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Analysis: Iran is closing in on Israel

Iran has completed a land bridge connecting the Iranian border in Iraq with the Syrian Golan Heights and the Mediterranean Sea. And more.

Analysis: Iran is closing in on Israel

IDF 'Closed Territory' in Golan, Then Cancels

Area in north-eastern Golan shut off as IDF says it is following Syrian fighting, but shortly afterwards IDF cancels the move.

IDF Declares 'Closed Military Zone' in Golan, Then Cancels

IDF Officer Wounded by Syrian Gunfire

Soldier lightly wounded by cross-border fire, IDF responds by hitting points of attack.

IDF Officer Wounded by Syrian Gunfire

IDF Comes Under Fire Along Syrian Border

IDF routine patrol is targeted by gunfire from Syria, where rebels have taken control.

IDF Comes Under Fire Along Syrian Border

Syrian Warplanes Approach Border; IAF Deployed

No contact between two air forces, but it was a close call.

Syrian Warplanes Approach Border; IAF Deployed

IDF Foils Terror Attempt On Syrian Border

Soldiers clash with terrorists who tried blowing up border fence on Golan Heights.

IDF Kills 2 Hezbollah Terrorists Planting Bomb on Syrian Border

Powerful Explosion Heard in Golan Heights

Explosion near IDF vehicle on patrol near the Syrian border causes no injuries. IDF investigating.

Powerful Explosion Heard in Golan Heights

IDF Changes Rules of Engagement Near Syria

The continued spillover of the fighting in Syria into Israel has caused the IDF to change the rules of engagement along the Syrian border.

IDF Changes Rules of Engagement Along Syrian Border

FSA:The Fall of the Regime Is a Question of Months

With the Damascus regime losing control of the country, the Syrian rebel army gains confidence

FSA: 'The Fall of the Regime Is a Question of Months'

Syria to Refugees: Time to Come Home

Syria's interior ministry on Thursday called on refugees who escaped to Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon to come home

Syria to Refugees: Time to Come Home

U.S. Proposes New Resolution on Syria

New resolution has Security Council demands an end to violence in Syria, both by government and opposition fighters.

U.S. Proposes New Resolution on Syria

Syrian Gov't Forces Kill Leading Activists

Four leading anti-government activists were killed Thursday by Assad loyalist forces in an ambush in the northwestern Idlib province.

Syrian Gov't Forces Kill Leading Activists

Russia Suspected of Sending Ammo to Syria

Russia last week managed to outsmart the EU sanctions against Syria and slipped a ship filled with bullets through to the port of Tartus.

Russia Suspected of Sending Ammo to Assad

Slaughter of Innocents Continues in Syria

At least 16 people died Sunday by mid-day in Syria, including two who were tortured by government forces, human rights activists said.

Slaughter of Innocents Continues in Syriaplayer

Arab League Meets to Decide on UN in Syria

The Arab League is meeting in Cairo Sunday to decide whether it's time to invite the United Nations to join its mission to Syria.

Arab League Meets to Decide: Time to Invite UN to Syria?

Syrian Air Force Colonel Defects

A top Syrian Air Force colonel has defected to the opposition along with dozens of other soldiers, Arab media reported Saturday.

Syrian Air Force Colonel Defects

Syria: Damascus Terror Attack Leaves 25 Dead

At least 25 dead and dozens wounded after a suicide bomber hits a busy Damascus intersection.

Syria: Damascus Terror Attack Leaves 25 Dead

Dozens Die Ahead of Monitors' Arrival in Syria

Nearly two dozen Syrians were killed Monday as more Arab League monitors were scheduled to arrive in the country.

Dozens Die Ahead of Monitors' Arrival in Syria

Arab League Sends Advance Team to Syria

The Arab League has sent a 10-member advance team to Syria to ensure that monitors will have free access across the country.

Arab League Sends Advance Team to Syria

5 Iranian Technicians Snatched in Syria

Five Iranian electrical engineers have been abducted in Syria by unknown gunmen in the central city of Homs.

