Main Syrian opposition, in about-face, to attend Rome meeting

The Syrian National Coalition umbrella opposition group said on Monday it will attend the Friends of Syria conference of international powers in Rome next month, reversing a decision last week to suspend participation.


"After discussing with coalition leaders and making various calls... the coalition leadership have decided to stop the suspension of the visit to the Friends of Syria conference in Rome," the SNC leader Moaz Alkhatib wrote on his Facebook page. (Reuters)