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UN awarded contracts to Assad associates

Guardian newspaper reveals the UN has awarded contracts to people closely associated with Syrian President as part of an aid program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2016, 3:12 AM

Rebels, civilians allowed to evacuate from Daraya

Rebel fighters and civilians are to evacuate the besieged town of Daraya near the Syrian capital under an accord struck on Thursday,AFP, 8/25/2016, 10:18 PM

Russia sides with UN against Assad

Russia appalled by report Assad used chlorine gas. "We must prevent such things from happening, even in the fog of war."AFP, 8/25/2016, 8:18 PM

U.S. calls for Assad to be held accountable

White House says it is "impossible to deny" that Syria launched chemical weapon attacks.Ben Ariel, 8/25/2016, 6:44 AM

Turkish PM: Assad may have a short term role

Turkish Prime Minister says his country is willing to accept a role for Syrian President during a transitional period.Ben Ariel, 8/21/2016, 6:13 AM

Watch: Too shocked to cry

An Aleppo boy sits alone and bloodied in an ambulance while rescue workers try to save his family from their bombed home.AFP, 8/19/2016, 7:12 AM

Kerry helpless as Russia refuses to rein in Assad

John Kerry calls on Russia to 'restrain' Assad's war campaigns on the date they had planned to meet at the negotiating table.AFP, 8/2/2016, 8:40 AM

Calls grow for Syria regime to end Aleppo siege

Aid agencies urgently call on Bashar al-Assad regime to allow for supplies and civilians to come in and out of the besieged city.AFP, 7/29/2016, 2:09 PM

U.S. announces more sanctions on Assad

Treasury announces fresh sanctions targeting the arms and financial networks of the Syrian President's government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2016, 4:42 AM

Assad accuses Erdogan of exploiting coup

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused Turkish President Erdogan: He used the coup d'etat to implement his own agenda.AFP, 7/21/2016, 7:29 PM

Assad says Russia 'never' spoke of departure

In NBC interview Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad says US journalist killed by regime fire responsible for her own death.Sara Hussein with Dave Clark in Paris, 7/14/2016, 3:20 PM

Assad: Support for opposition caused terrorism

Syrian President tells European parliamentarians that western governments' support for Syrian opposition groups caused terrorism in Europe.Ben Ariel, 7/11/2016, 12:01 AM

Watch: Russian pilots downed, killed by ISIS

Battlefield video shows ISIS shooting down Russian helicopter, celebrating as pilots fall to their deaths.Rachel Kaplan, 7/10/2016, 1:33 PM

Assad makes rare appearance outside Damascus

Syrian dictator rarely seen in public since outbreak of civil war; when he does, it's usually in the safety of his capital city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2016, 11:09 AM

Assad: Western nations secretly dealing with us

Syrian President hints that Western nations are secretly doing deals with his country despite openly criticizing him.Ben Ariel, 7/1/2016, 4:15 AM

Russia blasts diplomats' calls to strike Assad

Russian officials criticize cable signed by a group of U.S. diplomats urging strikes against Syrian President.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 6/17/2016, 11:16 PM

Kerry warns Assad against truce violations

Secretary of State John Kerry warns Syrian President of "repercussions" if his regime violates ceasefire being negotiated in Aleppo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2016, 5:42 AM

Surprise surprise: Assad wins Syrian elections

In widely expected victory, Syrian dictator's party wins another 'landslide' - though defying him was impossible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2016, 3:28 PM

Syrian opposition rejects Assad's staying

Syria's opposition has rejected a proposal from UN envoy that would have kept Bashar Al-Assad as president during a political transition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2016, 6:38 AM

Syria starts to vote

Controversial parliamentary election in regime-controlled areas begins, even as second round of Geneva talks kicks off amid tension.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2016, 8:50 AM

Revealed: How Assad cheated global sanctions

'Panama Papers' show how Syrian regime established shadow companies in the Seychelles to fool the world and fund its war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2016, 7:21 PM

Russia denies it agreed to dethrone Assad

Kremlin spokesperson denies Russia agreed with US to exile Assad, despite his curiously timed elections announcement.Ari Yashar, 4/1/2016, 7:37 AM

Russian pressure? Assad is ready for elections

On heels of report revealing Russia agreed to turn its back on Assad and have him exiled, Assad says he has 'no problem' with elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2016, 5:01 PM

White House: Assad role in unity a 'non-starter'

White House says Syrian President should not be part of any transitional unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2016, 4:43 AM

State Department welcomes recapture of Palmyra

United States welcomes the victory of Syrian President over ISIS in historic city of Palmyra, despite concern over his brutal record.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2016, 1:14 AM

ISIS orders civilians in Syria's Palmyra to flee

ISIS tells 15,000 civilians to abandon city of Palmyra, as pro-Assad forces approach.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2016, 11:47 AM

Syria: Assad's fate has nothing to do with talks

Syria's regime reiterates its stance that peace talks in Geneva will not address the future of President Bashar Al-Assad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/22/2016, 2:14 AM

Ceasefire in Syria: Bad for the Jews?

