Australian Artist Luke Cornish Pays Tribute to Palmyra, Archeologist Khaled al-Asa'ad

DAMASCUS– Driven by the desire to pay tribute to the city of Palmyra and to Syrian chief archeologist Khaled al-Asa'ad who was murdered by ISIS, Australian stencil artist Luke Cornish traveled from his country to Syria to see with his own eyes the reality of what is happening here, SANA reported.

Cornish told SANA that he visited Syria before last May as a member of Australian athletes’ delegation “Boxers for Peace” headed by Rev. David Smith, noting that the delegation visited Palmyra a few weeks after the Syrian Arab Army recaptured the city from the clutches of ISIS.

“It was an honor to be able to visit such an important place but also very sad to witness the destruction that had been carried out. I painted the portrait of Khaled al-Asa'ad in the Amphitheater where he was executed. It was quite surreal having had only seen footage of this place on the internet, of the horrible crimes committed there,” he said.

The Protocols of the Elders of Zionare 'the most dangerous' in current era, says Maw'ed

The Palestinian Advisor Mr. Rashid Maw'ed gave Sunday a lecture on the Arab nationalistic project in confronting the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

He affirmed that the Protocols of the Elders of Zion are the most dangerous protocols in the current era because they include laws that aim to ignite wars in the world and to have hegemony over it as well as to fragment the Arab world and to cause chaos.

'Horan's Sanabel' festival proves people in Daraa stand by Syrian army

Around 117 children and youths from Daraa province have taken part in the 'Horan's Sanabel' festival kicked off yesterday in Basir town in the northern countryside of Daraa, south of Syria.

The festival held by the Directorates of Education and Culture in the said province on the occasion of the conclusion of the school summer club aims to tell the whole world that 'Horan's people stand by our armed forces and the people in Daraa are shaking off the dust of terrorism,' Member of the Bath Arab Socialist Party's Regional Leadership Mr. Arkan al-Shoufi stressed.

Charity celebration to support SOS Children's village in Syria

Under the slogan 'Syria the Peace', a charity celebration was held Sunday evening in the Damascus Opera House to support the SOS Children's village in Syria.

The celebration, which was organized by the Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs, Culture and Information, included several films and songs highly praising patriotism and sacrifice for the homeland.

'Peace candles' exhibition in Sweida shows civilized image of Arab people

The second 'Peace Candles' exhibition was opened Sunday in the cultural center in Sweida city- south of the country- where 60 art works by 56 Arab artists were featured.

The art works depicted wishes for the restoration of peace and stability to all Arab countries, according to the official news agency (SANA) which indicated that the artists used white pigeon, candles and beautiful nature to express their wishes.