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

U.S. to Double 'Non-Lethal 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

Obama Authorizes Aid for Rebels Amid Calls to Arm Them

President Barack Obama authorizes the release of $10 million in additional aid to Syrian rebels, as calls continue for the U.S. to arm them.Elad Benari, 4/12/2013, 5:13 AM

Report: U.S. Training Syrian Rebels in Jordan

The United States is training Syrian rebels in Jordan, the German weekly Der Spiegel reports.Elad Benari, 3/11/2013, 4:42 AM

Obama Announces New Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian People

U.S. President Barack Obama announces an extra $155 million dollars to aid refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war.Elad Benari, 1/30/2013, 5:16 AM

U.S. May Issue Most Wanted Syrians Playing Cards

The United States is considering issuing a set of playing cards to help identify 100 most wanted figures of the Syrian regime.Elad Benari, 1/8/2013, 6:13 AM

‘America Wants Bloodshed,’ Syrian Opposition Source Claims

A leading figure in the Syrian opposition accuses the US of seeking continued civil war. Maayana Miskin, 11/2/2012, 10:40 AM

U.S. Announces New Aid for Syrian Citizens

The United States unveils $45 million in new aid to Syria, to meet a growing humanitarian crisis in the bloody 18-month conflict.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/28/2012, 9:50 PM

Syrian Turmoil Convenient for the U.S., Says Expert

Prof. Zaki Shalom tries to explain why the Americans are remaining silent as President Bashar Al-Assad slaughters his own people.Elad Benari, 9/11/2012, 2:16 AM

U.S. Imposes Penalties on Syrian Firm and on Hizbullah

The United States imposes penalties against Syria that target state-run oil company Sytrol.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/11/2012, 12:15 AM

Report: Obama Authorized U.S. Support for Syrian Rebels

President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels in Syria, sources say.Elad Benari, 8/2/2012, 7:15 AM

U.S. Concerned Over Impending Aleppo Massacre

U.S. says it is concerned that Assad's forces are planning a massacre in Aleppo, but rules out military intervention in the conflict.Elad Benari, 7/27/2012, 4:15 AM

U.S. Welcomes Defection of Top Syrian General

U.S. says the defection of a top general from the Syrian regime is “significant”, but notes that Assad still “has loyalists around.”Elad Benari, Canada, 7/6/2012, 11:09 PM

More US Sanctions Against Syria

The United States has announced more sanctions against Syria as its president continues government brutality against protesters. Chana Ya'ar, 8/11/2011, 11:28 AM

US Considers Call for Assad to Step Down

The United States is considering a call to end the reign of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.Chana Ya'ar, 8/10/2011, 11:01 AM

Assad Loyalists Storm US Embassy

Loyalists of Syrian President Bashar Assad stormed the US embassy in Damascus after last week's show of support for opposition protesters in Hama.Gabe Kahn., 7/11/2011, 9:45 PM

US Ambassador in Hama; Syrian Violence Continues

Assad forces raided a Damascus suburb overnight; US Ambassador Robert Ford is in volatile Hama; more protests expected after Friday prayers.Gabe Kahn., 7/8/2011, 4:17 PM

US Targets Syria's Assad With Sanctions

The United States targets Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, six top officials, with economic sanctions aimed at attenuating his brutal crackdown.Gabe Kahn., 5/18/2011, 10:10 PM

US Student Released from Damascus

An American student released from a Damascus prison last Saturday says the Syrian government is unlikely to fall despite popular protests.Chana Ya'ar, 4/6/2011, 11:12 AM

Syria's Assad: Israel, Foreign Media to Blame for Unrest

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad addressed the nation, promising reforms without specifics and blaming an Israeli conspiracy for unrest at home.Chana Ya'ar, 3/30/2011, 4:36 PM

US College Student Being Held in Syria

A US college student is being held in Syria. His parents say he was picked up by authorities during a demonstration in Damascus. Chana Ya'ar, 3/27/2011, 4:05 PM

U.S. Ambassador Back in Syria

The U.S. resumes full diplomatic relations with Syria, sending new ambassador Robert Ford.Maayana Miskin, 1/28/2011, 11:51 AM

Obama Appoints Robert Ford as Ambassador to Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama used his Constitutional muscle this week to appoint an ambassador to Syria while the Senate was not in session.Chana Ya'ar, 12/30/2010, 12:57 PM

US About-Face on Syria; 'Golan not Worth Lebanon’

In a sign of another Obama ”engagement” failure, a top US official said Syria can forget about the Golan while damaging US interests in Lebanon. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/2/2010, 5:48 PM