Al-Meqdad: WHO must abide by real humanitarian work away from politicization

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal al-Meqdad has underscored the importance of the World Health Organization's adherence to real humanitarian work far away from all forms of politicization. 
 
His remark came during  today's meeting with the new representative of the WHO to Syria Dr Akjemal Magtymova, who presented her credentials to him.

President al-Assad issued two decrees

President Bashar al-Assad appoints a  new Minister for Internal Trade  and Consumer Protection. 
 
According to the Syrian Presidency Facebook account, the president issued two decrees. 

The Syrian army recaptures the positions which terrorists occupied yesterday in al-Ghab area

The Syrian army has managed to recapture the position which the terrorists occupied yesterday in al-Ghab area in south Idlen, according to military source.

Syria vehemently condemns the failed terrorist landing attempt on the Venezuelan coastline

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has strongly condemned the failed terrorist landing attempt on the Venezuelan coastline, reiterating its complete solidarity with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the confrontation of the US-led conspiracy against the country,  an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Monday.  

The source said in a statement to SANA that such an aggressive act is part of the US-led conspiracy being hatched against Venezuela and implemented by US mercenaries inside the country, stressing that the aggressive operation violates the country’s sovereignty and indicates that there is continuous interference in Venezuela’s affairs.

Reading Marathon is an initiative to encourage reading online

HOMS, (ST) - The reading marathon, which was launched on social media seeks to encourage electronic reading, especially in light of the current circumstances within the procedures to prevent corona virus.

The marathon is being held by the Fraternity Association “young forever” in the town of Sadad in Homs countryside for the fourth year. It headed to the virtual world this year where its idea according to Abla Al-Hayy who is responsible for the association, is that each participant reads one book daily and shares their input about the useful and positive content of the book with other participants.

Al-Hayy said that the participation in the marathon is open to all, where the participants are divided into two categories, children and adults. The proceedings of the marathon will be used to purchase computers for students as this is the  aim of the association.