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Al-Moallem to Maurer: Syria ready to boost cooperation with ICRC

Damascus, SANA – Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem met on Monday the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer and the accompanying delegation, discussing with them the standing cooperation between the Syrian Government and the Committee in meeting the humanitarian needs of ... Read More »

Health Minister calls on WHO to work for lifting sanctions on Syrian people due to their negative impact on health services

Geneva, SANA – Health Minister Nizar Yazigi discussed with Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region at the World Health Organization (WHO) Mahmoud Fikri cooperation between the Ministry and the Organization. During the meeting, Yazigi reviewed the current health situation in Syria and the Ministry’s efforts to provide citizensl ... Read More »

2 killed, 10 injured in accident involving overturned fuel tanker truck in Damascus

Damascus, SANA – Two persons were killed and ten others were injured when a fuel tanker truck overturned on the Qasioun-Damascus road near al-Shami Hospital. A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA’s reporter that the truck driver lost control of the vehicle due to a brake failure which led to the vehicle being run …

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Agreement on de-escalation zones in Syria promising, de Mistura says

New York, SANA – The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan De Mistura, stressed that the de-escalation zones memorandum which was agreed upon during the last Astana meeting on Syria was promising and has achieved tangible results, adding that the ultimate objective is to reach a complete cessation of hostilities across Syria. Briefing the UNSC …

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Al-Tal – Mnein road re-opened amid mass popular festival

Damascus Countryside, SANA – A popular festivity was organized Monday as the road to the cities of al-Tal and Mnein in Damascus Countryside was re-opened. Governor of Damascus Countryside, Alaa Mounir Ibrahim, underlined the governorate’s keenness on reactivating the economic, social and cultural movement in the two cities as well as en... Read More »

6 persons killed, scores injured in terrorist attacks with shells in Deir Ezzor, Daraa and Damascus

Provinces, SANA- 6 persons were killed and 37 others were injured, among them children and women, in terrorist attacks with mortar shells fired by ISIS terrorists on al-Qusor , al-jourah and Harabesh neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor City. Earlier, SANA reporter said that ISIS terrorists targeted with mortar shells ISIS-besieged neighborhood of Harabesh,... Read More »