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President al-Assad invites new parliament to convene on Monday

DAMASCUS, (ST)_President Bashar al-Assad issued on Tuesday decree No. 209 for 2020 that invites the People’s Assembly of the 3rd legislative term to convene for its first session on Monday, August 10, 2020.

 
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US-backed militia opens fire on protesters in Syria’s Der Ezzour, wounding 3 civilians

DER EZZOUR, (ST)_ At least 3 civilians were wounded when the US-backed “Syrian Democratic Forces” militia opened fire on protesters in al-Hwayej town in the eastern Der Ezzour countryside.

The town’s residents protested today against the presence of the US occupation forces in Syria and against the assassination of one of the dignitaries of alK’edat tribe.

Ministry of health:Ten cases of corona have recovered raising the number of recoveries to 256

29 new cases of corona have been registered raising the number of infections to 809
One death also registered raising fatalities to 44
Ministry of health:Ten cases of corona have recovered raising the number of recoveries to 256.

Awqaf Ministry: Suspending Friday and massprayers in the governorates of Damascus and Damascus countryside for a period of 15 days as of tomorrow

The Ministry of Awqaf (Islamic Trusts) announced the suspension of Friday prayer and mass prayers in the mosques of the governorates of Damascus and Damascus countryside for a period of fifteen days, starting from tomorrow, Monday, 3 August, in accordance with the precautionary and preventive measures to address the Corona virus.

Head of the Awqaf Directorate of Damascus Countryside, Dr. Khader Shahrour, said in a statement to SANA reporter that the ministry took this step to prevent the spread of the Corona epidemic in the governorates of Damascus and its countryside, because these prayers are related to some social customs that may include  crowding, pointing to the importance of citizens' awareness of the need to adhere to preventive instructions and to the Islamic values in maintaining general health during epidemics.

Foreign Ministry: The agreement between the (SDF) militia and an American company to steal Syrian oil is an attack on Syrian sovereignty and a continuation of the American hostile approach against Syria

Syria strongly condemned the agreement signed between the "Qasad militia" and an American oil company to steal Syrian oil, stressing that it considers this agreement as null and void and has no legal effect.

The Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemns the agreement signed between the “Qasad militia” and an American oil company to steal Syrian oil under the auspices and support of the American administration, an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said in a statement to SANA today.

The source stressed that this agreement is considered a robbery and can only be described as a deal between thieves stealing and others buying, adding that it constitutes an attack on Syrian sovereignty and a continuation of the American hostile approach towards Syria in stealing the wealth of the Syrian people and obstructing the efforts of the Syrian state to reconstruct what was destroyed by terrorism which is mostly supported by the American administration.