During breast cancer awareness month, NGOs provide educational and diagnostic services for its early detection

 With the launch of the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Pink Month), which is in October of each year, a number of NGOs participate in health awareness and guidance activities and other diagnostic activities that focus on the importance of early detection and the definition of the types of examinations related to that.

The President of the Family Planning AssociationDr.Hazar Miqdad indicated that since the first of this month, the medical team in the association began providing health awareness guidance to all women benefiting from the reproductive health services provided by the association through its fixed and mobile clinics spread in 13 governorates, 45 of which are fixed women's clinics and 23 mobile teams.

Dr. Miqdad said that health awareness includes introducing women to the symptoms of breast cancer, the method of self-examination, and the importance of conducting periodic examinations through (echo) or (mammogram) according to international health protocols.

From the Charitable Youth Association, the director of its medical centers, Dr. Nermin Abdel Qader, explained that the association is implementing an awareness event entitled (You are Life) throughout the current month.

Russian TV channel films documentary depicting Daesh devastation of archaeological monuments in Palmyra

Palmyra (ST): The Russian Zvezda TV channel has prepared a special TV program about the ancient city of Palmyra. The program documents the destruction caused to the archaeological sites because of the systematic attacks of “Daesh” terrorist organization.

The documentary, which was filmed yesterday, concentrated on the residential city and the return of life to normal after its liberation from “Daesh” by the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army.

The program highlighted the life of the martyr archaeologist Khaled Asa’ad, who was murdered by terrorists on August 18, 2015, after his rejection to tell the secrets and location of the ancient city’s archaeological treasures and artifacts.

Assistant Director of the Program, Russian Journalist Ilyana Grinovich, expressed her happiness in visiting Palmyra and deep thanks for the facilitations provided by the concerned authorities to ensure the success of the documentary.

Syria says that its stable ideology is based on rejecting dishonorable deals

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Syria affirms that it has abided for decades of the Arab-Israeli struggle by a stable ideology based on rejecting all attempts of abandoning Syrian rights and lands, according to an official source at the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.

The sources added that Syria has rejected accepting the status quo, pointing out that the Syrian people have offered blood and sacrifice to protect their rights and lands.

Syria renews call for ending Israeli occupation of the Syrian Arab Golan

Geneva, (ST) - Ambassador Husam Eddin AlaSyria's Permanent Representative to the UN Office, and other international organizations in Geneva, renewed Syria’s demand for ending the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Arab Golan.

Ambassador Ala said in a statement in the 45th session of the Human Rights Council “ Item 7 on the state of the human rights in Palestine and other occupied Arab lands”, that despite the Human Rights Council and UN bodies’ repeated resolutions call for ending the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan, the Israeli entity continues its illegitimate procedures to impose its laws and will on the occupied Syrian Golan in a flagrant violation of the UN Security Council resolutions ,including the resolution no.497 for 1981.

He indicated that the occupation authorities have continued their repressive practices against the Syrian citizens of the occupied Golan and have imposed arbitrary restrictions and measures that violate their basic rights. These basic rights include their right to work, health, educationpossession and freedom of movement.The occupation authorities continue their looting of the natural resources of the occupied Syrian Golan, the ambassador indicated.

Ambassador Ala added that, the occupation forces have continued to harass the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan in an attempt to seize their agriculture lands and to confiscate them and establish an agricultural situation to serve the Israeli settlers, in addition to restricting the Syrian citizens’ movement and preventing them from building on their lands in the framework of the Israeli schemes to establish a demographic change in the occupied Syrian Golan”.

Syria stresses the importance of the Item 7 on monitoring the Israeli violations of the human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, including the Eastern al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the occupied Syrian Golan and its role in putting pressures on the occupation authority to oblige it to stop committing violations and illegal practices and to end its occupation”Alacontinued, holding the states supporting Israel responsible for the continuation of those practices and crimes.

Ambassador Ala said that “Syria condemns the continued expansion of Israeli settlements in the Syrian Golan and the occupied Palestinian territories, including Eastern al-Quds (Jerusalem), and calls for complete cessation of all forms of settlement and other activities aimed at making demographic change and converting the legal situation of the occupied lands in a blatant violation of the UN Security Council relevant resolutions and the Fourth Geneva Convention”.

A patent granted to two Syrian doctors for producing new cream that safely and effectively treats Leishmaniasis

The Directorate of Commercial and Industrial Property Protection at the Syrian Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection has granted Dr. Jameela Hseyyan, the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacology of Damascus University, and Dr. Khuloud Nashar, PhD student in the Faculty of Pharmacology, a patent for producing a new cream extracted from aubergine parts that kills Leishmania parasites.

The newly extracted production has been applied to dozens of Leishmaniasis-infected peoples at the Dermatology Hospital of Damascus University and it has proved to have positive results in killing the parasites that cause the disease.