Civil Syria Association holds 2nd workshop entitled 'women from my homeland’

The Civil Syria Association held Saturday the second workshop entitled 'Women from my homeland’ with the participation of 80 women from all Syrian provinces.

The participants discussed several issues related to the role of woman in politics, restoration of security and peace, law, education and art, according to the official news agency (SANA).

The agency reported that the participants agreed on forming women's groups working in political, social, economic and cultural fields to enhance woman's role in these fields.

The Blooding Sea

Today is a different day in the sea coast cities. It is not like the other usual days.

In the past days everyone was waiting for the arrival of the martyrs’ convoys from the different regions of the homeland coming along with the banners of victory and liberation. But today the bodies of the martyrs were from here, from the convoys of waiting. The poor and good people who sent their sons to defend us and to be in peace.

Today's the news has a different face and the consolation has a different way .In the past, they used to receive dispatches of the fronts telling them about the news..

Syrian boy regains his sight thanks to 'Breeze of Hope' project

The Syrian boy, Kheder Ghazal, who lost his sight in a terror mortar fireon Talleh town in Lattakia countryside has regained his eyesight after he underwent a surgery comes within the charity works of the 'Breeze of Hope' project [Nasmet Amal project] launched by the Syrian businessman Mazen al-Tarazi.

The boy's story was narrated during the activity held Sunday in the Damascus Opera House under the title 'Syria's eyes' in the presence of the Presidential Media and Political Advisor Dr. Bothaina Shaaban, the Republic's Grand Mufti Sheikh Badereddin Hasson, several ministers, clergymen, members of parliament and media figures.

New opposition front formed in Syria

A new opposition front that seeks to build a modern, democratic and secular state based on new constitution has been formed in Syria, according to the Damascus-based al-watan  newspaper.

The paper reported that opposition political forces, licensed parties, civil commissions, women's organizations and several members of the internal opposition delegation to Geneva talks formed on Saturday the 'Secular Democratic Front', which wants a semi-mixed parliamentary system in accordance with a new constitution.

The political program of the new front and its plan to end the crisis are based on forming a wide democratic national front, reaching rapprochements between opposition and government with internal and international guarantees and drawing up a new constitution by a temporary democratic national unity government.

Outcry for Humanity

It is the grace and bestowal from God that we were born human beings. Humanity does not only mean to be human by birth but by innate nature too. It involves many traits like love, affection, compassion, forgiveness, philanthropy, mercy, altruism, respect, fraternity, non- bigotry, morality and justice. All holy books call for the same sublime and humane message which is love.

Whether you are Muslim or non Muslim, pauper or loaded, black or white, humanity remains the major and indivisible component of you character. Never let your doctrine, faith, tribe, beliefs, convictions and sect excoriate you from your humanity because we are all human beings living on the same planet breathing the same air and ultimately we are all mortal albeit the fact that we do not have the same horizon. We must let our humanity judge our personality.

"Hand in Hand to Build New Hope"

DAMASCUS, (ST)-Under the slogan "Hand in Hand to Build New Hope", the First Damascus Countryside Festival for Culture, Heritage and Arts opened recently in the city of Jaramana with a message that life and invention continues in Syria despite the terrorist takfiri aggression which aims to destroy the Syrian state and break the will of the Syrian people.

Some Opposition Groups support and participate in the Parliamentary elections

 The Syrian local opposition parties and figures are participating strongly in the 13 April Parliamentary Elections. Big numbers of opposition leaders and figures put their names for candidacy to became Members in the People of Assembly (Parliament).

Dr. Elian Mousa’ad, the Secretary General of National Congress for Secular Syria, spokesman of the Syrian National Action Commission (a coalition of 15 opposition groups and parties).

Dr. Elian is the Head of the Syrian Local Opposition Delegation to Geneva political talks is a candidature for the parliamentary election, which scheduled to be held on April 13.

Dr. Elian expressed the opposition support and participation in voting and candidature in the parliament election. He is an independent candidate for the parliamentary election on the Damascus City’s A List.

“ We (the opposition) are supporting all peaceful political talks among Syrians. We supported the presidential elections and today we express our support the constitutional measure of parliamentary election although we have some comments on the current constitution,” Dr. Elian Mous’ad said to the Syria Times in an interview in his clink.

“ I hope from the Syrian government to run a fair and transparent parliamentary election to give a good sign to the Syrian opposition and the world,” he added.

The Syrian local oppositions called the new elected Member of the People Assembly to adhere to the Syrians’ aspirations and concerns.

Mazen Bilal, the leader of the opposition Syrian Secular Democratic Movement said that the coming parliamentary elections will not affect on the ongoing Geneva political talks because these talks will take long time.

Mr. Bilal, who is a member in the Syrian local opposition delegation to Geneva, waters down from the critics on the elections.

We should keep and protect the parliamentary legitimacy to keep the state organizations and departments. We should preserve and defend the Syrian state,” Bilal said to Syria Times.

Obaida al-Mohammad