'Divided' Syrian opposition seeks 'national pact' to unseat Assad's govt

   Mar 26, 5:12 pm

Damascus, Mar 26 (ANI): Opposition groups in Syria have planned to meet in Turkey in an attempt to draw up a " national pact" on how to ouster President Bashar al-Assad 's government.

According to the main opposition coalition, the Syrian National Council (SNC), all other anti-Assad groups have been invited to the gathering in Istanbul.

The SNC said that it wants to hammer out a pact of shared objectives with all opposition groups, including those that have recently broken away from the council, during the two-day meeting.

The meeting comes as the opposition Free Syrian Army and a rival military council have announced that they will work together to co-ordinate all military activity against the Syrian government, The BBC reports.

It also comes ahead of the "Friends of Syria" gathering on April 1, also to be held in Istanbul. (ANI)

Musharraf hospitalised after complaining of chest pain Feb 11, 8:57 pm
Karachi, Feb. 11 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf was admitted to hospital here on Thursday after complaining of sudden chest pain.
Full Story
HRW questions Sri Lanka on sending ex-army chief to parliament Feb 11, 11:59 am
New York, Feb.11 (ANI):The Sri Lankan government's appointment to parliament of a former army chief whose forces were implicated in widespread abuses contradicts pledges to investigate alleged war crimes, Human Rights Watch said today.
Full Story
Indian envoy says Sheikh Mohamed's visit will further cement India-UAE strategic partnership Feb 11, 11:17 am
Abu Dhabi, Feb. 11 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to the United Arab of Emirates (UAE), T.P Seetharam, has welcomed the visit of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to India, saying that the visit would help cement a 'strategic partnership' between the two countries even further.
Full Story
Comments