“Terrorism is the greatest crime of the Age ” a New Book Provides Strategic Features to Combat Extremism

The Researcher Hussien Ragheb dealt  in his book  “ Terrorism is the Greatest  Crime of the Age”, which  comes in the form of  applied research,  with the structure of terrorism that is based on a culture in contrast to  human logic and  ethics ,  international laws and the rejection of the  others’ rights  in life.

The writer Ragheb believed in his book that terrorism has become the most dangerous issue threatening human existence, and it is the product of sick thinking,  vicious  beliefs and abnormal practices that arose in backward societies which  allow themselves to loot  peoples and deny their rights and existence.

Despite the war and the unjust blockade, the Syrian General Organization of Books has issued 138 books since the beginning of the year

The Directorate of Printing in the Syrian General Organization of Book since the beginning of the year to date has issued 138 books, out of the plan for the year 2020, which is limited to 220 books.

Despite the quarantine measures to confront the Corona pandemic and the effects of the terrorist war and the unfair siege on Syria, the Directorate of Printing has continued to publish books, magazines and periodicals dealing with various fields of creativity distinguished in quantity and quality.

Homs hosts its first book fair specialized in the Syrian and translated novel

Homs, (ST) - With the participation of several Syrian institutions and publishing houses, the city of Homs is hosting the "The Syrian and Translated Novel" exhibition, held for the first time. The exhibition hosted by the Al-Irshad Publishing Library Gallery in Homs, is held in cooperation between the Culture Directorate and the Arab Writers Union Branch in Homs.

The director of Al-Irshad Publishing House, Abdul-Jabbar Al-Jandali, told SANA that the idea of holding the exhibition stemmed from the interest of the majority of readers in the novel and story and the impact of the economic situation on their passion for reading. This prompted the organizers of the exhibition to launch an event that satisfies the reading audience's passion and at the same time takes into account their economic circumstances.

Al-Jandali explained that the displayed publications include Syrian and translated novels by the Arab Writers Union and the Culture Directorate, with discounts exceeding 50 percent, stressing that the high turnout for the exhibition led to a one-week extension with the increase in discounts for novels.

The Head of the Arab Writers Union in Homs, Abdul Rahman Al-Bitar, said that the idea of reading would not end despite the great challenges that it faces, which motivates us to support the segment of readers and increase their number. "The exhibition has a certain specificity because it is specialized in the novel, which is one of the important literary genres in the development of language and intellectual movement. It is close to readers and deals with general issues in a manner based on dialogue and smooth narration, in contrast to the scientific method of research", he added.

Two prizes to Syrian authors in Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Children's Literature

The two Syrian storywriters, Rawa'a Sonbul and Hassan Abdul Basit Al-Judi, won the second and third places in the Abdul Hameed Shoman Prize for Children's Literature in the field of "The fairy tale" for children catergory between 4 and 7 years for the year 2020.

About 1,600 storywriters from different Arab countries participated in this Award which was held in Jordan. The two stories, "Dumdum, the Cloud Maker" by Rawa'a and "Maymoun's Khartoum" by Al-Judi, acheived the highest number of terms of conditions for participation in the Award, by adhering to the appropriate content for age group, and achieving creative and artistic requirements with appropriate language. In addition to forming a world based on dreams and fantasies that include inherited or modern elements, creating a place where events take place, with strange or exotic characters disconnected with real life, having their own laws.

Creative People of Different Nationalities and Specializations in a Series Directed to Young People

The series “ I will be one day “ recently released dealt with the lives and careers of  a  group of creative people of  different nationalities and specializations.  

The series adopts a realistic storytelling method recounting the biographies of writers, scientists, philosophers, thinkers and mathematicians. It explained how these people  turned into creative people, overcoming all the difficulties and harsh circumstances that befell them and even their academic delay, providing lessons and experiences to be an example for our generations so that they do not fail.