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The Ministry of Information honors the cast of the “Guardian of Jerusalem” series and prepares for another work that reflects the heroism of the Syrian Arab Army

The Ministry of Information honored on Saturday the cast of the series “the  Guardian of Jerusalem” for the resistance, human and national impact that this work has had on the Syrian and Arab public at a time of normalization and surrender.

During the honoring ceremony that took place at the Ministry’s headquarters, Minister of Information Emad Sarah praised the efforts made by the series’ cast starting from writing the script, scenario, directing, to the performance of the actors.

Musician Najeeb Al-Sarraj ... A Master of the Syrian composers and a pioneer of contemporary song

The songs composed by the musician Najeeb Al-Sarraj during his rich career, which lasted for nearly half a century, are still alive in the minds and hearts of a large number of people on the Arab scene.

Al-Sarraj who was born in the Souk Al-Shajarah area in Hama in 1923, began his musical lessons since he was three years old . He learned to play the oud-taught  by the famous musician Omar Naqshbandi. Later on he headed to  Damascus where he studied the principles of musical notation.

Relentless Efforts to Combat Child Labour in Syria

World Day Against Child Labour 2020 focuses on the impact of crisis on child labour. The COVID-19 health pandemic and the resulting economic and labour market shock are having a huge impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. Unfortunately, children are often the first to suffer.

The crisis can push millions of vulnerable children into child labour. Already, there are an estimated 152 million children in child labour, 72 million of which are doing hazardous work. These children are now at even greater risk of facing circumstances that are even more difficult and working longer hours.

This year, the World Day Against Child Labour is conducted as a virtual campaign and is being organized jointly with the Global March Against Child Labour and the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture (IPCCLA) .

In Syria, the government and civil societies  continue to exert relentless efforts to put an end to child labor that has increased during the terrorist war on Syria which led many children to drop out of schools and become victims of violence and different abuses. Many children also lost family care, became beggars and were recruited by terrorist organizations as child fighters which is the worst form of child labor.

Olive flowers fell cause of the high temperature during May

Engineer Ahmed Mohamed, head of the Department of Agriculture in Jableh, stated that the high temperature that prevailed in the region during May led to fall of the olive flowers, which negatively affected the fertility rate of the olive fruit

This year is the season for olive trees, as the fall of olive blossoms starts from the beginning of June until the tenth month of it naturally to get rid of the excess crop

The total number of olive trees in the Jableh region is more than two million trees, of which a million and 896 trees are productive.. The production is about "20,000" tons, and olive is an important source of income for people of Jableh countryside.

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Using a wooden loom dating back to more than a hundred years , a craftsman is unique in making silk male head dress

Alone behind an old wooden loom, the craftsman Sami Naddaf sits on his loom, which dates back to more than a hundred years. This traditional scene reminds us of a history when the Syrian textile industry flourished and its fame reached fashion international houses.

The craftsman Naddaf, 65 years old, inherited the textile industry from his grandfather. He is unique in this kind of craft – sewing the silk male head dress, which is one of the popular folk clothes for the head that was prevalent in a period of time and which is now a popular heritage.

Dr. Naya Hassan is Global Peace Ambassador from Syria

“ peace is a very important goal in itself and a policy which we should follow .It should  be reflected positively on  society . We must all seek to achieve it at different levels, mainly personally and socially ,  to realize   development and prosperity”  Dr. Naya Talal Hassan  at Tishreen University Hospital in Lattakia province  said in an interview with Syriatimes e-newspaper .

The young doctor   has  recently been selected as   Global Peace Ambassador from Syria for 2020-2022 by the Global Peace Chain  ( GPC)..

Dr.Hassan is also a researcher, violinist,  a social activist and a volunteer at a number of civil society associations.    

The core objective of  the Global Peace  Chain ,  which includes peace ambassadors from most of the world , is to  spread  the peace message globally  and cultivate the culture of tolerance, inclusivity, togetherness and harmony across the world.

"Young Forever"…Hope for a better tomorrow

The "Reading Marathon", which was launched on social media on the 6th of May this year, is one of the many and varied activities carried out by the Fraternity Association “young forever”  in Sadad town  to serve the local community and meet its needs.

To know more about the other activities and events of the “young forever” Fraternity, Syria Times e-newspaper met, Miss Abla AlHai, who is responsible for the association. She said : “young forever” is an ecclesiastical gathering committed to the highest human principles that aims to serve the local community and meet its needs by various means. The  gathering was founded in 2012,  its members are currently about 150 university men and women.