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Liberman: Israel stopped Hezbollah from getting chemical weapons

Liberman: Israel stopped Hezbollah from getting chemical weapons

Defense Minister says Israel has acted to prevent the smuggling of Syrian chemical weapons to Hezbollah.Gary Willig, 08/12/2016 23:02
Assad: Airstrike is 'flagrant American aggression'

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.AFP, 19/09/2016 18:28
Death still raining from the air in Syria

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/09/2016 08:27
Syria regime accepts US-Russia truce

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.Rana Moussaoui, 10/09/2016 20:24
Britain, opposition plan for post-Assad Syria

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/09/2016 12:31
'Come back to Syria to rebuild the homeland'

'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.Dalit Halevi, 17/07/2016 08:02
Kerry on Iran deal: World a safer place today

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.Shai Landesman, 14/07/2016 13:37
Report: Assad regime cut deal with ISIS

Report: Assad regime cut deal with ISIS

Leaked ISIS documents reveal Syrian leader cooperated with the brutal terror group for years.David Rosenberg, 02/05/2016 22:25
Russia and US agree to dethrone, exile Assad

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.David Rosenberg, 31/03/2016 13:36
Syrian rebels reject Assad gov't as talks falter

Syrian rebels reject Assad gov't as talks falter

Rebels, regime refuse to reach compromise on future of Syrian leader.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/03/2016 20:43
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

Obama is following the worst recommendations of the ISG, a group created by Bush, who rejected their ideas. They wanted to help the opposition in Mideast countries depose dictators. Obama decided to replace those secular dictators with Islamists. Ted Belman, 29/12/2015 07:11
Amb. Richardson: 'Assad Is the Problem'

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.'Mark Langfan, A7 UN Reporter, 30/09/2015 08:46
Report: Iranian Soldiers Active in Syria

Report: Iranian Soldiers Active in Syria

Israeli security officials say Revolutionary Guards have teamed with Hezbollah, Syrian soldiers to stave off rebels in Zabadani.Tova Dvorin, 10/09/2015 20:57
Syria Congratulates Iran on Nuclear Deal

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2015 14:58
Assad Collapse Deemed Near as Rebels, ISIS Advance

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.'Gil Ronen, 03/06/2015 14:37
Expert: Syria War Crimes Case at ICC 'Unlikely'

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/05/2015 09:27
Syria Security Chief Appears with Assad

Syria Security Chief Appears with Assad

Meeting debunks rumors Assad's top security official was under house arrest for plotting a coup.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2015 16:26
US to UN: Investigate Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

US to UN: Investigate Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

Diplomats say there is 'mounting evidence' of more chlorine gas attacks despite lengthy chemical removal process.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2015 19:45
Assad: Turkey Halted UN Ceasefire Plan in Aleppo

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2015 12:24
UN Calls Assad 'Part of the Solution' in Syria

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/02/2015 13:29
Israeli DM: We'll Work to Depose Assad if Attacked

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.Yaakov Levi, 25/01/2015 12:47
Over 76,000 Reported Killed in Syria in 2014

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.Arutz Sheva, 01/01/2015 23:00
Syria Bombs Islamic State 'Air Force'

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.Ari Yashar, 22/10/2014 13:40
Iran Warns of Israel Attack If US Hits Assad

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.Ari Yashar, 11/10/2014 22:11
Rebels Control Syrian Golan, Entering Lebanon

Rebels Control Syrian Golan, Entering Lebanon

Rebels continue onslaught by capturing key Quneitra mountain solidifying control; clashes in Lebanon push Hezbollah from border.Ari Yashar, 09/09/2014 15:35
Report: Assad Partially Recaptures Quneitra

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.Ari Yashar, 29/08/2014 10:33
Talks Ongoing to Free 43 UN Peacekeepers

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.Ari Yashar, 29/08/2014 09:31
Obama Authorizes IS Recon Flights in Syria

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.Ari Yashar, 26/08/2014 17:51
Liberman: Assad's Forces for Golan Explosion

Liberman: Assad's Forces for Golan Explosion

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman says attack was deliberate, 'clearly from Syrian authorities.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2014 11:31
Ya'alon Vows 'Harsh' Response to Syria Attacks

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.Ari Yashar, 23/06/2014 07:48
Syrian 'Elections' Begin

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.Tova Dvorin, 03/06/2014 13:51
IAF 'Ready to Protect,' Officials Say

IAF 'Ready to Protect,' Officials Say

IAF officials reassure the public: despite budget cuts, Israel can handle any threat - especially in the North.Tova Dvorin, 23/05/2014 14:06
Iran Threatens to Mobilize 130,000 Troops in Syria

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'.Ari Yashar, 13/05/2014 22:24
Jurists Petition UN to Force Aid into 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.'Tova Dvorin, 29/04/2014 14:06
Bashar Assad Announces Presidential Campaign

Bashar Assad Announces Presidential Campaign

As expected, Assad announces bid to run for third seven-year term in office. Analysts predict he will win.Tova Dvorin, 28/04/2014 22:00
Video Evidence of New Syrian Chemical Attack?

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.Ari Yashar, 22/04/2014 16:16
US to Supply Rebels with Anti-Aircraft Missiles?

