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Olmert: Hizbullah May Already Have Some Chemicals

Former PM says that Hizbullah may already be in possession of chemical weapons given to it by the Syrian regime.Elad Benari, 5/2/2013, 3:45 AM

Netanyahu and Barak in Golan Speak of Escalation

Barak: It is very difficult to estimate what the future of Syria will be and we need to be vigilant and alert here.Annie Lubin, 11/14/2012, 5:14 PM

Turkey Hosts Defected Syrian PM

Turkey hosts defected Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab, amid a four-day meeting of the opposition Syrian National Council in Doha.Elad Benari, 11/6/2012, 6:14 AM

Report: Revolutionary Guards Securing Assad

Iranian Revolutionary Guards are taking part in guarding the Syrian President, according to Western officials.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/19/2012, 11:09 PM

Clinton 'Outraged' by Syria Massacre, Urges Action

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton outraged by reports of massacre in Syria, demands the UN Security Council take action.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/14/2012, 1:19 AM

World Condemns Assad for Latest Massacre

Syria's opposition urges UN action in Syria, as world condemns massacre of more than 200 people in Hama.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/13/2012, 9:31 PM

Mood: UN Observers Can’t Stop Syria Violence

The head of the UN observer force in Syria says no number of observers can stop the violence rocking the country; calls for talks.Gabe Kahn, 5/18/2012, 1:22 PM

Diplomats Line Up to Condemn Syria Violence

Int'l luminaries lined up to condemn the continued violence in Syria as the United Nations remains deadlocked in inaction.Gabe Kahn, 5/10/2012, 5:16 PM

FSA Chief Calls for Military Intervention in Syria

The head of the Free Syria army called on the Security Council to arm the rebels and intervene to enforce a UN-backed ceasefire agreementGabe Kahn, 4/20/2012, 3:18 PM

Clinton Warns Assad Squandering 'Last Chance'

As fighting continues in Syria despite a UN-backed ceasefire, the top US diplomat threatens 'tougher measures' on al-AssadGabe Kahn, 4/19/2012, 4:00 PM

Syria Liquidating Gold to Mitigate Sanctions

Western and Arab sanctions have caused Damascus' currency to sink and depleted its cash reserves, forcing Syria to seek to sell its gold.Gabe Kahn, 4/18/2012, 7:58 PM

Syria: Annan Holding Out Hope

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan says it is 'too soon' to declare his Syria ceasefire dead; deadline has passed; violence continues.Gabe Kahn, 4/10/2012, 9:24 PM

UN Negotiating Deployment of Syria Observers

Norway's Maj. General Robert Mood is negotiating the deployment of an unarmed UN observer force in Syria.Gabe Kahn, 4/5/2012, 4:29 PM

Fierce Fighting in Syria Despite Pullout Claims

Even as President Bashar al-Assad's government claims it is honoring a pullback agreement, his troops are striking at rebels.Gabe Kahn, 4/4/2012, 9:48 PM

US Officials: Assad is Winning

US intelligence reports indicate Syrian president Bashar al-Assad isn't going anywhere as the world refuses to back the rebels.Gabe Kahn, 4/2/2012, 7:46 PM

Annan to Assad: 'The Deadline is Now'

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has demanded Syrian president Bashar al-Assad immediately implement an agreed to ceasefire.Gabe Kahn, 3/30/2012, 3:46 PM

Pillay: No Statute of Limitations for Assad

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says there is enough evidence to prosecute Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for war crimes.Gabe Kahn, 3/29/2012, 4:04 PM

Arab League Calls on Syria to Halt Violence

The Arab League wants to resolve the crisis in Syria, but Damascus refuses to consider the 22-nation body's appeal until it is reinstated.Gabe Kahn, 3/29/2012, 1:58 PM

Syrian General Staff Suffering Brain Drain

Generals continue to defect from Bashar al-Assad's army to join the rebels; two more left for Turkey as fighting erupted in Damascus.Gabe Kahn., 3/19/2012, 9:17 PM

Egyptian Fatwa – Assassinate Assad!

