Syrian National Council elects Kurd as new leader

Syrian National Council elects Kurd as new leader

(Istanbul) – The Syrian National Council, elected Kurdish activist Abdelbasset Sida as its leader at a meeting in Istanbul, a council statement said. Sida, 56-year-old succeeds Burhan Ghalioun, a liberal opposition figure who had presided over the council since it was formed in August of last year. Opposition sources said the election of Sida could […]

Arab League chief in China for Syria talks

Arab League chief in China for Syria talks

(Shanghai) – Head of Arab League, Nabil al-Arabi who has played a key role in mediating the Syria crisis arrived in China for discussions with top Chinese leaders including Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, China’s Foreign Ministry said. “The two sides will have in-depth exchanges of views on the Syrian issue”, said foreign ministry spokesman Liu […]

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