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State Department: Syrian elections are illegitimate

State Department: Syrian elections are illegitimate

Despite two other candidates running, election in Syria is widely expected to give President Bashar Al-Assad a fourth seven-year term.Elad Benari, 26/05/2021 06:41
Syria selects two candidates to run against Assad

Syria selects two candidates to run against Assad

Syria’s higher constitutional court selects two obscure figures to appear on ballots against President Bashar Al-Assad in May 26 election.Elad Benari, 04/05/2021 06:00
Assad applies to run in Syrian presidential election

Assad applies to run in Syrian presidential election

Six people, including a woman, have applied to take part in the presidential race.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 06:41
Syria to hold presidential elections on May 26

Syria to hold presidential elections on May 26

President Bashar Al-Assad widely expected to win a fourth seven-year term.Elad Benari, 19/04/2021 06:35
UAE leaders congratulate Syrian president on National Day

UAE leaders congratulate Syrian president on National Day

Bashar Al-Assad has been president of Syria since 2000 and has been in a bloody civil war since 2011.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2021 09:32
Syrian President and his wife recover from COVID-19

Syrian President and his wife recover from COVID-19

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his wife, Asma, return to their regular duties after recovering from COVID-19.Ben Ariel, 31/03/2021 05:35
Assad and his wife test positive for COVID-19

Assad and his wife test positive for COVID-19

Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad and his wife, Asma, are in good health and will keep working in isolation at home.Elad Benari, 09/03/2021 05:04
Report: Israeli officers met Syrian counterparts at Russian base

Report: Israeli officers met Syrian counterparts at Russian base

With yesterday's security cabinet meeting surrounding 'humanitarian' issues in Syria shrouded in mystery, some details have emerged.i24NEWS, 17/02/2021 11:24
US sanctions Assad's wife

US sanctions Assad's wife

US sanctions Syria’s central bank and several people and entities close to President Bashar Al-Assad.Elad Benari, 23/12/2020 06:33
Assad: No relations with Israel until we restore our lands

Assad: No relations with Israel until we restore our lands

Syrian President stresses that ties with Israel are conditional on Israel giving up the Golan Heights.Elad Benari, 09/10/2020 06:11
Trump: There was a plan to take out Assad, but Mattis refused

Trump: There was a plan to take out Assad, but Mattis refused

US President confirms plan was in the works to take out Syrian President but then-Defense Secretary was opposed.Ben Ariel, 16/09/2020 05:41
Assad interrupts speech due to drop in blood pressure

Assad interrupts speech due to drop in blood pressure

Syrian President interrupts speech he was giving to parliament after suffering a brief drop in blood pressure.Elad Benari, 13/08/2020 05:59
US imposes sanctions on Assad's son

US imposes sanctions on Assad's son

Bashar Al Assad's eldest son among 14 Syrian officials placed under sanctions by the US government Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 18:52
Assad and allies win majority in parliamentary elections

Assad and allies win majority in parliamentary elections

In widely expected victory, Syrian President's party and allied candidates take 177 seats out of 250 in parliament.Elad Benari, 22/07/2020 02:59
Assad announces parliamentary elections in April

Assad announces parliamentary elections in April

Syrian President says parliamentary elections will be held on April 13 in areas of the country controlled by the government.Elad Benari, 04/03/2020 05:42
Assad: Chemical watchdog falsified report at request of US

Assad: Chemical watchdog falsified report at request of US

Syrian President claims OPCW faked report on attack near Damascus “just because the Americans wanted them to do so.”Ben Ariel, 10/12/2019 06:14
Assad: 'Israel has conquered our land'

Assad: 'Israel has conquered our land'

Bashar al-Assad says more than 100,000 Syrian troops killed in civil war, blasts Israel for 'conquering' Syrian land.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2019 10:42
Assad: Trump is the best US president

Assad: Trump is the best US president

Syrian President on Donald Trump: He's the best president because he is the most transparent.Elad Benari, 01/11/2019 05:50
Syria, Iran plan responses to Israeli airstrikes

Syria, Iran plan responses to Israeli airstrikes

Syrian Pres. Assad discusses Israel's 'attacks on Syria,' US peace plan, in secret meeting with Iranian official.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/07/2019 13:04
Germany: Hold Assad accountable for chemical attacks

Germany: Hold Assad accountable for chemical attacks

German Foreign Minister says those responsible for use of chemical weapons in Syria must be held accountable.Elad Benari, 05/04/2019 05:37
Spokesman: Zarif quit because he wasn't informed of Assad visit

Spokesman: Zarif quit because he wasn't informed of Assad visit

Spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry: 'One of the reasons' FM Zarif resigned was lack of knowledge regarding Syrian Pres. Assad's visit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/03/2019 14:39
Syrian President meets Iran's Supreme Leader