A prominent Egyptian cleric has called for good Muslims everywhere to kill Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad saying failing to do so is a sinGabe Kahn., 3/16/2012, 1:50 PM

Syrian Crisis Enters Second Year

In Syria: Saudi Arabia closes embassy; massacres continue; death toll approaches 9,000; some 230,000 are displaced; world remains deadlockedGabe Kahn., 3/15/2012, 7:04 PM

Russia Frustrated With Assad

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov made a rare show of public pique over Assad's slow adoption of recommended reforms in Syria.Gabe Kahn., 3/15/2012, 2:13 AM

UN: More Than 230,000 Syrian Refugees

The top UN official for refugees says hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been displaced since violence erupted in the country a year ago.Gabe Kahn., 3/14/2012, 9:10 PM

Syrian Troops Murder 55 in Idlib

In the second mass execution this week, forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad murder 55 in Idlib; UN remains deadlocked.Gabe Kahn., 3/13/2012, 9:40 PM

Moscow Refuses to Stop Arms Sales to Syria

Russia insists on fulfilling its 'contractual obligations' to provide arms to Syria even as reports of war crimes by Assad's regime emerge.Gabe Kahn., 3/13/2012, 6:47 PM

Syria: 47 Women and Children Murdered in Homs

The widely varied death toll in Monday's horrific massacre in Homs has solidified at 26 women and 21 children as Assad's forces "mop up"Gabe Kahn., 3/13/2012, 5:03 PM

Massacre in Homs

Reports of summary executions and mass arrests continue to emerge from Homs and the UN Security Council remains deadlocked on Syria.Gabe Kahn., 3/12/2012, 7:40 PM

Shelling Renewed in Homs Ahead of Annan Visit

As former UN secretary general Kofi Annan hopes for peace in Syria the crackdown of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad continues apace.Gabe Kahn., 3/9/2012, 3:41 PM

Assad Digs in to Fight as UN Surveys Homs

Syria's Bashar al-Assad vowed to continue to battle 'foreign terrorists' as Int'l pressure fails to deter his bloody crackdown on dissentGabe Kahn., 3/8/2012, 4:00 PM

Red Crescent Allowed into Homs

Aid workers accompanied by UN aid chief Valerie Amos entered the battered city of Homs as Syrian forces continue to shell other towns.Gabe Kahn., 3/7/2012, 9:25 PM

Kofi Annan Begins Syrian Peace Bid

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan is headed for Damascus in hopes of negotiating peace as Assad continues to spill his people's blood.Gabe Kahn., 3/6/2012, 6:41 PM

Report: French Soldiers Captured in Syria

Reports are circulating that French troops are already aiding rebels in Syria as the West wrangles over a Libya-style intervention. Gabe Kahn., 3/5/2012, 8:03 PM

Syrian Forces Execute 47 Army Defectors

Forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad executed 47 army defectors as the bloody assault on the central city of Homs continuesGabe Kahn., 3/3/2012, 7:46 PM

SFA: Iranian Tanks, Hizbullah Hit Squads in Homs

The top general for the Syrian Free Army says Iran and Hizbullah are actively aiding Bashar al-Assad in his brutal crackdown.Gabe Kahn., 3/1/2012, 1:31 PM

Herzog: Syrian Opposition Wants Peace With Israel

MK Yitzhak Herzog (Labor) says his contacts in the Syrian opposition want to be "friends" with Israel after Assad is ousted. Gabe Kahn., 2/29/2012, 10:29 PM

Assad Planned to Use French Journalist as Leverage

The Syria Free Army aborted its 'evacuation attempt' of a French journalist after learning Assad planned to use her as a bargaining chip.Gabe Kahn., 2/29/2012, 8:29 PM

Syria Storms Out of UN Human Rights Meeting

Syria’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva threw a tantrum and then stormed out of an emergency session of the UNHRC.Gabe Kahn., 2/28/2012, 8:31 PM

Clinton Betting Against Syria's Assad

Saying the Internet renders brutality 'unsustainable,' Us top diplomat Hillary Clinton is headed to Tunis for an int'l conference on SyriaGabe Kahn., 2/24/2012, 11:17 AM

