United States Widens Sanctions on Syria

New American sanctions target individuals and entities providing energy products used by the Assad regime in fighting its own people.Ben Ariel, 8/4/2015, 2:13 AM

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

There's No Coordination with Assad, Says State Department

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, Says Official

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

US Denies Reports of 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 'Light Weapons' to 'Moderate' Syrian 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

US 'Knew About Rebel Chemical Weapons, Acted Selectively'

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

American Jihadist in Syria: Entire World Will Be Muslim

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 Hours

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, U.S. Unimpressed

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 in the Gulf

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, Say Lawmakers

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

Obama: 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 Syria Strike Would Be 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 Before War Began

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 – the Question is When

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' that Assad is Behind the Chemical 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 ‘Fiercely’ 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 Attack

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 a Definitive 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 Over Syria 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

Wall Street Journal: 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

Sources: 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 U.S. to Take 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

Report: 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 Syrian 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 Presents Legislation to Allow U.S. 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 Over Use of Chemicals

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 Are 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