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Russia 'Not Convinced' Assad Used Chemical Weapons

Russia says it is not convinced by U..S. evidence alleging that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against rebels.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/14/2013, 9:06 PM

Putin: Syria Doesn't Yet Have S-300

The delivery of Russian missile systems to Syria is legal but the contract "has not yet been realized," says Russian President.Elad Benari, 6/5/2013, 2:46 AM

Russia Blocks Security Council Statement on Syria

Russia blocks a UN Security Council declaration of alarm over the siege of the Syrian town of al-Qusayr.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2013, 6:04 AM

Kerry: S-300 Deal Endangers Israel

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia's deal to sell S-300 to Syria is "not helpful" and puts Israel at risk.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/31/2013, 9:26 PM

Russia: S-300s to Syria – Only in 2014

Russian officials say they will send anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, but only in 2014. Maayana Miskin, 5/31/2013, 10:56 AM

Netanyahu Tells Putin: We’ll Destroy S-300s

Israeli PM warns Russia that weapons to Syria will not be allowed to become operational.Maayana Miskin, 5/31/2013, 9:58 AM

Assad May be Bluffing on Missiles, Says Expert

Amb. (ret.) Yossi Ben-Aharon explains why Russia wants to supply S-300s to Syria and what it means for Israel, in this exclusive interview.Ben Bresky & INR Staff, 5/30/2013, 7:04 PM

U.S.: We Support Israel’s Ability to Defend Itself

The United States reiterates that Israel has the right to defend itself, even if Russia sells advanced missiles to Syria.Elad Benari, 5/30/2013, 5:44 AM

U.S. Backs EU, Condemns Russia Over Syria

The U.S. condemns Russia for selling advanced missile systems to Syria, welcomes EU's lifting of an arms embargo.Elad Benari, 5/29/2013, 3:13 AM

Report: Russia Cancels S-300 Deal with Syria

Israel has convinced Russia to cancel the sale of advanced missile systems to Syria, says a Russian official.Elad Benari, 5/26/2013, 5:13 AM

Dempsey: Selling Missiles to Syria Emboldens Assad

Russia's shipment of anti-ship missiles to Syria will "embolden" the regime, General Martin Dempsey says.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/18/2013, 1:09 AM

Russia, UN Call for Urgent Conference on Syria

UN Secretary-General and Russia agree that a peace conference on Syria should be held "as soon as possible".Elad Benari, Canada, 5/17/2013, 9:57 PM

Russian Official: Missile Systems Sale ‘A Message to America’

Russian official says sale of missile systems to Syria sends a message of opposition to U.S. interference.Maayana Miskin, 5/17/2013, 12:18 PM

Russia to Arm Syria, Despite Israel's Objection

Russia's Foreign Minister clarifies his country intends to complete the deal to sell advanced missile systems to Syria.Elad Benari, 5/17/2013, 6:04 AM

Report: Syria Already Has Advanced Russian Missiles

Advanced Russian missile launchers have already been transferred to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, reports an Arabic newspaper.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/14/2013, 7:31 PM

Putin Warns against Moves that Could 'Shake' Syria

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu landed in Sochi, Russia, and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Uzi Baruch, 5/14/2013, 4:25 PM

U.S., Russia Seek International Conference on Syria

The U.S. and Russia agreed to push both sides in the Syria conflict to find a solution and hold an international conference.Elad Benari, 5/8/2013, 5:46 AM

Gantz: I Hope We Can Develop Our Relations with Turkey

“Turkey is an important country with interests that are common to those of Israel,” says IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2013, 3:44 AM

Russia Begins Evacuating Citizens from Syria

Moscow believes Assad is losing control. Airplanes sent to evacuate 100 Russian citizens, out of about 30,000.Gil Ronen, 1/22/2013, 8:36 AM

Brahimi: Syrian War is Worsening by the Day

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says he has a peace plan that could be supported by world powers.Elad Benari, 12/31/2012, 4:44 AM

Russia Urges Assad to Talk to Opposition

Russia, Syria's closest ally despite months of violence, encourages Assad to hold dialogue with opposition.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/28/2012, 9:55 PM

Russian Flotilla 'May Evacuate Russians from Syria'

Ships are on a training mission but may be about to evacuate Russians if situation worsens.Gil Ronen, 12/18/2012, 5:28 PM

Russia Condemns UN's Condemnation of Assad

Russia says the resolution on Syria adopted by UN us “harmful,” says it was tantamount to a show of support for rebels.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/4/2012, 12:52 AM

Bashar Assad 'Ready to Leave'?

