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Cabinet: Subsidized goods to be distributed via smart services card as of February

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Damascus, The Cabinet announced that subsidized essential goods will be distributed via the smart services card as of February at Syrian Trading showrooms, specific retail outlets, and trucks, and that the list of distributed goods will be expanded gradually.During its weekly session headed by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet approved the Transport Ministry's policy for developing the transport sector, with emphasis on feasible public-private partnership projects.The Cabinet also discussed the bill for amending the law for licensing currency exchange companies, as well as discussing amending laws pertaining to the Local Administration and Environment Ministry.The Cabinet congratulated the liberated captives Sedqi al-Maqat and Amal Fawzi Abu Saleh, lauding their positions in defense ...

Army General Command holds event to commemorate martyr Soleimani and his colleagues

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Damascus, The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces on Sunday organized an event at al-Assad National Library to commemorate the martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani the Leader of Quds Force, and his colleagues.In a speech at the event, Presidential Political and Media Advisor said the legacy of Soleimani and his fellow martyrs will live on in this land, while Deputy Defense Minister Mahmoud Abdulwahab Shawwa said that the martyrdom of Soleimani strengthened the course of resistance against the Israeli enemy and all occupiers.Grand Mufti of the Republic Ahmad Bedreddin Hassoun said that Soleimani was a hero who will not be forgotten, while Iranian Ambassador in Damascus Javad Turkabadi said that Syria had a special place in Soleimani's heart as evidenced by his presence in the front lin...

Extraordinary efforts for Hasaka electricity workers to repair damage caused by Turkish aggression, transmit electricity to citizens

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Hasaka, The workers of Hasaka Electricity Company exerted extraordinary efforts last year to transmit electricity current to all areas and villages in the province despite of the obstacles facing them due to the aggression of Turkish regime and its mercenaries and the damage and fires caused by this aggression which affected a large part of electricity columns and grids.Director of Hasaka Electricity Company Anwar Okla told SANA in a statement that the workers of the company spare no efforts to guarantee the electricity service to the locals of Hasaka province through tackling any technical malfunction in the networks and the transformation centers and in facing any emergency due to the weather conditions.During 2019, the Company, according to Okla, managed to rehabilitate and maintain 732...

Murad: To stop importing any agricultural commodities piled in our warehouses

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Caretaker State Minister for International Trade Affairs, Hassan Murad, stressed that "the national interest requires, without any hesitation, that we support the productive sectors in Lebanon," reiterating "the demand of the agricultural sector to stop foreign imports of any agricultural commodities that are stacked in Lebanese warehouses and refrigerators."During his meeting with a delegation representing agricultural bodies from the Bekaa region, Murad promised to stand by Lebanese farmers in their demand to stop agricultural import.He said he will raise the issue with Caretaker Agriculture Minister, Hassan Lakkis, in order to agree on ceasing importation until reaching self-sufficiency and consuming all agricultural quantities produced in Lebanon."Priority remains to our national produ...

Delegation of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Arabic Language Service Visits Uganda

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Riyadh, A delegation from King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for the Service of the Arabic Language intends to visit the Republic of Uganda, as an extension of previous visits by the center, which resulted in a Saudi educational grant to teach Arabic at Makerere University in Kampala, which is the most prominent university in Uganda.The General Secretary of the Center, Dr. Mahmoud Ismail Saleh, stated that the visit is to review the previous achievement and build perceptions for the subsequent stages to support the teaching of the Arabic language in Uganda, an extension of the wise leadership directives in supporting and serving the Arabic language and enhancing its presence internationally.Source: Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Distributes 750 Food Baskets to Flood-affected People in Somalia

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Somalia, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has distributed 750 food baskets for the flood-affected people in Somalia, benefiting 4,500 people.This comes within the framework of the humanitarian and relief projects being provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, to the people of Somalia.Source: Saudi Press Agency

2020 Is Off to an Alarming, Chaotic Start

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WASHINGTON - A violent mob assault on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. The targeted killing of an Iranian general ordered by President Donald Trump. An accidental missile strike of a Ukrainian commercial airliner. A tightening of U.S. economic sanctions on Iran. The detention of the British ambassador in Tehran.We are barely beyond the first week of a new year and a new decade, but already the alarming and chaotic news coming out of the Middle East makes it difficult not to feel a sense of foreboding for what's to come. Historical forces seem to be moving on paths impossible to identify precisely, but lead in the general direction of danger, political analysts and historians say.And all this takes place at a time when the world already had plenty to worry about.Trump has been impeached and awa...

2020 Is Off to an Alarming, Chaotic Start

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WASHINGTON - A violent mob assault on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. The targeted killing of an Iranian general ordered by President Donald Trump. An accidental missile strike of a Ukrainian commercial airliner. A tightening of U.S. economic sanctions on Iran. The detention of the British ambassador in Tehran.We are barely beyond the first week of a new year and a new decade, but already the alarming and chaotic news coming out of the Middle East makes it difficult not to feel a sense of foreboding for what's to come. Historical forces seem to be moving on paths impossible to identify precisely, but lead in the general direction of danger, political analysts and historians say.And all this takes place at a time when the world already had plenty to worry about.Trump has been impeached and awa...

Hezbollah Says Payback for US Strike Has Just Begun

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BEIRUT - The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah said Sunday that Iran's missile attacks on two bases in Iraq housing U.S. forces was only the start of the retaliation for America's killing a top Iranian general in a drone strike.Hassan Nasrallah described Iran's ballistic missile response as a "slap" to Washington, one that sent a message. The limited strikes caused no casualties and appeared to be mainly a show of force.The leader of Hezbollah, which is closely aligned with Iran, said the strikes were the "first step down a long path" that will ensure U.S. troops withdraw from the region. "The Americans must remove their bases, soldiers and officers and ships from our region. The alternative ... to leaving vertically is leaving horizontally. This is a decisive and firm decisi...

Minister of Education Meets with Members of Ghanaian-Saudi Parliamentary Friendship Committee

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Riyadh, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh, Minister of Education, met here today with the members of the Ghanaian-Saudi Parliamentary Friendship Committee.During the meeting, a memorandum of scientific and educational cooperation between the Ministries of Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Ghana and the possibility of establishing an institute to teach Arabic Language in Ghana were discussed.The two sides also discussed educational issues between the two countries.Source: Saudi Press Agency