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IDF Comes Under Fire Along Syrian Border

IDF Comes Under Fire Along Syrian Border

IDF routine patrol is targeted by gunfire from Syria, where rebels have taken control.Ari Yashar, 30/10/2014 16:11
Syrian Warplanes Approach Border; IAF Deployed

Syrian Warplanes Approach Border; IAF Deployed

No contact between two air forces, but it was a close call.Tova Dvorin, 07/03/2014 12:29
IDF Foils Terror Attempt On Syrian Border

IDF Foils Terror Attempt On Syrian Border

Soldiers clash with terrorists who tried blowing up border fence on Golan Heights.Ari Yashar, 05/03/2014 09:19
Powerful Explosion Heard in Golan Heights

Powerful Explosion Heard in Golan Heights

Explosion near IDF vehicle on patrol near the Syrian border causes no injuries. IDF investigating.Elad Benari, Canada, 06/12/2013 20:28
IDF Changes Rules of Engagement Near Syria

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.Elad Benari, 10/11/2012 21:01
FSA:The Fall of the Regime Is a Question of Months

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 confidenceAnnie Lubin, 23/09/2012 10:10
Syria to Refugees: Time to Come Home

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 homeDavid Lev, 12/04/2012 16:51
U.S. Proposes New Resolution on Syria

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.Elad Benari, 07/03/2012 05:12
Syrian Gov't Forces Kill Leading Activists

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.Chana Ya'ar , 19/01/2012 15:47
Russia Suspected of Sending Ammo to Syria

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.Chana Ya'ar, 15/01/2012 10:38
Slaughter of Innocents Continues in Syria

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. Chana Ya'ar, 08/01/2012 15:16
Arab League Meets to Decide on UN in Syria

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.Chana Ya'ar, 08/01/2012 11:44
Syrian Air Force Colonel Defects

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.Chana Ya'ar, 07/01/2012 20:27
Syria: Damascus Terror Attack Leaves 25 Dead

Syria: Damascus Terror Attack Leaves 25 Dead

At least 25 dead and dozens wounded after a suicide bomber hits a busy Damascus intersection.Elad Benari, Canada, 06/01/2012 21:15
Dozens Die Ahead of Monitors' Arrival in Syria

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.Chana Ya'ar, 26/12/2011 21:18
Arab League Sends Advance Team to 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.Chana Ya'ar, 22/12/2011 15:32
5 Iranian Technicians Snatched in 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.Chana Ya'ar, 21/12/2011 15:45
Syria: Security Forces Fire at Protesters

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 16/12/2011 21:56
Syria Death Toll: 1,000 Dead in 10 Days

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.Chana Ya'ar, 14/12/2011 19:55
Chinese, UK Oil Firms Shut Down Syria Pumps

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.Chana Ya'ar, 13/12/2011 00:15
Syrians Vote Despite Battles in the Street

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.Chana Ya'ar, 12/12/2011 18:02
Syrian Army Defectors Battle Loyalists

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.Chana Ya'ar, 11/12/2011 15:20
Syrian Opposition Calls General Strike

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.Chana Ya'ar, 11/12/2011 13:05
Syria: Opposition Warns of Massacre

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 09/12/2011 22:12
Syrian Oil Pipeline to Homs Attacked

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.Chana Ya'ar, 08/12/2011 13:11
Syria's FM: Assad's Words Distorted

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.Chana Ya'ar, 07/12/2011 16:39
Assad Tells ABC: 'We Don't Kill Our People'

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."Chana Ya'ar, 07/12/2011 16:03
Assad's 'Mexican Standoff' with the Arab League

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.Chana Ya'ar, 07/12/2011 11:57
US, French Ambassadors Return to Syria

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.Chana Ya'ar, 07/12/2011 11:54
Syria Accepts Arab League Observers

Syria Accepts Arab League Observers

Syria has aquiesced to an Arab League ultimatum to accept a delegation of observers, or face U.N. involvement.Chana Ya'ar, 05/12/2011 18:29
Assad Ignores Arab League Ultimatum

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.Chana Ya'ar, 04/12/2011 16:33
Russia Delivers Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles to Syria

Russia Delivers Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles to Syria

Despite the ongoing crackdown on protesters, Russia has delivered anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria.Elad Benari, 02/12/2011 10:21
Arab League Adds 17 Syrians to Travel Ban

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.Chana Ya'ar, 01/12/2011 17:00
Kuwait Warns Citizens 'Leave Syria Now'

Kuwait Warns Citizens 'Leave Syria Now'

Kuwait warned its citizens Thursday to leave Syria "to ensure their safety" while they still can. Chana Ya'ar, 01/12/2011 16:06
Turkey Hits Syria with Sanctions

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.Chana Ya'ar, 30/11/2011 12:15
EU Adds More Sanctions Against Syria

