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Mikdad to PLO delegation: Al-Aqsa intifada is an uprising of all Arabs and free people

Damascus – Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad affirmed that Al-Aqsa intifada is an uprising of all Arabs and the free people of the world against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, stressing that everyone should support it because it is the only choice to restore the legitimate rights of the Palestinians.

During his meeting with a delegation from the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) headed by member of the PLO Executive Committee Ahmad Majdalani, Mikdad reiterated Syria’s condemnation of the racist practices of Zionism against the Palestinian people and the massacres perpetrated by Zionists against Palestinian women, children, and elderly people, which are considered crimes against humanity, SANA reported.

Aircraft movement resumed at Kwairis Airport, army continues targeting terrorists

Provinces - Army continued targeting the terrorist organizations’ gatherings, hideouts and hotbeds in many areas across the country, eliminating scores on their members and injuring others, SANA reported.

Aircraft movement resumed at Kwairis Military Airport

For the first time in over three years, military helicopters for the Syrian Arab Army took off from Kwairis Military Airport in Aleppo province on Tuesday, signaling its return as a strategic springboard for operations against ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra, and other terrorist organizations.

President Assad Received the Credentials of Three Ambassadors


DAMASCUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad on Monday received the credentials of Ambassadors of Cuba Rogerio Manuel Santana Rodriguez, Ambassador of India Man Mohan Bhanot, and Ambassador of Pakistan Syed Athar Hussain Bukhari.

President al-Assad received the three new ambassadors individually, conversing with them and wishing them success in their tasks, according to SANA.

The ceremonies were attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem, and Presidential Affairs Minister Mansour Azzam.

The ambassadors were received and seen off at the People’s Palace with the customary ceremonies.






The army kills more than 100 terrorists in Hama, continues operations in other provinces

Provinces - The military operations against the terrorist organizations are continuing, with the army’s units intensifying their operations against terrorist targets, destroying equipment and leaving many terrorists dead, SANA reported.


The army units thwarted a terrorist infiltration and attack attempts by the so called “Jaish al-Fateh” on a number of military posts in the northern countryside of Hama central province.

Social Affairs Ministry relaunches kindergarten for blind children in Damascus

Social Affairs Minister Rima al-Qadri has underscored the need for partnership between the ministry and civil society to rehabilitate the people with special needs, particularly the blind, for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society.

Her remark was made during relaunching  the 'al-Nour' kindergarten for rehabilitating and teaching the blind children in Damascus on Sunday.

The kindergarten receives the blind children free and it includes two classrooms for teaching both blind and sighted children to achieve integration among them and to rehabilitate them to enter the basic education stage through cooperation with the Association for Blind people , the kindergarten's Director Hala Wazzan told the official news agency (SANA).

University students march to express support for Syrian Arab army

University students have organized a march in Mazzeh district in Damascus to express their support for the Syrian Arab army in defending homeland and fighting terrorism.

The participants in the March stressed their stand by the Syrian Arab army in confronting the terrorist war and the colonial schemes plots that target Syria.

Students from several faculties in Damascus took part in the March, which came within the youths festival activities launched last Monday under the slogan 'Syrian youths will play national anthem despite the crisis.

Algerian princess refuses to leave Syria during crisis

Because of her loyalty to Syria and her respect to everyone defending it , the 80-year-old Algerian princess has turned down all enticements offered to her to leave the country during the ongoing crisis.

She considers Syria as her mother and she has called on each Syrian woman to play a role in disseminating awareness and love of homeland in society.  

The granddaughter of Emir Abdul Qadir al-Jazairi, told the official news agency (SANA) on Sunday that she has refused the enticements offered by her homeland –Algeria- to leave Syria during the current difficult circumstances because she feels that she will betray Syria that embraced her and her family, if she leaves it.