Trump warns Assad: The world is watching

US President denies claims made in Bob Woodward's book, but also warns Syrian President that "the world is watching".Elad Benari, 9/6/2018, 3:38 AM

White House warns Assad against use of chemical weapons

White House warns Syrian President against using chemical weapons in Idlib, says the US and its allies will respond "appropriately".Ben Ariel, 9/5/2018, 2:14 AM

Book claims Trump ordered Assad killed

New book claims Secretary of Defense ignored order from President to kill Syrian dictator following deadly chemical weapons attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2018, 11:02 PM

Trump warns Assad against 'reckless' attack in Idlib

Trump says Russia and Iran would be making a "grave mistake" if they back Syrian attack in province of Idlib.Elad Benari, 9/4/2018, 2:05 AM

Report: Trump offered US pullout for partial Iranian retreat

Lebanese paper claims US delegation met in secret with Syrian leaders, offered withdrawal in exchange for Iranian pullback from border.David Rosenberg, 8/28/2018, 10:26 AM

Iran inks deal with Syria, vows to continue military cooperation

Despite demands by US that Iran withdraw forces from Syria, Tehran signs deal with Assad regime, vows to continue military cooperation.David Rosenberg, 8/27/2018, 12:20 PM

Iranian minister: We will continue to support Syria

Iran's defense minister says the Iran-Syria cooperation won't be decided by a "third party."Elad Benari, 8/27/2018, 1:05 AM

ANALYSIS: Another major battle on the horizon in Syria

Assad intends to retake Idlib, but that may not be as easy as he thinks.Yochanan Visser, 8/2/2018, 9:17 PM

'When people take you seriously, you can live in peace'

Middle East expert Dr. Mordechai Kedar explains why Israel's friends aren't necessarily 'good guys,' says only deterrence sustains Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2018, 3:42 PM

White Helmets will speak against Assad

Middle East expert says White Helmets will provide footage and testimony of Syrian Pres. Assad's war crimes.Shimon Cohen, 7/23/2018, 9:01 AM

Lindsey Graham to Netanyahu: Assad and Iran are a package deal

Republican senator responds to PM's statement that Israel 'has no problem' with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad remaining in power. 'David Rosenberg, 7/13/2018, 2:11 PM

Netanyahu: Israel has 'no problem' with Assad government

PM Netanyahu says Russia has pushed Iran away from Israeli border, Israel has 'no problem' with Assad regime.Nitsan Keidar, 7/12/2018, 2:23 PM

Russian jets attack rebel-held town near Golan

Russia assists Assad offensive near Israeli border that US says violates ceasefire brokered by US and Russia.Gary Willig, 6/24/2018, 7:14 PM

Assad: Negotiations with the U.S. are a waste of time

Syrian President rules out negotiations with the United States, says American policy will not change.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/23/2018, 12:13 AM

Assad: I wouldn't object to permanent Iranian base in Syria

Syrian President says his country's relations with Iran and its presence in Syria are non-negotiable.Elad Benari, 6/14/2018, 6:13 AM

Assad: Russia and Israel aren't coordinated

Syrian President denies reports that Israel coordinated air strikes in Syria with Russia.Elad Benari, 6/10/2018, 5:09 AM

ANALYSIS: After Iranian attack from Gaza, new war on the horizon

‘Never a dull moment’ has been Israel’s motto since the establishment of the state in 1948.Yochanan Visser, 5/31/2018, 9:44 PM

Assad: Israel is in a 'panic'

Syrian leader denies Iranian presence in Syria, use of chemical weapons, says Israel 'hysterical' over 'losing dear ones' Al-Nusra and ISIS.Tal Polon, 5/31/2018, 11:51 AM

Russia: No Iranian forces on Israeli border

Fearing clashes with Israel, Assad regime and Russia look to reduce Iranian presence near Israeli border.David Rosenberg, 5/28/2018, 2:41 PM

Liberman to Syria: Throw Iranians out

Defense Minister tells Syrian president to expel Iranian forces from his country, warns Iran's presence will only 'bring destruction.'David Rosenberg, 5/11/2018, 1:15 PM

'We may have to eliminate Assad'

Senior Israeli minister warns Assad may be 'eliminated' if he continues to allow Iran to use Syria as base for attacks on Israel.David Rosenberg, 5/7/2018, 12:06 PM

Trump: Get ready Russia, the missiles are coming to Syria

US President dismisses Russian threat to shoot down US missiles launched at Syria following deadly chemical weapons attack.Gary Willig, 4/11/2018, 3:34 PM

Mattis: 'Unwise' for Assad to use chemical weapons

U.S. Defense Secretary warns Syrian regime against using gas as a weapon.Elad Benari, 3/12/2018, 4:05 AM

Assad: Operation in Eastern Ghouta will continue

Syrian President insists there is no contradiction between military operation against rebels and a truce.Ben Ariel, 3/5/2018, 3:38 AM

U.S. officials: Assad producing new kinds of chemical weapons

Officials in Washington say Syrian government still using chemical weapons despite committing to abolish its arsenal.Ben Ariel, 2/2/2018, 4:12 AM

Assad replaces defense minister

Syrian President replaces his defense minister for the first time since 2012, part of a government reshuffle.Ben Ariel, 1/2/2018, 4:15 AM

Erdogan: Assad is a terrorist

Turkish President calls Syrian President a terrorist, says peace efforts cannot continue with him.Ben Ariel, 12/28/2017, 5:13 AM

Assad: France a backer of 'terrorism'

Syrian President blasts France, says it has "no right to talk about peace" in his country.Ben Ariel, 12/19/2017, 4:07 AM

