International Community Should Join Efforts to Eliminate Terrorism in Syria, Find Political Solution to Crisis: Lavrov

MOSCOW, (ST)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reiterated that the international community needs to join efforts as to eliminate terrorism in Syria and find a political solution to the crisis in the country.

During an annual meeting with students and academic staff of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy on Friday in Moscow, Lavrov reaffirmed his country's firm support for Syria in its fight to completely eliminate terrorist organizations and to create suitable circumstances for political settlement there.

Aoun to US Congress Delegation: Lebanon Rejects Trump's Declaration on Occupied Syrian Golan

BEIRUT, ((ST)-President Michel  Aoun of Lebanon has reaffirmed his country's rejection of the US President Donald Trump's Declaration that recognized "Israel's sovereignty" over the occupied Syrian Golan.

He made the remarks during his meeting on Friday in Beirut with a delegation from the US Congress.

Aoun reiterated that the Lebanese lands in Sheb'a Farms, Kfar Shouba Hills and al-Ghajar are occupied Lebanese territories that must be liberated and restored to  Lebanon's sovereignty.

Cuban Journalists: Imperialism Trying to Implement the Syrian Scenario in Venezuela and Cuba

HAVANA, (ST)- A number of Cuban journalists representing different Cuban media outlets, expressed their confidence about Syria's victory in its war on terrorism, hailing the steadfastness of the Syrian state and people over the past years of the war imposed on them.

During their meeting with the Syrian Ambassador to Cuba Idris Mayya, the journalists said that imperialism is trying now to implement the Syrian scenario in Venezuela and Cuba using the same methods and procedures, particularly imposing sanctions on governments which don't obey and implement the American dictates.

Model of the Ceiling of Palmyra's Temple of Bel's Niche Arrives in Damascus National Museum

DAMASCUS, (ST)- During their control of the Syrian historical city of Palmyra, the terrorists of "Daesh" destroyed many archeological sites and historical monuments. One of them is the Temple of Bel, destroyed by the terror organization in August, 2015.

Within efforts to support the Syrian heritage, some Italian artists, supervised by the Italian Meeting of Cultures society and the Italian archaeological mission working in Ebla archeological site, managed to make a model of the ceiling of Palmyra's Temple of Bel's niche. The Model arrived in Damascus National Museums on Thursday after being displayed at the monumental Colosseum building and at the UN building in the Italian capital.

The model, which is 4 meters-long, 1.5 meters-wide, 80 cm thick and 190 km weight was also displayed in the European Parliament building in Brussels and the UNESCO headquarters in Paris before being given to the Syrian General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums (GDAM).

Army destroys Jabhat al-Nusra fortified positions in northern Hama

Hama - Syrian Arab army responded to the terrorists’ violation of the de-escalation zone agreement  with precision strikes on Jabhat al-Nusra fortified positions and directions of their infiltration in in northern Hama.

SANA reported that army units carried out concentrated strikes with appropriate weapons on Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists at the outskirts of Mourek city in Hama northern countryside .

SANA said that the strikes resulted in eliminating a number of terrorists and destroying their dens and weapons .

On Wednesday, army units targeted with artillery fire terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra at the outskirts of al-Janabra village in Hama’s northern countryside who were moving towards safe areas and army positions.

SANA said the operation resulted in eliminating the terrorists and destroying their weapons and ammo.