Syrian official sources are considering taking up the offer for talks with opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib, head of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, Antoun Issa reports from Damascus.
In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor from his office in Damascus, Ali Haidar, Syria's minister of national reconciliation, said that President Assad’s Jan. 6 speech constitutes "a step forward toward solving the crisis” and that Turkey's “role is based upon a sectarian position, and they are supporting some of the Syrian people at the expense of others.”
Palestinian-American comedian Jennifer Jajeh speaks with Al-Monitor's Antoun Issa about the accomplishments of her "I Heart Hamas" tour and the quest for belonging that took her to the front lines of the world's most enduring conflict.
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