UN report: Assad responsible for April gas attack

New UN report finds Assad's regime was responsible for sarin gas attack in Khan Sheikhun.Elad Benari, 10/27/2017, 12:04 AM

Assad meets visiting Iranian Chief of Staff

Syrian President meets General Mohammad Baqeri who vowed to destroy "Zionist enemy".Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/20/2017, 5:44 AM

Liberman: In next war, Syria and Lebanon will be 1 front

Defense Minister warns Hezbollah, Syrian regime would considered one front on Israel's northern border in the next war.AFP, 10/10/2017, 3:49 PM

Liberman: Assad has won in Syria

Israeli Defense Minister says countries which sought to oust Bashar al-Assad now cozying up to Syrian dictator.AFP, 10/3/2017, 7:55 PM

Trump: We'd be upset if Assad uses chemical weapons

Trump says Washington “would be extremely upset” if Syrian President uses chemical weapons again.Ben Ariel, 9/8/2017, 12:04 AM

France again changes position on Assad

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian calls for transition in Syria that doesn't include Assad.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/2/2017, 12:48 AM

Nasrallah: I went to Damascus to meet Assad

Hezbollah leader claims he personally met Syrian president to seek his approval for a deal with ISIS.Elad Benari, 9/1/2017, 5:09 AM

Assad: Western countries must cut ties with terrorism

Syrian President says countries that want to reopen embassies in Damascus must end their support for Syrian rebels.Ben Ariel, 8/21/2017, 5:05 AM

The most embarrassingly wrong book ever on the Middle East?

When it comes to the Middle East, often predictions fail because of the general incompetence of the specialists in the field. Prof. Daniel Pipes, 8/10/2017, 12:55 AM

Assad portrait featured on new banknote

Syrian President's portrait printed on a new 2,000-pound banknote.Elad Benari, 7/3/2017, 5:09 AM

Macron: No 'legitimate successor' to Assad

French President says France no longer considers Assad's departure a precondition to resolving civil war.Ben Ariel, 6/22/2017, 2:07 AM

Putin 'convinced' Assad didn't use chemical weapons

Russian President dismisses any suggestion that Syrian President was behind April chemical attack.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 5/31/2017, 2:02 AM

ADL: Syrian crematoria ‘invoke worst nightmares of Nazis’

ADL head compares reports of crematoria use for burning victim's bodies to Nazi use of crematoria during Holocaust.JTA, 5/16/2017, 9:55 PM

US accuses Assad of burning thousands in crematoria

US reveals Syria regime has set up crematorium at prison near Damascus, executes up to 50 people at prison every week.Gary Willig, 5/15/2017, 10:43 PM

Assad vows to continue fighting

Syrian President says he will continue to fight the rebels trying to oust him.Ben Ariel, 5/12/2017, 4:35 AM

Assad: Israel supports 'terrorists'

Syrian President claims Israel supports the rebels fighting his regime by providing them with weapons.Elad Benari, 4/28/2017, 5:09 AM

Syria to buy latest Russian anti-missile system

Assad says purchase of system is meant to repel Israeli and American attacks in Syria.AFP, 4/27/2017, 9:25 PM

Yad Vashem asks WH press secretary to visit website

Israeli Holocaust Museum asks Sean Spicer to visit website to learn about Holocaust following gaffe that Hitler never used chemical weapoonsAFP, 4/12/2017, 4:38 PM

'No political solution in Syria if Assad remains'

Ambassador Nikki Haley says she doesn't see a political solution in Syria until Assad is out of power.Elad Benari, 4/9/2017, 5:58 AM

U.S. intelligence: Assad kept some of his chemical weapons

U.S. intelligence agencies suspect Syrian President kept chemical weapons he agreed to surrender in 2013.Elad Benari, 4/7/2017, 3:36 AM

Tillerson: Coalition forming to pressure Assad

Secretary of State says steps are underway on international coalition to pressure Syrian President.Ben Ariel, 4/7/2017, 12:05 AM

Putin: Syria chemical weapons attacks 'unfounded accusations'

Putin tells Netanyahu it is 'unacceptable' to make accusations of chemical weapons attack against Assad regime.Gary Willig, 4/6/2017, 5:32 PM

Haley: Syrians don't want Assad as their leader

Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States does not believe that Syrians people Assad as their leader.Ben Ariel, 4/4/2017, 5:13 AM

Haley: Removing Assad no longer our priority

American ambassador to the UN says Syrian President's removal is not a priority for Trump administration.Ben Ariel, 3/31/2017, 1:08 AM

Assad responds to Israeli air strikes

President Assad claims the Russian deployment near his southern border can prevent confrontations between Syria and Israel.Nitzan Keidar, 3/20/2017, 10:58 PM

Israel treats more than 2,600 wounded Syrians

IDF says Israel has treated more than 2,600 Syrians wounded in the civil war which has raged across its northern neighbor since 2011.AFP, 3/14/2017, 8:27 PM

Assad: Some of the refugees are 'terrorists'

Syrian President asserts that some of the millions of refugees who have fled his country conflict are "terrorists".Ben Ariel, Canada, 2/10/2017, 9:17 PM

Syrian Foreign Minister calls on refugees to return to Syria

Foreign Minister of the Assad regime calls upon Syrian refugees who fled the carnage of the country’s civil war to come back to Syria.Tal Polon, 1/31/2017, 9:00 AM

Report: Assad named as responsible for chemical attacks

For the first time, investigators say they suspect Syrian President and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons.Ben Ariel, Canada, 1/13/2017, 9:52 PM