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Youth & student leaders in Latin America demand immediate lift of the unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria

Syria's PM receives call from Iran's vice President

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Syria's Prime Minister Hussein Arnous received today a telephone call from the Iranian Vice president Eshaq Jahangiri.

The telephone conversation dealt with the new horizons of expanding economic cooperation between Syria and Iran for the common interest of the two countries' peoples, according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA).

The agency cited that Jahangiri congratulated Arnous on becoming Prime Minister.

Laurice Maher… First Female Syrian doctor

Dr. Laurice Maher was the first woman graduate from the College of Medicine at Damascus University in 1930 and went on to become Syria's first woman medical doctor. She was one of the few women who were able to become a doctor in Syria and spoke at a 1932 feminist conference. Maher urged women to enter the medical field because of the “necessity of women’s intervention in public schools to detect and prevent disease, such as tuberculosis." She encouraged the profession of nursing, in hospitals or as visiting nurses.

The Ministry of Health records 9 new cases of Coronavirus

Today, the Ministry of Health recorded 9 new cases of coronavirus of people who had come in contact with the 70-year-old woman who died on Wednesday, thus raising the number of infections in Syria to 187.

“After the death of the woman who tested positive for the Coronavirus, the specialized teams followed up the people who had come in contact with the women from Quneitra Governorate and conducted the necessary tests. The infected people have been isolated at Qatana hospital,” The Ministry said in a statement.

Neanderthal man left ruins dating back 100,000 years in the village of Al-Shir in Lattakia countryside

Damascus, (ST) - The village of Al-Shir is located on the banks of the northern Al-Kabeer River in the countryside of Lattakia, a site that is well known on at the global level, because it found in it stone tools were dating back about a hundred thousand years.

Archaeological researcher Dr. Bassam Jamous said that these tools are made by the Neanderthal man, who came to us from Germany and settled on the banks of the river. Neanderthal manis the second ambassador after the Homoarkus man who is considered an "erect ". Homoarkus man settled on the banks of the river and inhabited the village of Tamarkho a million years ago.

Jamous said that “although the discovery of the effects of Neanderthal man in the al-Sher site is not the first of its kind in Syria, as in the 1990s a Syrian-Japanese mission found the skeletons of three Neanderthal children in a cave in the Wadi Afrin.  He confirms that the strategic geographical location of the Sherr and the climate factor helped civilizational stability from 100,000 years to the present time, the matter which gave it great importance