New Syrian Ambassadors to South Africa, Cuba and Armenia Sworn in Before President Al-Assad

DAMASCUS, (ST)- New Syrian ambassadors to South Africa, Cuba and Armenia, Mohammad Onfwan Issam al-Naeb, Idriss Ahmad Mayya and Mohammad Ahmad Haj Ibrahim respectively, were sworn in on Monday before President Bashar Al-Assad.

Stricter Measures against Corruption Urged

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad has called for adopting stricter measures against corruption, negligence and poor performance at state institutions.

The president, who made the remarks during a meeting on Sunday with Amina al-Shammat, the Chairwoman of the Central Commission for Inspection and Control, said that the ongoing war in the country has contributed to the spread of corruption and negligence, thus more efforts should be exerted to uproot these manifestations and enforce the law. He stressed the role that can be played by the Commission in this respect.

President Al-Assad: Syria's Steadfastness Result of Syrians' Awareness, Confidence in Their Army

DAMASCUS, (ST)-Syria's steadfastness in the face of the terrorist war, which, in a big part of it, carries extremist and takfiri mentality that has nothing to do with the Syrian people, has been the result of the Syrian people's awareness and their confidence in their army, President Bashar Al-Assad underscored during a meeting on Sunday with a delegation of dignitaries and representatives of civil society as well as social, cultural and popular figures from the Syrian province of Hama, according to the Syrian Presidency website.

Syrian People's Adherence to National Unity, Diversity Foiled Terrorist Takfiri War Imposed on Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that the Syrian people, through their steadfastness and adherence to national unity, diversity and belief in the homeland, have managed to foil the terrorist takfiri war imposed on them aiming to fragment the homogeneous social structure of which the Syrian society has been distinguished for centuries.   

President Al-Assad made the remarks during a meeting on Tuesday with a delegation representing the Patriarchate of the Melkite Greek Catholics led by Patriarch Yousef al-Absi. The meeting was held on the occasion  of Al-Absi's appointment as the patriarch of Antioch and All East for Melkite Greek Catholics.

President Al-Assad at Hmeimim Airbase: Russia Provided Weapons, Blood in Support of Syria

HMEIMIM, Lattakia, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad, Commander in Chief of the Syrian Arab Army and Armed Forces, on Tuesday visited Hmeimim airbase and inspected the Russian forces operating there.

Accompanied by Chief of  the General Staff of the Russian Army Valery Gerasimov and a number of Russian military commanders in the airbase, President Al-Assad inspected a number of aircraft and personnel carriers in addition to the military equipments and the different kinds of sophisticated weapons, including  the "SU-35" fighter jet, one of the most important warplanes in the world.