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SANA wins AMAN award for best news item


Sharm el-Sheikh, SANA – The Alliance for Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN) officially announced the winners of its competition for best news item and best photograph, with the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) winning first place for best news item. Director-General of SANA Ahmad Dawa received the award certificates for the editors who worked on the ... Read More »

Boroujerdi: Cooperation among Syria, Iraq, Russia and Iran is positive step


Damascus, SANA-Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security at the Islamic Shura Council in Iran Alaeddin Boroujerdi affirmed his country’s support to the quartet cooperation among Syria, Iraq, Russia and Iran, considering it as “a successful and positive step.” “We feel the positive impacts for this co... Read More »

Lavrov to de Mistura: Military operation in Syria doesn’t mean forgetting about the political process


Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated that the Russian military operations in Syria, meant to boost effectiveness in the fight against terrorism, do not at all mean forgetting about the political process. Lavrov was speaking to the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura during a meeting on Tuesday. “On ... Read More »

Updated-Four people injured in mortar attacks on Russian Embassy and neighborhoods in Damascus

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Damascus, SANA- Four people were injured in terrorist attacks with mortar shells on the building of the Russian Embassy and other areas in Damascus on Tuesday. A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA reporter that the shells, which landed on the chancery in al-Mazra’a neighborhood, left material damages. The source added that six other ... Read More »

Putin: Russia’s operations in Syria comply with UN Charter & international law


Moscow, SANA – Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted that Russia is fighting terrorism in Syria, and that its operations there comply with the UN Charter and international law, unlike the operations of the U.S.-led alliance that operates without Security Council authorization or permission from the Syrian authorities. Speaking at an economic fo... Read More »

Shaaban, Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs discuss recent developments


Beijing, SANA – Presidential Political and Media Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban met on Tuesday Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming and discussed with him the latest developments regarding the crisis in Syria and the counter-terrorism efforts it is exerting. Shaaban stressed the need for cooperation to prevent the spread of terrorism, tha... Read More »