(CNN) -- Dozens of international leaders have bolstered support for a Syrian opposition group that is vowing to pay rebel fighters. The international Friends of the Syrian People group formally recognized the Syrian National Council as a legitimate representative of the Syrian people at a conference in Istanbul on Sunday.That effectively makes the SNC, which includes many Syrian exiles, the main opposition group with which other nations plan to work.
The United States has declared a Syrian rebel group as a terrorist organization, while Western powers push to rally international support for Syria's new opposition coalition.The State Department has not formally announced designati... Read Post
The opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has formally asked the Arab League to refer the Syrian crisis to the U.N. Security Council, after Arab observers failed to end the bloodshed, an opposition spokeswoman said. Syrian opposi... Read Post