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November, 2018

  • 15 November

    Abu Farid’s library, a window into legacy of old times

    Damascus, SANA – Unique legacy collectibles including rare records, antique musical instruments and more than half-a-million phonograph discs showcased at the Library of Mohammed al-Masri (nicknamed Abu Farid) provide a …

  • 12 November

    “Syria, Pearl of East” exhibition opened in Hungary

    Budapest, SANA – A photo exhibition, entitled “Syria, the Pearl of the East”, was recently opened in the Cultural Center of Jaszfenyszaru town in Szolnok county in Hungary. The exhibited …

  • 12 November

    Syrian Cartoonist Raed Khalil wins Special Prize in Italy

    Damascus, SANA – Syrian Cartoonist Raed Khalil won the Special Prize at Spirito di Vino 19th International Competition for Cartoonists recently held in Italy. The winning painting provided unique insight …

  • 11 November

    “War Travelers” film harvests three awards at Carthage Film Days Festival

    Tunis, SANA- Syrian film “War Travelers” harvested three awards at the conclusion of the 29th edition of Carthage Film Days Festival. The film won the Tanit Bronze Award in the …

  • 11 November

    Painting with her feet, Syrian artist Duaa al-Bustati conquers her disability

    Damascus, SANA- Being born without arms has not prevented her from perusing her passion for painting; artist Duaa al-Bustati, now 28, has conquered her disability by using her feet to …

  • 9 November

    Syrian woman excels in candle-making in Sweida

    Sweida, SANA-Motivated by an overriding passion for colors and the energy they emanate, Bassima Obeid from Sweida, 37, set up a small workshop to make candles in Baka village in …

October, 2018

  • 31 October

    Mosaic painting dating back to fifth century AD discovered in Hama countryside

    Hama, SANA- A mosaic painting that dates back to the fifth century AD was discovered in al-Kharayeb village in Salhab area, 48 km west of Hama city. Speaking to SANA, …

  • 28 October

    Famed Damascus National Museum’s reopening after seven years of closure, prominent cultural event

    Damascus, SANA –Damascus National Museum, located at heart of the Capital, reopened on Sunday for visitors, archeologists and researchers after a seven-year closure in a festivity that reflects the recovery …

  • 28 October

    Workshops to teach art of painting in the 1st Children Book Fair

    Damascus, SANA- On the sidelines of the first Child Book Fair, al-Assad National Library is hosting workshops to teach children various arts and develop their talents. The Fair kicked off …

  • 28 October

    Tal Shehab town in Daraa

    Daraa, SANA-The town of Tal Shehab is located 17 km to the west of Daraa city. It is characterized by its picturesque views and its waterfalls that descend on Wadi …