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President al-Assad urges veteran fighters to be active in political life

President al-Assad urges veteran fighter…

President Bashar al-Assad received on Tuesday the chairman and members of the central council of Veteran fighters in Syria. His excellency told the veteran fighters that...

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"Habnamra",… A village of springs and caves

"Habnamra",… A village of spri…

Habnamra village is 65 km away from Homs. It is situated in the area known as Wadi al-Nasara.  It is surrounded by a variety of thick  forests full of oaks, arbutus and terebinth.  Historical accounts confirm that the village was  once the scene of migratory tigers, and this is why it was called tiger pit or tiger den. It is said that it was a place where tigers fought within a wide square that extends from the curr...

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Misak Pedersian, an 83 years old pottery maker, has contributed to preserving his profession from extinction

Misak Pedersian, an 83 years old pottery…

HASAKA, (ST)- Misak Pedersian, an 83 years old pottery maker, never thought a single day to abandon the profession he had inherited from his predecessors and taught to his children, thereby creating an excellent reputation in this field over long years and contributing to preserving this profession from extinction. Pedersian, who is a descendant from an Armenian family that settled in Qameshli in Syria’s Hasaka after being displaced from Turkey ...

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The English poet and writer, Oscar Wilde says that, “Beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible”. The history of make up Civilizations have always used cosmetics for centuries in religious rituals to enhance beauty and to promote good health though not always recognizable compared to today’s advanced products. Cosmetics usage throug...

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People in occupied Syrian Golan renew protests against Israel's plan to set up wind turbines on their farmland

People in occupied Syrian Golan renew pr…

People in the occupied Syrian Golan organized a rally near Birket Ram adjacent to Mount Hermon to protest agaunst the Israeli plan to set up wind turbines on their farmlands. Participants in the rally expressed their complete rejection of all the Israeli occupation's Judaization schemes, foremost of which is the project of building wind turbines on the farmland of the people of Golan and of confiscating locals' prop...

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Hanna Mina  was  considered as one of the most outstanding  novelists in Syria. He was born in Latakia, 1924 to  a poor family, and lived his childhood in (al-Mostanqa'a) district ,  in  one of  Iskenderun  villages.  After the Turkish aggression on  his native district, he emigrated  to other parts of Syria to pursue fighting  with his friends  against the French Mandate.

-In 1939 , he returned with his family to Lattakia, where he worked as a barber.

- After that he worked  as a porter  in  Lattakia's port  and then as a sailor on  boats and ships .

 -Started his literary life as a journalist .  He was interested in writing  radio series in  vernacular. And then  he worked as  government  employee  thenhe began to write many stories and novels.

- Sent his  first stories for publishing  in  Damascene newspapers.

- Moved to Beirut in 1946 searching for a work , and later  moved  to Damascus in 1947 where he settled, and worked  in (al-Insha'a)  newspaper until he became its editor-in-chief.

 - His first literary works were very modest, then he began to write news and short articles and essays in famous newspapers in Syria and Lebanon before  he restored to writing  short stories.

- Began his literary career in  writing  a Don Quixote like  play , but unfortunately it escaped  his library,  the thing which discouraged  him  to write  plays.

- His  first novel was  entitled (al-Masabeh al-Zorq)" The Blue Lamps", 1954.

- He wrote about  30 novels  , eight of which   talking about the sea as depicted his attachment  to  the sea and sailors  who waged perilous challenges of the sea.

- Among  his  famous novels (al-Nojoom Tohakem al-Qamar)" The Stars Judge The Moon", and (al-shams fi Yawm Ghaem)" The Sun in Cloudy Day", (Nihayat Rajol Shojaa)" The End of a  Brave Man", and (al-Shira'a wa al-A'asefa)" The Sail and The Storm" , most of them  have been rendered into  television works.

- Lived a hard expatriation  experience  , he moved from Latakia to Ersuz  plain near Antakya,  Eskenderun, then Latakia again, Beirut, Damascus. Then  he married  and  travelled with his family  across Europe  arriving  to China, where he settled for  five years.

- Shared  a group of writers in Syria  the  foundation of   the Syrian Writers Association, 1951.

- Contributed to  establishing   the Arab Writers Union,1969.

 

M.Wassouf

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