Army’s General Command announces cleansing of entire al-Hajar al-Aswad area of terrorism

Damascus - Units of the Syrian armed forces, aided by allied forces, have completed the cleansing of the entire al-Hajar al-Aswad and the area surrounding it of terrorists after a string of precision and successive military operations.

In a statement of which SANA received a copy, General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said the military operations have left big numbers of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists dead, adding up to establishing full control over the areas of al-Hajar al-Aswad and al-Yarouk Camp, which was preceded by cleansing Yelda, Babila and Beit Sehem in southern Damascus of terrorists.

Nicolas Maduro Wins Venezuela Presidential Elections

 President Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan presidential elections Sunday, gaining a second presidential term for six years with more than 5.8 million votes, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced Sunday night, according to Telesur.

With 92.6 percent of the votes counted, Maduro had 5.8 million votes, while his closest rival, former governor Henri Falcón getting 1.8 million votes, said CNE President Tibisay Lucena who added that in total, 8.6 million Venezuelans voted, out of an electoral registry of 20.5 million people.

Syrian Arab Army units announce establishing control over al-Hajar al-Aswad, southern Damascus

Damascus - Units of the Syrian Arab army have announced establishing control over al-Hajar al-Aswad area in southern Damascus, shortly after a resumption of military operations against a remaining pocket for terrorists in the area following a temporary humanitarian ceasefire to evacuate women, children and elderly, SANA said.

Earlier in the day, SANA’s said that the Syrian Air Force raided terrorists’ sites and fortified points in al-Hajar al-Aswad amid a collapse in the terrorists’ ranks.

Medical equipment, weapons, communication devices seized in Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem

Damascus - The competent authorities on Monday discovered medical equipment, weapons, communication devices, lathes and vehicles while combing the towns of Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem, south of Damascus.

Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'

Exercising four to five times a week is necessary to stop the main arteries to the heart from stiffening up, research suggests.

Two or three exercise sessions a week kept only some arteries healthy, a study of 100 people in their 60s found, according to BBC.

The researchers said any form of exercise reduced the risk of heart problems.

But the right amount of exercise at the right time in life could reverse the ageing of the heart and blood vessels.

The study, looked at participants' exercise history throughout their lives and measured the stiffness of their arteries.