Australia Hosted 1st Syrian Film Festival

Over the past two weeks, HOYTS Cinema in Australia’s Sydney city has hosted the first ‘Syrian Film Festival’ during which three films directed by Basil al-Khatib have been screened. 

The films screened during the festival were: "Mariam", "Syrians" and "The Father", according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), which clarified that Syrian actors and actresses- Basil al-Khatib, Sabah al-Jazaeri, Dima Qandalaft, Mayson Abo As'ad, who took part in the films, were honored.

The agency reported today that the festival was organized by the 'International Shaam Group' and it was attended by Syrian and Arab communities in Australia.

Lebanese Journalist: My Book Proves Syria Faces Big Colonial Scheme

The story of war on Syria, regional and international circumstances, anti -resistance camp  and terrorism are the main topics, which the Lebanese journalist Thorayya Assi has talked about in her book entitled 'Tale of War'.

According to the state-run Tishreen newspaper [in Arabic], the 676-page book contains articles published by the writer since 2011 till 2016.

"Since 2011, the vision has been clear for me. The so-called revolution was but a big colonial scheme to destroy and fragment Syria  and to deflect it away from resistance track in order to protect Israel," Assi said.

Russian Embassy in Vienna Holds 'Syria. Photo Chronicles of War' Exhibition

Russian embassy in Vienna has held a photo exhibition showing everyday life at the Hmeymim airbase and crimes and acts of sabotage perpetrated by terrorist organizations in Syria.

According to the Russian Sputnik  website, the photos were taken by correspondents of Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency (Michael Alaeddin, Mikhail Voskresenskiy, Valery Melnikov and Ilya Pitalev) and operators of VGTRK (Viktor Prikhodko and Alexandr Pushin). 

"The photos exhibited at Russia's State Duma show  the lives destroyed by the war, everyday life at the Hmeymim airbase and work of the Russian Aerospace Forces during anti-terrorist operation," the website said, indicating that the title of the exhibition is 'Syria. Photo Chronicles of War'.

Team for Building Life Skills in Lattakia Provides Knowledge, Psychological Support for Children Affected by Crisis

The ongoing crisis in Syria has affected all walks of life in the country and caused suffering to all categories of the Syrian society, particularly children who are the major victims of this crisis. However, the Syrian government in cooperation with the establishments of local community,  has been keen on drawing up and implementing programs aiming to provide as much support as possible to affected children.

The Culture Team for Building Life Skills in Lattakia is an example of the government's support initiatives that seek alleviating children's suffering, meeting their needs and building their abilities.

'Candles of Bestowal' Fest. Honors Local and Foreign Dignitaries, Institutions Contributed to Confronting Terror War on Syria

Whispers Group in cooperation with several public, private and civil parties organized Sunday a festival in the Damascus Opera House where many Syrian and Foreign dignitaries and institutes that contributed to confronting the terror war on Syria were honored.

The festival, entitled 'Candles of Bestowal', also included a caricature exhibition showing Arab inaction against the hegemony of the United States that claims fighting terrorism while it supports it by all means, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).