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President al-Assad meets members of the national committee charged with drafting a new constitution.

Assad Declares Referendum on New Syrian Constitution

22 Shevat 5772 – February 15, 2012
On Sunday, President al-Assad received a copy of the new draft constitution from the head of the National Committee charged with drafting a new constitution for the Syrian Arab Republic.
Thailand charged two Iranian suspects today with an alleged bomb plot against Israeli diplomats

Charges Brought Against Iranian Bomb Suspects in Bangkok

Unlike India's government, the Thais have no problem pointing the finger of blame squarely at Tehran. The similarities between the devices used in Bangkok and New Delhi may convince the Indians to change their pro-Iranian stance.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Defence Minister Ehud Barak blame Iran for Bangkok attacks.

Barak, Netanyahu, Blame Iran for Attacks

Thailand and India are utilizing watch lists of Iranian terrorists provided by Israeli intelligence. India's options regarding Iran are limited given its heavy dependence on Iranian oil.
Bomb disposal expert approaches the attack site.

Three Iranian Bombs Rock Downtown Bangkok

22 Shevat 5772 – February 14, 2012
The blasts injured five people including a bombing suspect carrying an Iranian passport who blew off his own legs.
Syrian news anchor Hani al-Malathi

Syrian TV Anchor Admits to Spreading Lies about Protesters

If Syrian TV News can't be trusted, who can we trust?

Rebel Syrian Officer: Once We Liberate Syria We’ll Go After the Jews

17 Shevat 5772 – February 10, 2012
Lieutenant Hassan, who deserted from Syrian President Bashar Assad's army a month ago, offers a rare glimpse into the realities of a civil war.

Syrian Homework for Hillary

15 Shevat 5772 – February 8, 2012
The “Syrian people” is a composite of Sunni Muslims, Alawites, Kurds, Druze, Turkmens and Circassians.

Russia and China: Accomplices and Obstructionists in Syria’s Crackdown

Russia and China, constrained by outdated Cold War outlooks, continue to frustrate attempts to end the conflict in Syria.

Video: Syrian Rebel Officer Begs Israel to Intervene

14 Shevat 5772 – February 7, 2012
Deputy Minister for Development of the Negev and the Galilee Ayub Kara appeared on Israel’s Knesset channel and spoke over the phone with defecting...

Arab Theater: An Old Lie – New Revelations

12 Shevat 5772 – February 5, 2012
A photograph that has made the rounds on the internet, supposedly depicting an IDF soldier stomping on a Palestinian girl, is exposed as a complete fabrication.

Arab League States Propose Exile for Assad

9 Shevat 5772 – February 2, 2012
Proposal comes as Assad's forces intensify their assault on Syrian opposition strongholds.

Arab League to Assad: Step Down

29 Tevet 5772 – January 23, 2012
If Bashar Assad does not accept the national unity government proposal, the Arab League will ask the United Nations to step in and end the crisis.

Jordan Sends Back Israeli New Year’s Letter in Protest

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry has rejected the New Year’s wishes of Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, sending the letter back because it called Jerusalem the capital of the State of Israel.

Syrian Rebels Briefly Seize Damascus Suburb

28 Tevet 5772 – January 22, 2012
Witnesses said the Free Syrian Army held territory and set up roadblocks in Douma, a center of dissent, for up to several hours before retreating to their hideouts.

Jordan’s Queen Orders Solid Gold Shoes as King Pushes Two-State Solution

Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan has commissioned a jeweler in Calcutta, India to make shoes for her out of gold.

EU Gets Tough On Iran With Planned Oil Embargo

24 Tevet 5772 – January 19, 2012
European foreign ministers declared their countries’ intent to embargo oil from the Islamic Republic, beginning as early as July, and freeze the assets of Iran’s central bank

Hamas Faces Political Upheaval

22 Tevet 5772 – January 17, 2012
Longtime Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, who has ruled the terrorist group’s political structure from Damascus since 1996, has told Palestinian media he would soon step down.

Hizbullah Comes to Assad’s Defense; Opposition Increases Pressure

21 Tevet 5772 – January 16, 2012
“The Syrian people are living their worst period,” parliament member Imad Ghalioun said in an interview from Egypt on Sunday night.

UN Chief to Assad: ‘Stop Killing Your People’

20 Tevet 5772 – January 15, 2012
“Stop the violence. Stop killing your people,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said in a message to Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose troops have killed more than 5,000 people during a 10-month-old uprising.

Iran Passes Letter to US: You Killed Our Scientist

In a letter handed to the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, the Iranian foreign ministry relayed to the United States that it believes the CIA was behind the recent assassination of another Iranian nuclear scientist.

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