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An Argentinean family shows admiration for the ancient cultural city of Palmyra

An Argentinean family who visited the historic city of Palmyra showed great admiration and overwhelming happiness at witnessing the city's history, its architecture and great cultural heritage, expressing dissatisfaction at the  devastation that targeted the most prominent monuments due to the terrorist attacks of ISIS organization.

The  father, Rafael Somini, a retired university professor, explained that the calm that he and his family felt in Palmyra and the safety they felt allowed them to roam the vast and amazing archaeological area, indicating that factor would enhance reviving  tourism  in this internationally known city.

Tailor sews Traditional garment for fifty years in Qamishli

Al-Hasaka, (ST) - Over the past fifty years, the tailor, Muhammad Ali Ahmed Ali (Abu Fikret), has worked in the traditional dress industry in the city of Al-Qamishli in Hasaka, and has excelled in designing the clothes that depend on machine embroidery and manual effort. He creates distinctive quality work that attracts people from inside and outside the governorate.

Ahmed Ali has learned the profession of sewing since he was young, despite the patience and accuracy that this profession needs. He became famous for his shop in the Kayseri Market which specializes in selling raw fabrics to manufacture most types of traditional dress.

What are the impacts of “Our Lira is Our Pride” initiative on Syrian people?

To be honest, “Our Lira is Our Pride” initiative which has been launched by activists and merchants via Facebook pages to sell staple diet products and various items with 1 or 10 or 100 Syrian pound has brought a smile to the faces of a lot of Syrian people in all provinces as there have been hikes in prices of staple diet products because of the drop of the Syrian pound to more than 1000 to dollar on black market.

This initiative won’t improve the economic situation in the country but it is likely to have positive effects at social level, according to economists.

Dr. Aysar Midani ,  chairperson of NOSTIA [Network of Syrian Scientists, Technologists and Innovators Abroad] and chairs the ‘Ahfad Ashtar’ Institute, told Syria Times e-newspaper: “I cried tears of joy when I read what was circulated about ‘Our Lira is our pride’ initiative. My heart swelled with pride because of people’s solidarity to face the current predicament.”

“Help Them Right” Anti-Begging Campaign in Lattakia

Begging is a negative phenomenon. It is not a profession  and it  does no good for society but creates a burden for society and obstructs social and national development. There are vagrancy laws that make begging by the able-bodied a punishable crime.

The Directorate of  Labor and Social Affairs  in Lattakia has recently  launched in cooperation with Lattakia’s police   an  anti-begging  campaign   to combat the menace of begging .

Small SARC grant revives Mahmoud’s hope for better life

Mahmoud (49 years old) welcomed the Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers, who in his view were the source of hope and giving, with a smile defying the suffering of a protracted crisis.

Throughout the last years, he suffered from hard times securing the basic needs for his family (7 people) as his monthly income would hardly last for two weeks, and there was no way to find a well-paid job. Worse still, he had his leg amputated due to a blood clot three years ago. Therefore, his son was obliged to work and help the father in order to meet the minimum needs of their big family.

Syrian traveler Azzam arrives in Moscow

Moscow, ST- The Syrian traveler Adnan Azzam arrived in Moscow yesterday at the end of his journey "Syria  ...the world", which he started from the Umayyad Square in Damascus on the twentieth of April 2019 on his Arab horse, "Nayazek Al-Sham". During his journey, Azzam passed through: Jordan, Iraq, Iran and Azerbaijan and then entered the Russian lands.

Azzam confirmed in an interview with SANA correspondent in Moscow that the trip comes in appreciation of the stances of friendly countries supporting Syria in fighting terrorism and its supporters, and for strengthening the culture of dialogue in the face of extremism.

The completion of the first stage of Southern Cornice bakery's rehabilitation

With the aim of fulfilling the needs for the baking materials in required quantities, and giving attention to provide excellent bread, Syrian Arab RedCrescent volunteers finished the first stage of Southern Cornice bakery's rehabilitation, where the team installed ceramics on the walls and isolated the bakery's surface, in addition to the internal and external painting works.

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