The US-Russia ceasefire in Syria, and Russia's partial pullout from the venue, could be dangerous for Israel.Hillel Fendel, 3/16/2016, 8:39 PM

Syrian opposition: Assad must go, dead or alive

Syria's opposition says Assad must leave power if looming peace talks to end five years of civil war are to succeed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2016, 5:02 AM

Glimmer of hope as Syria war enters sixth year

Next week marks start of year 6 for Syrian war. Rare ceasefire likely to unravel if Assad's ouster cannot be agreed upon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2016, 10:33 AM

Saudis demand Assad leave with no delay

Saudi FM says diplomatic process must start with Assad's ouster, emphasizing Syrians have already voted him out 'with their guns.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2016, 7:13 PM

Assad: We'll do our part for ceasefire

Syrian President pledges to do his part to guarantee the success of shaky ceasefire, says it brings hope to the war-torn country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2016, 5:44 AM

Assad announces parliamentary elections in April

Hours after a new ceasefire is announced, Syrian President says parliamentary elections are to be held on April 13.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2016, 1:12 AM

Assad wants to be remembered as he who saved Syria

Syrian President tells Spanish newspaper he is ready for a ceasefire, but only if "terrorists" don't exploit it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2016, 6:31 AM

Rebels accept ceasefire if Russia stops airstrikes

Syrian rebels set out terms of ceasefire, agree to cessation of violence if Russia stops airstrikes.Aurtz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2016, 11:47 PM

Russia and Assad heading to a crisis?

After Assad vows to retake all of Syria, Moscow tells him to tone it down, warning he may find himself in 'a very difficult situation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2016, 11:06 AM

Assad: Ceasefire plan 'difficult' to implement

Syria's President pours cold water on an internationally backed plan for a ceasefire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/16/2016, 12:13 AM

Assad: We welcome peace but won't stop fighting

Syria's President vows to retake the entire country from “terrorists” even if a ceasefire agreement is reached.Arutz Sheva North America, 2/12/2016, 9:21 PM

Russian engineers working with ISIS in Syria

While Russia says it is fighting terror group, new evidence shows it is cutting economic deals amid the bloodshed in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2016, 3:15 PM

1 in 10 Syrians killed or injured in conflict

470,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict which is heading into its sixth year. 85 percent of population is destitute.Raphael Poch, 2/11/2016, 10:50 AM

Abbas 'firmly' backs Russian airstrikes for Assad

Russian Federation Council head meets with Abbas, says he finally showed hand in supporting Assad's regime in civil war.Ari Yashar, 2/7/2016, 7:57 PM

Assad's mother dies at 86

Anissa Makhlouf Al-Assad, mother of Syrian President, dies in Damascus after reportedly having been ill for years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2016, 4:14 AM

Russia accused of creating 'new Hitler' in Syria

Syrian opposition likens Assad to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, in attack on Russia's interference in Syrian civil war at start of peace talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2016, 9:37 PM

Russian strikes helped 'turn around' Syria

Russian FM: Air strikes helped beat back terrorists, prop up Bashar al-Assad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2016, 11:12 AM

Russia denies it asked Assad to step down

Spokesman for the Kremlin denies reports that Putin sent a senior intelligence official to Damascus to ask Assad to step down.Ben Ariel, Canada, 1/22/2016, 10:56 PM

Washington sees Assad remaining until 2017

American timeline for Syria obtained by AP determines Obama will leave office before Assad does.Ben Ariel, 1/7/2016, 5:46 AM

Saudi King blames Assad for the rise of ISIS

Saudi King Salman says Syrian President aided the rise of the Islamic State group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2015, 5:46 AM

Putin: 'Easy' to work with US, Damascus on Syria

Russian President claims unwavering support for Assad helps negotiating with all sides on issue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2015, 6:09 PM

McCain flabbergasted Kerry likes Russia's bombing

'I'm not making this up,' says an incensed McCain quoting Kerry's support for Russian bombing of US-backed Syrian opposition forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2015, 2:01 PM

NGO has 'damning evidence' of Assad war crimes

Photos of thousands who reportedly were murdered and tortured in Syrian government detention centers confirmed by HRW.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2015, 1:12 PM

Assad: We won't talk to 'terrorists'

Syrian President says he will not join peace talks proposed by world powers, because "terrorist groups" are joining.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/11/2015, 8:33 PM

Syrian opposition agrees to negotiate with regime

Unprecedented talks with Assad's regime outlined in opposition meeting, but they say he still must go.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2015, 7:34 PM

Assad: Britain bombing is destined to fail

Syrian president claims Britain's bombing campaign against ISIS will fail because it lacks comprehensive strategy.Ben Ariel, 12/7/2015, 5:43 AM

Fabius: Assad departure not necessary

France's Foreign Minister says the departure of Syrian President no longer necessary before any political transition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2015, 4:56 AM

Assad's friend to be Lebanon's new ruler?

'Pan-Arabist' childhood friend of Assad and member of dynasty family may put an end to long feud over who will be president.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2015, 6:12 PM

Assad: Peace when West stops supporting terrorists

In an interview, Syrian President insists he's not going anywhere despite calls on him to go.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2015, 4:16 AM

Assad accuses France of 'supporting terrorism'

Syrian President rejects France as venue for signing peace deal with opponents, says France supports terrorism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2015, 5:45 AM