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Iranian Warns U.S. Against Attacking Syria

A senior official in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards threatens the U.S. that Iran would respond harshly to a “stupid” attack on Syria.Elad Benari, 9/2/2012, 4:52 AM

Khamenei Blames Israel, U.S. for the Syria

A day after calling Israelis “ferocious Zionist wolves”, Iran's Supreme Leader claims Israel is “behind the tragedy in Syria.”Elad Benari, Canada, 8/31/2012, 8:54 PM

UN Urged to Set Up 'Safe Havens' Inside Syria

The United Nations says that proposals to set up secure safe zones in Syria need to be studied carefully.Elad Benari, 8/31/2012, 7:12 AM

Assad Blames Turkey for the Violence

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claims that Turkey is to blame for violence in the 17-month-old uprising in his country.Elad Benari, 8/30/2012, 4:44 AM

Assad: The Situation is 'Improving'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in special interview to Syrian television: The situation is improving but it will take time.Elad Benari, 8/29/2012, 6:16 AM

Syrian Rebels Claim to Take Over Chemical Weapons

A statement published by the Syrian rebels says that they have taken over a military base and found missiles with non-conventional warheads.Elad Benari, 8/29/2012, 2:16 AM

Assad Vows to Defeat 'Foreign Plot'

Assad says Syria will defeat the foreign plot being waged against the country as his troops continue to kill rebels.Elad Benari, 8/27/2012, 6:40 AM

Number of Syrian Refugees Rises to 200,000

The United Nations refugee agency says more than 200,000 Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/25/2012, 12:33 AM

Former Syrian MP Flees to Jordan

A former Syrian MP, Nasser Al Hariri from Daraa, has fled to Jordan along with large numbers of Syrian officers.Elad Benari, 8/24/2012, 6:43 AM

Syrian Opposition: No Talks with 'Criminal' Assad

Senior member of the Syrian opposition rejects remarks that Syria is ready to discuss Assad's resignation.Elad Benari, 8/22/2012, 8:10 AM

Syria Ready to Talk About Assad's Resignation

Qadri Jamil, Syria’s deputy prime minister, says Syria ready to discuss the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad.Elad Benari, 8/22/2012, 1:14 AM

Obama to Assad: Using Chemical Weapons a Red Line

Obama warns Assad to heed warnings to neither use nor move chemical or biological weapons or face consequences.Elad Benari, 8/21/2012, 5:13 AM

Report: Germany Sending Data to Syrian Rebels

Germany has been sending intelligence information to Syrian rebels, according to a report in Bild Am Sonntag.Elad Benari, 8/20/2012, 6:41 AM

Cousin of Syrian Vice President Defects

Colonel Yarab al-Shara, a cousin of Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Shara, announces defection from Assad’s regime.Elad Benari, 8/17/2012, 6:42 AM

UN Ends Observer Mission in Syria

The United Nations calls an end to its military observer mission in Syria, days before its mandate expires.Elad Benari, 8/17/2012, 3:16 AM

Syria Suspended from Islamic Group

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation officially suspends Syria from membership, as Assad's forces shell a town near Aleppo.Elad Benari, 8/16/2012, 7:13 AM

Syria: 31 Dead in Air Strike on Rebel Bastion

A Syrian air strike on a rebel bastion near Aleppo kills 31 people including children.Elad Benari, 8/16/2012, 5:12 AM

Former Syrian PM: Assad Only Controls 30% of Syria

Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab, who defected last week, says the Assad’s regime now controls only 30 percent of the country.Elad Benari, 8/15/2012, 5:42 AM

Islamic Cooperation Org. Agrees to Suspend Syria

Foreign ministers at a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation agree to suspend Syria from the international body.Elad Benari, 8/14/2012, 6:39 AM

Video: Syrian Rebels Present Pilot of Downed Plane

Syrian rebels release a video of the pilot of a Syrian Air Force plane which had been downed earlier.Elad Benari, 8/14/2012, 5:40 AM

Syrian Opposition Leader Calls for No-Fly Zone

Opposition leader says the Syrian rebels fighting to oust Assad need the protection of no-fly zones near the borders with Jordan and Turkey.Elad Benari and Reuters, 8/13/2012, 5:39 AM

Clashes Between Jordanian and Syrian Troops

Fighting breaks out between Jordanian and Syrian troops near the border between the two countries. No casualties reported.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/11/2012, 1:49 AM

U.S. Imposes Penalties on Syrian Firm, Hizbullah

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

Clinton Warns Against 'Sectarian War' in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State warns Syria must not be allowed to descend into a sectarian war, calls on world to plan for post-Assad Syria.Elad Benari, 8/8/2012, 6:13 AM

Assad Receives Support from Iranian Allies

Syria's President Bashar Assad meets Iran's Saeed Jalili, who says Iran will maintain its partnership with Syria.Elad Benari, 8/8/2012, 3:13 AM

White House: Assad's Government is Crumbling

White House says the defection of Syria's prime minister shows that the Syrian government is “crumbling from within”.Elad Benari, 8/7/2012, 5:43 AM

Syrian Intelligence Officer Defects

Senior Syrian officer reported to have defected. He was head of an intelligence organization responsible for monitoring dissent.Elad Benari, 8/6/2012, 6:34 AM

