Third Chemical Weapons Shipment Leaves Syria

OPCW announces third shipment of Syrian chemical weapons shipped after US denounces Assad over dragging his feet.Tova Dvorin, 2/11/2014, 11:26 AM

At Least 50 US Citizens Fighting in Syria

US intelligence officials release estimate of how many US citizens are fighting in rebel factions, express concern over terrorism at home.Tova Dvorin, 2/5/2014, 7:34 PM

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

Syria Death Toll Tops 130,000

More than 130,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, new tally finds.Elad Benari, 1/1/2014, 4:46 AM

Assad's Government Agrees to Attend Geneva Talks

Syrian government will participate in Geneva peace talks but declares that Assad will not “hand over power.”Elad Benari, 11/28/2013, 3:13 AM

Syria: At Least 20 Dead in Car Bomb Explosion

Car bomb explosion kills at least 20 near a mosque in the Damascus province town of Suq Wadi Barada.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/25/2013, 9:48 PM

Assad Denies Attacking Civilians

Regime says "terrorist dens" were destroyed in overnight operations, denies chemical attack on civilians.Arutz Sheva, 8/21/2013, 1:24 PM

Israel in UN: Syria Provoking Us

"This week's events are part of a disturbing pattern of events intended to spark provocation with Israel," said UN ambassador.Arutz Sheva, 5/25/2013, 8:51 PM

UN's Envoy to Syria Plans to Quit

Syria peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is on the verge of quitting amid growing frustration at deadlocked efforts to end the conflict.Elad Benari, 5/2/2013, 5:42 AM

More than 1,000 Hizbullah Terrorists Enter Syria

Over 1,000 members of Hizbullah have entered Syria in the past few days in order to fight alongside regime troops.Elad Benari, 4/15/2013, 6:44 AM

Syrian Aircraft Strike in Lebanon

Syrian aircraft bomb two locations in the eastern Lebanon town of Arsal. Washington denounces the act.Elad Benari, 3/19/2013, 3:14 AM

Syria Ready to Fight Rebels 'For Years'

Pro-government Syrian newspaper warns the army is "in perfect condition" and can "fight for years to defend Syria."Elad Benari, 3/13/2013, 4:43 AM

Hizbullah's Number 2: Assad Regime Will Survive

The Hizbullah terror group’s number two, Sheikh Naim Qassem, says he is confident that the Assad regime in Syria would survive.Elad Benari, 3/11/2013, 5:46 AM

Syria: Fighting Returns to 'Capital of Revolution'

Syrian rebels launch a surprise raid to retake a key district of the central city of Homs, dubbed 'capital of the revolution'.Elad Benari, 3/11/2013, 4:15 AM

Syria Claims to Find 'Israeli Equipment'

Syrian authorities claim they have discovered Israeli "espionage equipment" in an undisclosed location in the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2013, 5:15 AM

Assad Says Syria Will Hit Back at Israel

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vows to hit back at Israel over alleged airstrike in January, but says it may not be an overt attack., 3/3/2013, 6:09 AM

Kerry Hints at More Support to Syrian Opposition

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hints at greater U.S. support for Syria's opposition, saying it needs "more help".Elad Benari, 2/28/2013, 4:13 AM

Syrian Government: Ready for Talks with Rebels

Syria's foreign minister says the authorities in Damascus are ready to talk to anyone, including armed rebels.Elad Benari, 2/26/2013, 5:44 AM

Syria: At Least 12 Dead in Missile Attack

Three missiles crashed into residential areas of Syria's northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 12 civilians.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/22/2013, 9:13 PM

Syrian Rebels Hit Back at Hizbullah in Lebanon

Free Syrian Army starts to attack Hizbullah, a day after giving it an ultimatum to stop shelling territory held by the rebels.Elad Benari, 2/22/2013, 4:45 AM

Syrian Rebels Down Warplane

Syrian rebels down a warplane over Hammuriyeh after an air strike kills at least 14 people in the Damascus province town.Elad Benari, 2/21/2013, 5:42 AM

Kerry: Syria Death Toll May Have Reached 90,000

U.S. Secretary of State says the death toll in Syria may have reached 90,000, citing figures given to him by his Saudi counterpart.Elad Benari, 2/15/2013, 5:42 AM

Syria: 78 Executed Bodies Found in River

The bodies of 78 young men, all executed with a single gunshot, found in a river in Syria's Aleppo city.Elad Benari, 1/30/2013, 3:43 AM

Israel Keeping Eye on Syria's Chemical Weapons

Israel becoming increasingly concerned that Syria’s chemical weapons will fall into the hands of Hizbullah or rebel terrorists.Elad Benari, 1/28/2013, 4:14 AM

Latest Syrian Air Raid Kills 8 Children

Regime warplanes launch a wave of deadly raids across Syria, including one which kills eight children.Elad Benari, 1/27/2013, 4:02 AM

Assad's Mother Fled Syria, Says Former Ambassador

The former U.S. ambassador to Damascus confirms that Assad's mother has fled Syria and is in the UAE.Elad Benari, 1/25/2013, 6:14 AM

Syria: At Least 30 Killed in Suicide Car Bombing

Suicide car bombing in Hama kills at least 30 people, Arab League says efforts to end the conflict have failed.Elad Benari, 1/22/2013, 5:45 AM

Syria's Opposition Meets to Select Prime Minister

Syria's opposition umbrella group meets in Istanbul in a bid to name a prime minister-in-exile.Elad Benari, 1/21/2013, 6:30 AM

