Lavrov: The US blocks the reconstruction process in Syria

Lavrov: The US blocks the reconstruction process in Syria

Moscow (ST):  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...

The occupation forces prevent Palestinians from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque

The occupation forces prevent Palestinians from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque

Occupied Jerusalem (ST): The Israeli occupation...

Al-Miqdad, Zarif discuss the means of boosting Syrian-Iranian relations

Al-Miqdad, Zarif discuss the means of boosting Syrian-Iranian relations

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

Blast kills 3 in Turkish-occupied Syrian city

Blast kills 3 in Turkish-occupied Syrian city

HASAKAH, (ST)_At least 3 civilians were...

A woman shot to death in SDF-held camp in Syria

A woman shot to death in SDF-held camp in Syria

HASAKAH,(ST)_A woman was shot to death  in...

Targeting house of Lebanese MP in Hermel with rocket-propelled grenade

Targeting house of Lebanese MP in Hermel with rocket-propelled grenade

At dawn today, gunmen fired a rocket-propelled...

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    Friday, 26 February 2021 13:41
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    Friday, 26 February 2021 13:06
  • Nebenzia: The American forces occupy lands in Syria and do not provide anything in the humanitarian field

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    Friday, 26 February 2021 12:36
  • The occupation forces prevent Palestinians from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque

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    Friday, 26 February 2021 11:02
  •  The Russian Federation Council condemns the American aggression on the Iraqi-Syrian border area

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    Friday, 26 February 2021 09:29
  •  An evening of Baroque music by Al-Hujra choir at Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arts

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    Friday, 26 February 2021 08:03
  • Army units find weapons and ammunition belonging to  ISIS terrorists and destroy their headquarters in Al-Badia region

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    Friday, 26 February 2021 07:49
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    Thursday, 25 February 2021 19:43
  • Al-Miqdad, Zarif discuss the means of boosting Syrian-Iranian relations

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    Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:50
  • Al-Miqdad discusses with newly-appointed UNHCR ‘s representative in Syria cooperation to support refugees

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    Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:17
  • Turkish-backed terrorist abduct over 25 civilians including elderly in Aleppo countryside

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    Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:40
  • 27 years since Ibrahimi Mosque massacre that was perpetrated by Israeli settlers against Palestinian worshippers

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    Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:33
  • Blast kills 3 in Turkish-occupied Syrian city

    Blast kills 3 in Turkish-occupied Syrian city

    Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:14
  • A woman shot to death in SDF-held camp in Syria

    A woman shot to death in SDF-held camp in Syria

    Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:12
  • Syria to start giving COVID-19 vaccine to frontline healthcare workers as of next week

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    Thursday, 25 February 2021 12:45
  • Dozens of Israeli settlers raid Al-Aqsa Mosque, carry out provocative tours in its courtyards

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    Thursday, 25 February 2021 11:24
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    Thursday, 25 February 2021 11:05
  • Targeting house of Lebanese MP in Hermel with rocket-propelled grenade

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    Thursday, 25 February 2021 10:52

Economy & Aftermath

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Zarzar Lake tourist site to be put up for tourism investment next year

Zarzar Lake tourist site to be put up fo…

 Zarzar Lake tourist site in Damascus countryside is to be put up for tourism investment next year, after rehabilitation works, which have been launched by the Syrian Company for Transportation and Tourism in this site, are completed. Eng. Fayez Mansour, the Company’s Director General told SANA that the aim of the investment project is to reactivate domestic and popular tourism and add new areas to the country’s tou...

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Syria participates in 2021 Minsk International Book Fair

Syria participates in 2021 Minsk Interna…

MINSK, (ST)_Syria is taking part in the 28th edition of the Minsk International Book Fair, which kicked off at the t 14 Pobeditelei Avenue on 18 February. The exhibition which is being held under the slogan "Books unite people and countries" will feature 281 exhibitors from 20 countries. The Syrian pavilion exhibits books plus cultural and tourist brochures in Arabic and Russian languages with the participation of the Syrian Students Union in B...

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Al-Wadi International Private University launches an initiative to distribute medicine free

Al-Wadi International Private University…

Homs, (ST) - With the aim of providing medicine to the poorest and most needy patients, as well as promoting the positive role of youth towards their society, the National Union of Syrian Students branch at Al-Wadi International University in Homs launched an initiative to distribute the medicine free of charge in the Al-Adawiya neighborhood in Homs. Dr. Bashir Elias, President of Al-Wadi International Private University, told SANA that this ini...

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Golan's citizens: Syrian national flag will be raised in the Golan sooner or later

Golan's citizens: Syrian national flag w…

QUNEITRA, (ST)_ Citizens of the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan on Sunday asserted that they will go ahead with confronting the Israeli occupation authorities' expansion plans. In commemoration of the 39th anniversary of their historic strike against the decision of the Israeli occupation authority to annex the Golan, and in affirmation of their belonging to their homeland Syria and their rejection of the occupation, ...

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 The ongoing crisis in Syria has had damaging effects on the archeological heritage in Syria. Some historical sites have been sabotaged, looted, robbed and sometimes even destroyed, with some artifacts smuggled outside the country.  For this reason, the Ministry of Culture, through the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums, launches a national campaign to engage local communities in order to protect Syria's  cultural heritage-  a  treasure for all humanity.

The campaign aims, according to Dr. Mamoun Abdulkarim, the director General of Antiquities and Museums, to raise the awareness of the local communities about the great value of their national heritage, to encourage them to take pride in its constituents and to protect it from theft and sabotage.

In an exclusive interview with Syria Times reporter, Butheina al-Nounou, Dr. Abdulkarim added that it is an established fact that without the support of the local communities to all initiatives set to realize the real value of their heritage, all efforts made by official bodies concerned will remain inadequate to achieve the desired objective.

The campaign will involve all Syrian governorates. It is designed to adopt advertisements and street billboard, in addition to 15-30-minute TV and Radio spots to promote the basic theme of the national campaign. Coordination will be maintained  with journalists in both newspapers and electronic journals to publish introductory and informative articles, serving to this end.  Work will also focus on directing staff in different directorates of Syrian antiquities to cooperate with volunteers and advocates of antiquities preservation, along with opinion leaders, cultural and intellectual elite, and religious figures in rural and urban areas to promote the Syrian heritage protection Campaign. Brochures and other publications will be distributed in universities and schools for this matter.   For further awareness dissemination, the General Directorate for Antiquities and Museums will hold a press conference to launch the campaign and to publicize it in the different media outlets.

Butheina al-Nounou

 

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