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Syria taking part in NAM preparatory ministerial meeting in Baku

BAKU, (ST)- The preparatory ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries kicked off today in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, with the participation of Syria.

The meeting is held under the slogan "Adherence to Bandung principles for precise and proper response to challenges of contemporary world" to preparer for the summit of the NAM countries leaders due to be held between October 25th and 26th in Baku.

Syria's delegation to the meeting is led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad.

Russia demands an end to US occupation of Syria's al-Tanf area

MOSCOW, (ST)- Russia has renewed calls on the United States to end its occupation of the Syrian al-Tanf area in Homs countryside near the borders with Jordan.

"US forces stationed illegally in Syria's al-Tanf are blocking the road that connects Iraq and Syria. We demand an end to their occupation", Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin told journalists on Wednesday.

Washington established a military base 24 km west of the al-Tanf border crossing in the Syrian desert back in 2016 and used it to train armed groups. The US occupation troops in this area are holding thousands of displaced Syrians in

Rukban camp within a very difficult humanitarian situation. They continuously provide support and protection to the terrorist groups who in turn  keep blackmailing the camp's residents and controlling all the humanitarian aid sent to civilians there.

Two blasts hit Hasaka

HASAKA, (ST)_An explosive device detonated today in the heart of Qameshli city in Hasaka province, leaving material damages.

According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), the explosive device was attached to a car parked near telecommunication center and it detonated there, causing the destruction of the car.

Awareness activities in the World Mental Health Day

Lattakia, ST- An session composed of 18 women was held in Lattakia within the framework of the Humanitarian Support Project in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Branch with the support of UNHCR Syria.

The session introduced the women to the concept of mental health, the standards that indicate it, their impact on the physical health and the importance of the social psychological support in the individual life.

Through the session, they discussed the symptoms of the most common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. They highlighted the issue of "suicide prevention" through an interactive theater activity, and put forward some suggestions to deal with this issue.

Army units are deployed in 11 new villages along the axis of the international road (Hasaka- Aleppo)

The Syrian Arab Army expanded its deployment in al-Hasakah countryside and entered several new villages along the international road of al-Hasakah-Aleppo to the outskirts of the administrative borders of Raqqa province in parallel with the movement of other units to complete their deployment in the northern countryside. This deployment comes out of its national duties to protect Syria and defend its people.

Embedded with the army was SANA correspondent who said that the units entered this morning, respectively, the villages of Al-Kozleya Shweish, Al-Nofaliya, Al-Mahal, Al-Badran, Al-Hizam, Kahfa,  Al-Mrati, Al-Dhubib, Shweish, Al-Qalqana and Um Al-Laban in the northwestern countryside of al-Hasakah.

China Reiterates its rejection of Turkish aggression on Syria, insists on political solution

PARIS-  China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has reiterated his country's support for a political solution to the crisis in Syria based on resolution 2254.

 "China supports the UN Security Council Resolution 2254, which clearly states that the Syrian issue should be Syrian-led and Syrian-owned," the Chinese minister told AFP on Monday, according to the Chinese news Agency Xinhua.

He said that China has always been opposed to the use of force in other countries, especially those without UN authorization or consent from the parties involved, he said.

With regard to the recent situation in Syria, Wang said, any action taken by the Security Council should be based on consensus and not simply reflect the views of any country.

Syrian Russian discussion to boost scientific cooperation

Rector of al- Baath University, Dr. Abdul Basit Al-Khatib, discussed with a Russian delegation representing GobkinUniversity and Moscow State University ways to strengthen cooperation in scientific fields and scientific research and to activate the cooperation agreement signed with Gobkin University since 2008, which aims to conduct joint research and boost scientific cooperation.

In a statement to SANA,  al-Khatib underlined the importance of scientific agreements signed with the Russian universities and their role in developing cooperation and joint supervision of postgraduate studies, expressing hope to strengthen cooperation with Moscow State University, especially in the field of energy and the security of the oil industry.