Mrs. Asma Al-Assad Meets Champions of Syrian Special Olympics

DAMASCUS, (ST)- First Lady, Mrs. Asma Al-Assad on Thursday met one hundred champions of the Syrian Special Olympics who recently took part in the Special Olympics World Games held last March in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and who won tens of medals, according to the Syrian Presidency facebook page.

Army destroys terrorists’ dens in Idleb southern countryside in retaliation to their breaches of de-escalation zone agreement

Idleb Countryside - SANA said that units of the Syrian Arab Army retaliated to breaches of the de-escalation zone agreement by Jabhat al-Nusra, destroying a number of their dens on outskirts of al-Habit, Karsaa, Tarmala and Sarja in Idleb southern countryside.

On Wednesday, army destroyed vehicles and dens of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the town of Kafr Sajna and al-Bara village in Idleb southern countryside in retaliation to their frequent breaches of the de-escalation zone agreement.

Terrorist War on Syria Caused Huge Destruction in Economic, Social and Environmental Structure

NAIROBI, (ST)- The terrorist war waged on Syria with support from several countries has caused huge destruction in the economic, social and environmental structure and has greatly damaged the infrastructure and the valuable cultural and archeological Syrian heritage, Syria's Permanent Representative at the United Nations Office in Nairobi Sawsan al-Ani has stressed.

In a speech at the first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, titled "for Better Urban Future", al-Ani said that the unilateral coercive economic measures illegally  imposed by some western and regional countries on Syria since 2011 have hindered the implementation of the goals of sustainable development plan for 2030 and they caused huge loss in the structure of the Syrian economy and the potentials of the Syrian state, civil society and  private sector.

Patriarch Kirill Meets Children of Syrian And Russian Martyrs, Tells Them: "Your Fathers Are Heroes"

MOSCOW, (ST)- Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Wednesday met a group of children of Syrian and Russian martyrs who fell while defending Syria against terrorism.

The patriarch stressed the importance of realizing the value of the sacrifices of the Syrian and Russian soldiers who martyred in Syria.

"Your fathers are heroes and heroism is the most noble value in the life of mankind, because it expresses man's strongest feelings as well as man's characteristics which make him unafraid of death," patriarch Kirill said.

Al-Moallem: West Wants Oil-Rich Arab Region to Stay a Big Consumer Market for Western Products

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The West wants the oil and natural resources-rich Arab region to stay as a big consuming market for western products and it also wants the Israeli occupation entity to dominate this region, Deputy Premier, Minister of foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem has stressed.

Al-Moallem made the remarks during a People's Assembly's (PA) session on Wednesday in which he briefed the PA members on the latest regional and international developments.

The Syrian top diplomat said that the West wants the war on Syria and the economic siege imposed on the Syrians to continue.  It also seeks preventing countries from taking part in Syria's reconstruction process and wants the presence of the American forces in the Syrian al-Jazeera and the US support for the so-called Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) to continue.