Dr. Rida Saeed ... one of the Founders of Scientific Development in Syria

The revival of contemporary science  in Syria  is due to   a number of leading Syrian  intellectual  and academic figures , most prominent of whom is  doctor Rida Saeed Al-Itouni ( 1876-1945) who  was born to a Damascene family..

Dr.Saeed  was the founder of the  Arab Health   Institute,   the first president of the Syrian University  and   one of the first ophthalmologists in Damascus. 

In addition to his work in a number of foreign capitals, Dr. Saeed chaired  the medical department at Al- Hijaz railway  station  and was responsible for the health of tens of thousands of passengers who were traveling by  this route. 

Upon the liberation of Syria from  the Ottoman occupation, Dr.  Saeed chaired  the mini-committee of Syrian doctors and  opened  the Institute of Arab Health  in  Baramkeh region in 1919 in addition to Arabization of the  curricula used in it .This was done in cooperation  with  a number of intellectual and patriotic figures. 

When Saeed  was  Dean  of the Institute of Arab  Health , he searched for Syrian doctors  to teach students who later supervised   about forty students in the first year in the institution.

Al-Moallem holds joint press conference with Borisov and Lavrov

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Syria's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem has declared that the visiting Russian delegation's meeting with President Bashar al-Assad was constructive and dealt with different political topics and developments in the region.

His remarks were made during a press conference held today with Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Sculpture of the Creation Myth ... Civilization as Narrated by the Temple of Bel in Palmyra

Among the many surviving monuments of Palmyra is the remarkable temple of the Semitic god Bel. It  was a treasure of incalculable value that stood as a monument to religious accommodation..

The  sculpture of the myth of creation is considered one of the most important sculptures in the temple of Bel in Palmyra. It embodies  the struggle between  good represented by the god Bel  and  evil represented by the goddess Tiamat.

The sculpture , which  forms one of the girders in the ceiling of the corridor surrounding the sanctuary of the temple,  narrates how the god Bel became god of  gods  of  the Palmyrenes.

A Russian delegation headed by Borisov arrives in Damascus for talks on bilateral cooperation

 An official Russian delegation, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, arrived in Damascus today (September 6) evening to hold talks with Syrian officials on developing and strengthening bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Syria’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Ayman Sousan, the Russian ambassador in Damascus, Alexander Yefimov and a number of officials from the Foreign Ministry received Borisov and the accompanying delegation at Damascus International Airport.

The Russian delegation is scheduled to hold two -day bilateral and economic talks with Syrian officials with the aim of completing the discussions of the Syrian-Russian Joint Committee for Trade, Economic, Technical and Scientific Cooperation, which held its twelfth meeting in Moscow in December 2019. 

The Yemeni Health Ministry warns of total hiatus to health sector due to siege of Saudi aggression

The Yemeni Ministry of Health has warned of the total stoppage of all health facilities in the country as they are running out of fuel because of the Saudi aggression’s detention of  ships carrying oil products.

“A number of hospitals will possibly close  during the coming period due to the oil products crisis,” Al-Masirah Net website quoted the Ministry’s spokesman, Dr. Yusef Al-Hadiri, as saying in a statement, criticizing the silence of international organizations on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and their indifference to it.

He pointed out that more than 400 governmental and private hospitals in Yemen suffer from the oil products crisis.

Inas Abdulkareem