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 have helped 'turn around' situation in 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 in power 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 says works 'easily' with both US, Damascus on Syria crisis

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

Watch: McCain flabbergasted that Kerry supports 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's crimes against humanity

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's bombing of ISIS 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's departure not necessary before transition

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 can come 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

Syria's Assad claims enemies boosting support for 'terrorists'

Syrian dictator suggests Turkey, Gulf nations, others giving weapons to 'terrorist groups.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2015, 6:05 PM

'Assad won when Russia's plane went down'

Experts agree Assad received a boon in the Turkey-Russia spat, as Putin went from being Erdogan's friend to his enemy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2015, 12:45 PM

US sanctions Syrian regime for buying ISIS oil

US Treasury sanctions Assad backers for enabling bloodshed, including company buying oil for Assad from his enemy ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2015, 7:03 PM

Iran and Russia vow to oppose attempts to dump Assad

Russia and Iran will jointly oppose "external attempts" at regime change in Syria, says the Kremlin after Putin meeting with Khamenei.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2015, 6:42 AM

In rare interview, Assad claims army 'advancing' on rebels

Syrian dictator claims army 'making advancement on every front' since Russian airstrikes began - but evidence on ground suggests otherwise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2015, 3:59 PM

Obama: No end to ISIS if Assad remains in power

US President sees no end to civil war if Assad remains in power and says Syrian won't accept him as solution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2015, 11:04 AM

Assad: We'll help France - if it changes its attitude

Syrian President says his country is only willing to share intelligence information with France - if it changes its policies in the region.Ben Ariel, 11/18/2015, 5:44 AM

Kerry says Syria weeks from 'big transition'

Kerry reveals international talks have yielded agreement on principles with outline for elections and transition government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2015, 3:20 PM

Assad holds France guilty for Paris attack

Syrian despot blames France's support of rebel groups as causing ISIS's lethal attacks, says 'Europe did not listen.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2015, 6:16 PM

Syrian regime makes second major victory ahead of talks

Assad's forces make 'most important advance' since Russian airstrikes began, days ahead of international diplomatic talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2015, 10:51 PM

Syrian regime adamant: Assad not stepping down

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister rules out any 'transitional period' involving Bashar al-Assad relinquishing power.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2015, 5:13 PM

Ban: Assad has taken Syria 'hostage'

As talks renew, UN chief slams the way in which Assad's future has held up a diplomatic solution to the civil war for years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2015, 6:34 PM

Iran may back away from demand to keep Assad in power

Senior official says Iran may accept a six-month transition in Syria, followed by elections to decide ally Assad's fate.Ben Ariel, 10/30/2015, 6:42 AM

Assad: West is backing 'terrorists' in Syria

Syrian President accuses Western states, including France, of supporting terrorist groups - meaning rebels - in his country.Ben Ariel, 10/29/2015, 4:46 AM

Visiting French MP: Syria deal means talking to Assad

Right-wing parliamentarian in controversial visit to war-torn country says western states will need to talk to Bashar al-Assad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2015, 5:45 PM

Assad: We must eradicate 'terrorism' before political solution

Syrian President says country must eradicate terrorism to find a political solution to its civil war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2015, 12:15 AM

Russia: Assad willing to hold new elections

According to Russian legislator Alexnader Yushchenko, Syria's president is ready to take part in polls 'if the people are not against it.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/25/2015, 12:08 PM

Putin's high-stakes Syria gamble: with or without Assad

Experts reveal surprise Moscow summit may have discussed replacement for Assad in an attempt to expand Russia's global influence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2015, 6:47 PM

Iran: We won't keep Assad in power forever

Iran's deputy foreign minister says his country won't keep Syrian president in power forever and will let the people decide.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2015, 5:12 AM

Assad Makes Secretive Surprise Visit to Moscow

Assad makes secretive first foreign visit abroad since war started in 2011; in Moscow, hints of a new diplomatic front are raised.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2015, 1:02 PM

