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Syrian Government, Opposition Exchange Accusations

First day of peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition characterized by bitter accusations.Elad Benari, 1/23/2014, 3:13 AM

Shameless: Iran Calls for End to 'Terror' in Syria

Iran calls for diplomatic end to 'terror' in Syria - despite having armed one side of that war since the conflict began in 2011.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 1/22/2014, 7:47 PM

Syria's FM: Assad's Future a 'Red Line'

"Nobody can touch the presidency," declares Syrian Foreign Minister as he arrives for "Geneva II" talks.Elad Benari, 1/22/2014, 3:43 AM

Syrian Opposition Group Rejects Talks, Quits Bloc

Syrian National Council quits the Syrian National Coalition in protest over its attendance at the Geneva II talks.Elad Benari, 1/21/2014, 6:44 AM

U.S. Welcomes Decision to Disinvite Iran

State Department hopes "all parties can now return to focus on the task at hand" after UN's Ban cancels Iran's invitation to Geneva II.Elad Benari, 1/21/2014, 4:42 AM

UN Cancels Iran's Invite to Syria Peace Talks

UN head withdraws offer for Iran to attend Geneva 2 after Tehran refuses to support a June 2012 political transition deal.Elad Benari, 1/21/2014, 1:46 AM

Iran Invited to Geneva, Syrian Opposition Fumes

Syria's opposition threatens to withdraw from planned peace talks in Geneva after UN's Ban invites Iran.Elad Benari, 1/20/2014, 6:42 AM

Kerry Urges Syrian Opposition to Attend Geneva 2

"Syria has become the magnet for jihadists," warns Kerry as Syrian opposition prepares to vote on attending peace talks.Elad Benari, 1/17/2014, 5:07 AM

Syria: West Reaches Out to Assad Over Jihadists

Syrian official: growing concern over rebel forces, including foreign jihadis, has caused the West to reach out to Assad.Tova Dvorin, 1/15/2014, 10:03 PM

Friends of Syria Urge Opposition to Attend Geneva

The "Friends of Syria" alliance says opposition groups should attend peace talks in Geneva.Elad Benari, 1/13/2014, 3:44 AM

‘Friends of Syria’ Try Again on Talks

11 countries make new attempt to get Assad, rebels to negotiate., 1/12/2014, 10:20 AM

Rouhani: Syria Talks will Fail Without Iran

Rouhani tells Putin that "Geneva 2" conference will fail if Tehran does not participate.Elad Benari, 1/10/2014, 4:44 AM

U.S.: Iran Helping Assad 'Brutalize' His People

United States accuses Iran of helping "brutalize" Syria, says it should take "steps" to participate in Geneva peace conference.Elad Benari, 1/8/2014, 3:42 AM

Iran Not Invited to Syria Peace Talks

United Nations chief sends out invitations to the planned Geneva II peace conference, Iran not on the first list.Elad Benari, 1/7/2014, 5:44 AM

Syrian National Council Rejects Geneva II Talks

Key group within Syria’s mainstream opposition reaffirms it will not attend the planned Geneva II peace talks.Elad Benari, 1/5/2014, 3:17 AM

Syria: We Want Iran in Geneva 2 Talks

Syria’s Foreign Minister clarifies that his country is committed to having its key regional ally Iran attend next month's peace conference.Elad Benari, 12/30/2013, 3:44 AM

US Blocking Iran From Syria Geneva II Talks

US Arab League envoy Brahimi reveals US is against Iran participation in Syria peace talks, in opposition to UN support.Ari Yashar, 12/21/2013, 9:33 PM

Putin Meets Saudi Intel Chief on Syria, Iran

Meeting in Moscow focuses on Syria crisis and Geneva 2 talks, 'positive dynamics' of Iran deal, signals closer relations between 2 nations.Ari Yashar, 12/4/2013, 12:15 AM

Ban Ki-Moon: Iran to Participate in Geneva 2 Talks

UN Secretary General announces intentions to have Iran participate in Geneva 2, despite allegations that Tehran is involved in conflict.Tova Dvorin, 12/3/2013, 3:00 PM

Israel to Lobby US Congress to Prevent Iran Deal

Naftali Bennett reveals lobbying initiative in IDF Radio interview Sunday; aims to rally international support before renewing talksTova Dvorin, 11/10/2013, 11:32 AM

Syria Says No to Peace Talks Removing Assad

The Syrian regime will not attend a peace conference if the aim is for Assad to hand over power, says information minister.Elad Benari, 11/5/2013, 6:12 AM

Syrian Army Preparing for Major Damascus Assault

US, Russia hoping to prevent the move, which may derail Geneva 2 talks between the warring sides.Dalit Halevy, ArutzSheva Staff, 11/4/2013, 10:22 AM

Syria: Deputy Prime Minister Dismissed

Qadri Jamil, Syria's Deputy Prime Minister, has been released from his post Tuesday. Statement: Jamil neglected his dutiesTova Dvorin , 10/29/2013, 5:43 PM

Iran, UN Envoy Agree on Syria Solution

Iranian source claims meeting with UN envoy led to agreement on political solution to Syrian crisis.Ari Yashar, 10/29/2013, 9:10 AM