Syria Comes Third in World Robot Olympiad Finals of Costa Rica

COSTA RICA- Syria came third in the “High Class” open competition of World Robot Olympiad finals which concluded its activities on Sunday with the participation of over 53 countries under the title “Sustainable Development and Benefiting from Alternative Energy.”

According to SANA, the Syrian winning team comprised of Hani al-Aqqad, Alia al-Msouti, Abdull Rahman Tillo and the coach Shiraz Shoubasi.

The competition includes three categories; the regular, open and football.

Tim Anderson's New Book "Countering War Propaganda of the Dirty War on Syria"

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Australian writer Tim Anderson, Professor of Political Sciences in Sydney University, signed on Thursday his second book "Countering War Propaganda of the Dirty War on Syria"at the al-Assad National Library in Damascus.

According to Anderson, Countering War Propaganda of the Dirty War on Syria is a selection of counter-propaganda images used on social media during the NATO-led proxy war against Syria, from 2011 to 2017.

He said the book conveys the needed message the Main Stream Media have tried to hide and falsify its facts by broadcasting and publishing fabrications, lies and false reports about events in Syria in order to mislead the world public opinion about what is really going on in the country.

"On The Roof of Damascus" Wins Best Direction Award at Ain Asserdoun International Film Festival

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syrian short film "On The Roof of Damascus" directed by Almohannad Kalthoum, recently won the best direction award at the 1st Ain Asserdoun International Film Festival in Morocco.

According to director of the Festival, the film described the state most Arab countries, not only Syria, are experiencing. This state is represented in insistence to live and love despite the pains caused by war, he said, calling for using the cinema to serve society and fight terrorism which wants to kill all dreams.

"On The Roof of Damascus" has achieved the true mission of lovers at the time of war", the festival's director clarified.

Syrian Sculptor Ghaith Daher's Wood Carving Exhibition

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism, the "Hishon" art gallery in Lattakia province recently held an wood carving and sculpture exhibition by Sculptor, Dr. Ghaith Daher.

The exhibition included 13 various artistic works derived from nature and sea environment. These works represent Dr. Daher's first creative and artistic skills. They took him about two years of hard working.

Shedding light on the exhibition, Dr. Daher told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that wood carving is an age-old art, it has been used for many different reasons.

He added many different cultures have used wood carving as an expression of art.

Cultural Festivals Enhance Power of Optimism among the Syrians: Lattakia Culture Director

Lattakia,(ST)- The one- week Lattakia Culture Festival  has recently wrapped up its activities at Dar al Assad for culture and art in Lattakia province with a folk show performed by Ugarit Dance group entitled" Syria..Color, Word, Music".

He said The festival was held under the patronage of the Ministry of culture to reactivate the culture movement in the city and to mark the victory achieved by the Syrian Arab Army and allied forces on terrorism, Director of Culture Directorate in Lattakia Majd Sarem told Syria Times e-newspaper.

Sarem highlighted the success of this festival as a culture phenomenon that brought together all aspects of Syria culture.