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UN Sending Chemical Weapons Kits to Troops

UN Sending Chemical Weapons Kits to Troops

The United Nations is sending chemical weapons kits to troops in the Golan Heights because of growing fears over Syria's arsenal.Elad Benari, 18/12/2012 05:46
Syrian Rebels Take Over Damascus Refugee Camp

Syrian Rebels Take Over Damascus Refugee Camp

Rebels have taken over the Yarmouk camp which is home to thousands of "Palestinian refugees".Elad Benari, 18/12/2012 05:12
Syria: PFLP Defectors Call to Arrest Group's Head

Syria: PFLP Defectors Call to Arrest Group's Head

Defectors of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Syria called to arrest group’s head Ahmed Jibril who fled Damascus.Elad Benari, 17/12/2012 06:13
Nasrallah: Syrian Rebels Won't Win

Nasrallah: Syrian Rebels Won't Win

Al-Qaeda has been tricked into fighting in Syria, claims Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah.Elad Benari, 17/12/2012 05:13
Syrian VP: Neither Side Can Win Militarily

Syrian VP: Neither Side Can Win Militarily

"Things will definitely go from bad to worse" in Syria, predicts the country's vice president.Elad Benari, 17/12/2012 00:16
Iran Warns Turkey Against Deploying Patriots

Iran Warns Turkey Against Deploying Patriots

The chief of staff of Iran's armed forces says Turkey's deployment of Patriot missiles will "create a world war".Elad Benari, 16/12/2012 05:50
U.S. Confirms Assad Fired Scuds at Rebels

U.S. Confirms Assad Fired Scuds at Rebels

U.S. official admits that the Syrian regime has fired Scud missiles at rebel forces trying to oust Bashar al-Assad.Elad Benari, 14/12/2012 05:44
Assad's Forces Fire Scud Missiles at Rebels

Assad's Forces Fire Scud Missiles at Rebels

Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have fired Scud missiles at rebel fighters in recent days, say U.S. officials.Elad Benari, 13/12/2012 05:42
Ecuador Would Consider Granting Asylum to Assad

Ecuador Would Consider Granting Asylum to Assad

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa: We'll consider giving asylum to anyone who requests it, including Syria's Assad.Elad Benari, 11/12/2012 05:46
Former General: Assad Will Use Chemical Weapons

Former General: Assad Will Use Chemical Weapons

Major General Adnan Sillou, former Syrian top general: It's highly possible that Assad will use chemical weapons to kill his own people.Elad Benari, 11/12/2012 04:45
Lebanon: 6 Dead in Syria-Related Clashes

Lebanon: 6 Dead in Syria-Related Clashes

Sectarian clashes linked to the 21-month conflict in Syria killed six people and wounded 40 in the Lebanese city of Tripoli.Elad Benari, 10/12/2012 06:30
Syria: Rebels Seize Military Base Near Aleppo

Syria: Rebels Seize Military Base Near Aleppo

Radical Islamist rebels seize large swathes of a Syrian military base west of Aleppo, hoist black jihadist flag over captured building.Elad Benari, 10/12/2012 02:16
Panetta: Assad Considering Using Chemical Weapons

Panetta: Assad Considering Using Chemical Weapons

The U.S. has intelligence that causes "serious concerns" that Assad will use chemical weapons on rebels, says Panetta.Elad Benari, 07/12/2012 06:12
Syria's Chemical Weapons Ready, Say Officials

Syria's Chemical Weapons Ready, Say Officials

U.S. officials: Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people, awaits final orders from Assad.Elad Benari, 06/12/2012 04:12
Netanyahu: Israel Monitoring Syrian Weapons

Netanyahu: Israel Monitoring Syrian Weapons

"We are closely monitoring developments in Syria regarding its stores of chemical weapons," says PM Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 05/12/2012 03:14
Ban: Syria Violating Golan Ceasefire Agreement

Ban: Syria Violating Golan Ceasefire Agreement

UN Secretary-General says that Syria is violating the agreement that separated Israeli and Syrian forces in the Golan.Elad Benari, 04/12/2012 05:15
Report: Syria Combining Chemicals for Sarin Gas

Report: Syria Combining Chemicals for Sarin Gas

Engineers working for Assad are combining the two chemical precursors needed to weaponize sarin gas, says U.S. official.Elad Benari, 04/12/2012 01:16
Syria: Dozens Hurt in Bombing on Aleppo Hospital

Syria: Dozens Hurt in Bombing on Aleppo Hospital

Syrian warplanes bombard the rebel-held district of the city of Aleppo, causing dozens of casualties.Elad Benari, 22/11/2012 06:45
Syrian Opposition Groups Agree on Unity Plan

Syrian Opposition Groups Agree on Unity Plan

Syrian opposition groups have agreed in principle on a plan to unite against President Bashar Al-Assad.Elad Benari, 11/11/2012 06:14
Thousands Flee Syria as Fighting Continues

