Al-Moallem receives credentials of newly-appointed Lebanese Ambassador to Syria

Damascus - Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem on Wednesday received a copy of the credentials of Saad Zakhiya as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Lebanon to the Syrian Arab Republic, SANA reported.

Talks during the meeting dealt with relations between the two countries and means to enhance and develop them in different domains in order to serve the best interests of the two brotherly peoples and countries.

Syria’s Accession to Paris Climate Agreement Approved by UN

DAMASCUS– Syria’s accession to the Paris Climate Agreement was approved on Monday by the relevant bodies of the United Nations and the Secretariat of the Convention after it has completed national procedures to accede to the agreement, according to Assistant Minister of Local Administration and Environment Wadah Qatmawi.

Syria is participating in the activities of the 23rd Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) that are held on November 6-17 in Bonn city, Germany, according to SANA.

Three civilians martyred, others injured in terrorist attacks

Provinces – Two civilians were martyred and others were injured as terrorist organizations fired rocket shells at Nubbul town to the north of Aleepo city.

A source at Aleppo Police Command told SANA that terrorist organizations positioned in Daret Azza area fired four rocket shells at citizens’ houses in Nubbul, killing two civilians and injuring 16 others including children.

Army regains control over new areas

Provinces - Army units, in cooperation with the backup forces, on Tuesday regained control over the village of Sarha al-Qibliyeh, in the northeastern countryside of Hama province after inflicting heavy losses upon Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in personnel and equipment, SANA said.

According to SANA, the army units are pursuing the terrorists who fled away in the area and members of the engineering units dismantling the landmines and explosive devices planted by terrorists in the citizens’ houses and streets.

US Troops' Presence in Syria without Syrian Government's Permission an Aggression on the Syrian Sovereignty

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The presence of American or whatsoever troops in Syria without the permission of the Syrian government is an aggression on the Syrian sovereignty and a flagrant violation of UN charter and principles, an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Tuesday.

The source was commenting on remarks by the US Defense Secretary John Mattis on the presence of US troops in Syria.

  In a statement to SANA, the source said that the United States has claimed that its troops' intervention in Syria aimed at fighting the Daesh terrorist organization, which is nowadays taking its last breathes in the country thanks to the achievements and sacrifices of the Syrian army, its allies and back up forces.

Crisis in Syria Nearing the End: Saplin

MOSCOW, (ST)- Head of the Russian-Syrian Parliamentary Friendship Group Dmitry Sablin has stressed that the crisis in Syria is nearing the end, thus there is a need to enhance social and economic cooperation between the two countries.

The Russian MP told journalists on Monday that "Syria is willing to provide utmost facilitations to Russian businessmen and to all the Russian companies which seek entering the Syrian market."

"Work is underway within the framework of the joint government committee to find priorities for the Russian companies in the domain of economic and social cooperation," Sablin clarified.

American Activists Stress Need to Convey Real Image about Syria Events to US Public Opinion

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The only way to change the American political agenda in Syria is the work to change the American public opinion and convey a real image about what is going on in Syria, Marcus Southworth, an American activist has stressed.   

Southworth, who is leading a delegation of American activists visiting Syria, made the remarks during his meeting on Monday with Syrian's Health Minister Nizar Yazigi after the delegation's visit to several hospitals in Damascus.

"I feel sad because the public opinion in my country doesn't have the truth of what is going on in Syria. I took upon myself to defend the Syrian people and I launched a website for this purpose," Southworth said.