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Cabinet discusses preparations for university enrolment process

Damascus, The Cabinet discussed on Sunday the preparations of the Higher Education Ministry to enroll students who passed the high school certificate exam in public and private universities and institutes for the next academic year.During a weekly session chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet tasked the Education Ministry and Higher Education Ministry to prepare a human development program at schools and university to limit the impact of the terrorist war on students.The Cabinet also agreed to deduct the years spent carrying out mandatory or auxiliary military service from age requirements for discharged personnel who apply for jobs with age requirements.The Cabinet approved suggestions for developing the quality control system for products, and decided to rehabilitate the inf...

Decree grants an honor card for the injured with disability of 40 % and above due to war or by terrorists

Damascus, President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday issued legislative decree No.13 for 2019 stipulating for granting an honor card called the card of homeland's injured for those sustaining disability estimated at 40% and above due to the war or military operations or at the hands of terrorists or enemy elements.The decree covers the Army and Armed Forces personnel, Internal Security Forces personnel and anyone who was injured while fighting under command of the army.Those who receive the honor card can benefit from medical , educational , and financial facilitations and services.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Gas pipeline feeding Ebla Factory goes out of service due to a terrorist attack

Homs, The gas pipeline linking al-Shaer gas field with Ebla Gas Factory in Homs eastern countryside went out of service due to a terrorist attack.SANA reporter in Homs said that Terrorists vandalized the gas pipeline which extends from al-Shaer field to Ebla Gas Factory as the pipeline went out of service.The reporter indicated that technical workshops affiliated to the Petroleum Ministry started to work on fixing the gas pipeline in order to pump gas through it again over the coming hours.The reporter added the gas pipeline which went out of service transports 2.5 million cubic meters of gas daily to Ebla Factory and from it to the power plants.Remnants of Daesh ISIS terrorists spread in some areas in the Syrian Badia semi-desert and they try to attack the residential areas and the vital ...

UN Envoy to Yemen Expresses Concern About Houthi Militia Carrying Out Death Penalty on 30 People

Aden, The UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffith urged the Yemeni government and the Iran-backed Houthi militias to implement the prisoners and detainees agreement signed in Stockholm.This came in a brief statement on Griffith's Twitter, as he also stressed that the UN opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Military Exercise Between Saudi and US forces Starts

Riyadh, "The enthusiastic leader exercise 2019", which brings together units of the Saudi Royal Land Forces with its American counterparts, was launched today at the main exercise center of King Khalid Military City in the Northern Region in the presence of the Commander of the Northern Region, Major General Saleh bin Ahmed Al Zahrani.The exercise lasts for two weeks, during which a number of training tasks will be carried out in the traditional and non-conventional military operations fileds.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Environment Ministry confirms readiness to check health situation of livestock being sent to enter Makkah

Makkah, The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture announced the readiness of the clinics and veterinary units in the various regions of the Kingdom to detect the animals to be transported to Makkah, starting from 13/11/1440 to 3/12/1440 H., through the veterinary screening points at the outlets of Mallaj to verify the certificates issued by branches of the Ministry and veterinary units.The ministry called upon all livestock breeders to transfer their livestock to Makkah to submit to the ministry's nearest branch or veterinarian unit to issue health certificates specified at certain hours to reach the veterinary screening points at the entrance to the holy capital.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Rahi from Diman: Cabinet is barred from convening, constrained by the contradictory demands of counterparts

"The government is prevented from meeting or constrained by the contradictory demands of counterparts," said Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rahi during Sunday Mass service in Diman this morning.He added that "the Government has the responsibility to take clear-cut decisions," calling on Lebanese officials to exercise wisdom and vigilance in the face of the dangers confronting Lebanon.Referring in this context to the turbulence in the region, the economic risks threatening financial stability and the "Deal of the Century" aimed at naturalizing Palestinian refugees against their will, the Prelate recalled that politicians were not allowed to exploit the work of constitutional institutions for their desires and demands, and subsequently block their action.Source: National News Agency

Bassil begins southern tour in Marjayoun

Free Patriotic Movement Head, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil arrived in the region of Marjayoun on Sunday morning, the first stop in his tour including several villages and towns in South Lebanon, NNA correspondent in Marjayoun reported. .A large crowd of supporters gathered in Jdeidet Marjayoun to welcome Bassil, amidst heavy security forces' deployment in the areaSource: National News Agency

Local Afghan Journalist Killed by Unknown Assailants

PAKTIA, AFGHANISTAN - Unknown armed assailants killed a reporter for a local radio station in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province.Nader Shah Sahibzada, a reporter for Voice of Gardiz local radio, went missing on Friday and authorities found his dead body on Saturday near his home in capital city, Gardiz.Initial autopsy reports suggest that Sahibzada has been severely tortured and stabbed to death.Aminullah Amiri, an editor of the Voice of Gardiz radio, told VOA that Sahibzada was running entertainment shows at the station and had no conflicts with anyone, suggesting he may have been killed because of his work.Sardar Wali Tabassum, the provincial police spokesperson, told VOA that an investigation has been launched into the killing of Sahibzada and efforts are under way to bring those res...

Hezbollah Leader: We Have Reduced Our Military Presence in Syria

WASHINGTON - The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has said that the number of Hezbollah fighters in Syria has decreased.Hassan Nasrallah said in a recent interview with al-Manar TV, Hezbollah's official television, that the Syrian regime has been recovering militarily after years of fighting rebel groups seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.We are present where we are needed to be, Nasrallah said, referring to his group's military presence in war-torn Syria.The Syrians have realized that they don't need us anymore. That's why we don't have a real presence on frontlines, the militant leader said.Since the outbreak of Syria's civil war in 2011, Hezbollah has sent thousands of fighters to support the Assad regime.The Lebanese Shi'ite militant group has been instrume...