Cabinet Approves Integrated Work Plan for Liberated Areas

DAMASCUS – The Cabinet approved an integrated plan to develop the field of services and economy for the areas liberated recently from terrorism.

According to SANA, the plan which included the villages of Homs and Hama countryside, and Damascus Countryside, aims to restore all services and infrastructure, and putting state institutions in service.

The session which was chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis on Sunday allocated the necessary sums to revive the industrial and handicraft zones at al-Qaboun, al-Zablatani, and al-Qadam.

Syria Takes Part in 71 World Health Assembly amid Hopes for Saving 29 Million Lives by 2023

GENEVA- Syria is due to take part in the 71st session of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of World Health Organization (WHO), which is scheduled to kick off next Monday at the UN HQ in Geneva until May 26.

Syria is taking part with a delegation headed by Health Minister Dr. Nizar Yazigi.

SANA reported that the 71st session coincides with the 70th anniversary of founding the WHO whose Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has promised an ambitious program that aims to save 29 million lives by 2023.

Internal Security Forces units enter al-Holeh area, raise national flag on governmental buildings

Homs - Units from Internal Security Forces entered al-Holeh area on Saturday after being recently declared free of terrorists.

SANA said that units of the Internal Security Forces also entered the villages of Kaferlaha, Taldahab and Taldao in al-Holeh area in Homs northern countryside and hoisted the national flag over the governmental buildings.

Military source denies reports on agreement between Syrian army and ISIS in al-Hajar al-Aswad

Damascus - No agreement was reached between the Syrian Arab army and Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization in al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood in southern Damascus, a military source said in a statement to SANA.

Circulated information about an agreement are inaccurate, the source added.

Army advances further in al-Hajar al-Aswad, southern Damascus

Damascus countryside - Syrian Arab army’s units made a further advancement against terrorists in southern Damascus, broadening their scope of control in the battle against remaining terrorist organizations.

SANA said the Syrian military pushed back terrorists in the far northwest and north of al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood in the area straddling al-Oroubba Street and al-Wasim Mosque.

Munzer: Syria Supports All Initiatives Aimed at Solving the Crisis

NEW YORK – Acting Chargé d’affaires of Syria’s permanent delegation to the UN Munzer Munzer affirmed Syria’s readiness to engage in all initiatives aimed at solving the crisis in the country.

Munzer made his remarks during the UN Security Council Open Debate on Upholding International Law within the Context of the Maintenance of International Peace and Security held on Thursday.

He added that Syria has worked hard to reach a peaceful settlement by the Syrians themselves without any foreign intervention through diplomacy, negotiations, and mediation, according to SANA.

Syria: Israeli Violations not Possible without US Protection

GENEVA-Syria reiterated condemnation of Israel’s appalling massacres against Palestinians who are tenaciously defending their legitimate national rights.

Syria’s denunciation came in a statement delivered by Deputy Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva Tawfik Abu Galon, during a Human Rights Council’s special session dedicated to discuss deteriorating human rights situation in occupied Palestinian territories, mainly in east Jerusalem, SANA reported.