Homs, SANA – Agricultural Directorate in Homs estimated the province production of plum crop to reach 1,468 tons during the current season, out of the total area under cultivation of 2,985 dunums. Head of Homs Agricultural Directorate Nazih al-Refaie told SANA reporter that the total number of irrigated trees is 62,608 trees, of which 50,798 …

Hasaka, SANA- Syrian Arab Army’s checkpoints in Hasaka western countryside intercepted vehicles for US occupation forces , and forced them to return towards their illegitimate bases in Hasaka countryside. SANA reporter said that the Syrian Arab Army’s checkpoints intercepted on Saturday vehicles for US occupation forces in al-Sibat, Tal Shameran, and Mansaf Tahtani villages in …

Hasaka, SANA- Hasaka Water Company resumed operating Alouk Water Station in Ras al-Ayn countryside after stopping pumping drinking water from the station of nearly a week by Turkish occupation forces and its mercenaries. Director General of Hasaka Water Company Mahmoud al-Ukla told SANA that 20 wells have been operated in the station to pump water …

„Wir erfahren in den Nachrichtensendungen so gut wie nichts über die Situation von ausgepowerten und drangsalierten Arbeitnehmern, über die steigende Armut in unserem Land, über die Wohnungsnot und unverschämte Mietsteigerungen oder über das Problem und die Folgen ungenügender Renten.“ Das sagt Friedhelm Klinkhammer im 2. Teil des Interviews, das die NachDenkSeiten mit ihm und

Berlin (Archiv) - Immer diese verdammten Drogen! In Berlin ist am Freitag ein Jugendlicher nach einer Überdosis des illegalen Rauschgifts Cannabis vor den Augen seiner Freunde eingeschlafen. Zuvor soll Sören L. noch geprahlt haben, er habe seinen Konsum im Griff. Besonders tragisch: Es war noch nicht sehr spät. Der...

Hasaka, SANA-The workers of the Syrian Establishment for Grains regained their work HQ in Geweran neighborhood in Hasaka after 16 days of sit-in protesting against US –backed QSD groups who seized the site. Director of the General Establishment for Grains, Eng. Youssef Qassem, told SANA that the site was completely regained due to determination of …

Aleppo, SANA- Four civilians were injured Saturday in a car bomb blast in the Al-Bab of Aleppo north-eastern countryside where Turkish occupation backed- terrorist groups are positioned. Civil sources told SANA reporter that the car bomb exploded near fuel smuggling souk in Al- Bab town, injuring four civilians and causing material damage to properties. Chaos …

Damascus, SANA-Temperatures will remain above average in most regions as the country is affected by a superficial low air pressure from southeast accompanied by southwestern currents in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Mereology Department expected in its Saturday bulletin that the weather will be hot, clear generally, with the occurrence of some scattered clouds …

Moscow, SANA-Moscow stressed that the report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) about allegations of using chemical weapon in Syria is politicized, warning of a paralysis in the OPCW work because of policies of western countries. “The Western states have actively worked during the OPCW Executive council round, between July 7 …

Ein Gastkommentar der Demokratin Tammy Ducksworth in der gestrigen New York Times zeigt, dass Liberale, wenn es um "Patriotismus" geht, moralisch genauso blind sind wie Konservative. Duckworths Op-ed geht auf den konservativen Fox News-Kommentator Tucker Carlson zurück, der kürzlich Duckworths Patriotismus in Frage stellte, indem er andeutete, dass sie ihr Land nicht liebe.

Greece invented the concept of barbaros. Imperial Rome inherited it as barbarus. The original meaning of barbaros is rooted in language: an onomatopoeia meaning “unintelligible speech” as people go “bar bar bar” when they talk. Homer does not refer to barbaros, but to barbarophonos (“of unintelligible speech”), as in those who don’t speak Greek or speak very badly. Comic poet Aristophanes suggested that Gorgias was a barbarian because he spoke a strong Sicilian dialect. Barbaru meant “foreigner” in Babylonian-Sumerian. Those of us who studied Latin in school remember balbutio (“stammer”, “stutter”, babble”).

Lettres d`Alep no 39 : Le peuple syrien ne sait plus à quel saint se vouer. Les drames se suivent, ne se ressemblent pas, mais aboutissent au même résultat : celui de continuer à faire souffrir la population syrienne qui ne demande qu’à vivre dignement dans la paix. Commençons par la guerre. Elle dure depuis plus de neuf ans. Elle a fait des centaines de milliers de victimes et une dizaine de millions de déplacés internes et de réfugiés, a poussé un million de personnes à l’exil, a détruit l’infrastructure de la Syrie et a ruiné un pays qui, autrefois, était paisible, sûr, stable et prospère.

Hasaka, SANA – The US occupation forces smuggled a convoy full of fuel to Iraq from the areas it occupies in the Syrian al-Jazeera area to Iraq. Local sources in al-Yarubiya told SANA’s reporter that 35 vehicles including tanker trucks transporting fuel and a number of trucks crossed al-Yarubiya illegal border crossing northeast of Hasaka …

New York, SANA – Russia and China on Friday vetoed a Western draft resolution at the Security Council related to delivering humanitarian aid to Syria that violates its sovereignty. The draft resolution, which was submitted by non-permanent members Germany and Belgium, stipulated for extending the mechanism for transferring humanitarian aid across borders without coordinating with …