Culture & Arts

September, 2015

  • 3 September

    Culture, Information ministers discuss cooperation with UNESCO

    Damascus, SANA – Minister of Culture Isam Khalil discussed on Wednesday with Regional Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Hamed Al Hammami the threats posed ...

  • 3 September

    Syrian Embassy in Romania takes part in cultural festival in Bucharest

    Bucharest, SANA – The Syrian Embassy in Romania participated along with 50 other embassies in a cultural festival titled “Spread Your Culture” which aims to enhance cooperation between world cultures ...

  • 2 September

    Second part of New Films Festival opens with a film on Mandela

    Damascus, SANA – The General Establishment for Cinema opened on Tuesday the second part of the “New Films Festival” at Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts (Damascus Opera House). The ...

  • 1 September

    Syria condemns ISIS attack on Palmyra’s Temple of Bel, calls for concerted efforts against terrorism

    Damascus, SANA – Syria condemned on Tuesday the latest crime by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) against its cultural heritage in Palmyra city. “Once again ISIS shows ...

  • 1 September

    “Cherry Messages” film, represents Syria among 23 films from 17 Arab Countries in Alexandria Film Festival

    Damascus, SANA The Syrian long-narrative Cherry Messages film runs the competition of the 31st Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries, scheduled in Alexandria, Egypt from 2 to 8 September. Directed by Syrian ...

August, 2015

  • 31 August

    ISIS demolishes large parts of the Temple of Bel in Palmyra

    Homs, SANA – The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists destroyed large parts of the ancient Temple of Bel, dating back to 32 AD, in the UNESCO-listed archeological ...

  • 31 August

    The Great Mosque of al-Nuri…a prominent aspect of Homs historical importance

    Homs, SANA – The Great Mosque of al-Nuri is one of the prominent archaeological sites in Homs as it was the first mosque built in the city, featuring important aspects ...

  • 30 August

    Tourism Ministry launches “I Belong to” initiative to support national heritage

    Damascus, SANA – Ministry of Tourism on Sunday launched the “I Belong to” initiative to support the humanitarian heritage and the national tourism sector in Syria. The initiative invest national, ...

  • 30 August

    The Forgotten Genocide, a film on the Syriac genocide at Damascus Opera House

    Damascus, SANA-Marking the centennial of the Ottoman genocide against the Syriacs, Dar Al Assad for Culture and Arts (Damascus Opera House) showcased on Wednesday a documentary film featuring photos and ...

  • 29 August

    Children’s Day marked in Deir Attiyeh with various artistic and social activities

    Damascus Countryside, SANA – A variety of children-oriented social and entertainment activities will be held in Deir Attiyeh within an event that kicked off on Saturday marking the International Children’s ...