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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The decision of OPCW on Syria represents clear politicization and is a result of Western pressures and threats

The Syrian Arab Republic expressed its deep concern over the policies of blackmail, threats and pressure adopted by a group of Western countries, especially the United States, Britain and France, to pass a Western decision during the ninety-fourth session of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The OPCW’s policies constitute a dangerous precedent and play a pivotal role in politicizing its work and turning it into a hostage to many well-known countries that impose their narrow and malicious political agendas through it.

Ministry of Transport operates a flight to transport 250 Syrian citizens stuck in Erbil, Iraq

The Ministry of Transport announced today that it would operate a flight to evacuate Syrian citizens from the city of Erbil in Iraq within the next few days.

The ministry indicated in a statement today that the flight will transport 250 Syrian citizens stuck in Erbil to Damascus International Airport, calling on those wishing to return to visit the Syrian Aviation Office in Erbil. The ministry added that the flight date would be announced upon completion of the required procedures.

The Ministry of Transport had operated two flights to transport 500 Syrian students stuck in India, the first on the 21st of last month and the second on the 2nd of this month, as part of the government efforts to repatriate the Syrians stuck abroad due to the spread of Corona epidemic.

The Children's Sun Festival in Lattakia

With a variety of artistic events hosted by Dar Al-Assad Theater for Culture in Lattakia, the activities of the “children's Sun” festival started its second session, which includes various cultural, artistic and theatrical activities.

The opening ceremony of the festival, which was organized by "Al-Qabbani Group" for Theatrical and Musical Arts in cooperation with the directorates of culture, theaters and music, included various artistic ballet dances, rhythmic gymnastics, Zumba, expressive dances, solo play on oud, organ and violin, songs and a documentary film.

Citizens in Dibaneh village in Hasaka countryside rally in condemnation of “Caesar Act”, US and Turkish occupations

HASAKA, (ST)- Citizens in Dibaneh village of Qameshli area in Hasaka on Monday organized a rally to express their condemnation of the coercive economic measures imposed on Syria, especially the so-called "Caesar Act", and their rejection of the American and Turkish occupation.

Participants raised banners condemning the organized theft of Syrian oil and other resources by the American and Turkish occupiers and demanding the occupation forces’ expulsion, calling for an end to the aggressive practices of the US and Turkish-backed groups that seek creating chaos and instability in the Syrian al-Jazira region.

The Russian Ministry of Defense: an attack by terrorists has been thwarted

The Russian Ministry of Defense thwarted an attack by terrorist organizations    deployed in Idlib area.

The director of the Russian Coordination Center in Hmeimim, Alexander Sherpetsky, said that the air defense means at the Hmeimim base detected yesterday evening, drones sent by terrorist organizations deployed in Idlib countryside that  were approaching the base area from the northeast direction.

Sherpetsky added that the air defense at the base destroyed two drones of terrorist organizations "equipped with combat ammunition 5 kilometers from the base," noting that there were no injuries or material damage to the base .

Al-Miqdad to the Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister: Our struggle against the American and Israeli policies will restore our rights

 On July 12, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Faisal al-Miqdad received Deputy Prime Minister of Palestine Dr. Ziyad Abu Amr.

Dr. Abu Amr expressed his pride in visiting Syria, which he considered as the torch bearer of the Arab and the Palestinian people.

He added that the American and Israeli aggression is one aggression against Syria and Palestine, and that there is a unity of struggle between the two brotherly countries and the two leaderships Syrian and Palestinian.

He praised the steadfastness and courage of the Syrian leadership and  people, adding that despite the enormous sacrifices made by the Syrian Arab Army and the Syrian people but Syria has increased  in strength because it fought the battle against terrorism.

In turn, Dr. al-Miqdad reiterated the position of the Syrian leadership and people in support for the Palestinian people's legitimate rights, especially the right of return and the establishment of the Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

2100 candidates compete for 250 seats in Syrian parliament in the forthcoming elections

About 2100 parliamentary candidates will compete against one another in votes to be held on July 19, 2020,  in 7313 voting centers in Syria, according to the Higher Judicial Committee for Elections.
 
Member of the committee Nouri Fares told the Syrian News Agency (SANA) that the numbers of candidates in each governorates are as follows:  Tartous (58), Sweida (20), Hasaka (207), Idleb (47), Homs (102), Lattakia (217), Der Ezzour (58), Hama (122), Aleppo (312) Damascus (235), Damascus countryside (619), Quneitra (34), Raqqa (37) and Daraa (32).