Leading Security Institute: Israel Should Topple Assad Now

INSS head Amos Yadlin argues that Russia's involvement offers Israel an opportunity to weaken Iran-Hezbollah threat.Ari Yashar, 10/20/2015, 8:10 PM

Syrian Rebels Place Bounty on Assad, Nasrallah

Al Qaeda's Nusra Front offers millions of dollars to anyone who kills Syrian dictator or Hezbollah leader - even if they're non-Sunnis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2015, 2:18 PM

Assad: I Won't Hesitate to Step Down if That's the Solution

A change of tone? Syrian President tells Iranian TV he won't rule out stepping down if the situation requires.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/4/2015, 6:56 PM

France Launches Criminal Probe Against Assad

French authorities launch criminal probe of Syrian President for alleged war crimes between 2011 and 2013.Ben Ariel, 9/30/2015, 3:52 AM

France Softens Position on Assad, Won't Demand His Removal

France's Foreign Minister announces his country will not demand Syrian President's departure as a precondition for peace talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2015, 3:46 AM

Netanyahu Meeting Putin to Avoid Clashes with Russians in Syria

Prime Minister, along with Chief of Staff, will make clear Israeli operations to continue despite Russians' growing presence.Gil Ronen, 9/21/2015, 11:07 AM

Assad Starts Using Advanced Russian Weapons

Syrian official reveals new weapons now being deployed, US exposes Russian helicopters in rapidly expanding military buildup.Ari Yashar, 9/17/2015, 4:20 PM

Assad: Iran Hasn't Sent Me an Army

In interview to Russian media Syrian president admits Iran giving military support, but denies troop presence despite numerous reports.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/16/2015, 2:11 PM

Russia Says it Will Continue to Support Assad

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterates his country will continue to support its Syrian ally.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/14/2015, 12:14 AM

Rouhani Says Democracy 'Not a Priority' in Syria

At a news conference with visiting Austrian President, Iranian President dismisses calls for reform, Assad's ouster.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/8/2015, 1:11 PM

Zarif: Those Demanding Assad's Ouster Responsible for Bloodshed

Iran's foreign minister claims that demands for the resignation of Syrian President will prolong the country's civil war.Ben Ariel, 9/8/2015, 4:44 AM

Pictures Show 'Russian Soldiers' Fighting in Syria

Mounting evidence of Russian boots on the ground to defend flagging Syrian allies against resurgent rebels; Obama still dawdling.Ari Soffer, 9/5/2015, 10:09 PM

Russian Boots on the Ground in Syria?

As Obama prevaricates, Russia has no compunctions about backing its Syrian allies - and seems to even be sending troops to the front lines.Ari Soffer, 9/2/2015, 10:31 PM

Iran Sending Afghan Refugees as 'Cannon Fodder' for Assad

Iran exploiting Afghan Shi'ite refugees by coercing them to prop up Syrian regime for incentives, leading to many of their deaths.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2015, 7:22 AM

Assad 'Confident' of Russia's Support

Syrian President says he is confident Russia will continue supporting his embattled regime, accuses America of abandoning its allies.Ben Ariel, 8/26/2015, 1:15 AM

Assad: Fighting 'Terrorists' More Important than Fighting Israel

Syrian President says his country must first deal with anti-regime rebels before it responds to last week's Israeli airstrikes in Syria.Elad Benari, 8/25/2015, 3:15 AM

US Condemns Assad's 'Disregard for Human Life'

US demands Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be given the boot after nearly 100 killed in devastating regime strike in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/17/2015, 10:06 PM

Rebels Close in on Assad's Latakia Bastion

Rare lethal rocket attack strikes capital of Assad's Alawite sect's heartland on western coast, as rebels close in on key regime stronghold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2015, 3:37 PM

Assad's Cousin Arrested Over 'Road Rage' Killing

Syrian authorities arrest Suleiman Al-Assad, a cousin of the president accused of killing a military officer in a road rage incident.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2015, 12:12 AM

Assad Pledges to Punish Cousin for Road Rage Murder

Syrian dictator in sticky situation as cousin guns down senior military commander in 'cold blood' - for overtaking him in traffic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2015, 7:56 PM