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

Obama's burden - the Nobel Peace Prize

Obama had the opportunity to do something meaningful for the world - but he blew it. Barry Shaw, 12/25/2016, 11:59 PM

Assad: Israel alone is our enemy

As the civil war in Syria rages on, Syrian President makes clear that 'Israel alone' is Syria's enemy.Tal Polon, 12/8/2016, 12:37 PM

Assad: Victory in Aleppo a 'huge step' towards ending the war

Syrian President says a victory for his army in Aleppo would be a "huge step" towards ending the country's five-year civil war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2016, 3:15 AM

Syrian children's hospital hit in government airstrikes

Syria resumes airstrikes on Aleppo, hitting a children's hospital, a blood, bank, and a school.Gary Willig, 11/16/2016, 10:47 PM

Assad: Trump will be an ally - if he fights terrorism

Syrian President says U.S. President-elect will be a "natural ally" if he fulfills his pledge to fight "terrorists".Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2016, 1:08 AM

Assad: The West is growing weaker

Syrian President claims Western powers are "becoming much weaker" in Syria, praises Russia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2016, 3:46 AM

Assad: Photo of 5-year-old Omran was 'forged'

Syria's President says photo of 5-year-old who covered in dust and blood in Aleppo had been manipulated.Ben Ariel, 10/20/2016, 2:12 AM

Assad: There's no contradiction between Israel and ISIS

Syria’s President claims Israel is supporting the "terrorists" in his country, including jihadist groups like ISIS.Elad Benari, 10/14/2016, 6:16 AM

Assad: We have 'no option' but to expel rebels from Aleppo

Syrian President warns rebels in Aleppo that unless they agree to a deal, his forces would have "no option" but to expel them from the city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2016, 6:42 AM

UN awarded contracts to Assad associates despite sanctions

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 for chemical attacks

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 in Syria

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

United States 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

Syria's 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: West's support for the 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

Syria's Assad makes rare appearance outside capital for Eid

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 claims: Western nations are secretly doing deals 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 American 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's party 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 UN proposal for Assad to stay

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 government 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 Assad 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