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Syrian Nour Baddour wins bronze medal at 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Kazakhstan

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Nur- Sultan, Noura Baddour of the Syrian national team for special sports won a bronze medal at 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships being currently held in Kazakhstan qualifying for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.Baddour was able to lift 90 in the women's up to 41kg and qualified for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.Syrian Players Rasha al-Sheikh, Fatima al-Hassan, and Shadi Issa are also participating in the competition.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Saudi Basketball representative concludes Intensive Workshop for Asian Basket Supervisors in Beirut

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Beirut, Dr. Ghassan Tashkendi, member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Federation of Basketball and the Chairman of the National Teams Committee, attended an intensive two-day workshop for Asian Basket Supervisors in Beirut.The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in the process of organizing the 3x3 World Cities Championship.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Basketball representative concludes Intensive Workshop for Asian Basket Supervisors in Beirut

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Beirut, Dr. Ghassan Tashkendi, member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Federation of Basketball and the Chairman of the National Teams Committee, attended an intensive two-day workshop for Asian Basket Supervisors in Beirut.The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in the process of organizing the 3x3 World Cities Championship.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Syria’s junior football team ties with Bahraini counterpart 1-1 in West Asia cup

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Amman, Syria's junior football team tied with its Bahraini counterpart 1-1 in a match held on Wednesday at Zarkaa city in Jordan within Group A of West Asia cup.Mohammad Sarakbi scored for Syria at the 21st minute of the game while Khaled Hajjah of Syria scored for Bahrain by mistake at the 86th minute of the match.The Syrian team leads the group with 4 points.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Israel Moves to Name Golan Settlement After Trump

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RAMAT TRUMP, GOLAN HEIGHTS - The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a new settlement named after President Donald Trump in a gesture of appreciation for the U.S. leader's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory.The settlement isn't exactly new. Currently known as Bruchim, it is over 30 years old and has a population of 10 people.Israel is hoping the rebranded "Ramat Trump," Hebrew for "Trump Heights," will encourage a wave of residents to vastly expand it."It's absolutely beautiful," said U.S. Ambassador David Friedman, who attended Sunday's ceremony. Noting that Tr...

Israel Moves to Name Golan Settlement After Trump

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RAMAT TRUMP, GOLAN HEIGHTS - The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a new settlement named after President Donald Trump in a gesture of appreciation for the U.S. leader's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory.The settlement isn't exactly new. Currently known as Bruchim, it is over 30 years old and has a population of 10 people.Israel is hoping the rebranded "Ramat Trump," Hebrew for "Trump Heights," will encourage a wave of residents to vastly expand it."It's absolutely beautiful," said U.S. Ambassador David Friedman, who attended Sunday's ceremony. Noting that Tr...

GCC Secretary General Condemns Terrorist Attacks Targeting Two Oil Tankers, in the Gulf of Oman

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Riyadh, GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani has strongly condemned attacks targeting two oil tankers, in the Gulf of Oman, describing them as a dangerous escalation, a violation of all international norms and laws and a direct threat to the freedom of navigation and world energy supplies, in addition to jeopardizing regional and international security and peace.Al-Zayani said that these attacks are terrorist acts that call for a firm, crucial and deterrent response by the international community to protect the international navigation routes, in this vital region of the world.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Palmyra power plant put back into service after six-year hiatus

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Damascus, The maintenance workshops affiliated to the Electricity Ministry were able to repair and rehabilitate Palmyra power plant after six-year hiatus as it has been put into service again, according to Director of Electricity Transmission General Establishment Fawwaz al-Zaher.Al-Zaher indicated that the plant consists of two power convertors with a capacity of 20 MVA which were replaced and all the damages inflicted upon the plant by terrorists were repaired.The plant whose capacity was 40 MW went out of service in the year 2013 after it has been completely destroyed along with the 70km-long high-voltage line 66 KV which feeds the plant.Electricity workshops have provided an alternative electrical feed partially to Palmyra immediately after liberating from terrorism and they are cont...

Egypt reiterates need for Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

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Cairo, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri stressed on Tuesday the necessity for preserving Syria's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.Ahmad Hafez, Spokesman of the Egyptian foreign Ministry, said that Shukri, who met the United States Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey, called for working to dry the resources of financing the terrorist groups and confronting any political and logistic support to them.He pointed out to the continuation of Egyptian efforts with all sides concerned to push the political process in Syria forwards.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency