‘Cherry messages’ movie by Sulaf Fawakherji screened in Homs city

The renowned Syrian actress Sulaf Fawakherji has said that the first movie directed by her under the title ‘Rasa’el al-Karaz’ [ Cherry messages] talks about the occupied Syrian Golan and she is directing another movie entitled ‘Madad’.

Her remark was made during a press conference held Thursday in Homs city a day after screening the first movie directed by her in the cultural center in Homs city. 

She expressed her happiness for visiting the city of Homs and at the same time she expressed sorrow over the destruction caused by the war being waged on Syria, calling on the Syrian people to rebuild the homeland and to help develop it.

‘We are Syria’ campaign

Under the slogan”we are Syria”, a campaign was launched Saturday at the Damascus Opera House to call for lifting the unilateral economic sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe on Syria.

The sanctions prevent the Syrian people from getting the humanitarian needs, especially medicines for children’s’ cancer and medical equipments as well as requirements for treating Persons with Special needs, the members of the ‘Sabaya al-Ata’a’ Association, which launched the campaign, said.

Iraqi artist describes Damascus as ‘great home of Arabs’

Because he sees Syria as his second homeland and he is against the onslaught being launched on it, the Iraqi artist Tami al-Samerra’ee held an exhibition in Damascus.

The exhibition included 25 paintings depicting historic domes and minarets , according to the al-Thawra newspaper, which quoted the artist as saying that he came to Damascus because it is the ‘land of peace’ and the ‘great home of Arabs’.

“There is a historic connection between Syria and Iraq,” Mr. al-Samerra’ee added, stressing that his exhibition is retaliation for the onslaught being waged against the Arab world and the archaeological sites.

He called for artists all over the world to unify against terrorism and violence.

The artist selected a historic site from each Arab country and used the Arabic calligraphy in his works being displayed in the exhibition held in Abo Remmaneh Cultural center under the patronage of Syrian Ministry of Culture.

He repeated what the fame artist Fyodor Dostoyevsky said: “Beauty will save the world”.



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"Syrian Researchers" initiative

A group of Syrian undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students plus researchers in all scientific and academic fields residing in Syria and around the world from Japan in the east to USA in the west have launched the 'Syrian Researchers' initiative for conveying knowledge to the next generation.

The team translates international scientific news, research articles and discoveries into Arabic language to be published to the Arabic-readers by media outlets, the Tishreen newspaper reported Saturday, clarifying that that over 10725 scientific researches translated by more than 450 volunteers have been published on the internet.

Sand sculpture forum in Lattakia shows Syrians' insistence on life

Around 13 sand sculptures have been made during the second professional sculpture forum concluded yesterday in Lattakia.

The sculptures depict animals, environment, cars, Greek mythology and the ancient Phoenician civilization, according to the official news agency (SANA).

The agency quoted the director of the forum Mr. Ali al-Shikh as saying that the forum was an opportunity to exchange experiences.