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Symposium highlighting Reda Sa'ed's enlightening role

Al-Assad National Library recently hosted a symposium entitled "Prominent Figures in Thought, Literature and Life".  The symposium focused on Reda Sa'ed as a pioneer of modern scientific renaissance and the first rector of Damascus University.

Dr. Sami Mobayyed highlighted the crucial role played by Sa'ed in reopening the Ottoman Medical Institute and offering free treatment for citizens along with Dr. Abdul Rahman al-Shabander and Murshed Khater.  The three succeeded in the task and re-opened the Institute that was re-named as the Arab Medical Institute which later became the Medicine Faculty at Damascus University, founded by Sa'ed himself in 1923.

Peace Makers Association in Lattakia launches “Peacefully Connected” Campaign

"There is no way to peace, peace is the way. Peace is far more than a world free from wars and conflicts; we should first achieve inner peace which will be reflected on the society because it is a basic necessity for all communities.” Miss Hazar Kbeily, coordinator of the “Peacefully Connected" training camp; recently held in “Al-Mawla Hasan” forest in Al-Qadmous in Tartous province, declared in an interview with Syriatimes.

The “Peacefully Connected" campaign, held by the “peace Makers” civil association in Lattakia province marking the International Day of Peace, included a number of activities and interactive dialogues and workshops on peace carried out by the association’s voluntary teams.

Pope Francis gives thousands of rosaries to Christians in Syria

Vatican City, Aug 15, 2019 -Pope Francis announced Thursday that he is giving 6,000 blessed rosaries to Catholic communities in Syria as a sign of his closeness on the Marian Feast of the Assumption.

“Prayer made with faith is powerful! We continue to pray the rosary for peace in the Middle East and in the whole world,” Pope Francis said Aug. 15 in his Angelus message for the Assumption of Mary.

The pope blessed the rosaries made by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, and said that the Syrian families that lost someone because of the war are close to his heart.

Life of Syrian People Post 2018

After eight years of terrorist war on Syria, the rainbow of peace in its sky is telling us that Syrians are now in need to have stable life.

Our readers of the Syria Times e-newspaper let me take you on a tour in Damascus to show you its safe streets, and to see how the Syrian people are trying to overcome the repercussions of the crisis.

The victories that have been achieved by Syrian Arab Army in the war against terrorism and the regaining of stability and security in most of Syria allow Syrians finally catch their breath and spread in the markets, shopping centers, gardens and restaurants. They want to believe that they can have a secure and peaceful life again.

827 Inventors in Al-Basel exhibition for Creativity and Invention within the activities of Damascus International Fair

827 Inventors in Al-Basel Exhibition for Creativity and Invention which will kick off on the  31-8 2019. The exhibition will also be at the Damascus International Fair.

The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection in cooperation with the Syrian Inventors Association, the Excellence and Creativity Agency and the High Commission for Scientific Research.

The Assistant of the Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Rifaat Suleiman, told SANA that the exhibition preparations had been completed and the inventions of the exhibitors from the other governorates are being transported via special cars.

Karoyat Team takes part effectively in voluntary work in Lattakia

One of the active voluntary teams that has successfully contributed to social, cultural and civil activities in the country is "Karoyat", which is one of the “Peace Makers” civil society associations working in Lattakia province.

  The team includes 32 youths from different Syrian provinces and who are students of various faculties at Tishreen University in Lattakia.

Fatima Ismael, the facilitator of Karoyat team, told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that volunteers in the team have different academic and professional backgrounds.

Italian Coincidence in Damascus Streets, Dr Francesco Gabriello

While walking toward Alhamra Theater to attend a play, I accidentally met Francesco, an Italian doctor working with an international organization in Syria, who first visited our country in 2015 and, since the date on, he visits Syria on regular bases.

“There is more life in the city, and people are much more relaxed, some streets are very vibrant, with a lot of shops” Dr. Gabrielli enthusiastically said, expressing his good impression about Damascus city in 2019 compared to 2015. In regards to the Syrian culture and people, despite his humble knowledge of our culture and traditions, Dr. Francesco mentioned that he is trying to read as much as possible about Syria, and improving his “very modest Arabic”; he also recently visited the National Museum: “I had been there a few years ago when only the garden was open - it was a pleasant surprise to see that you can now visit many rooms”.