Palmyra Amphitheater Hosts "Gate of the Sun"

Homs– Under the auspices of President Bashar Al-Assad and as a tribute to martyrs, a cultural event titled “Gate of the Sun” was held on Friday evening at the Palmyra Amphitheater, with the participation of the Syrian National Symphony, the National Ensemble for Arabic Music, Mari Orchestra, and al-Farah Choir, SANA reported.

600 artworks by 435 students featured in Damascus

The exhibition held yesterday by the 'Yoshe'a Mansour' Institute of visual art featured more than 600 art works made by 435 students.   

Some works depicted sacrifices of the Syrian woman during the current circumstances and the Syrian youths' immigration, according to the official news agency (SANA), which interviewed several participants in the exhibition.

A second-year student at the institute said that she made a painting on Syrian youths' risky immigration. "Syria needs all its people to rebuild it," she added.

240 photos document major events between 1800-1956 in Syria

The major events happened between 1800 and 1956 in Syria have been documented by the artist Taiser al-Abbas in an exhibition held in the Shahba Cultural center in Sweida city.

The exhibition entitled ' history…sites…dignitaries' included 240 photos depicting battles against the Ottoman and French colonists, martyrs of the Great Syrian Revolutions, traditions and historic sites in Sweida.

Abbas told the official news agency (SANA) that he spent 10 years collecting the photos in order to revive the national memory and to call for adherence to the noble values.

Al-Attar says intellectuals have key role in defending Palestinian cause

Vice-President Dr. Najah al-Attar has underscored that writers and intellectuals play a key role in defending the Palestinian cause, indicating that Palestine will achieve victory thanks to its sincere people and those who believe in its just cause. 

Her remark was made during her yesterday's meeting with the Secretary General of the Palestinian Writers' Federation in Ramallah the poet Morad al-Sudani and the accompanying delegation.

Elias Nasrallah's book on Aramaeans comes within Ma'loula Encyclopedia

Friends of Ma'loula Association organized Saturday a signature ceremony for the researcher Elias Antoun Nasrallah's book entitled 'Aramaeans and their Aramaic language .. History and Money…Reality and Hopes."

The book is the 5th part of the Ma'loula Encyclopedia, which Nasrallah issued to preserve and document the historic heritage of the ancient town [Ma'loula] located about 60 kilometers northeast of Damascus, according to the official news agency (SANA).