Culture & Arts

August, 2015

  • 22 August

    Ancient Mar Elian Monastery in Homs bulldozed by ISIS

    Homs, SANA-Terrorists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have bulldozed Mar Elian Monastery on the western outskirts of al-Qaryatein city, 85 km from the central city of ...

  • 22 August

    Patriarch Younan denounces destruction of Syrian Monastery in al-Qaryatain by ISIS

    Beirut, SANA – Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Mar Ignatius Joseph III Younan denounced as a heinous criminal and terrorist act the destruction of Syriac archeological monastery of Mar Elian ...

  • 20 August

    UNESCO condemns ISIS beheading of Palmyra archeologist, Italian museums fly flags at half-mast

    Paris/ Washington, SANA – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) condemned the killing of former Director of Palmyra branch of the the Antiquities and Museums Department Khaled ...

  • 19 August

    Photo exhibition and charity bazaar on occasion of World Humanitarian Day

    Damascus, SANA The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) organized an activity at the Opera House in Damascus on  occasion of World Humanitarian Day, ...

  • 19 August

    ISIS beheading of former Director of Palmyra Antiquities and Museums condemned

    Damascus, SANA- Culture Minister Issam Khalil affirmed that beheading of former Director of Palmyra branch of the department Khaled al-Asaad by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria “ISIS” reflects inherent hatred of humanity ...

  • 17 August

    Minister of Culture: Turkish intelligence steals Syrian’s antiquities

    Damascus, SANA- Minister of Culture Issam Khalil said that the ministry had stepped up measures to protect the Syrian antiquities from theft and vandalism by the armed terrorist groups. Minister ...

  • 17 August

    Arabic Music Festival opens at Damascus Opera House

    Damascus, SANA The audience of Damascus Opera House warmly applauded as the Syrian Singer Mayada Bselies sang at the National Opera House Sunday evening marking the start of Arabic Music Festival activities. ...

  • 17 August

    Photographic Islamic news agency, Islamic Film Market and engineering exhibition opened on the sideline of IRTVU meeting

    Tehran, SANA- Information Minister, Omran al-Zoubi and the Islamic Radios & televisions Union “IRTVU” Secretary General Ali Karimian opened on Sunday a Photographic Islamic news agency, Islamic Film Market and  engineering exhibition. ...

  • 16 August

    First professional sand sculpture forum in Lattakia concludes activities

    Lattakia, SANA – The first professional sand sculpture forum held in Lattakia concluded its activities on Saturday evening, with the week-long event producing a number of carefully-crafted and diverse sculptures. ...

  • 10 August

    First professional sand sculpture forum in Lattakia, new venture in Syrian art scene

    Lattakia, SANA – The first professional sand sculpture forum currently being held in Lattakia is a new venture in the art scene in Syria, an idea with both artistic and ...