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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. '

Lindsey Graham to Netanyahu: Assad and Iran are a package deal

Trump admin: Assad planning mass chemical weapons attack

White House says Syria preparing for massacre of civilians using chemical weapons, warns Assad he will 'pay a heavy price'.

Trump admin: Assad planning mass chemical weapons attack

'Time to eliminate Assad'

Kulanu Minister Gen. Yoav Galant says time has come to be rid of Syrian dictator, crush Iranian regime.

'Time to eliminate Assad'

Liberman: Israel stopped Hezbollah from getting chemical weapons

Defense Minister says Israel has acted to prevent the smuggling of Syrian chemical weapons to Hezbollah.

Liberman: Israel stopped Hezbollah from getting chemical weapons

Assad: Airstrike is 'flagrant American aggression'

Syrian President accuses US and its allies of supporting terrorist groups like ISIS after coalition airstrike kills 62 regime troops.

Assad: Airstrike on my troops is flagrant American aggression

Death still raining from the air in Syria

At least 58 dead, including 13 children, from airstrikes on Idlib, in which busy marketplace was hit. Truce only come into effect tomorrow.

Death still raining from the air as Syria truce lags

Syria regime accepts US-Russia truce

Can the war in Syria be nearing an end? President Assad accepts US-Russian joint plan of pathway to end the conflict, but opposition unsure.

Will Syrian civil war finally end?

Britain, opposition plan for post-Assad Syria

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson to meet Syrian opposition leaders to plan for gradual transition to democracy in Syria, sans Assad.

Britain, Syrian opposition lay out plan for post-Assad Syria

'Come back to Syria to rebuild the homeland'

Syrian clerics call for refugees to return to Syria to help rebuild the country, say mass emigration serves Assad and Iranian interests.

'Come back to Syria to rebuild the homeland'

Kerry on Iran deal: World a safer place today

Secretary of State John Kerry praises results of Iran deal in 'stabilizing' region ahead of Moscow visit to discuss war in Syria.

Kerry on Iran deal: The world is a safer place today

Report: Assad regime cut deal with ISIS

Leaked ISIS documents reveal Syrian leader cooperated with the brutal terror group for years.

Report: Assad regime cut deal with ISIS

Russia and US agree to dethrone, exile Assad

Reports indicate the US and Russia have secret agreement to ease Assad from power and send him into exile.

Russia, US agree to dethrone Assad, send him into exile

Syrian rebels reject Assad gov't as talks falter

Rebels, regime refuse to reach compromise on future of Syrian leader.

Syrian rebels reject Assad gov't as negotiations falter

Post 9/11, the US jumped from the Middle East frying pan into the fire

Post 9/11, the US jumped from the Middle East frying pan into the fire

Amb. Richardson: 'Assad Is the Problem'

Ex-UN ambassador and lifelong Democrat tells Arutz Sheva that unless Assad goes, 'there’s not going to be peace in Syria.'

Amb. Richardson: 'Assad Is the Problem, Not the Solution'player

Report: Iranian Soldiers Active in Syria

Israeli security officials say Revolutionary Guards have teamed with Hezbollah, Syrian soldiers to stave off rebels in Zabadani.

Report: Iranian Soldiers Actively Fighting in Syria

Syria Congratulates Iran on Nuclear Deal

Syrian President Bashar Assad calls the deal a 'major turning point in history' in message to his main backer, Iranian Supreme Leader.

Syria Congratulates Iran on Nuclear Deal

Assad Collapse Deemed Near as Rebels, ISIS Advance

Expert Ehud Yaari says despite Iran's assistance, Assad is quickly running out of troops and time. IDF: 'Syrian army has ceased to exist.'

Assad Collapse Deemed Near as Rebels, ISIS Advance

Expert: Syria War Crimes Case at ICC 'Unlikely'

War crimes prosecution can only happen under a regime change, experts say, as Assad is likely to be involved in any short-term solution.

Expert: Syria War Crimes Case at ICC 'Unlikely'

Syria Security Chief Appears with Assad

Meeting debunks rumors Assad's top security official was under house arrest for plotting a coup.

Syria Security Chief Appears with Assad After Arrest Claim

US to UN: Investigate Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

Diplomats say there is 'mounting evidence' of more chlorine gas attacks despite lengthy chemical removal process.

