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Mrs. Asma al-Assad receives winners of Syrian Science Olympiad in the International Olympic Competitions

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Damascus, Mrs. Asma al-Assad on Thursday received winners of Syrian Science Olympiad in the International Olympic Competitions 2019.The students won a silver medal, seven bronze medals, and two certificates of appreciation in Mathematics, Chemistry, IT, and Biology during their participation in the International Olympic Competitions, which were held in Britain, France, Hungary and Azerbaijan, a report published on the Presidency page on Facebook said.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Mrs. Asma al-Assad receives winners of Syrian Science Olympiad in the International Olympic Competitions

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Damascus, Mrs. Asma al-Assad on Thursday received winners of Syrian Science Olympiad in the International Olympic Competitions 2019.The students won a silver medal, seven bronze medals, and two certificates of appreciation in Mathematics, Chemistry, IT, and Biology during their participation in the International Olympic Competitions, which were held in Britain, France, Hungary and Azerbaijan, a report published on the Presidency page on Facebook said.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Al-Moallem in Beijing to discuss relations between Syria and China

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Beijing, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem on Sunday started an official visit to China upon an invitation by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.During his visit, Foreign and Expatriates Minister will meet senior Chinese officials and will discuss with them different aspects of bilateral relations binding the two friendly countries and means to enhance and upgrade them in different spheres to reach the hoped-for level by the leaderships of the wo countries.The latest developments in Syria and issues of mutual interest in the regional and international arenas will be also discussed.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Europol Report Details IS Propaganda for Women

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THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, Islamic State's recruitment and use of women to support its extremist cause could pave the way for more front-line roles for women in jihadi groups in the future, the European Union's police agency said in a report published Friday.In the 34-page report entitled "Women in Islamic State Propaganda," Europol said "female jihadis are as ideologically motivated as their male counterparts and their sense of empowerment lies in contributing to the building of an Islamic state."It concludes that "numerous examples" of women, who either carried out extremist attacks or were arrested preventively, "prove that women are willing to use violence if the ideology allows them to do so. For now, it is not yet their role, but this balance may easily shift according to the organizati...

El Hassan, interlocutors tackle overall situation

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Interior and Municipalities Minister, Rayya el Hassan, received this Friday the President of the Socio-economic Council Charles Arbid, accompanied by the Council member, Representative of the General Labor Confederation, Saad Eddin Hamidi Sakr. Talks reportedly touched on the current socio-economic situation in Lebanon, in light of the Parliament's discussion of the state budget 2019 and the need for practical steps to address the current economic crisis. On the other hand, Minister El Hassan met respectively with Civil Defense Director General Raymond Khattar, and a delegation of the Union of Koura Municipalities, with relevant affairs topping their discussions.Source: National News Agency

Aoun welcomes Princess Sophie, Head of Provence-Alpes-CAte d’Azur region: Lebanon rejects naturalization

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President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, called on Britain to "assist in the return of displaced Syrians to their country, after large parts of it have become safe," praising "the United Kingdom's efforts in the field of development and its participation in the Cedre conference, the decisions of which will be implemented after the adoption of the budget."Aoun stressed the importance of the initiative he has presented to the United Nations in order to establish the 'human academy for encounter and dialogue', adding that "only with culture and dialogue among peoples can peace prevail in the world."President Aoun's remarks came during his meeting at Baabda Palace with Princess Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones, Countess of Wessex, accompanied by British Ambassador Chris Rampling, and a delegatio...

Prensa Latina celebrates 60th anniversary of foundation

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Damascus, Cuban Embassy in Damascus held on Monday a reception on the 60th anniversary of Latin American News Agency ( Prensa Latina ) foundation at the residence of the Ambassador in Damascus.Ambassador Miguel Porto Parga described relations between Syria and Cuba as deep and strong, saying that the two friendly countries will celebrate the 54th anniversary of the establishment of mutual bilateral relations after several weeks.He appreciated the efforts exerted by correspondents of Latin American Agency since the start of war on Syria in the face of the western fierce media campaign launched against it that aimed to distort the realities.Pedro Garcia Fernandez, Director of Prensa Latina in Syria, said the Cuban agency has persistently worked to face the media misleading campaign launched...

The Absence Of Consensus Within The Political Blocs Delays Naming The Candidates Of Remaining Ministries

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BAGHDAD A member of the House of Representatives of Saairun Coalition, Salam al-Shimmari confirmed the need to finish naming the candidates of the remaining ministries as soon as possible in the light of the circumstances in the country and the prevailing conditions in the region.Al-Shimmari said in a statement to NINA that "the direct responsibility lies on the Prime Minister in delaying naming the candidates for the remaining ministries in light of the desire of many blocs to complete this file for the importance of the political process and democracy in the country."He added that "placing the issue on the political blocs delayed resolving it, due to the existence of differences within the same bloc or component to nominate the candidate."He called on Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi to ...