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Shawerma: fast and irresistible

Born as cheap street food, shawerma is expanding in the world with the Turkish name "Doner kebab" but its origin got lost in time. What remains is for sure the incredible taste of this traditional meal.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Spice of life

As much about the smell as the sight, souq al-Bzouriyeh, Damascus's spice market is one of the most enticing areas of the labyrinth of markets. From dawn until dusk, the souq is abuzz with locals and tourists purchasing a range of spices from cumin to saffron.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Sport fashion on the catwalk at Damascus Fairground

Apr 26 - The latest trend for Sport Fashion on the catwalk at Damascus Fairground during Beauty Care - Just Married - InLife exhibition.

27/04/2011 - 14:31
Syria: Humanity and Spirituality

Photos by Ibrahim Malla

27/03/2011 - 14:17
Syrian Blown Glass: An art of a craft

Practiced by the Phoenicians around 50 BC along the Syro-Palestinian coast, the technique of glassblowing remains alive in Syria where traditional and modern objects are produced in small but active workshops. The Roman Empire is accredited to spreading this craft along the Mediterranean.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Syrian International Rally

Syrian International Rally, round six of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship took place from 7th to 9th October 2010. This year the competition was organized in 15km distance from the service park on two tracks in the deserts around Saydnaya.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Syrian Kilims: Colourful textile tradition

The traditional Kilim is a flatwoven textile handmade with floor looms. Born at the origin of tribal life, Kilims are famous for their brilliant colours and their embroidered decorations. Although originally inexpensive, Syrian handmade kilims are becoming more expensive since their production decreased since1946.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Syrian photographer Ibrahim Malla to exhibit photos of Maaloula in China

The album "Festival of the Holy Cross in Maaloula - Syria" by the Syrian photographer Ibrahim Malla will take part into the exhibition Memories of Mankind VII, which will be held in China in September. The album is also candidated for the Humanity Photo Grand Award, jointly organized by UNESCO and China Folklore Photographic Association. The 66 candidates who are invited in China for a week in order to attend the award ceremony, were selected among 2319 photographers from 116 countries. Ibrahim Malla is the first Syrian and the only one from Middle East to take part in such event.

15/08/2011 - 18:34
Taking inspiration from the refugees

Dec 6 - Syrian painter Sara Shamma will be supporting World Food Programme (WFP)'s project through her art work. She will take inspiration from a field visit to the United Nations refugee assistance centre and encounters with the beneficiaries to create a large scale painting which will be donated to WFP.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Tekiyeh al-Suleimaniyeh: traditional handicrafts

Tekiyeh al-Suleimaniyeh, one of the most important historic landmarks in Damascus city, houses a marketplace for traditional handicrafts such as Damask, wood carving, silverworks, handmade glass, mosaic and more.

01/01/2011 - 12:12