Syrian President meets Iran's Supreme Leader

Syrian President visits Iran for the first time since start of Syrian conflict, thanks Iran for its assistance.Elad Benari, 26/02/2019 06:02
Assad warns Kurds: The US won't protect you

Assad warns Kurds: The US won't protect you

Syrian President warns country’s Kurds that the US would not protect them against any Turkish offensive.Elad Benari, 18/02/2019 02:33
Assad blames Israel for downing of Russian plane

Assad blames Israel for downing of Russian plane

Syrian President writes Putin, says Russian plane was downed over Syria due to Israeli "arrogance".Elad Benari, 20/09/2018 03:49
There's a war going on out there

There's a war going on out there

Three wars, at the very least, are raging in the Middle East, and Israel will get fallout from all of them.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 06/09/2018 23:54
Report: Israel secretly armed, funded Syrian rebels

Report: Israel secretly armed, funded Syrian rebels

12 anti-Assad rebel groups in south Syria reportedly received money and weapons from Israel to combat ISIS, Iran-linked forces.David Rosenberg, 06/09/2018 18:44
Trump warns Assad: The world is watching

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, 06/09/2018 03:38
White House warns Assad against use of chemical weapons

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, 05/09/2018 02:14
Book claims Trump ordered Assad killed

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, 04/09/2018 23:02
Trump warns Assad against 'reckless' attack in Idlib

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, 04/09/2018 02:05
Report: Trump offered US pullout for partial Iranian retreat

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, 28/08/2018 10:26
Iran inks deal with Syria, vows to continue military cooperation

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, 27/08/2018 12:20
Iranian minister: We will continue to support Syria

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, 27/08/2018 01:05
ANALYSIS: Another major battle on the horizon in Syria

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, 02/08/2018 21:17
'When people take you seriously, you can live in peace'

'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, 31/07/2018 15:42
White Helmets will speak against Assad

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, 23/07/2018 09:01
Lindsey Graham to Netanyahu: Assad and Iran are a package deal

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, 13/07/2018 14:11
Netanyahu: Israel has 'no problem' with Assad government

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, 12/07/2018 14:23
Russian jets attack rebel-held town near Golan

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, 24/06/2018 19:14
Assad: Negotiations with the U.S. are a waste of time

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, 23/06/2018 00:13
Assad: I wouldn't object to permanent Iranian base in Syria

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, 14/06/2018 06:13
Assad: Russia and Israel aren't coordinated

Assad: Russia and Israel aren't coordinated

Syrian President denies reports that Israel coordinated air strikes in Syria with Russia.Elad Benari, 10/06/2018 05:09
ANALYSIS: After Iranian attack from Gaza, new war on the horizon

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, 31/05/2018 21:44
Assad: Israel is in a 'panic'

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, 31/05/2018 11:51
Russia: No Iranian forces on Israeli border

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, 28/05/2018 14:41
Liberman to Syria: Throw Iranians out

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, 11/05/2018 13:15
'We may have to eliminate Assad'

'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, 07/05/2018 12:06
Trump: Get ready Russia, the missiles are coming to Syria

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, 11/04/2018 15:34
Mattis: 'Unwise' for Assad to use chemical weapons

Mattis: 'Unwise' for Assad to use chemical weapons

U.S. Defense Secretary warns Syrian regime against using gas as a weapon.Elad Benari, 12/03/2018 04:05
Assad: Operation in Eastern Ghouta will continue

Assad: Operation in Eastern Ghouta will continue

Syrian President insists there is no contradiction between military operation against rebels and a truce.Ben Ariel, 05/03/2018 03:38
U.S. officials: Assad producing new kinds of chemical weapons

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, 02/02/2018 04:12
Assad replaces defense minister

Assad replaces defense minister

Syrian President replaces his defense minister for the first time since 2012, part of a government reshuffle.Ben Ariel, 02/01/2018 04:15
Erdogan: Assad is a terrorist

Erdogan: Assad is a terrorist

Turkish President calls Syrian President a terrorist, says peace efforts cannot continue with him.Ben Ariel, 28/12/2017 05:13
Assad: France a backer of 'terrorism'

Assad: France a backer of 'terrorism'

Syrian President blasts France, says it has "no right to talk about peace" in his country.Ben Ariel, 19/12/2017 04:07
UN report: Assad responsible for April gas attack

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, 27/10/2017 00:04
Assad meets visiting Iranian Chief of Staff

Assad meets visiting Iranian Chief of Staff

Syrian President meets General Mohammad Baqeri who vowed to destroy "Zionist enemy".Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/10/2017 05:44
Liberman: In next war, Syria and Lebanon will be 1 front

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 15:49