Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Civil War in Syria -- News Updates January 30, 2013

Moaz al-Khatib announcement came amid international warning that Syria might fall into the hands of radical Islamists if no solution to the crisis is reached. (Reuters)

Syria’s Opposition Chief Says Ready For Talks With The Regime -- Al Arabiya

Syria’s opposition chief Moaz al-Khatib said on Wednesday he is ready for dialogue with officials of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, subject to conditions including that detainees are released.

“I announce I am ready for direct discussions with representatives of the Syrian regime in Cairo, Tunis or Istanbul,” Khatib said via his Facebook page, citing as another condition that passports for exiled citizens be renewed.

Khatib’s announcement came amid international warning that Syria might fall into the hands of radical Islamists if no solution to the crisis is reached.

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More News On The Syrian Civil War

Syria Live Blog -- Al Jazeera
Syria crisis: opposition leader offers talks with Assad regime - Wednesday 30 January 2013 -- The Guardian

Syrian rebels recover scores of bodies from Aleppo river as floodwaters recede -- The Guardian
Aleppo executions show 'worst brutality' of Syrian civil war -- The Telegraph
Massacre corpses pulled from Syrian river -- Sydney Morning Herald
Adversaries in Syria Trade Blame for Scores of Killings in Aleppo -- New York Times
Syria blames Nusra Front for Aleppo killings -- Reuters
Ferocious battle for strategic suburb could hold the keys to Damascus (+video) -- Christian Science Monitor

Opposition leader says could hold talks outside Syria -- Reuters
Syria’s opposition chief says ready for talks with the regime -- Al Arabiya
Syria opposition chief says ready for talks with regime -- AFP
Syria Opposition Leader Calls for Meeting After Rift Over Talks -- Bloomberg Businessweek

U.N.'s Ban decries "horrors" in Syria, urges end to war
-- Reuters
Brahimi says Syria 'horror unprecedented' -- Al Jazeera
Massacre pushes Syria deeper into 'horror' -- The Australian
Brahimi gives 'grim' assessment of Syria -- UPI
U.N. Syria Envoy: 'I am not a quitter' -- CNN

Donors pledge $1.5bn for UN Syria aid operation -- BBC
World leaders seek $1.5 billion for afflicted Syrians, but concerns loom -- CNN
Donors meet target of $1.5 billion aid for stricken Syrians: U.N. -- Reuters

Arab nations, U.S. pledge hundreds of millions for Syria crisis
-- Washington Post
Gulf nations pledge $900m for Syrian aid as UN chief decries ‘horrors’ -- Washington Post/AP
UN Appeals for More Aid, Halt to Syria Fighting -- Voice of America

Scarce aid compounds Syria refugee crisis -- Al Jazeera
Displaced in Syria and looking for solace -- Deutsche Welle
Syrian refugees flee in cramped trucks -- News24
Jordan and Lebanon Unable to Cope with Syrian Refugee Flow -- RIA Novosti
Number of Syrians in need of aid may be higher than estimated - UN -- Alertnet

Syrian slaughter: Numbers too large to conceive
-- Jebbifer Rubin, Washington Post
Syrian revolution or Nusra -- Hazem Saghieh, Al Arabiya
Factbox: Rising Syrian death toll, refugee wave -- Reuters

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