Thousands Flee Syria as Fighting Continues

Heavy fighting between Syrian rebels and troops sends thousands fleeing across the border into Turkey.Elad Benari, 10/11/2012 19:49
Syria Warns PA Arabs

Syria Warns PA Arabs

Syria’s foreign ministry warns the country's 'Palestinian refugees' against becoming embroiled in the country’s uprising.Elad Benari, 08/11/2012 04:12
Assad's Fate is Sealed, Says Barak

Assad's Fate is Sealed, Says Barak

Defense Minister Ehud Barak in London: The Assad regime is on a slippery slope.Elad Benari, 01/11/2012 01:15
Syria War Escalates, Army Jets Attack Damascus

Syria War Escalates, Army Jets Attack Damascus

A Syrian fighter jet hits targets inside Damascus for the first time as air strikes pounded rebel bastions around the country.Elad Benari, 31/10/2012 04:14
Hamas Leaders Killed in Syrian 'Palestinian' Camp

Hamas Leaders Killed in Syrian 'Palestinian' Camp

Two Hamas leaders killed by the Syrian army in a Deraa area which serves as a camp for people registered as Palestinian refugees.Elad Benari, 28/10/2012 06:25
Syrian Rebels Declare 'Ceasefire' Dead

Syrian Rebels Declare 'Ceasefire' Dead

Syrian rebels declared ceasefire well and truly dead. At least 221 killed since Friday.Elad Benari, 28/10/2012 04:10
Switzerland Adopts New Sanctions against Syria

Switzerland Adopts New Sanctions against Syria

Switzerland adds 28 names to its existing list of supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, freezing their assets.Elad Benari, Canada, 26/10/2012 21:59
Car Bombings Shatter Syria Ceasefire

Car Bombings Shatter Syria Ceasefire

Deadly car bombings and artillery fire shatter the ceasefire in Syria several hours after it begins.Elad Benari, Canada, 26/10/2012 20:39
Syria: At Least 44 Dead in Attack on Town

Syria: At Least 44 Dead in Attack on Town

Syrian fighter jets blast the rebel-held town of Maaret al-Numan, killing at least 44 people. Meanwhile, peace efforts continue.Elad Benari, 19/10/2012 03:15
Syrian Rebels Down Helicopter

Syrian Rebels Down Helicopter

Syrian rebels shoot down a helicopter as troops try to retake Aleppo. Meanwhile, UN envoy continues peace efforts.Elad Benari, 18/10/2012 04:13
Netanyahu Warns of Syria Attack

Netanyahu Warns of Syria Attack

Netanyahu: Israel will not hesitate to attack in Syria if it feels chemical weapons will end up in the hands of Hizbullah.Elad Benari, 17/10/2012 04:15
Iran Submits Proposal to End Syrian Crisis

Iran Submits Proposal to End Syrian Crisis

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi hands UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi an unofficial proposal aimed at ending the civil war in Syria.Elad Benari, 15/10/2012 05:46
One Dead in Bomb Attack in Damascus

One Dead in Bomb Attack in Damascus

One person killed in a car bomb attack on a street in central Damascus where the police headquarters is located.Elad Benari, Canada, 07/10/2012 22:05
Security Council Condemns Syria over Turkey Attack

Security Council Condemns Syria over Turkey Attack

The United Nations Security Council condemns a mortar attack by Syria on a Turkish border town that killed five people.Elad Benari, 05/10/2012 05:12
Meridor: Syria's Attack was an Attack on NATO

Meridor: Syria's Attack was an Attack on NATO

Israel’s Deputy PM Meridor says that the fall of the Assad regime would be a "vital strike" to Iran.Elad Benari, 05/10/2012 04:43
Erodgan: We Don't Want to Start a War with Syria

Erodgan: We Don't Want to Start a War with Syria

Turkish PM says his country would never want to start a war, says parliament authorized foreign deployment of troops as a deterrent.Elad Benari, 05/10/2012 02:13
Report: Syria Sought Cooperation with Israel

Report: Syria Sought Cooperation with Israel

Classified documents obtained by the Al Arabiya network reveal that Assad sought cross border cooperation with the State of Israel.Elad Benari, 05/10/2012 00:05
Turkish Army Attacks Targets in Syria

Turkish Army Attacks Targets in Syria

The Turkish army attacks several targets in Syria after a Syrian mortar lands in Turkey and kills five.Elad Benari, 03/10/2012 23:24
Assad Refused to Talk with Opposition

Assad Refused to Talk with Opposition

Syrian President Bashar Assad rejected offers to resolve the country's violent uprising peacefully, says defected Prime Minister .Elad Benari, 03/10/2012 06:10
Report: Assad Ordered Bomb Attacks in Damascus

