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May, 2016

  • 30 May

    UNWTO chief: We support work to restore terrorism-affected tourist sites in Syria

    Damascus, SANA – Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb al-Rifai said the organization is interested in supporting all that is aimed at helping in the …

  • 22 May

    “I Belong to” tourism initiative for supporting heritage launched in Italy

    Rome, SANA – Tourism Ministry launched in Italy on Sunday the initiative dubbed “I Belong to” for the restoration of Syria’s international heritage, in cooperation with the Syrian community in …

  • 16 May

    Tourism Minister meets representatives of German tourism companies

    Damascus, SANA- Tourism Minister Bisher Yazigi affirmed on Monday that the tourism sector in Syria represents an important aspect of the investment prospects due to its heritage and civilization, adding …

  • 16 May

    Damask rose picking festival starts in al-Marah village

    Damascus Countryside, SANA – “The Damask Rose Harvest Day” Festival kicked off with wide official and popular participation in al-Marah village in al-Nabek area in Damascus Countryside. The Damask rose, …

  • 14 May

    Australian boxing team conducts friendly matches with Syrian national team

    Damascus- SANA – The Australian boxing team currently visiting Syria in solidarity with its fight against terrorism conducted on Saturday a number of friendly matches with members of the Syrian …

  • 1 May

    Kaisar Palace Hotel in Damascus reopened

    Damascus, SANA – On the occasion of International Workers’ Day, the Kaisar Palace Hotel in Damascus was reopened after its rehabilitation with an estimated cost at SYP 6 billion. The …

April, 2016

  • 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

    Putin: Russia to help in demining Palmyra

    Moscow, SANA, Russian President Vladimir Putin tasked Russian Defense Ministry to assist the Syrian army in demining the ancient city of Palmyra. President Putin told President Bashar al-Assad, in a telephone conversation Sunday, that …

  • 24 March

    Tourism Minister meets Sudanese businessmen delegation

    Damascus, SANA- Tourism Minister Bisher Yazigi affirmed on Thursday that Syria has remained steadfast thanks to the sacrifices of its people and army against the terrorist war against it and …

  • 6 March

    Syria Trust for Development signs agreement with governorates to improve situation of impoverished groups

    Damascus, SANA – The Syria Trust for Development on Sunday signed an agreement with the Governorates of Damascus, Damascus Countryside, Sweida, Tartous, Lattakia, Homs, and Hama for the purpose of …