Citizens in Aleppo: “We should participate in the presidential elections in order not to give the West a pretext to interfere in our affairs”

The citizens in Syria’s Aleppo are eager to take part in the forthcoming presidential elections in the country, stressing that their participation is national duty for defending Syria against all forms of foreign intervention and rebuilding what terrorism has destroyed.

“We should participate in the presidential elections in order not to give the West a pretext to interfere in our affairs, given the fact that these elections are the core of the battle with the West,” Eng. Basel Khaled told SANA, affirming that the Syrians are going to choose their leader for the coming stage and will send a message to the West saying “leave us alone, we decide who will lead Syria.”

Physiotherapist Khalifa Kassara said that the Syrians have triumphed over terrorism and they must practice their electoral right in contributing to the reconstruction process and to the attainment of stability and progress in Syria, reiterating that only the Syrian people have the right to decide the future of their country away from foreign interference and based on the constitution.

“Support the Orthodox Poor” Association in Homs is an initiatives to support needy families

The  “Support the Orthodox Poor” Association  in Homs is implementing a set of humanitarian, relief, social and health initiatives with the aim of supporting and empowering needy families and strengthening cooperation between various segments of society.

According to chairman of the board of directors of the association, Suhail Zaitoun, the association currently includes 72 families from the most needy families who receive monthly financial aid and food hampers from what is available at the association or from donations. He noted that Al- Ghassani clinic is affiliated to the Association and offers nominal fee medical services and medicines for about 1,200 patients every month.

Dr. Jean-Claude Sandichali, the supervisor of the association's Ghassani clinic, stated that it is supervised by about 15 doctors and that various health and medical services are provided to all segments of society.

Zaitoun pointed out  that the Association has implemented a number of projects to rebuild Old Homs, including the reconstruction  and repair of 22 damaged homes and offering assistance to the students who left their education to be able to return to their school. It also established a clinic for women and children in the village of Fairouza, in cooperation with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). More than 10 thousand patients benefited from its free health services.

He also referred to the association’s endeavor to develop the “Beit al-Mouna” project, which was launched in 2015. It contributes to providing job opportunities for women and girls. The Elderly House project (Ghassani House) in Khirbet Al-Tin Noor district is also affiliated to the association and extends over an area of 10 thousand square meters and accommodates 140 elderly people.

It is noteworthy that the association was founded by Archbishop Athanasius Atallah in 1886.

It signed several cooperation agreements with associations working in the relief and humanitarian field.

Inas Abdulkareem

Exhibition of handicrafts in Lattakia

As part of the "Syrian Family Days" campaign which was launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor under the slogan "My family is fine .. I am fine and my country is fine" ... the "Mosaic" Association for Humanitarian Relief and Development held an exhibition of handicrafts and entertainment activities for women and their children in Al-Orouba Park in Lattakia.

Ovania School in Quneitra has freed itself from the nightmare of dark thought

Quneitra (ST):  Perhaps terrorism has been able to demolish the walls of hundreds of classrooms and the walls of dozens of schools and contaminate blackboards with false slogans and ornate words that want falsehood while hiding behind them the darkness of a reprehensible takfiri thought.

After ten years of terrorism, their terror has failed to extinguish the flame of life and the yearning for school seats among Syrian children and their parents  who were patient and encouraged their children to return . So warmth and life returned to schools that were intended to be headquarters and stores of killing weapons and a launching pad for terrorist operations.

Phone Traffic on Mother’s Day

Did you know? More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent.Therefore, this Mother's Day, make sure she knows just how much you love and appreciate her for being the glue that holds it all together. Think about the last time you talked to your mother just to say something nice. We are used to asking moms for advice, calling for support or wishing her a happy birthday. However, our moms deserve more than that. 

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. However, celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service.

"The Return: Life After ISIS" documents the ISIS scandals in Syria and the West's indulgence with terrorist recruitment

Washington (ST): The documentary “The Return, Life After ISIS” by Spanish director Alba Sautura records  through  the wives of ISIS terrorists in Syria the methods of the terrorist organization's recruitment of girls in the West and the Western government’s tolerance of this crime.

The film, which was shown during the opening of the "South by South West" Film Festival in Texas, according to the British newspaper "Daily Mail", tells the stories of terrorists’ wives who left their country for Syria to join the ranks of the terrorist organization within the areas in which it was spread. Among them, Shamima Begum, a British girl, who is currently 21 years old, was 15 years old when she joined the extremist organization. She was called “The Bride of ISIS”, and her story was covered by the media. She was stripped of her nationality, and the British court refused her return to the country.

British police reports affirmed in 2015 that girls who join the terrorist organization "ISIS" in Syria cross the Turkish border with forged passports, while the British Broadcasting Corporation "BBC" at the time, citing police reports, said that the student Begum used the passport of her sister Aklimah to leave Britain and that Both Amira Abbasi, 15, and Khadija Sultana, 16, and students at the Bethnal Green Academy in London entered Syria via Turkey.

The film did not adequately address the role of the Turkish regime in making Turkey a transit point for tens of thousands of terrorists who committed atrocities against Syrian people despite repeated reports confirming the passage of foreign terrorists through Turkey with forged passports, and how the Erdogan regime facilitated their transfer to the ranks of terrorist organizations in Syria and how Turkey's airports were the first transit station for hundreds of terrorists and extremists from different countries of the world.

Begum tells in the film that in 2015 she left Britain, where she was born and raised with two of her friends, to Syria, and there she married an ISIS terrorist who was of Dutch origin and was eight years older than her without being pursued by any of the British authorities.

Honoring the top three students in the Russian prose competition

To strengthen the Syrian-Russian educational relations, the Russian Ministry of Education honored the students who won the first three places in the Russian prose competition “Jeevaya Classica”.

The director of the Russian Center at the University of Damascus and the competition coordinator in Syria, Svetlana Rudyghina, said in a statement to SANA that 40 students from several Syrian governorates participated in the competition. The three winners will be nominated for the international competition in which students from 85 countries will participate. It will be organized this year via the Internet due to the circumstances imposed by the Corona pandemic.