Syria, Iraq sign MoU for cooperation in agricultural field

Syria, Iraq sign MoU for cooperation in agricultural field

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Syria and Iraq signed on Thursday...

Al-Miqdad receives Iraqi Minister of Industry

Al-Miqdad receives Iraqi Minister of Industry

DAMASCUS, (ST)_The Minister of Foreign Affairs...

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian property south of Nablus

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian property south of Nablus

On June 17th, dozens of Israeli settlers...

The Israeli occupation killed a Palestinian in the West Bank

The Israeli occupation killed a Palestinian in the West Bank

On June 17th, the Israeli occupation forces...

Syria wins Bronze medal in Asian Taekwondo Championship

Syria wins Bronze medal in Asian Taekwondo Championship

Beirut, (ST) - The player of the Syrian...

  • Syria, Iraq sign MoU for cooperation in agricultural field

    Syria, Iraq sign MoU for cooperation in...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 18:05
  • Al-Miqdad receives Iraqi Minister of Industry

    Al-Miqdad receives Iraqi Minister of Industry

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 14:37
  • SDF militia storms houses of residents in Gharanij town and kidnaps several civilians

    SDF militia storms houses of residents in...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 14:00
  • Khans of Salkhad, important archeological monuments that date back to the Ayyubide era

    Khans of Salkhad, important archeological...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 11:55
  • US occupation brings in 55 vehicles carrying weapons and logistic materials to its bases in Syria’s Hasakah

    US occupation brings in 55 vehicles carrying...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 11:06
  • Palestinian Foreign Ministry calls for an investigation into crimes of Israeli occupation

    Palestinian Foreign Ministry calls for an...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:55
  • Putin: Moscow and Washington bear greatest responsibility for strategic stability in the world

    Putin: Moscow and Washington bear greatest...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:42
  • A hardworking peasant from As-Sweida drives a tractor and distributes milk on a motorcycle

    A hardworking peasant from As-Sweida drives a...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:40
  • A plastic art exhibition sheds light on impact of children's work in their childhood

    A plastic art exhibition sheds light on impact...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:36
  • Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians, wound four others in West Bank raids

    Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians, wound...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:14
  • Minister of Industry and his Iraqi counterpart discuss establishing partnerships and industrial integration between Syria and Iraq

    Minister of Industry and his Iraqi counterpart...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 09:06
  • Israeli settlers attack Palestinian property south of Nablus

    Israeli settlers attack Palestinian property...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 08:41
  • The Israeli occupation killed a Palestinian in the West Bank

    The Israeli occupation killed a Palestinian in...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 08:14
  • Grosbic calls for standing with Syria in the face of coercive measures imposed against its people

    Grosbic calls for standing with Syria in the...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 08:03
  • Syria wins Bronze medal in Asian Taekwondo Championship

    Syria wins Bronze medal in Asian Taekwondo...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 18:27
  •  Putin: Washington and Moscow bear the greatest responsibility for strategic stability in the world

    Putin: Washington and Moscow bear the greatest...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 18:18
  • Washington coalition carries out an airdrop in Deir Ezzor countryside and kidnaps a number of civilians

    Washington coalition carries out an airdrop in...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 18:12
  •  Syria is the mainstay of the resistance axis, says the delegation of the Islamic National Conference

    Syria is the mainstay of the resistance axis,...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 17:12
  • A Palestinian woman wounded by Israeli forces' bullets, north of occupied Jerusalem

    A Palestinian woman wounded by Israeli forces'...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 10:07
  • Hundreds of Israeli settlers storm the archaeological area in Sebastia, north of Nablus

    Hundreds of Israeli settlers storm the...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 09:05

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Tourism Minister briefs his Lebanese, Omani and Iraqi counterparts on investment opportunities in Syria

Tourism Minister briefs his Lebanese, Om…

RIYADH,(ST)_  Minister of Tourism Mohammad Rami Martini discussed on Thursday with his Lebanese, Omani and Iraqi counterparts ways of enhancing cooperation to revive the tourist sector and exchange delegations, experiences and training.   The Minister’s meetings with his counterparts came on the sidelines of the 47th  meeting of the World Tourism Organization Committee for the Middle East and the inauguration of th...

