Syrian opposition leader Khaled Khoja speaks after a meeting in Paris earlier this month. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Since unrest erupted in Syria in mid-March 2011, opposition figures and factions have multiplied and mutated on the political level, making common act(...)

President of the Syrian National Council (SNC) George Sabra. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

Sitting alone in a large conference room in Istanbul days before a crucial and ultimately fruitless Syrian National Coalition (SNC) meeting last month(...)

Demonstrators carry a poster depicting a caricature of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and Lebanon’s Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during a protest in Kafranbel, near Idlib, yesterday. Photograph: Raed al-Fares/Reuters

Syria’s government has agreed in principle to participate in the Russian-US sponsored international conference aimed at ending the conflict in (...)

Syrian opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib meets US secretary of state John Kerry in Istanbul on Saturday. National Coalition head al-Khatib has reaffirmed his intention of stepping down, creating a vacuum at the top of the expatriate body. Reuters/Evan Vucci

Syrian opposition National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib has reaffirmed his intention of stepping down, creating a vacuum at the top of the exp(...)