an area of the southern province of Daraa when the bomb exploded.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131016/syria-blast-kills-21-us-presses-opposition-peace-talks-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Syria Politics Syrian uprising Technology War AFP Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:48:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5962814 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria blast kills 21, US presses opposition on peace talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131016/syria-blast-kills-21-us-presses-opposition-peace-talks-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bomb killed 21 people in Syria on Wednesday, with sources variously blaming rebels and the army, as the United States urged a key opposition group to join peace talks.</p> <p>In other violence, at least 41 fighters were reported killed in clashes in the northeast between Kurds and Al-Qaeda loyalists.</p> <p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a pickup truck was passing through an area of the southern province of Daraa when the bomb exploded.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131016/syria-blast-kills-21-us-presses-opposition-peace-talks-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Syria Politics Syrian uprising Technology War AFP Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:47:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5962866 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria opposition re-elects Jarba as leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140105/syria-opposition-re-elects-jarba-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syria's main opposition National Coalition re-elected Ahmad Jarba as its leader during a general assembly meeting in Istanbul on Sunday, the coalition said in a statement.</p> <p>Jarba won 65 votes, beating his only rival Riad Hijab -- the best-known defector from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad -- by 13 votes.</p> <p>Jarba, who is seen as close to key rebel backer Saudi Arabia, was first elected to head the Coalition in July, and will now lead the group for another six months.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140105/syria-opposition-re-elects-jarba-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahmad Jarba Asia Government of Syria Human Interest Syrian uprising AFP Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:01:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6035796 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria opposition re-elects Jarba as leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140105/syria-opposition-re-elects-jarba-leader-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syria's main opposition National Coalition re-elected Ahmad Jarba as its leader during a general assembly meeting in Istanbul on Sunday, the coalition said in a statement.</p> <p>Jarba won 65 votes, beating his only rival Riad Hijab -- the best-known defector from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad -- by 13 votes.</p> <p>Jarba, who is seen as close to key rebel backer Saudi Arabia, was first elected to head the Coalition in July, and will now lead the group for another six months.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140105/syria-opposition-re-elects-jarba-leader-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Syria Governments in exile Human Interest AFP Mon, 06 Jan 2014 03:01:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6035844 at http://www.globalpost.com