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Assad 'Open to Dialogue' with the United States

Syrian President says he is open to having a dialogue with the United States so long as Syria's "sovereignty" isn't pressured.Ben Ariel, 3/27/2015, 5:46 AM

No Coordination with Assad, Says State Dept.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says her country isn't coordinating airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.Ben Ariel, 2/11/2015, 12:14 AM

Obama Supports Training for Syrian Opposition?

Obama's nominee as Qatar ambassador: the administration supports plan to provide military training to moderate Syrian opposition.Elad Benari, 6/12/2014, 5:45 AM

Report: Another Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria?

Alleged survivors of January attack turn to US for support; White House dismisses claims, says survivors 'can't get their story straight.'Tova Dvorin, 2/21/2014, 12:55 PM

Congress Approves Weapons to 'Moderate' Rebels

Officials: Light arms supplied by the U.S. are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebels, funding for more has been approved by Congress.Elad Benari, 1/28/2014, 5:14 AM

McCain: Obama is Worse than Carter

Senator McCain blasts Obama over Syria. "I thought Jimmy Carter was bad, but he pales in comparison to this president."Elad Benari, 1/23/2014, 4:44 AM

US and Britain Suspend Funding for Syrian Rebels

Move follows reports of base overtaken by Islamist groups in the north; decision temporary, officials say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2013, 10:47 PM

Report: US Knew About Chemical Weapons

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist reveals proof that US administration knew both sides had weapons; officials deny claims.Tova Dvorin, 12/10/2013, 2:15 PM

US Jihadist in Syria: Spread Islam to Whole World

US national in Syria declares intent to kill infidels, fight enemies of Islam, implement Sharia law worldwide - including in the West.Dalit Halevi, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2013, 3:26 PM

Poll: 52% of Israelis don't Trust US on Defense

Among religious people, over two thirds do not trust the US. 56% believe Iranian surprise attack is possible.Gil Ronen, 10/28/2013, 2:59 PM

US Told Israel on Aug. 30: Syria Strike in 48 Hrs.

Israeli TV reveals Netanyahu received notification by phone that a strike is imminent, one day before Obama changed his mind.Gil Ronen, 10/5/2013, 9:24 PM

McCain and Graham Slam Syria Agreement

"Assad will deceive the world," say Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham of the U.S.-Russia agreement on Syria's chemical weapons.Elad Benari, 9/15/2013, 5:30 AM

Syria Joins Anti-Chemical Weapons Treaty

Syria's UN ambassador his country has joined the anti-chemical weapons treaty. State Dept.: Military option still on the table.Elad Benari, 9/13/2013, 1:16 AM

‘Russia, Iran and Syria Defeated America’

Former Israeli ambassador to US the: Iran-Syria-Russia victory signals an end to U.S. deterrence in the Middle East.Maayana Miskin, 9/12/2013, 11:33 AM

Syrian MP Threatens Israel, U.S. Bases

Kurdish Syrian MP tells Hezbollah TV: If U.S. attacks us, we'll respond by targeting Israel and the American bases in the Gulf.Elad Benari, 9/12/2013, 6:13 AM

Senate Could Vote on Syria Next Week

Senate could vote on Syria strike as soon as next week if efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis fail.Elad Benari, 9/12/2013, 4:16 AM

Syrian Rebels: U.S. Giving Us Some Weapons

The United States has begun distributing some weapons to the Syrian rebels, says a spokesman on their behalf.Elad Benari, 9/11/2013, 6:12 AM

If We Don't React, Assad Will Use Chemicals Again

In speech to the nation, Obama makes the case for a strike on Syria but says he'll give Russian proposal a chance.Elad Benari, 9/11/2013, 4:37 AM

McCain: Voting Against Strike is Catastrophic

Senator John McCain urges a vote in favor of the President's proposal for using military force in Syria.Elad Benari, 9/3/2013, 3:13 AM

'You Can’t Rely on America'

Legal expert warns Israel against relying on American support in case of trouble: "Even when they do act, they’re too late."Maayana Miskin, 9/1/2013, 10:38 AM

Obama Hints at Tough Response to Syria

Obama tells rabbis not to worry: American response to Syria will send Iran the right message., 9/1/2013, 9:33 AM

Syrian Officials Gloat: Obama Defeated

Syrian official mocks Obama administration over airstrike delay as Syrian PM threatens.Maayana Miskin, 9/1/2013, 9:28 AM

Syria: Kerry's Accusations Based on Lies

Syria rejects remarks by Kerry, says they are fabricated and based on lies by "terrorists".Elad Benari, Canada, 8/31/2013, 1:34 AM

White House: Syria Intervention Will be Limited

The U.S. is looking at a response to Syrian use of chemical weapons that is "very discrete and limited", says White House spokesperson.Elad Benari, 8/30/2013, 12:16 AM

Obama: I Haven't Yet Decided to Strike in Syria

"I’ve not made a decision" regarding a military strike in Syria, stresses Obama in a television interview.Elad Benari, 8/29/2013, 3:14 AM

US Determined to Strike in Syria

US source says Syria strike will happen, but the timing has not yet been decided; Russian. Chinese diplomats stage UN "walkout."Maayana Miskin, 8/28/2013, 9:28 PM

UN Pushes for Delay on Syria Strike

UN Secretary-General urges US, UK to give inspectors more time; Syria takes advantage of advanced warning to evacuate top military posts.Maayana Miskin, 8/28/2013, 8:09 PM

Hackers Bring Down New York Times Website

Syrian Electronic Army believed to be behind the hacking of the New York Times website.Elad Benari, 8/28/2013, 2:16 AM

Biden: 'No Doubt' Assad is Behind the Attack

"The Syrian regime is the only one that has chemical weapons and has used them in the past," notes U.S. Vice President.Elad Benari, 8/28/2013, 1:15 AM

