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April, 2016

  • 11 April

    Culture Minister, Chinese Ambassador and UNESCO discuss means to rehabilitate Palmyra’s relics

    Damascus, SANA-Culture Minister Issam Khalil discussed on Monday with China’s Ambassador in Damascus Wang Kejian means to enhance joint cooperation between the two countries in the cultural sector. Minister Khalil …

  • 2 April

    Entertainment activities for orphans held at Tishreen Stadium in Damascus

    Damascus, SANA – Under the patronage of Mrs. Asma al-Assad, Lamset Shifaa (Healing Touch) charity and Big Idea company held on Saturday an entertainment activity for orphans at Tishreen Stadium …

  • 2 April

    Syrian Heritage Festival (AKITO), Syria’s New Year 6766 starts in Damascus

    Damascus, Syria- Activities of the Syrian Heritage Festival (AKITO) started Friday in Damascus. Celebrating AKITO, which is the eldest celebration written in the Near East history, is an indication that we are living …

March, 2016

  • 28 March

    Traditional Handicrafts Exhibition opens in Damascus

    Damascus, SANA – The General Union of Syrian Craftsmen on Monday launched the 1st Traditional Handicrafts Exhibition at the Arab Cultural Center in Abu Rummaneh neighborhood in Damascus. The five-day …

  • 27 March

    Emergency plan set to rehabilitate terror-defiant archeological Palmyra

    “Re-constructing some vandalized ruins is possible despite the ultimate losses that are archeologically irredeemable in terms of genuineness” (REPORT) Damascus, SANA – Primary ideations for a rehabilitation plan to restore …

  • 26 March

    Rainbow Choir performs Silk Road concert at Damascus Opera House

    Damascus, SANA – Rainbow Choir, conducted by Hussam Eddin Brimo, performed a concert titled “Silk Road” at the Opera House (Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arts) in Damascus, which was …

  • 11 March

    UNESCO delivers 7 tons of materials for preserving Syrian monuments

    Damascus, SANA- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) offered seven tons of materials used for preserving and repairing antiquities to employees in the General Directorate of Antiquities …

  • 9 March

    Syria urges international community to work to stop looting Syrian cultural heritage

    Paris, SANA-Director General of Antiquities and Museums Dr. Maamoun Abdul Karim called on the international community to help in the efforts to stop looting the Syrian cultural heritage by terrorist …

  • 6 March

    Syrian documentary Jasmin competing at Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival

    Damascus, SANA – The Syrian short documentary “Jasmin” by director Almohannad Kalthom is participating in the official documentary contest at the Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival, competing against 20 other …

February, 2016

  • 29 February

    Zahret Halab.. Tunisian film shows different perspective of war in Syria

    Damascus, SANA – Zahret Halab (Rose of Aleppo), a new film by the Tunisian director Ridha Behi, tackles the humanitarian repercussions  of the war on Syria. The film tells the story of …