Syria Takes Part in 31st International Crafts Fair in India

Syria, represented by the Ministries of Culture and Tourism, is talking part in the 31st Surajkund International Crafts Fair which was opened on Wednesday in the state of Haryana in India.

The opening ceremony of the 15-day event included folklore shows that reflected the civilizations of 20 participating countries, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

The agency added that the fair aims to showcase handicrafts and encourage craftsmen to protect heritage and to have an idea about the heritage of other countries.

Wehda Governorates Papers



AlWahda Foundation for Press, Printing Publishing & Distribution is to republish and distribute the paper edition of Fedaa Newspaper in the Governorate of Hama, Wehda Newspaper in Lattakia and Ouruba Newspaper in Homs.

The re-paper-launching is on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017.

Mr. Khalid Majar, Director General of  AlWahda Foundation pointed out that the republishing of the three newspapers comes in line with Information Ministry plan to cover the news of  all Syria's Governorates.

Majar added that the aim is to develop media work as to secure the dissemination of information in an objective and transparent way to all interested readers.


A Music Workshop in Lattakia

The Directorate of Conservatories and Ballet with cooperation of Culture Ministry has recently held a music workshop in Mahmoud al-Ajan Music Institute in Lattakia.

Participants in the workshop focused on the strategy pursued by the Directorate of Conservatories and Ballet  in developing and standardizing curriculum in its affiliated institutes all over the governorates so as to get the best results through  the constant training programs.

How to identify music in general, the implications of music , the types and pitches of sounds as well as the quartet and quintet  musical categories and the musical scales, which are composed of these categories, are among  the most important topics  discussed during the 3-day workshop.


Barada is the Paradise River Since the beginning of life on Earth God had created to each of His creatures another one that associates with.

 So when God created Adam He created Eve for him to mix with and construct life on Earth together. Here on this Earth where we live , when God created Barada River He created Damascus for it.

Syrian diplomat elaborates what happened from1916 to 1946

A Syrian diplomat has written a book entitled 'Syria 1916-1946.. Way to Freedom' in order to document mandate period and to answer the following question: Have Syrian people achieved freedom by olive branch only?

Walid al-Moallem, Minister of Expatriates and Foreign Affairs, has explained in his book results of Sykes-Picot Agreement, the mandate for Syria and other agreements signed to draw artificial boundaries that has nothing to do with historical and geographical facts.

He said in the preface that the book is an open invitation to historians and analysts to record and analyze this period [ 1916-1946]from Syrian history as it is impossible to understand the present without reading the past.

"It is an attempt to answer essential question: have Syrian people achieved freedom by olive branch only? Was independence realized as a result of international situation then? Or it was  the inevitable result of Syrian people's struggle against occupation?" al-Moallem added.

The 702-page book  was recently issued by the Syrian Book General Commission, according to the 'Thawra' newspaper.