Authorities bring Syrian pilot Mohammed Sofan back to Syria


Lattakia - The competent authorities managed to bring the Syrian pilot Mohammed Sofan back, whose plane crashed on Turkish territory due to a technical malfunction last March.

Informed sources affirmed that competent authorities exerted all efforts to restore the pilot and used all available means to maintain his safety and bring him back safely from Turkey, SANA reported.

Pilot Mohamed Fayad Sofan was carrying out a reconnaissance mission against the terrorist groups in the province of Idleb when a technical failure in the plane occurred, which led to its fall inside the Turkish territory.

Sabbagh to Volodin: Non-interference in states affairs and banning financing terrorism


Saint Petersburg - Speaker of the People’s Assembly Hammouda Sabbagh has said that his visit to Russia contributes to the consolidation of relations between the two legislative institutions in the two friendly countries.

During his meeting with Chairman of the Russian State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Friday, Sabbagh stressed the need for the agenda of 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to include an article that prohibits interference in the affairs of sovereign states by other members of the international community and discusses the issue of banning financing terrorist organizations, SANA reported.

Majority of Russians Back Moscow's Support for Syria

MOSCOW, (ST)- The majority of the Russians back their country's support for Syria at all levels and until the crisis in the country ends, an opinion poll shows.

Russia Today reported on Thursday that 75% of the participants in the poll, organized by the Russian Public Opinion Poll Center, reiterated the need to continue providing Russian assistance to Syria, with the majority of them stressing the importance of the continuity of the Russian military and diplomatic support for Damascus, according to the Syrian news agency SANA.

Tens of Civilians Martyred, Injured in ISIS Car Bomb Explosion in Hasaka Countryside

HASAKA-A number of citizens were martyred Thursday and tens others were injured in an ISIS terrorist car bomb explosion in Abu Fas area to the south-west side of Ashaddadi in Hasaka countryside, SANA reported.

SANA reporter said that children and women were among the victims of the terrorist explosion that took place in a gathering for civilians who fled the terrorism of ISIS in Deir Ezzor.

Syria's Participation in 137th IPU Assembly to Help Convey Truth about Syria Events: PA Speaker

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Syrian Arab Republic, represented by the country's People's Assembly (PA) is to take part in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly scheduled to be held on October 14 through 18 in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.

The People's Assembly's delegation will be led by its Speaker Hammoudeh al-Sabbagh.

In a statement to SANA reporter, al-Sabbagh said the delegation's participation in the IPU Assembly has a special importance in terms of conveying the truth about what is going on in Syria, mainly the terrorist attacks by the takfiri terrorist forces against Syria's sovereignty and independence.

"Such international meetings are an important opportunity for deepening parliamentary ties between the Syrian People's Assembly and other parliaments of other countries, particularly because many countries are participating in this event, said al-Sabbagh.

ACSAD Holds a Workshop in Egypt on Joint Projects


Cairo,(ST) - Participants in the workshop, held in cooperation between the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACADS), discussed the joint projects between the two sides.

During the workshop held in Cairo, Egyptian Minister of Agriculture Dr. Abdel Moneim El-Banna highlighted the important role ACSAD plays in reaching sustainable Arab agricultural development in arid and semi-arid regions and the high confidence it has acquired. He stressed the importance of implementing more joint projects with ACSAD, Egypt and projects for the development of livestock and water harvesting.

Development of Transportation with the Russian Side Discussed

Damascus, (ST) - The Minister of Transport Eng. Ali Hammoud said that the ministry discussed with the concerned in the Russian Federation the possibility of cooperation to rehabilitate the airports in the liberated areas, the establishment of new airports, the rehabilitation of the air transport fleet and the providing of modern aircraft.

Mr. Hammoud, who is participating in the meetings of the Syrian-Russian Joint Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation in Sochi, said talks with the Russian side included ways to develop the naval fleet, establish a floating dock for ship repair and rehabilitation of bridges destroyed by terrorism and road maintenance.