Damascus History Foundation documents the biography of Patriarch Gregory IV on Wikipedia

Gregory IV ( Haddad ) of Antioch was the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch from 1906 to 1928.  He was famous for  his national and human stances , especially during  an era which was  full of events  including  the struggle against the Ottoman and French occupations ,  the First World War and the famines that affected the Levant as a result of the wars on its lands. 

Damascus History Foundation sought to preserve the autobiography  of Patriarch Gregory IV  and published  a detailed study on   his  career   on the Wikipedia Arabic International Encyclopedia in accordance with the agreement signed between the two parties last month.  

Patriarch Gregory IV has occupied several  religious positions  during which he realized remarkable   achievements, including participating in the establishment  of the Antioch Arab Front and “Al-Hadiya” newspaper.

Rashid Baqdones... one of the founders of the Arab Academy of Damascus

Rashid Baqdones is  one of the founders of  the Arab Academy of   Damascus  and a prominent resistance figure who opposed the Ottoman and French occupations combining the glory of knowledge and the greatness of resistance.

In documenting the life of this militant and intellectual, the Damascus History Foundation has published on the pages of the global Wikipedia site  his biography documented with pictures and information.

The Damascus History Foundation  indicated  that   Bqdones was born in the Salihiya quarter  of Damascus in 1875. In 1913, a group of Syrian citizens participated in the founding of the “Al-Ahed”  Association, which called for the independence of the Arab countries from the Ottoman occupation and sought to publish National awareness among Arab youths  until the secret of its activity became public, and the Ottoman occupation authorities dissolved it. 

The resistance fighter Baqdones , who witnessed  the crimes  carried out by  the Ottoman occupation against  the Arabs   and spreading disorder  during his military service, joined in 1916  Sharif Hussein’s  forces against the Ottoman occupation army. 

“Souq El-Dayaa” in Lattakia… from Producer to Consumer

 From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets.

There are many benefits to buy locally grown food, and each person makes their choice for different reasons. Locally grown food creates important economic opportunities, provides health benefits and helps reduce environmental impact.

Shedding light on this unique experience Syriatimes e-newspaper visited “Souq Al-Dayaa” (the village market), which is organized twice a week at Al-Sultan park in Lattakia by “Souq El-Dayaa” civil society association there.

  A number of farmers display a wide range of hand-made products including excellent food industries  like dairy products by rural women including jam, pickles, concentrated juice in addition to oil, soap and dry medical plants, traditional handicrafts, cosmetic and accessories made of natural plants as well as many other household products  which Syrian rural women can produce with high quality and free of chemical and preservative materials.

Founder of Damascus Medical Syndicate - Ahmed al-Khayat Arabicized Medical Research

Damascus History Foundation sought to correct the autobiography of Ahmad Hamdi al-Khayat (1899-1981), on the Wikipedia Arabic International Encyclopedia. Al- Khayat was a Syrian doctor and one of the founding fathers of the University of Damascus and the Medical Syndicate.

He was born to a Damascene family known for the art of woodcarving and marquetry. He studied at the Medical Institute and graduated at the end of World War I, in 1918.

Syrians consider gold as jewelry and a means to save money for years to come: Head of Goldsmiths' Association

Skyrocketing prices

Gold is one of the most important valuable metals on earth. This lustrous yellow precious metal has been considered as a wealth by all countries of the world as its price measures the strength of economies, that is, when gold prices are high in a country, this means that the economy of this country is not healthy.

In Syria, the price of 1 gram of 21 karat gold was 1805 Syrian pound (SYP) in 2010, a year before the crisis caused by the terrorist war on the country started. The prices witnessed gradual increase in later years to hit 17,500 Syrian pound per 1 gram of 21K gold in 2018. In 2019,  gold prices jumped to 28,000 Syrian pounds per gram of 21K gold, a 15-fold increase compared to the prices before the crisis.

However, a skyrocketing increase in gold prices in Syria has been registered this year, 2020, particularly under the coronavirus pandemic crisis and the deteriorating economic situation in the country caused by the western sanctions and the unfair coercive measures which have badly affected the exchange rate of the Syrian pound and consequently weakened the Syrians' purchase ability.

According to Ghassan Jazmati, Chairman of the Association of Goldsmiths and Jewelry Making in Damascus, gold prices in Syria have hit a record high (about 111,000 SYP per 1 gram of 21 karat gold early this month), as a result of manipulation in the exchange rate of the US dollar on the black markets that caused devaluation of the Syrian pound (2500 Syrian pound to 1 US dollar).

Syrian parliamentary elections to be held this Sunday will prove that national duty is a priority despite challenges

On July,19, 2020, the people of Syria will cast their ballots in parliamentary elections and they will prove once again to the whole world the they are the only ones who have the right to make decisions in Syria.

The Syrian people, who have confronted a terror war that has entered its 10th year, will select their representatives to the parliament taking into consideration that participation in the elections is a national duty and they must be highly selective to help the new members of parliament to be active in addressing  all challenges, which the country is facing due to the ongoing war and sanctions.

Damascus History Foundation- Correcting Biography of Rafiq Shykry on Arabic Wikipedia

In accordance with Bilad al-Sham WikiMedia, History of Damascus Foundation continues to improve the digital content related to the history of the city of Damascus on the Global Arabic Encyclopedia Wikipedia. In this respect, it has corrected the biography of the Syrian singer Rafiq Shukry, who was one of Damascus Broadcast’s founders.

According to Damascus History Foundation, Rafiq Shukry (1923-1969), who was very famous in the fifties of last century, was born in the Damascene neighborhood of Midan. He received his education in Damascene  schools and showed an interest in folk music, playing the oud in the style of Egyptian musician Mohamed Abdel Wahab, which brought him fame in the Damascene community.