PM: Israel Ready to React if Syria Attacks

Netanyahu warns of harsh response if Syria tries to hit Israel.Maayana Miskin, 8/27/2013, 7:36 PM

Strike on Syria ‘As Early as Thursday’

Russia hurries to get its citizens out as US officials warn operation in Syria could be imminent.Maayana Miskin, 8/27/2013, 5:12 PM

Kerry: Syria Chemical Attack a 'Moral Obscenity'

The U.S. will demand accountability for the chemical weapons attack in Syria, declared Secretary of State.Elad Benari, 8/27/2013, 12:16 AM

Steinitz: If US Plans Attack, Israel Will Know

Israel’s Minister for Strategy says America will have to take action on Syria., 8/25/2013, 11:14 AM

Obama Meets Advisers to 'Gather Facts' on Syria

Obama met top national security advisers following widespread reports about the Syrian government using chemical weapons.Elad Benari, 8/25/2013, 5:45 AM

Syria Warns U.S.: Don't Attack Us

"An attack on Syria would be no easy trip," warns Syria's Information Minister.Elad Benari, 8/25/2013, 4:43 AM

Obama: Time is Nearing for Response on Syria

Alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria "is clearly a big event of grave concern," says U.S. President.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/23/2013, 9:51 PM

Obama Orders Probe of Syrian Chemical Attack

U.S. President has ordered local spy agencies to urgently probe claims that Syrian forces launched a horrific chemical attack on civilians.Elad Benari, 8/23/2013, 5:13 AM

Obama Announces More Humanitarian Aid to Syria

U.S. will provide more than $195 million in additional humanitarian assistance for people affected by the Syrian war.Elad Benari, 8/8/2013, 3:46 AM

Dempsey: No-Fly Zone Would Cost Billions

Imposing a no-fly zone over Syria would cost $1 billion a month and put U.S. aircraft at risk of being shot down, assesses General Dempsey.Elad Benari, 7/23/2013, 5:44 AM

WSJ: Netanyahu Has Red Lines, Obama Doesn't

WSJ says Israel attacked Syria at least four times, adding this means that Netanyahu adheres to his red lines, unlike Obama.Elad Benari, 7/18/2013, 5:44 AM

Report: U.S. to Arm Syrian Rebels Within a Month

CIA moving weapons from a network of secret warehouses, plans to start arming Syrian rebels, according to officials.Elad Benari, 6/27/2013, 5:43 AM

'35 Americans Killed' in Syria Fighting

Hizbullah claims 35 Americans among thousands of ‘mujahideen’ foreign fighters killed in Syria.Maayana Miskin, 6/18/2013, 8:38 AM

Face-Off in Syria? Iran Sends 4,000 More Soldiers

Iran sends 4,000 new troops to boost Assad as Obama promises aid to rebels. Israel may be dragged in.Maayana Miskin, 6/16/2013, 10:20 AM

White House: No Plans for No-Fly Zone Over Syria

White House says a no-fly zone over Syria would be more difficult to set up than it was in Libya.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/15/2013, 1:14 AM

US Confirms Assad Used Chemical Weapons

Obama administration confirms that the Syrian army used chemical weapons against rebel forces.Maayana Miskin, 6/14/2013, 8:48 AM

U.S. Eases Restrictions on Syria's Opposition

U.S. eases restrictions on trade with Syria’s opposition, in order to supply the critical needs of Syrians in “liberated areas.”Elad Benari, 6/13/2013, 5:16 AM

Kerry: U.S. Considering Options to Help Rebels

The United States is considering what steps it can take to help the Syrian opposition, says Secretary of State.Elad Benari, 6/13/2013, 2:14 AM

Obama Close to Approving Arms for Syrian Rebels

United States President Barack Obama is close to approving arms for the Syrian rebels, say officials.Elad Benari, 6/10/2013, 4:14 AM

McCain Repeats Call for Action in Syria

"The only power that is not fully committed in this struggle is us," says U.S. Senator John McCain, a week after meeting Syrian rebels.Elad Benari, 6/7/2013, 5:44 AM

Obama Asks for Plan for No-Fly Zone Over Syria

The White House has asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for a no-fly zone inside Syria, administration officials say.Elad Benari, 5/29/2013, 1:14 AM

Erdogan: Assad Crossed Obama's Red Line Long Ago

Turkey's prime minister calls on the U.S. to take action in Syria, says Assad used chemical weapons against his people.Elad Benari, 5/10/2013, 6:14 AM

U.S. 'Skeptical' that Rebels Used Chemical Weapons

The United States says it is "highly skeptical" of an assertion by a UN investigator that Syrian rebels used chemical weapons.Elad Benari, 5/7/2013, 6:45 AM

Senator Offers Legislation to Arm Syrian Rebels

Senator Robert Menendez offered legislation that would allow the U.S. to provide lethal weapons to the Syrian opposition.Elad Benari, 5/7/2013, 5:15 AM

Elkin: Iran Watching U.S. Response on Syria

America’s response to Assad’s use of chemical weapons will send a signal to Iran, deputy minister says.Maayana Miskin, 4/26/2013, 11:02 AM

U.S. Senators Call for Action in Syria

U.S. Senators say it it time to intervene in Syria, after intelligence assessments say that Assad likely used chemical weapons.Elad Benari, 4/26/2013, 4:42 AM

White House on Syria: 'All Options on the Table'

A senior White House official says "all options are on the table" should use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime be confirmed.Elad Benari, 4/26/2013, 12:13 AM

U.S. to Double Aid to Syria's Opposition

The United States says it will double its aid to Syria's opposition, but not with arms supplies or a direct intervention.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2013, 6:30 AM