5 Iranian Technicians Kidnapped in Syria

Syria: Security Forces Fire at Protesters

At least one person dead in Syria as security forces open fire on anti-government protesters at several locations around the country.

Syria: Security Forces Fire at Protesters Around the Country

Syria Death Toll: 1,000 Dead in 10 Days

The UN Security Council has been warned: Syrian citizens are dying by the thousands -- 1,000 in the first 10 days of December.

Syria Death Toll: 1,000 Dead in 10 Days

Chinese, UK Oil Firms Shut Down Syria Pumps

Two foreign oil firms close their Syria operations in response to EU sanctions imposed on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Chinese, UK Oil Firms Shut Down Operations in Syria

Syrians Vote Despite Battles in the Street

Syrians went out to vote in a nationwide municipal election Monday, despite continued violence and a feeling the polls were useless.

Syrians Vote Despite Battles in the Street

Syrian Army Defectors Battle Loyalists

Army defectors battled their former compatriots Sunday in one of the fiercest battles to wrack the country in Syria's emerging civil war.

Syrian Military Defectors Battle Loyalists Near Jordan

Syrian Opposition Calls General Strike

Syrian opposition forces call a general strike hoping to hasten the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, despite fears of a bloodbath.

Syrian Opposition Calls General Strike, Fears Bloodbath

Syria: Opposition Warns of Massacre

At least 30 people die in protests across Syria, as opposition warns that Assad is planning a massacre in Homs.

Syria: Deaths Continue, Opposition Warns of Impending Massacre

Syrian Oil Pipeline to Homs Attacked

The oil pipeline leading from eastern Syria to the central city of Homs was blown up on Thursday, destroying supplies to the city.

Syrian Oil Pipeline to Homs Blown Up

Syria's FM: Assad's Words Distorted

Syria's Foreign Ministry is working on damage control, denying President Assad refused to take responsibility for the actions of his troops.

Syrian FM: Assad's Words Distorted by State Dept

Assad Tells ABC: 'We Don't Kill Our People'

Syrian President Assad tells ABC's Barbara Walters, "No government in the world [would] kill its people unless it's led by a crazy person."

Assad Tells ABC: 'We Don't Kill Our People'

Assad's 'Mexican Standoff' with the Arab League

Syria's president accepts monitors to ensure his troops end violence, but only if the Arab League agrees not to enforce its own deal.

Assad's 'Mexican Standoff' with the Arab League

US, French Ambassadors Return to Syria

The U.S. and France have both returned their ambassadors to Damascus this week as the world hopes to see democracy in Syria.

US, French Ambassadors Return to Damascus

Syria Accepts Arab League Observers

Syria has aquiesced to an Arab League ultimatum to accept a delegation of observers, or face U.N. involvement.

Syria Accepts Arab League Observers

Assad Ignores Arab League Ultimatum

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has not responded to an Arab League deadline to sign its initiative to end the violence against its people.

Assad Ignores Arab League Ultimatum, 25 More Die

Russia Delivers Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles to Syria

Despite the ongoing crackdown on protesters, Russia has delivered anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria.

Russia Delivers Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles to Syria

Arab League Adds 17 Syrians to Travel Ban

The Cairo-based Arab League has tightened its sanctions on Syria, listing 17 high-ranking officials on a travel ban to other Arab nations.

Arab League Adds Travel Ban, Tightens Sanctions on Syria

Kuwait Warns Citizens 'Leave Syria Now'

Kuwait warned its citizens Thursday to leave Syria "to ensure their safety" while they still can.

Kuwait Warns Citizens 'Leave Syria Now'

Turkey Hits Syria with Sanctions

Turkey has struck Syria with a list of economic sanctions designed to break the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey Hits Syria with Sanctions

EU Adds More Sanctions Against Syria

One day after the Arab League imposes sanctions against Syria, the European Union adds to those it has already levied on Damascus.

EU Adds More Sanctions Against Syria

UNHRC: Assad Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

The UN Human Rights Council has decided Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is guilty of crimes against humanity committed by his troops.

UNHRC Charges Syria's Assad with Crimes Against Humanity