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.Chana Ya'ar, 28/11/2011 22:36
UNHRC: Assad Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

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.Chana Ya'ar, 28/11/2011 20:07
'No-Fly' Zone for Syria

'No-Fly' Zone for Syria

With the blood-drenched soil of Libya barely dry, Syria is poised to face the same fate as Arab nations plan a "no-fly zone."Chana Ya'ar, 24/11/2011 15:51
Syria Approved for UNESCO Human Rights Ctes

Syria Approved for UNESCO Human Rights Ctes

UNESCO's executive board has unanimously approved Syria's membership on two human rights committees.Chana Ya'ar, 24/11/2011 13:36
Turkey: Syria at 'Point of No Return'

Turkey: Syria at 'Point of No Return'

Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned the Royal Society Wednesday in London that Syria has “come to a point of no return.”Chana Ya'ar, 23/11/2011 18:01
UAE, Morocco Condemn Embassy Attacks

UAE, Morocco Condemn Embassy Attacks

Syrian regime loyalists stormed the embassies of the United Arab Emirates and Morocco Wednesday in Damascus over the Arab League suspension.Chana Ya'ar, 17/11/2011 09:23
BBC: Jordan's King Advises Assad to Resign

BBC: Jordan's King Advises Assad to Resign

Jordanian King Abdullah II has publicly called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down in an interview with the BBC.Chana Ya'ar& Gavriel Queenann, 14/11/2011 20:45
Turkey Evacuates Diplomats' Families from Damascus

Turkey Evacuates Diplomats' Families from Damascus

Turkey has decided to evacuate the families of diplomats in Damascus after its embassy was attacked.Chana Ya'ar, 13/11/2011 15:23
Armed Mobs Storm Embassies in Syria

Armed Mobs Storm Embassies in Syria

Violent armed mobs stormed foreign embassies in Damascus and Latakia on Saturday, hours after the Arab League suspended Syria.Chana Ya'ar, 13/11/2011 11:29
Syrian Opposition Group Meets with Arab League

Syrian Opposition Group Meets with Arab League

A Syrian opposition group is set to meet with the head of the Cairo-based Arab League Wednesday to discuss the nation's worsening violence.Chana Ya'ar, 09/11/2011 13:30
Arab League Warns of Syrian 'Catastrophe'

Arab League Warns of Syrian 'Catastrophe'

Arab League secretary-general Nabil el-Arabi warns that a "catastrophic" situation is imminent in Syria.Chana Ya'ar, 06/11/2011 16:40
 US Ambassador Recalled China Fills Syrian Vacuum

US Ambassador Recalled China Fills Syrian Vacuum

China is trying to mediate between the Assad regime and a responsible opposition but the opposition may be bogus. Aryeh ben Hayim, 26/10/2011 00:10
'Syria Shelling Palestinians'

'Syria Shelling Palestinians'

Agency "gravely concerned" about heavy gunfire by Syrian forces in the Palestinian "refugee camp" in Latakia.Gil Ronen, 14/08/2011 22:55
Syrian Navy Shells Latakia

Syrian Navy Shells Latakia

Syria's navy shelled Latakia killing at least eight as the brutal crackdown in the scenic coastal city enters its second day.Gabe Kahn., 14/08/2011 14:45
Assad Calls Off Hama Siege

Assad Calls Off Hama Siege

Troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad pulled out of the central city of Hama after a bloody 10 day siege.Gabe Kahn., 10/08/2011 21:16
Protesters Flood Syria's Streets; Bullets Fly

Protesters Flood Syria's Streets; Bullets Fly

Tens of thousands of protesters flooded Syria's streets after Friday prayers despite the bloody five day crackdown in Hama.Gabe Kahn., 05/08/2011 17:44
Arabs Criticize Assad

Arabs Criticize Assad

Assad's crackdown on protesters in Hama has been met with criticism by Arab masses in other countries. Their leaders remain silent.Elad Benari, 02/08/2011 04:15
EU Expanding Syria Sanctions

EU Expanding Syria Sanctions

The European Union added five Syrian officials to its list of sanctions following the slaughter of 140 in Hama.Gabe Kahn., 01/08/2011 19:34
Assad Praises Slaughter

Assad Praises Slaughter

Syrian president Bashar Assad praised his army for the slaughter of at least 84 protesters in Hama; blames "conspiracies."Gabe Kahn., 01/08/2011 18:51
Syria Allows New Parties

Syria Allows New Parties

Syrian cabinet passes law that would allow the formation of new political parties...so long as they pledge allegiance to Assad.Elad Benari, 26/07/2011 06:15
Assad Sacks Another Governor

Assad Sacks Another Governor

Syrian President Bashar Assad replaces the governor of Deir al-Zor as protests against his regime continue in full force.Elad Benari, 25/07/2011 06:15