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Antoun Issa


Antoun Issa is the Beirut News Editor for Al-Monitor.

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Syria's moderate rebels still losing ground to extremists

By  Antoun Issa | Fri, Apr 4, 2014
The ascendance of Islamic groups among Syria's opposition has clouded prospects for more advanced weapons to be provided to moderate factions.

Syrian opposition cites 'momentum' after Geneva talks

By  Antoun Issa | Sun, Feb 2, 2014
Representatives of the Syrian National Coalition concluded the Geneva II peace talks in a "positive spirit," although there are still questions about the group’s influence with armed groups and the opposition inside Syria.

Syrian foreign minister calls for national unity government

By  Antoun Issa | Fri, Jan 31, 2014
In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Walid Moallem, Syria's minister of foreign affairs and expatriates, said that the Syrian National Coalition's rejection of a resolution condemning terrorism was "unfortunate and strange."

Splits in Syrian opposition coalition ahead of vote

By  Antoun Issa | Thu, Jan 16, 2014
The Syrian National Coalition is likely to vote ‘yes’ to attend Geneva II, but it could prompt a splinter within the group.

Syria’s internal political opposition may not attend Geneva II

By  Antoun Issa | Tue, Jan 14, 2014
The National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change, the leading internal Syrian political opposition group, may be left out, or opt out, of the Geneva II delegation.
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