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Syrian parliamentary elections to be held this Sunday will prove that national duty is a priority despite challenges

On July,19, 2020, the people of Syria will cast their ballots in parliamentary elections and they will prove once again to the whole world the they are the only ones who have the right to make decisions in Syria.

The Syrian people, who have confronted a terror war that has entered its 10th year, will select their representatives to the parliament taking into consideration that participation in the elections is a national duty and they must be highly selective to help the new members of parliament to be active in addressing  all challenges, which the country is facing due to the ongoing war and sanctions.

Damascus History Foundation- Correcting Biography of Rafiq Shykry on Arabic Wikipedia

In accordance with Bilad al-Sham WikiMedia, History of Damascus Foundation continues to improve the digital content related to the history of the city of Damascus on the Global Arabic Encyclopedia Wikipedia. In this respect, it has corrected the biography of the Syrian singer Rafiq Shukry, who was one of Damascus Broadcast’s founders.

According to Damascus History Foundation, Rafiq Shukry (1923-1969), who was very famous in the fifties of last century, was born in the Damascene neighborhood of Midan. He received his education in Damascene  schools and showed an interest in folk music, playing the oud in the style of Egyptian musician Mohamed Abdel Wahab, which brought him fame in the Damascene community.

Syria Participates in the World School Debating championships 2020 in Mexico

For the second year in a row, Syria will participate  via internet  in the World  School Debating championships ( WSDC )  2020 in  Mexico..

The WSDC , which  will be held  from 19-24 July  with the participation of 75 countries, is an annual English-language debating tournament for high school level teams representing different countries.

The Distinction  and Creativity Authority stated in a statement , which  SANA  received a copy on Thursday ,  that the Syrian team participating in the championship consists of five members ,  the coach and referee.

 The statement  indicated that the debates will be in  English, where the first round includes six  tournaments .  The duration of each one is one hour.  The team must win at least four tournaments  to ensure qualification to the second round and reach the final debate.

Syrian youth George Marrash wins the World Ten Outstanding Young Persons Competition

Syrian youth George Marrash  has recently won the world  Ten Outstanding  Young Persons  ( TOYP )  Competition  , which was  held by the  Junior International  Chamber (JCI ) ..

The young Marrash  won the category  of "Contributing to Children's Peace, Global  Peace and Human Rights" due to his active contribution in the field of community development.

The winner Marrash  told SANA   that he  had started volunteering   as a facilitator of teenagers  Clubs in Damascus countryside before he contributed to the establishment of the "Peace Makers “ Civil Society  Association in Lattakia.


The English poet and writer, Oscar Wilde says that, “Beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible”.

The history of make up

Civilizations have always used cosmetics for centuries in religious rituals to enhance beauty and to promote good health though not always recognizable compared to today’s advanced products. Cosmetics usage throughout history can be indicative of a civilization’s practical concerns, such as protection from the sun or conventions of beauty.

 The timeline below represents a brief history of cosmetics, beginning with the Ancient Egyptians in 10,000 BC.

10,000 BC:

Cosmetics were an integral part of Egyptian hygiene and health. Men and women in Egypt use scented oils and ointments to clean and soften their skin and mask body odor. Oils and creams were for protection against the hot Egyptian sun and dry winds. Myrrh, thyme, marjoram, chamomile, lavender, lily, peppermint, rosemary, cedar, rose, aloe, olive oil, sesame oil, and almond oil provided the basic ingredients of most perfumes Egyptians used in religious rituals.

About the typologies of cosmetics in use among the Phoenicians, little is known. In this context, generally references come from bibliographic Latin sources: in antiquity, women preferred to paint white their face, red lips and cheeks, yellowish eyes and black to surround their eyes.

The Ministry of Information honors the cast of the “Guardian of Jerusalem” series and prepares for another work that reflects the heroism of the Syrian Arab Army

The Ministry of Information honored on Saturday the cast of the series “the  Guardian of Jerusalem” for the resistance, human and national impact that this work has had on the Syrian and Arab public at a time of normalization and surrender.

During the honoring ceremony that took place at the Ministry’s headquarters, Minister of Information Emad Sarah praised the efforts made by the series’ cast starting from writing the script, scenario, directing, to the performance of the actors.

Musician Najeeb Al-Sarraj ... A Master of the Syrian composers and a pioneer of contemporary song

The songs composed by the musician Najeeb Al-Sarraj during his rich career, which lasted for nearly half a century, are still alive in the minds and hearts of a large number of people on the Arab scene.

Al-Sarraj who was born in the Souk Al-Shajarah area in Hama in 1923, began his musical lessons since he was three years old . He learned to play the oud-taught  by the famous musician Omar Naqshbandi. Later on he headed to  Damascus where he studied the principles of musical notation.