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Countryside escape

More and more people search for an escape from sedentary life in the cities. The growing interest in physical activity, animals, new sports and landscapes, leads Syrians to the countryside where they can enjoy and re-discover the contact with nature. Private parks offer a wide range of activities like riding, bird watching, fishing and archery.

08/01/2011 - 00:01
Damascus in white

13 Dec - The snowfall for 2 consecutive days transformed Damascus into an unusual winter scenary, covering with a light blanket the city and the countriside.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Deir Mar Musa: the monastery of St. Moses the Abyssinian

St. Moses the Abyssinian (Deir Mar Musa el-Habashi) overlooks a steep valley in the mountains around 80 km north of Damascus. Known since ancient times, the monastery is today home of an active community.

02/02/2011 - 11:57
Dima Bayaa

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01/01/2011 - 12:12
Dima El Joundi

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01/01/2011 - 12:12
Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar: the unique formula

Prominent businessman Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar has a unique touch for business and humanitarian issues. President Attar Group, of the International Chamber of Commerce in Syria, of the Lebanese-Syrian Banking Committee, among his many other charges he always keeps a special place in his agenda for Syrian Arab Red Crescent, of which he is the National President as well as Executive Board Member of the Governing Board of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Elias Zahlawi: Not an average priest

Father Elias Zahlawi is renowned in Syria for his open mind and activism for inter-religious dialogue. In an open letter addressed to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, the Greek-Catholic priest calls for religious tolerance in addition to expressing his worries about the repercussions produced by the "scarce knowledge in the Western church of the realities within the Arab world".

05/02/2011 - 23:41
Enana Dance Theatre

Ballet troupe Enana Dance Theatre performing Saker Quraish show at the Opera Hall of Damascus

01/01/2011 - 12:12
First snow in Damascus

Dec 12 – After the rain of the last few days, Damascene people were surprised today by the snow, which is falling since the early morning and covering the city.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
First Vet Expo in Damascus

The first edition of an international exhibition for veterinary products and livestock supplies opened in Damascus on April 6. Vet Expo 2011, sheds light on the latest methods of livestock care and the most important animal production and veterinary health requirements. The exhibition will run up to April 8 at Damascus Fairground.

07/04/2011 - 09:13