UN General Assembly Condemns Syria

The United Nations passed a non-binding resolution condemning 'systemic human rights violations' in Syria by the Assad regime.Gabe Kahn., 2/17/2012, 2:12 PM

Aleppo Blasts Kill 25, Wound 175

As slaughter continues in Homs and President Bashar Al-Assad sends his children out of the country, twin bombs shake quiet Aleppo.Gabe Kahn., 2/10/2012, 1:30 PM

Report: Assad Sends Children to Europe

According to intelligence officials in Egypt and Syria, President Bashar al-Assad has sent his mother and children out of the country., 2/10/2012, 8:36 AM

Barak Fears Arms Transfer to Hizbullah

Defense Minister Ehud Barak says 'sophisticated' Syrian weapons could find their way to Lebanon and Hizbullah if Assad falls.Gabe Kahn., 2/9/2012, 6:38 PM

Ban Ki-Moon Slams Security Council on Syria

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon sharply criticized the Security Council for failing to demand Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down. Gabe Kahn., 2/9/2012, 6:07 PM

Syrian Rebels Armed By Regime Militias

The Free Syrian Army says it has a cash-flow problem and is funded by ordinary citizens; and buys its guns from militias 'loyal' to Assad.Gabe Kahn., 1/11/2012, 8:54 PM

Mob Attacks Kuwaiti Observers in Syria

An unidentified mob in Latakia injured two Kuwaiti military officers attached to the Arab League observer mission in Syria.Gabe Kahn., 1/10/2012, 7:46 PM

IDF: No Plans to Absorb Syrian Refugees

The IDF spokesman's office says remarks by IDF Chief of Staff Gantz about plans to absorb Syrian refugees were taken 'out of context'Gabe Kahn., 1/10/2012, 7:36 PM

Syria: At Least 32 Dead in Clashes

At least 32 people dead in Syria after thousands took to the streets to protest.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/30/2011, 8:28 PM

Syrian Troops Filmed Firing on Protesters

As tens of thousands took to the streets in Syria on Friday, film has surfaced of security forces firing on civilians near observers.Gavriel Queenannn, 12/30/2011, 11:06 AM

Assad Pulls Troops Out of Homs to Impress Monitors

In what observers say is a 'shell-game,' Syria has pulled its forces out of Homs just in time for Arab League observers to visit.Gabe Kahn., 12/27/2011, 8:18 PM

Canada Imposes New Sanctions on Syria

Canada tightens its sanctions on Syria, bans export of software for telephone and internet monitoring.Elad Benari, 12/26/2011, 2:15 AM

Syria: Residents Report Homs is Under Siege

Residents of the Syrian city of Homs say the city is under siege and being shelled by army tanks.Elad Benari, 12/25/2011, 5:16 AM

Hizbullah Calls US 'Mother of Terrorism'

Hizbullah accused the United States of staging the deadly blasts in Damascus that killed 44 as its war of words with Washington escalates.Gabe Kahn., 12/24/2011, 10:25 PM

Syrian Opposition Puts Iran, Hizbullah On Notice

The head of the SNC warned Iran and Hizbullah that their failure to support Syria's people would break their long-term alliance.Gabe Kahn., 12/7/2011, 6:32 PM

70+ Killed as Syria Violence Escalates

Syria saw one of the bloodiest days of its eight-month anti-regime protest movement as soldiers fired on protesters, clashed with defectors.Gabe Kahn., 11/16/2011, 3:22 PM

Arab Leaders Offer Assad Safe Haven

US officials say Arab leaders have offered Syria's Bashar al-Assad a safe-haven in exchange for his "inevitable" departure from power.Gabe Kahn., 11/11/2011, 10:50 AM

Syria Agrees to Arab League Proposal, In Part

Syria has reportedly agreed to some parts of an Arab League proposal to end unrest in the country.Gabe Kahn., 11/1/2011, 9:56 PM

Syria on Brink of Civil War

With clashes between Assad forces and organized army defectors claiming 41 lives Monday, some fear Syria is on the precipice of civil war.Gabe Kahn., 10/18/2011, 9:22 PM