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Information Ministry Workshop on anti-Trafficking in Persons Crimes

DAMASCUS, (ST) _ Participants in the workshop organized by the Ministry of Information in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) under the title "Anti-trafficking crimes," stressed the importance of educating people on this issue, pointing to the need to buildup the capacity of journalists with the terminology relating to crimes of trafficking in persons, in their work.

Terrorists kill girl in rocket attack on Lattakia city

PROVINCES,(ST)_Terrorists have fired two rockets on Lattakia city and seven mortar rounds on Damascus and its suburb, killing a girl and wounding 12 civilians, media sources reported Monday.

The sources said that two rockets, fired by terrorists, landed near the 'Abdul Rahman' Mosque in Ali Jamal quarter and on the outskirts of Qninis project area in  Lattakia city where a girl was martyred and 7 civilians were hurt.

Syrian Arab army kills al-Nusra Front Emir plus bomb expert in Aleppo, intensifies strikes on ISIS sites in Der Ezzour

PROVINCES,(ST)_Syrian army has killed al-Nusra Front Emir plus bomb expert in Aleppo and intensified its aerial bombardments of terrorist hideouts in Der Ezzour, Idlib and Homs, the official news agency (SANA) reported Monday.

The agency clarified that the al-Nusra Front Emir in Aleppo province, dubbed Abo Khadejeh al-Jolani , was killed in airstrikes on terrorist groupings in the western countryside of the province.

International Parliament Deputy FM Condemns Terrorist Rocket and Mortar Attacks against Damascus

BEIRUT- Deputy Foreign Minister of the International Parliament for Security and Peace Haitham Abou Saeed has condemned the terrorist mortar and rocket attacks launched against several neighborhoods in Damascus claiming the lives of innocent people and wounding scores.

In a statement on Monday, Abou Saeed urged the countries sponsoring terrorism to stop supporting and financing the terrorists in Syria and to refrain from violating the Security Council resolutions NOs. 2170 and 2178 which call for halting the support for terrorists in Syria and urge fighting terrorism wherever it is.

Lavrov Discussed with Kerry, Shukri ways to Eliminate Crisis in Syria

MOSCOW, (ST) _The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed, during a telephone conversation with his US counterpart, John Kerry, the situation concerning Syria and ways to eliminate its crisis in light of the inter- Syrian consultative meeting to be held in Moscow.

Syria, Iran Discuss Boosting Academic Cooperation

DAMASCUS, (ST)-Minister of Higher Education Mohammad Amer al-Mardini and the Iranian Ambassador in Damascus Mohammad Riza Shibani on Sunday discussed ways of developing the executive program for academic cooperation between Syria and Iran. They talked about drawing up a joint scientific roadmap that copes with the strategic relations between the two countries and with the vast technical and scientific development.

Terror attacks in Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia

PROVINCES,(ST)_Terrorists organizations have fired rockets on several urban areas in Damascus, Aleppo and Lattakia, killing at least 13 civilians and wounding 70 others, media sources reported Sunday.

The sources clarified that terrorists holed up in the eastern Ghouta of Damascus fired more than 50 rockets on areas of Malki, Abo Remmaneh, Mohajerin, Midan, Mazzeh, the 'Baghdad' Street, Fahhameh, Kafer Soseh, Mazra'a, al-Abbaseyen, Barzeh, Ein Kersh, al-Abed Street and Adawi highway in Damascus.