Report: Assad Used Non-Lethal Chemicals on Rebels

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces used non-lethal chemical weapons against rebels in Homs, the French daily Le Monde reports.Elad Benari, 1/20/2013, 4:31 AM

Al-Jazeera Journalist Killed by Syrian Sniper

Sniper kills an Al-Jazeera reporter in southern Syria, the second such shooting of a journalist in two days.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/18/2013, 10:51 PM

At Least 100 Killed in New Syria Massacre

More than 100 civilians have been killed in a new massacre north of the Syrian city of Homs, activists say.Elad Benari, 1/18/2013, 4:12 AM

Syria: Twin Bombs in Idlib Leave 22 Dead

Twin car bombs kill at least 22 people in Idlib, as universities mourn 87 people killed in explosions on the student campus in Aleppo.Elad Benari, 1/17/2013, 5:46 AM

Syria: 82 Dead in Bombing at Aleppo University

Twin blasts rip through the university campus in Syria's city of Aleppo, killing at least 82 people and wounding scores more.Elad Benari, 1/16/2013, 3:16 AM

At Least 26 Children Killed in Syria Violence

At least 26 children killed in violence in Syria, as Human Rights Watch accuses Assad of expanding his use of banned cluster bombs.Elad Benari, 1/15/2013, 3:14 AM

Netanyahu Visits IDF Base in the Golan Heights

"Of course we are monitoring what is happening on the other side of this buffer inside Syria," Netanyahu tells soldiers in Golan.Elad Benari, 1/14/2013, 5:15 AM

Syrian Rebels Seize Key Airbase

Rebels overrun the Taftanaz airbase in northern Syria in a significant advance in the battles against the Assad regime.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/11/2013, 10:04 PM

Panetta: U.S. Focused on Securing Syrian Chemicals

The U.S. is increasingly focused on how to secure Syria's chemical weapons if Assad falls from power, says Defense Secretary.Elad Benari, 1/11/2013, 5:45 AM

Damascus Accuses Brahimi of 'Bias'

Damascus accuses joint UN-Arab League peace envoy of "flagrant bias" against it, a day before he meets U.S. and Russian officials.Elad Benari, 1/11/2013, 3:44 AM

Syria: Fighting Returns to 'Palestinian' Camp

Syrian fighting has returned to an area of Damascus which serves as a camp for people registered as "Palestinian refugees."Elad Benari, 1/9/2013, 5:46 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

Assad Speech 'Detached from Reality', Says U.S.

The United States State Department says Assad's speech is another attempt to cling to power.Elad Benari, 1/7/2013, 3:44 AM

U.S. Concerned by Assad's Use of Iranian Missiles

The United States is becoming increasingly worried about Syria’s use of ballistic missiles supplied by Iran.Elad Benari, 1/6/2013, 5:32 AM

Assad to Give Speech, May Offer a 'Peace Plan'

Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad is to make a rare speech Sunday and may present a five-point plan to end violence.Elad Benari, 1/6/2013, 3:33 AM

Car Bomb Rips Through Damascus Gas Station

At least nine dead after a car bomb tore through a gas station in the Syrian capital Damascus' district of Barzeh.Elad Benari, 1/4/2013, 1:13 AM

UN Estimates Syria Death Toll at More than 60,000

More than 60,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since March of 2011, says the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.Elad Benari, 1/3/2013, 4:17 AM

20 Syrian Troops Defect to Turkey

A group of some 20 Syrian soldiers, including a general, have defected from the army and fled to Turkey.Elad Benari, 1/2/2013, 3:46 AM

Dozens of Tortured Corpses Found in Damascus

At least 30 tortured bodies found in a flashpoint district of Damascus as Syria violence continues into 2013.Elad Benari, 1/1/2013, 6:14 AM

Officials: Assad Isolating Himself

Syrian President Assad is focusing on his personal safety, avoiding contact with others and moving to a different bedroom every night.Elad Benari, 12/31/2012, 6:17 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: Assad Can't be Forced to Step Down

Russia admits that Syrian President will not be persuaded to quit, insists there is still a chance of finding a political solution.Elad Benari, 12/30/2012, 5:11 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

Syrian Regime Firing Iranian-Made Missiles

The Syrian regime this week fired at least two Iranian-made, short-range ballistic missiles at rebels, U.S. military officials say.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/28/2012, 8:57 PM

Report: Defected Syrian Helping U.S. Intelligence

The Syrian government's former spokesman, Jihad Makdissi, is co-operating with U.S. intelligence officials, the British Guardian reports.Elad Benari, 12/26/2012, 6:22 AM

Syria Converted Aircraft to Drones with WMDs

A MiG-21 combat aircraft flown by a Syrian pilot who defected was found to have been upgraded back in Syria to carry chemical weapons.Elad Benari, 12/26/2012, 3:15 AM

NATO Confirms Syria Firing Scuds on Rebels

Syrian regime's Scud firing "an act of a desperate regime," says NATO's Secretary-General.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/21/2012, 9:09 PM

Palestinian 'Refugees' Return to Damascus Camp

Thousands of people recognized as Palestinian refugees return to the Yarmouk camp that has become a battle ground.Elad Benari, 12/21/2012, 6:13 AM

Assad's Fall a Matter of Time, Says Turkish FM

The fall of Syria’s government is “only a matter of time,” predicts Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.Elad Benari, 12/20/2012, 5:12 AM