PA Sends Aid to 'Palestinian Refugees' in Syria

An aid convoy with food and medicine left Ramallah and headed towards a Syrian area of 'Palestinian refugees'.Elad Benari, 8/6/2012, 5:16 AM

Assad's Forces Pound Rebels in Aleppo

Assad's forces attack rebel positions in Aleppo as rebels prepare for a “strong offensive” by government forces on the city.Elad Benari, 8/5/2012, 5:32 AM

Aleppo Brutality May be Crimes Against Humanity

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The reported brutality in Aleppo may amount to crimes against humanity.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/4/2012, 1:54 AM

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

Prosor Attacks Syria in Fiery UN Speech

Israel's ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, fiercely attacks Syria and its ambassador during a speech to the General Assembly.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/4/2012, 12:33 AM

UN Condemns Syrian Government

UN General Assembly votes 133-12 to condemn the Syrian government, demands a political transition in Syria.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/3/2012, 11:34 PM

Assad Transfers Missiles to Lebanese Border

Assad has transferred a advanced missiles to a border crossing used as a central route to transfer weapons to Hizbullah.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/3/2012, 10:00 PM

UN Confirms Syrian Rebels Have Heavy Weapons

The head of the UN peacekeeping department confirms Syria's rebels have heavy weapons, as rebels capture a tank.Elad Benari, 8/3/2012, 4:12 AM

Syria's Muslim Brotherhood Hopes for Islamic State

The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria says that the country post-Assad will be an Islamic state.Elad Benari, 8/3/2012, 3:15 AM

Report: Obama Authorized 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

Report: Syrian Rebels Acquire Missiles

News report says rebels fighting to depose Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad have acquired a small supply of surface-to-air missiles.Elad Benari, 8/1/2012, 6:35 AM

UN General Assembly to Discuss Syria Crisis

UN General Assembly to meet on Syria, vote on a resolution that condemns the Security Council for failing to take action against Damascus.Elad Benari, 8/1/2012, 6:15 AM

Syria's Foreign Minister Blames Israel for Unrest

Syria’s Foreign Minister and his Iranian counterpart accuse Israel of plotting to overthrow the regime of Syrian President Assad.Elad Benari, 7/30/2012, 6:12 AM

Syrian Army Declares Victory in Damascus

Government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declares victory in Damascus and pounds rebels in Aleppo.Elad Benari, 7/30/2012, 2:14 AM

Erdogan Calls for Steps Against Syria

Turkish PM: International steps must be taken to deal with Assad's military build-up around Aleppo and his threat to use chemical weapons.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/28/2012, 1:05 AM

Ban Demands Syria State it Won't Use Chem. Weapons

UN Secretary-General Ban says he is “deeply” concerned about reports of the possible use of chemical weapons by Syria.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/28/2012, 12:33 AM

Hizbullah Places Itself at Assad's Disposal

The Hizbullah terror group affirms its allegiance to Syria, offers to place itself at President Bashar Assad’s disposal.Elad Benari, 7/27/2012, 6:59 AM

Defected Syria General Meets Turkey's FM

Brigadier General Manaf Tlas, one of the most senior defectors from Assad's rule, says he will try to help unite Syria's opposition.Elad Benari, 7/27/2012, 5:43 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

Defected Syrian General: Denounce Assad's Crimes

Defected Syrian brigadier general Manaf Tlas calls on the Syrian military to denounce the crimes committed by Assad's forces.Elad Benari, 7/25/2012, 4:12 AM

Obama Directly Warns Assad About Chemical Weapons

Obama: Assad will be held accountable if he made the “tragic mistake” of using his stockpile of chemical weapons.Elad Benari, 7/24/2012, 3:15 AM

Syrian Troops Execute 20 Men in Damascus

Syrian troops execute unarmed men suspected of assisting rebels in Damascus.Elad Benari, 7/23/2012, 6:28 AM

Syria: Rebels Seize an Army School Near Aleppo

Syrian rebel forces seize key army infantry school north of the city of Aleppo as fighting continues.Elad Benari, 7/23/2012, 4:43 AM

Syria Fighting Continues as Army Pounds Damascus

Syrian army helicopters pound Damascus with rockets and heavy machine guns and tanks, try to reverse gains by rebels.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/21/2012, 2:11 AM

Barak: Assad's Fall Closer than Ever

Defense Minister Ehud Barak estimates that the fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime is closer than ever.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/20/2012, 11:44 PM

UNSC Extends Syrian Monitoring Mission

The UN Security Council votes unanimously to extend its monitoring mission in Syria for 30 days.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/20/2012, 10:16 PM

Syria: Rebels Attack Damascus Police Headquarters

Rebel attack on Damascus police headquarters leaves dozens of security personnel dead or wounded.Elad Benari, 7/20/2012, 5:43 AM

Jordan's King: Attack a Serious Blow to Assad

Jordan's King Abdullah II says the attack that killed members of Assad's inner circle is a “tremendous blow to the regime.”Elad Benari, 7/19/2012, 4:44 AM

Defecting Syrian General Confirmed to be in France

General Manaf Tlas, who defected from Assad's regime this month, is confirmed by President Hollande to be in France.Elad Benari, 7/18/2012, 5:13 AM

Rebels Plan to Intensify Attacks in Damascus

Syrian rebels will intensify attacks inside Damascus and target sensitive security installations in operation to “liberate Damascus”.Elad Benari, 7/18/2012, 1:14 AM