Report: Assad Ordered Bomb Attacks in Damascus

Assad was behind a pair of car bomb attacks in Damascus in May, documents obtained by Al Arabiya reveal.Elad Benari, Canada, 30/09/2012 22:40
Panetta: Syria Has Moved Some Chemical Weapons

Panetta: Syria Has Moved Some Chemical Weapons

Panetta: The Syrian regime has moved some chemical weapons but the main storage sites for remain secure.Elad Benari, Canada, 28/09/2012 23:00
U.S. Announces New Aid for Syrian Citizens

U.S. Announces New Aid for Syrian Citizens

The United States unveils $45 million in new aid to Syria, to meet a growing humanitarian crisis in the bloody 18-month conflict.Elad Benari, Canada, 28/09/2012 21:50
Arab Ministers Mull Syria Intervention Force

Arab Ministers Mull Syria Intervention Force

Arab ministers weigh calls for an Arab intervention in the Syria conflict, Western nations press Russia and China to drop opposition.AFP and Elad Benari, 27/09/2012 03:54
Rocket from Syria Lands in Golan Heights

Rocket from Syria Lands in Golan Heights

In the second such incident in two days, a rocket fired during clashes in Syria lands in the Golan Heights.Elad Benari, 27/09/2012 03:29
NATO Rules Out Military Intervention in Syria

NATO Rules Out Military Intervention in Syria

NATO does not believe that military intervention in Syria would bring any improvement, says a senior alliance official.Elad Benari, Canada, 21/09/2012 22:20
Syria: At Least 30 Killed in Massive Explosion

Syria: At Least 30 Killed in Massive Explosion

At least 30 civilians killed in a massive explosion in northeast Syria. State media blames a helicopter gunship crash on an accident.Elad Benari, 21/09/2012 03:16
Report: Iran Sending Weapons to Syria Via Iraq

Report: Iran Sending Weapons to Syria Via Iraq

Iran has been sending large quantities of weapons to the Syrian regime using civilian aircraft, an intelligence report reveals.Elad Benari, 20/09/2012 04:15
Syrian Army Tested Systems for Poison Gas Shells

Syrian Army Tested Systems for Poison Gas Shells

Witnesses tell the Der Spiegel magazine that the Syrian army tested missile systems for poison gas shells.Elad Benari, 19/09/2012 06:21
Rebels: Peace Envoy Brahimi's Mission is Doomed

Rebels: Peace Envoy Brahimi's Mission is Doomed

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi ends his first visit to Syria, as a a rebel commander says his mission would fail.Elad Benari, Canada, 16/09/2012 21:34
Key Syrian Defector Hints that France Helped Him

Key Syrian Defector Hints that France Helped Him

Key Syrian defector General Manaf Tlas hints that French secret agents helped him flee Syria, won't explain how.Elad Benari, 11/09/2012 04:43
Expert: Syrian Turmoil Convenient for the U.S.

Expert: Syrian Turmoil Convenient for the U.S.

Prof. Zaki Shalom tries to explain why the Americans are remaining silent as President Bashar Al-Assad slaughters his own people.Elad Benari, 11/09/2012 02:16
UN Envoy to Syria Arrives in Cairo

UN Envoy to Syria Arrives in Cairo

United Nations envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, arrives in Cairo, may also visit Tehran.Elad Benari, 10/09/2012 02:16
Assad 'Having Trouble Sleeping', Says Journalist

Assad 'Having Trouble Sleeping', Says Journalist

Syrian President Assad is having trouble sleeping at night, according to a Syrian journalist who worked at the presidential palace.Elad Benari, Canada, 08/09/2012 01:11
Syria: Morsi Signed Death Warrant for Group

Syria: Morsi Signed Death Warrant for Group

Syria accuses Egypt's President of “signing the death warrant” of a contact group trying to solve the nearly conflict in Syria.Elad Benari, Canada, 08/09/2012 00:25
Five Soldiers Dead in Bomb Attacks in Damascus

Five Soldiers Dead in Bomb Attacks in Damascus

Bomb attacks strike Damascus, killing five soldiers as anti-regime protests and clashes between security forces and rebels continue.Elad Benari, Canada, 07/09/2012 21:08
Ahmadinejad Personally Ordered Officers to Syria

Ahmadinejad Personally Ordered Officers to Syria

Western intelligence officials say the Iranian President personally sanctioned the dispatch of experienced officers to Syria.Elad Benari, 07/09/2012 04:16
West Suspects Assad Dispersed Chemical Weapons

West Suspects Assad Dispersed Chemical Weapons

West suspects Assad's government has dispersed chemical weapons across 20 sites across the country.Elad Benari, 07/09/2012 01:15
Prosor: Assad is Living on Borrowed Time

Prosor: Assad is Living on Borrowed Time

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations accuses Iran of actively assisting Assad in murdering his own people.Elad Benari, 06/09/2012 05:46