Assad foes hint he can avoid trial if he resigns

Posted: February 5, 2013 at 3:04 a.m.

Syria’s opposition coalition gave qualified backing Monday to its leader’s surprise offer last week for a dialogue with President Bashar Assad to end the civil war, pressing him to respond definitively and even offering the added inducement that he could avoid trial if he resigns and leaves the country.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 6 on 02/05/2013


« Previous Story

In video, Pakistani teen vows to serve

In her first video statement since she was nearly killed, a Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban remained defiant in arguing for girls’ education, saying Monday she wo... Read »

Next Story »

In the news

John Kerry told State Department employees on his first day at the agency that he has “big heels to fill,” as secretary of state, adding that the “big question after the la... Read »