Assad is ready to give up power "in a civilized manner," says Russian envoy to Paris. Syria denies it.Gil Ronen, 7/20/2012, 1:23 PM

Russia Sends Naval Flotilla to its Base in Syria

Russia sends a naval flotilla of seven warships to its naval base at Tartus. Officials claim deployment unrelated to Syrian unrest.Elad Benari, 7/11/2012, 6:14 AM

Russia May Have Helped Down Turkish Jet

Russia may have helped shoot down the Turkish aircraft near Syria, officials tell The Sunday Times newspaper.Elad Benari, 7/2/2012, 5:16 AM

Putin in Israel to Boost Power in Mideast

Putin visits Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan in an effort to improve his image, blackened by support for Syria and Iran. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/25/2012, 9:03 AM

Russian Ship with Syrian Choppers 'Turns Back'

Following British pressure on an insurance company at U.S. behest, attack helicopters will not reach Syria.Gil Ronen, 6/19/2012, 9:21 PM

Russian Commandos 'to Escort Assad Out of Syria'

Voice of Israel cites Russian reports that say Russian commandos may sail to Syria to escort Assad to safety.Gil Ronen, 6/18/2012, 1:35 PM

Report Reveals Assad's 'Shopping List' from Russia

The Associated Press reveals some weapons systems Russia has recently shipped to Syria or pledged to deliver.Elad Benari, 6/15/2012, 3:07 PM

U.S., Allies Call for Syria Transition Government

The U.S., EU, Turkey and Arab states agree Assad must go but Russia and China are as obstinate as ever.Gil Ronen, 6/7/2012, 6:25 PM

Syria Expels Ambassadors Who've Already Left

Kicks out U.S., British, Turkish, French, Swiss, Spanish and Italian ambassadors, attaches from Belgium, Bulgaria and Canada.Gil Ronen, 6/5/2012, 4:45 PM

Putin Warns of Dangerous Situation in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns of an “extremely dangerous” situation in Syria, continues to reject a military intervention.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/2/2012, 1:00 AM

Children Protest Syrian Massacre Outside Russian Embassy

A protest against the ongoing killings of innocent civilians in Syria took place outside the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv.Elad Benari, 5/31/2012, 5:16 AM

Russia's Lavrov Warns Against Arming Syrian Opposition

Russia’s foreign minister warned other nations against arm thein Syrian opposition, saying it would only escalate hostilities.Elad Benari, 4/5/2012, 7:15 AM

Russia Shifting Position on Assad, Tells Him to Make Haste

For various reasons, Russia is moving away from its unwavering support for Bashar Assad.Amiel Ungar, 3/25/2012, 12:26 PM

Russia And China Claim Honorable Motives Behind Pro Assad Policy

Russia and China defend their pro-Assad Syrian policy a essential to protect international law and sovereignty.Amiel Ungar, 3/12/2012, 7:10 AM

Exclusive: Syrian Embarrasses Russian Ambassador via Skype

Arutz Sheva video: Opposition leader warns Amb. Yakovlev his country will face Hague tribunal for assisting Assad.Hezki Baruch and Gil Ronen, 2/22/2012, 9:28 PM

Former Army Officer Says Syrian Troops Used Chemical Weapons

An officer who recently defected from the Syrian army: Syrian security forces are using non-conventional weapons against protesters.Elad Benari, 2/14/2012, 5:45 AM

Russia Says West is an 'Accomplice' in Syria Violence

Russia accuses the West of being an “accomplice” to the violence in Syria, says the opposition responsible for ending the ongoing violence.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/10/2012, 10:41 PM

Russia Threatens to Veto UN Resolution on Syria

Russia threatens to veto a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, even after it was watered down to please the Russians.Elad Benari, 2/3/2012, 5:13 AM

Russia Delivers Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles to Syria

Despite the ongoing crackdown on protesters, Russia has delivered anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria.Elad Benari, 12/2/2011, 10:21 AM

Russia Insists Weapons to Syria Will not Reach Terrorists

Russia has defied Israel and the US and is going through with its sale of anti-ship missiles to Syria that could endanger the Israeli Navy.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/19/2010, 10:37 AM

Syria to Get Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles from Russia

Russia plans to sell advanced anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria despite U.S., Israeli concerns. Russia: We had a contract.Maayana Miskin, 9/17/2010, 12:02 PM

Russia Wants to Build Nuclear Plants in Syria

Russia wants to help Syria, which has been charged with trying to get nuclear arms, build nuclear plants while promoting a nuke-free Middle East.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/11/2010, 6:06 PM