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Syrian National Symphony Orchestra holds musical evening at the Opera House with the participation of international Syrian musicians

Syrian National Symphony Orchestra holds…

The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Misak Bagbodrian, held a musical evening on Tuesday at the Opera House in Damascus with the participation of outstanding international Syrian musicians living abroad. The operatic musical evening witnessed the participation of Baritone singer Nabil Suliman, who is a Syrian expatriate in Belgium and solo violinist Bassam Nashawati, a Syrian expatriate in the United States, besides Syrian Oud ...

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"Qamaruddin",  a luxurious Syrian product with high nutritional and medical value

"Qamaruddin", a luxurious Syr…

Damascus (ST): Syria is unique in great agricultural products, including “Qamaruddin” ( an apricot paste) whose production process begins in the sixth month of each year after the ripening of the apricot fruit to offer the world a distinguished product that has proven over hundreds of years that it has a high nutritional and medical value, in addition to the delicious taste of the drink that is served on tables in any time of the year, ...

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People in the occupied Syrian Golan congratulate President Al-Assad on winning presidential elections

People in the occupied Syrian Golan cong…

The landslide victory of President Bashar Al-Assad in the recently held presidential elections in Syria is the result of years of legendary steadfastness and heroism by the Syrian Arab Army and people against a foreign-backed terrorist war,  the people in the occupied Syrian Golan said on Saturday in a congratulatory cable to President Al-Assad.  " We, in the occupied Syrian Golan, which is an integral part of the S...

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He never thought , as he was taking part in ‘’ pro- democracy ‘’ demonstrations in Aleppo that  he was in a way signing his own death warrant , not because the government would crack down and arrest him- oh no – but because those who he hoped would come and save him from the regime – those he called upon to bring him democracy did come in the end- bringing him not democracy but death- his own. At the end of the day he was just another poor boy .

His name was Mohammad Qatta and he was only fifteen years old . He sold coffee on the corner of the street and on that fateful Saturday he had the bad luck of running into one of the religious fundamentalists who wanted to buy his coffee but not pay for it ! Apparently , the story goes that the man asked Mohammad(the coffee vendor) to consider the price of the coffee as a loan and Mohammad replied that he doesn’t lend money “ even if Mohammad(the prophet) were to come back to life. “ This of course is a common phrase used by many Syrians and doesn’t in any way signify blasphemy or  a lack of respect to God or prophet Mohammad ( Peace be upon him )

They came for him- the members of a rebel group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria- and they took him. They brought him back sometime later with signs of torture on him and in the middle of the square they assembled the people of Aleppo, including his mother and father and issued their warning- “ this is the fate of he who takes the name of the prophet in vain. “ They were speaking a classical Arabic dialect and not a local Syrian one signifying that they were foreigners- and so they turned their machine guns on him and shot him down once in the neck and once in the head. So died Mohammad named after prophet Mohammad!

And indeed it is ironic that a Syrian should die at the hands of a Chechen or a Turk or some foreigner in his own country!!But the irony doesn’t stop here. In Deir Al Zor in the village of Hatleh  (a Shiite village)where at least thirty people were massacred and then dissected and then videoed by religious extremists one cannot help but wonder at the video of a dead woman-her body cut into pieces as is shown by the video yet when the camera moves to show her face one of her killers shouts ”haram-don’t show the face of a woman.”Haram meaning it is sinful. For in this man’s warped vision of Islam it is sinful to show the face of a woman because of her gender, but it is right to dissect her because of her sect!!

Democracy died a long time ago in this “revolution” of Syria! It died when the demonstrations became armed-it died when foreign money and arms flooded the border and it died when those calling for democracy thought that democracy would come in the shape of foreign fighters and terrorists. It died when Mohamad Al Qatta the anti government demonstrator died at the hands of those he thought of as his saviors and when a woman’s gender and sex became more important than the crime of her murder and mutilation!

Reem Haddad

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