Syrian civil war

Will Middle East turmoil finally reach Jordan?

By | 2018-06-07T08:55:25+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Reports|

Will the turmoil that has devastated the Middle East since 2011 finally reach Jordan? Is Jordan about to become a victim of the misnamed "Arab Spring?" This is the question many observers ask after four days of massive protests by thousands of Jordanians across the kingdom after the Jordanian government approved austerity measures that were

UN: Syrian gov’t used chemical weapons dozens of times

By | 2017-09-09T11:37:48+00:00 September 9th, 2017|News|

UN chemical weapons experts in Syria - Reuters UN war crimes investigators say Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during the civil war. By Ben Ariel – Arutz Sheva Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during that country’s civil war, including in

France again changes position on Assad

By | 2017-09-03T00:11:12+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|News|

Jean-Yves Le Drian - Reuter French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian calls for transition in Syria that doesn't include Assad. By Ben Ariel – Arutz Sheva France on Friday once again shifted its position on the civil war in Syria, calling for a political transition that would not include President Bashar Al-Assad, AFP reports. "We

Assad: Western countries must cut ties with terrorism

By | 2017-08-24T01:08:21+00:00 August 24th, 2017|News|

Syrian President says countries that want to reopen embassies in Damascus must end their support for Syrian rebels. By Ben Ariel – Arutz Sheva Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said Sunday that countries that want to reopen embassies in Damascus or resume ties with his government must end their support for Syrian rebels. "We are not

Jihadists overtake Syrian city of Idlib

By | 2017-07-24T22:29:11+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Islam, News|

Jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham takes over Idlib after rival rebels withdraw. By Ben Arie – Arutz Sheva Jihadists on Sunday took over the city of Idlib in Syria after rival rebels withdrew, AFP reports. The latest developments come after the jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which is dominated by a former Al-Qaeda affiliate and known as

U.S. and Russia agree on Syria ceasefire

By | 2017-07-09T15:57:14+00:00 July 9th, 2017|News|

United States and Russia reach agreement on a ceasefire in southwest Syria. By Elad Benari, Canada – Arutz Sheva The United States, Russia and Jordan have reached a ceasefire and "de-escalation agreement" in southwestern Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday, according to Reuters. The ceasefire will go into effect on Sunday, Russian

Saudi Arabia and four allies extend deadline for Qatar

By | 2017-07-03T00:38:09+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|News|

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt give Qatar 48 more hours to comply with their demands. By Elad Benari – Arutz Sheva Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt on Sunday night agreed to a request by Kuwait to extend by 48 hours Sunday's deadline for Qatar to comply with their demands, Reuters reported. Without

IDF strikes Syrian army post

By | 2017-07-02T18:08:32+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|News|

Israeli aircraft strike Syrian army post after latest incident of "spillover" from Syria's civil war into the Golan Heights. By Elad Benari, Canada – Arutz Sheva Israeli aircraft on Friday struck a Syrian army post hours after stray fire from Syria's civil war hit the Golan Heights. "In response to the projectile launched earlier today at

Netanyahu to Abbas: Stop poisoning Palestinian youth

By | 2017-06-20T14:42:40+00:00 June 20th, 2017|News|

Netanyahu blasts PA chairman for his continued incitement and for educating young Palestinian Arabs to murder Israelis. By Elad Benari – Artuz Sheva Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday night blasted Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas for his continued incitement against Israel. In a series of tweets, Netanyhau condemned the PA for naming –

Report: Israel giving secret aid to Syrian rebels

By | 2017-06-19T09:04:26+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Reports|

Sources tell Wall Street Journal Israel has been supplying Syrian rebels with cash, food, fuel and medical supplies. By Elad Benari – Arutz Sheva Israel has been regularly supplying Syrian rebels near its border with cash as well as food, fuel and medical supplies, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. According to the report, the IDF