Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate Holds Celebration for Orphans in Damascus

The Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate in Damascus held Friday evening a charity celebration for orphans on the occasion of Christmas.

The celebration, held in the' Mona Lisa' Restaurant in Bab Touma district with the participation of 80 kids from orphanages, included entertainment program for children plus two speeches given by Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Rima al-Qadri and Head of the Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II.

First Lady Attends AAMAL's Festivity Marking International Day of Persons With Disabilities

DAMASCUS, (ST)-Under the patronage and in the presence of First Lady, Mrs. Asma Al-Assad,  AAMAL, the Syrian Organization of People with Disabilities, celebrated its 10th foundation anniversary vowing hard work to improve the situation of disability in Syria and to help people with special needs live normal integrated life and be effective in their society.

The event was held marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

"Over the past ten years, AAMAL provided services to more than 46 thousand disabled people, most of them were children, and 30 thousand of them got these services during the war years," Mrs. Asma said.

This is the Genuine Syria

To be a Syrian with a Mufti rank.... to speak in the name of the Syrians and to make each one of us feel that he is you and that you are speaking with his tongue. All of us felt that we are speaking there in Dublin.

The martyr's mother says: "I felt that I am the one who was speaking there".

The martyr's father says: "the Mufti says what I want to convey to the world".

The soldier in the battle says: "he's one of us. He is a real soldier".

 The citizen in the street says: "He is one of us, he speaks on our behalf". The official in his office claps proudly saying I wish I were there to learn from this great man.

When the Mufti says that the demolition of churches and mosques is easier than killing a young child shows us how our moderate Islam cares about what God creates.

He considers that all the work of man on earth is not equivalent to a bit of God's creation.

This sound that can manifest Syria and its people is the sound that we want to reach to the whole world to tell them about the people of Syria, their morals and principles and the common living of all the spectrum of the Syrian community.  

All of them are living in one big house which is Syria. They belong to a deep-rooted civilization and genuine heritage. They are fighting for one goal to achieve justice and peace. They want to prove that what have been said via the hectic campaigns of the hostile media during the last period of the so called "revolution of freedom", is but a fabrication, astray and falsifying of facts.

Amal Farhat Homs correspondent

Raqqa’s Tribes Chiefs Reiterate Determination to Cleanse Syria from Terrorism

Sheikh Faisal al-Sebat, Member of the Syrian People Assembly (Parliament), Sheikh of Al-Ja’abat clan and a key figure of Al-Waldah Tribe said that his tribe has national stances against all occupation forces since the French Occupation and till today.

Sheikh Faisal said to the Syria Times Online that Daesh arrested, abused and killed dozens of his tribesmen because of their national supportive positions against terrorism and foreign interferences along with their  President Bashar Al-Assad and Syrian State.

Hiba Symbole of Children Dreams

The Syrian Center for the KidsRights held recently a press conference to nominate the Syrian child “ Hiba Al-Yaseen”  for Global Peace Prize for Children in 2016 with the participation of 120 candidates around the world .

Hiba wrote in her profile:  “ All children have dreams. To protect those dreams is essential – no matter what the circumstance may be “.

In September, Hiba’s request was accepted for participating in the competition as a candidate by the Syrian Center for KidsRights which supported her to earn the nomination and to pass all the difficulties she had faced as a child.

The results will be announced on 15 November and Hiba will qualify to represent Syrian children in Canada.

Hiba Al-Yaseen , the fourteen years old, had moved from her town to several areas inside Syria in one year, as mentioned in social media pages for kidsrights.

National Meeting to Promote Local Reconciliation in Homs

To promote local reconciliation in Homs, the Arab Socialist Baath Party branch in Homs recently held a National Meeting in al-Mankoula village of Tal Kalakh area in the presence of a crowd of political, partisan and popular events of talkalakh district and its surroundings.

The national meeting was attended by Secretary of the Homs Baath party branch , the provincial police chief , deputy head of the reconciliation center in Homaimem, director of Homs Awqaf and security chiefs in Homs as well as a number of parliament members, religious leaders and heads of popular organizations and professional syndicates, and a crowd of the village residents.

The Syria of Openness, Science and of Knowledge

"You are the Ambassadors of Syria: the Syria of openness, science and of knowledge and you have to contribute to the development of your society and your Syria. I do strongly believe in you and in waiting for you," said Mrs. Asma Al-Assad, Syria's First Lady addressing the first batch of the Syrian Academy for the Distinguished graduates, Wednesday, September7th, 2016.

"All fields are based on the main  pillar of belonging to the homeland. The most of what I focus with my children is to be dedicated to Syria, resect the people, particularly the old, to be committed to the rich variety in the society and to the many sacrifices offered in the ongoing war. The future and safety of my children is attained through their commitment to the future and safety of the homeland; once the homeland is well, they will be well." Added Mrs. Al-Assad.

"I do care about excellence and distinction as part of the academic process as a whole; the distinguished are more able to invent and develop the homeland,  and more able to find solutions for crisis in their homeland." Outlined H.E. the First Lady.

In reply to a question about the graduates post-graduation scholarships in Russia, Mrs. Al-Assad recalled the Syrian Presidential Couple visit to Russia in 2005 where such topic was discussed and thereafter Russian experts contributed to training of the Academy staff, dispatched experts and underlined the criteria for this.


Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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 Excerpts from Mrs. Al-Assad Statements