The UN adopts resolution documenting Israeli aggressive practices against Golan people

New York (ST): The UN Economic and Social Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that documents the aggressive practices of the Israeli occupation and the adverse economic and social consequences of these practices on the people of the  Golan and the Palestinians in the occupied Arab territories.

Forty seven states voted in favor of the resolution, three states ( the US, Canada and Australia) objected while four states abstained.

Syria's permanent representative to the meeting Majd Nayal expressed high appreciation  of the Syrian government to the report submitted by the UN economic and social committee in Western Asia ESCWA which documented the adverse consequences of the Israeli occupation on the Golan people and the Palestinians in the occupied Arab territories.

Ministry of Transport: Lebanon includes Syrian maritime certificates in the list it ratified

The Ministry of Transport announced that the General Directorate of Land and Maritime Transport in the Lebanese Republic included the approved Syrian maritime certificates in the list it ratified.

The Ministry said in a statement "the Lebanese maritime transport has joined the list of those who recognize the Syrian maritime certificates approved by the Syrian Maritime Authority and the Syrian Maritime Academy."

WHO: The next two months will be the cruelest in Europe in terms of the number of deaths from Coronavirus

 The World Health Organization expected a record number of deaths from the Coronavirus in Europe during the next two months.

"In October and November, we will see a rise in deaths," the World Health Organization’s regional director for Europe, Hans Kluge, told AFP, adding that the matter will become more severe at a time when the number of infections increases in the continent, but the number of daily deaths is stable.

The World Health Organization in Europe today is organizing a 2-day meeting that includes about fifty member states to discuss the response to the epidemic and agree on its five-year strategy.

Kluge, who is based in Copenhagen, warned those who believe that the end of the epidemic will coincide with the launch of the vaccine which is still under development, saying "I hear all the time that the vaccine will be the end of the epidemic. Of course not."

On the occasion of the Feast of the Cross, a divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus

On the occasion of the Feast of the Cross, the Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus held on Sunday evening a great liturgy presided over by Bishop Ephrem Maalouli, the patriarchal representative of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and the rest of the East.He  was assisted by a group of priests.

In his speech, Bishop Maalouli spoke about the sublime meanings of the Feast of the Cross and the journey of Christ’s Passion, calling for inspiration from this journey and taking it as an example to face difficult circumstances and adhere to the values and virtues of giving, sacrifice, patience and  helping others.

13 new schools opened in liberated areas in Syria's Idlib countryside

IDLIB, (ST)_As the new academic year has started in Syria, thirteen new schools  have  reopened after being rehabilitated in the areas liberated by Syrian army in Idleb countryside to contain all pupils in the region.
According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), the new schools are located in Khan Shekhoun, Maarret al-No'aman and Saraqeb areas and the total number of schools in the liberated areas in Idlib has reached 63.