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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 on my troops 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 as Syria truce lags

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

Will Syrian civil war finally end?

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, Syrian opposition lay out 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: The world is 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, US agree to dethrone Assad, send him into exile

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 negotiations 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, Not the Solution'

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'

Report: Iranian Soldiers Actively Fighting 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 After Arrest Claim

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 Prevented 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

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

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 Reportedly 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 Syrian Golan Heights

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 in Golan Heights

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 Islamic State 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 Blames Assad's Forces for Golan Heights 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 Attacks from Syria

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' Begin

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

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

Syrian President 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 Fresh 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 Attack

White House to Supply Syrian 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?

Syria's Bashar Assad Calls for Presidential Elections

Regime announces election date on Monday, despite mounting criticism over three-year civil war, possible chemical weapons attacks.

Syria's Bashar Assad Calls for Presidential Elections

Syrian Airstrikes Close to 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.

Syrian Airstrikes Close to Israeli Border

Damascus Livid at Syrian Activist's Push for 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.

Damascus Livid at Syrian Activist's Push for Peace with Israel

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.

Only Half of Syria's Chemical Weapons Removed

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.

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

Syria Claims Soldier Killed in Israeli Airstrike

Syrian army says IAF nighttime strike was 'desperate attempts endanger stability.'

Syria Claims Soldier Killed in Israeli Airstrike

Ya'alon Warns Assad Will 'Regret' Aiding Terror Against Israel

Defense minister pledges firm IDF action, after airstrike overnight hits Syrian army sites that aided explosives attack Tuesday.

Ya'alon Warns Assad Will 'Regret' Aiding Terror Against Israel

IDF on 'High Alert' Near Lebanese Border After Hezbollah Threats

Military mobilizes near Lebanese border after Hezbollah vows retaliation for air strike.

IDF on 'High Alert' Near Lebanese Border After Hezbollah Threats

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.

Abbas Refrains from Condemning Syrian War Crimes

Kerry: Intransigent Assad to Blame for Breakdown of Talks

U.S. Sec. of State blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the breakdown of talks between the regime and rebel groups.

Kerry: Intransigent Assad to Blame for Breakdown of Talks

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.

Syria Again Promises Homs Ceasefire, Evacuation

Report: Assad's Forces Razing Whole Neighborhoods in Syria

Human Rights Watch claims Assad's forces have been destroying whole neighborhoods in Syria, using satellite photos as evidence.

Report: Assad's Forces Razing Whole Neighborhoods in Syria

Mystery Blast in Syrian Port: Did IDF Strike S-300 Missiles?

Unofficial reports indicate Latakia weapons stockpiles bombed. IDF reportedly struck missiles there in October.

Mystery Blast in Syrian Port: Did IDF Strike S-300 Missiles?

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.

Syria: West Reaches Out to Assad Over Jihadists

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.

48 Besieged 'Palestinian Refugees' Starve in Syria

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.

Lebanon Shoots At Syrian Warplanes For First Time

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.

Report Reveals Assad's 'Secret Iraq Oil Lifeline'

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.

Assad Forces Capture Key Town, Open WMD Routes

US 'Knew About Rebel Chemical Weapons, Acted Selectively'

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist reveals proof that US administration knew both sides had weapons; officials deny claims.

US 'Knew About Rebel Chemical Weapons, Acted Selectively'

Opposition 'Finance Minister' Says War Cost Assad $25 Billion

Syrian opposition's 'Finance Minister': foreign funding for Assad regime renders sanctions ineffective.

Opposition 'Finance Minister' Says War Cost Assad $25 Billion