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Sweida Celebrate Country National Option

On the occasion of the forthcoming presidential elections, the Baath Arab Socialist Party branch in Sweida and in cooperation with some educational activities and institutes, organized a celebration in the headquarters of the Women Arts Institute in the city.

The event began by the participants observing a minute of silence in honor of the martyrs ' souls, followed by the national anthem in addition to the inauguration of four art fairs. The activities of the ceremony also included national songs and speeches supporting Syria's legislative right in launching its presidential election as a sovereign state.

Foreign Ministry Demands Human Rights Council in Geneva to Condemn Daraa Massacre

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ In a letter yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates demanded President of the Human Rights Council in Geneva to condemn the horrific massacre that took place in the city of Daraa on May 23, 2014.

The ministry stressed in its letter that this horrific massacre is an integral part of a series of deliberate crimes against the Syrians and their property, beliefs,culture and infrastructure of their country, with the aim to kill this civilization and turn Syria into a hotbed of terrorism and backwardness, noting that the Syrian cities are exposed daily to barrage of shells targeting schools, hospitals, houses of worship and any gathering of civilians in order kill the largest number of victims.

Homs Car Blasts Claim at Least 10 Lives

PROVINCES,(ST)_Double car blasts have torn through al-Zahra'a quarter in Homs city and on Homs-Tartous highway, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding  30 others, according to the official news agency (SANA).

The agency quoted a source at Homs governorate as citing that terrorists exploded a car bomb- parked near a busy Bus station- in al-Zahra'a quarter where about 10 civilians were martyred and 30 others wounded.

Syrian Arab Army Crushes Large Number of Terrorists on Several Fronts

PROVINCES,(ST)_For the second day running, army units eliminate a large number of terrorists in the northern and southern fronts in the country.

The official news agency (SANA) reported today that the army units struck terrorist groupings in more than 28 areas in and outside Aleppo province where large numbers of terrorists died.

President Assad: Russia Positions in Support of the Syrian People Embody its Commitment to Protect World Stability

DAMASCUS,(ST)_President Bashar al- Assad received yesterday a Russian government delegation headed by Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and head of the Russian side in the Joint Committee of the Syrian-Russian trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation.

Talks during the meeting dealt with bilateral relations between the two countries and the importance of expanding the horizons of bilateral cooperation.

Marathon at Tishreen University in Celebration of Presidential Elections

LATTAKIA,(ST)_ a marathon was organized in celebration of the forthcoming presidential elections due on June 3.

600 athletes participated in the marathon race.

The Syria Times made an interview with the Baath Arab Socialist Party (BASP) Lattakia Branch secretary, Salah Daoud, who stated that such activities are considered as the minimum provided by sons of Tishreen University compared with Syrian Arab Army sacrifices, where the internal front of the Syrian Arab Republic supports the army and works to achieve the participation and engagement between the army and the people.

Terrorists Fire Shell on Election Gathering in Daraa Province

DARAA,(ST)_Foreign-backed terrorists have fired a shell on an election gathering in southern Daraa province, killing and injuring several civilians, according to the official news agency.

The agency reported yesterday that a shell-fired by terrorists- struck an election gathering in al-Matar quarter where a lot of children, women and youths thronged embracing  all families of Daraa.

The mortar attack killed and injured many civilians.