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.Tova Dvorin and Elad Benari, 22/04/2014 15:25
Bashar Assad Calls for Presidential Elections

Bashar Assad Calls for Presidential Elections

Regime announces election date on Monday, despite mounting criticism over three-year civil war, possible chemical weapons attacks.Tova Dvorin, 21/04/2014 22:22
Syrian Airstrikes Right By Israeli Border

Syrian Airstrikes Right By Israeli Border

Assad's fighter jets hit rebel refugee camp in Quneitra on Golan Heights, close to crossing into Israel. IAF dispatches planes in response.Ari Yashar, Tova Dvorin, 18/04/2014 15:04
Assad Angry After Rebel Promotes Peace With Israel

Assad Angry After Rebel Promotes Peace With Israel

Dr. Kamal Al-Labwani advocates for Israel, Syria to unite over 'common enemies,' tells Assad not to preach to him about morality.Tova Dvorin, 13/04/2014 11:01
Only Half of Syria's Chemical Weapons Removed

Only Half of Syria's Chemical Weapons Removed

OPCW reports a mere 34.8% of the most lethal Priority 1 chemicals removed, same day Syrian army conquers Crusader castle.Ari Yashar, 21/03/2014 16:55
How Has Bashar al-Assad Held On For So Long?

How Has Bashar al-Assad Held On For So Long?

Expert on Syria reveals Assad's brutal secrets to staying in power so long despite civil war in exclusive interview.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 19/03/2014 16:21
Syria Claims Soldier Killed in Israeli Airstrike

Syria Claims Soldier Killed in Israeli Airstrike

Syrian army says IAF nighttime strike was 'desperate attempts endanger stability.'Ari Yashar, 19/03/2014 13:30
Ya'alon Warns Assad Will 'Regret' Aiding Terrorism

Ya'alon Warns Assad Will 'Regret' Aiding Terrorism

Defense minister pledges firm IDF action, after airstrike overnight hits Syrian army sites that aided explosives attack Tuesday.Ari Yashar, 19/03/2014 08:09
IDF on 'High Alert' After Hezbollah Threats

IDF on 'High Alert' After Hezbollah Threats

Military mobilizes near Lebanese border after Hezbollah vows retaliation for air strike.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/02/2014 22:07
Abbas Refrains from Condemning Syrian War Crimes

Abbas Refrains from Condemning Syrian War Crimes

Spokesman claims Abbas, PA policy is to focus ignore any conflicts irrelevant to the interests of the Palestinian Arab people.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 25/02/2014 03:15
Kerry: Intransigent Assad to Blame for Talk Halt

Kerry: Intransigent Assad to Blame for Talk Halt

U.S. Sec. of State blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the breakdown of talks between the regime and rebel groups.David Lev, 17/02/2014 11:24
Syria Again Promises Homs Ceasefire, Evacuation

Syria Again Promises Homs Ceasefire, Evacuation

Assad reportedly agrees to ceasefire in Homs to let civilians out and aid in, follows initial promises Sunday during Geneva 2 talks.Ari Yashar, 07/02/2014 00:16
Report: Assad Razing Whole Neighborhoods in Syria

Report: Assad Razing Whole Neighborhoods in Syria

Human Rights Watch claims Assad's forces have been destroying whole neighborhoods in Syria, using satellite photos as evidence.Tova Dvorin, 31/01/2014 09:20
Blast in Syria: Did IDF Strike S-300 Missiles?

Blast in Syria: Did IDF Strike S-300 Missiles?

Unofficial reports indicate Latakia weapons stockpiles bombed. IDF reportedly struck missiles there in October.Ari Yashar, 27/01/2014 10:35
Syria: West Reaches Out to Assad Over Jihadists

Syria: West Reaches Out to Assad Over Jihadists

Syrian official: growing concern over rebel forces, including foreign jihadis, has caused the West to reach out to Assad.Tova Dvorin, 15/01/2014 22:03
48 Besieged 'Palestinian Refugees' Starve in Syria

48 Besieged 'Palestinian Refugees' Starve in Syria

Al-Yarmouk camp besieged by Syrian army for months, death toll up to 48 as PA Arabs protest on Temple Mount.Ari Yashar, 12/01/2014 14:20
Lebanon Shoots At Syrian Warplanes For First Time

Lebanon Shoots At Syrian Warplanes For First Time

Syrian warplanes violating Lebanese airspace to raid pro-rebel area hit by Lebanon; follows Saudi military aid pledge.Ari Yashar, 30/12/2013 17:39
Report Reveals Assad's 'Secret Iraq Oil Lifeline'

Report Reveals Assad's 'Secret Iraq Oil Lifeline'

Revelation shows Assad's Syria regime propped up by crude oil imports from Iraq slipping past sanctions via an Egyptian port.Ari Yashar, 24/12/2013 15:22
Assad Forces Capture Key Town, Open WMD Routes

Assad Forces Capture Key Town, Open WMD Routes

Syrian army seizes town on Damascus-Homs highway, allows shipment of supplies and chemical weapons for disposal.Ari Yashar, 10/12/2013 19:21
Report: US Knew About Chemical Weapons

Report: US Knew About Chemical Weapons

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist reveals proof that US administration knew both sides had weapons; officials deny claims.Tova Dvorin, 10/12/2013 14:15
Cost of Syrian Civil War: 25 Billion Dollars

Cost of Syrian Civil War: 25 Billion Dollars

Syrian opposition's 'Finance Minister': foreign funding for Assad regime renders sanctions ineffective.Tova Dvorin, 08/12/2013 16:17