US to UN: Investigate Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

Assad: Turkey Halted UN Ceasefire Plan in Aleppo

Syrian President claims Turkey's influence with rebel factions is prolonging the battle in Aleppo, a prime site for bomb attacks.

Assad: Turkey Prevented UN Ceasefire Plan in Aleppo

UN Calls Assad 'Part of the Solution' in Syria

UN insists the 'only solution is a political solution' in Syria, despite four years of war and ISIS advances.

UN Calls Assad 'Part of the Solution' in Syria

Israeli DM: We'll Work to Depose Assad if Attacked

Defense minister says Israel will hold Damascus responsible over revenge attacks launched from Syria for last week's Golan strike.

Yaalon: Israel Will Work to Depose Assad if Attacked from Syria

Over 76,000 Reported Killed in Syria in 2014

Among the dead in the civil war: nearly 18,000 civilians, among them 3,500 children.

Over 76,000 Reported Killed in Syria in 2014

Syria Bombs Islamic State 'Air Force'

Syrian minister of information confirms ISIS training on captured jets, but claims Assad's forces have downed most of them.

Syria Bombs Islamic State 'Air Force'

Iran Warns of Israel Attack If US Hits Assad

Iranian deputy FM makes veiled hint against toppling Iran's Syrian ally, while confirming discussions with US on fighting ISIS.

Iran Warns of Israel Attack If US Hits Assad

Rebels Control Syrian Golan, Entering Lebanon

Rebels continue onslaught by capturing key Quneitra mountain solidifying control; clashes in Lebanon push Hezbollah from border.

Rebels Reportedly Control Syrian Golan, Entering Lebanon

Report: Assad Partially Recaptures Quneitra

Rebel forces lose several Quneitra villages after capturing UN forces, same day UN report reveals half of Syria has been displaced.

Report: Assad Partially Recaptures Syrian Golan Heights

Talks Ongoing to Free 43 UN Peacekeepers

Canadian FM blames Assad for spiraling security situation, as rebels capture UN forces, hold others in 'tense' stand-off.

Talks Ongoing to Free 43 UN Peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Obama Authorizes IS Recon Flights in Syria

US makes apparent prelude move to airstrikes, but has no intention of getting Assad's permission to operate in Syria.

Obama Authorizes Islamic State Recon Flights in Syria

Liberman: Assad's Forces for Golan Explosion

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman says attack was deliberate, 'clearly from Syrian authorities.'

Liberman Blames Assad's Forces for Golan Heights Explosion

Ya'alon Vows 'Harsh' Response to Syria Attacks

Defense minister levels responsibility on Assad for lethal Golan Heights attack, as IDF source notes focus on search for teens.

Ya'alon Vows 'Harsh' Response to Attacks from Syria

Syrian 'Elections' Begin

No one has any doubt that Syrian President Bashar Assad will win a third term. 'It's a coronation of Assad,' says an expert.

Syrian 'Elections' Beginplayer

IAF 'Ready to Protect,' Officials Say

IAF officials reassure the public: despite budget cuts, Israel can handle any threat - especially in the North.

'If Syria Crosses the Golan Heights Border, Assad will Fall'

Iran Threatens to Mobilize 130,000 Troops in Syria

Revolutionary Guard leader makes revealing statement on Iranian control in Syria, says Assad acting as Iran's 'deputy'.

Iran Threatens to Mobilize 130,000 Troops in Syria

Jurists Petition UN to Force Aid into Syria

Jurists' letter states that Syria is withholding humanitarian aid arbitrarily, demands UN deliver relief 'with or without consent.'

Jurists Petition UN to Force Aid into Syria

Bashar Assad Announces Presidential Campaign

As expected, Assad announces bid to run for third seven-year term in office. Analysts predict he will win.

Syrian President Bashar Assad Announces Presidential Campaign

Video Evidence of New Syrian Chemical Attack?

Activists claim Assad regime killed over 100 in chemical attack in Idlib province; videos show victims and alleged chemical bombs.

'Video Evidence' of Fresh Syrian Chemical Attackplayer

US to Supply Rebels with Anti-Aircraft Missiles?

Following footage of rebels using US-made anti-tank missiles, reports indicate US considering transferring 'game-changing' arms.

White House to Supply Syrian Rebels with Anti-Aircraft Missiles?