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  • The International Committee of Red Cross and Crescent (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) deliver humanitarian aids to Homs, Bloudan and Madaya in Syria

    Feb 2012 - The International Committee of Red Cross and Crescent (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) deliver humanitarian aids to the Syrian cities of Homs, Bloudan and Madaya.

    Photo by Ibrahim Malla

  • 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.

  • Happy Ramadan

    For the year of 1432 Hijri, the first day of Ramadan was determined to be August 1, 2011.

    Photo by Ibrahim Malla

  • Gold jewelry

    Syrian folk jewelry mixes elements of late antiquity and Byzantine tradition with those of the Near East.

    Photos by Ibrahim Malla

  • Bosra

    The ancient city of Bosra, in the Governorate of Daraa, was once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia and an important stopover on the ancient caravan route to Mecca. A magnificent 2nd-century Roman theatre, early Christian ruins and several mosques are found within its great walls.

    Photos by Ibrahim Malla

  • Red Cross Red Crescent Day

    8th of May is the International Day of Red Cross and Red Crescent. The Movement, whose idea was born 150 years ago, welcomes societies from all around the world and found its activities on 7 principles: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Volunteer work, Unity and Universality.

    Photos by Ibrahim Malla

  • Palmyra: Oasis of columns

    Located 200 km north-east of Damascus, Palmyra is a fertile oasis in the heart of the Syrian desert. This position, on the crossroad between Damascus and Iraq, the Arab Gulf and Persia and the Mediterranean, made of it one of the most wealthy cultural and caravan centers of the ancient world.

    Photos by Ibrahim Malla

  • Traffic Police Day

    May 4 - Al Etihad Elementary School students greet a traffic policeman with a rose and a card they prepared at school for the occasion.

    Photo by Ibrahim Malla

  • 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.

    Photos by Ibrahim Malla

  • Syrian Independence Day

    Yousef Al-Azmeh (1883 – July 24, 1920) had the charge of Syrian Minister of war when he led a desperate and very unequal battle to defend Damascus against the French army of General Gouraud on July 24, 1920. Al-Azmeh, who was killed in the fighting, is considered today a marthyr of independence and a national hero.

    Photos by Ibrahim Malla

  • SABIS regional tournament

    Syrian youth celebrated their medals at the 8th SABIS regional tournament held in Beirut on 8th and 9th of April.

    Photos by Ibrahim Malla

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  • IFRC starts from Syria a green project to spread worldwide

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) started a new project on Mar 31, during the works of the Global Community Safety and Resilience Forum. 50 trees were planted in Harasta, North-East of Damascus, in different areas, which were given the names of the continents. The project started in Syria but will be extended to all the countries.

  • Syria: Humanity and Spirituality

    The grandiose Umayyad mosque in the heart of Old Damascus at night shines among the blue lights of the churches.

    Photos by Ibrahim Malla

  • Al Nada: Changing Askers to Givers

    According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (reported by UNDP) in Syria woman make up 49% of population and 45% of university students, however they represent less than 15% of the labour force. Al Nada association works to empower women to take part in the working life through vocational and training courses.

    Photos by Ibrahim Malla

  • The Batmobile in the heart of Old Damascus

    Photo by Nahel Selo

  • Happy Mother's Day

    In Syria 21st of March is dedicated to the celebration of Mother's Day.

  • Spring in Syria

    Springtime brings ideas of birth and regrowth. Astronomically, the vernal equinox, 20th March in the Northern Hemispher, indicates the middle of spring, but folklore claims 21st March being the "first day of spring".

    Photo by Ibrahim Malla

  • Junior Friendship Show Jumping Tournament

    Cailin Fensham from South Africa won the Junior Friendship Show Jumping Tournament with a horse owned by Syrian Bassem Anzarouti. The tournament, which took place at Bassel al-Assad Shooting and Equestrian Club in Dimas (Damascus neighbourhood) saw the participation of young horse-back riders from Jordan, Lebanon, Denmark, Germany, France, South Africa and Syria.

    Photo by Ibrahim Malla

  • The bean legend: Abu Abdo al Fawal

    Abu Abdo al Fawal, is a legend in Aleppo. Everyone in town has heard of him or tried his "foul" which is  traditional fava beans dish, that the shop has been serving for breakfast for over 100 years.

    Photo by Angelique Sanossian - Aleppo

  • ICRC to transfer record quantity of apples from occupied Golan

    Feb 15, 2011 – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) started transferring 12.000 tons of apples from the occupied Golan to Syria.

    Photo by Ibrahim Malla - ICRC Syria

  • Hammam Al Malik Al Zahir

    Named after a Mamluk sultan, "Al Malik Al Zahir" hammam began operation in 985 A.D.- 375 A.H. and it is claimed to be the oldest remaining public bath in Damascus.

    Photos by Ibrahim Malla

  • Aleppo's soap is affected by poor economic circumstances

    Production of  the famous traditional Aleppo soap has been affected due to a decrease of demand. According to  Amer Jebeili, the owner of a large factory, the economical situation is not currently encouraging him to increase his production.

    Photo by Ibrahim Malla

  • Overview on modern Syria

    Curiosity about Syria is usually focused by foreigners on the country's rich ancient history, however a recent interest about Syria's modern history is growing amongst audiences. On this line the American filmmaker Kevin Murphy produced a 55-min documentary named "Damascus", which examines the events that led to the formation of modern day Syria. The film is due to be released this coming spring in the US and Europe.

    Photo By Ibrahim Malla - Umaween Square and Opera Hall (Damascus) taken from Qasioun

  • St. Moses the Abyssinian

    St. Moses the Abyssinian (Deir Mar Musa el-Habashi) overlooks a steep valley in the mountains around 80 km north of Damascus. Known since ancient times, the monastery is today home of an active community.

    Photos by Ibrahim Malla

  • BASMA Foundation Launches Annual Campaign

    BASMA foundation for supporting children with cancer launched on Monday its 2011 campaign under the slogan "give life a smile" with the aim of ensuring the participation of the biggest possible number of public and private bodies in this initiative.

    Photo by Ibrahim Malla

  • Free Drawing Club in Lattakia

    Free Drawing Club in Lattakia is considered to be the first of its kind in Syria. With the aim of stimulating respect for the public utilities, the club organizes painting sessions for children in the streets, providing all drawing tools and colors.

    Photo by Isaam Hassan

FEATURES

Yousef al Azmeh

Yousef Al-Azmeh (1883 – July 24, 1920) had the charge of Syrian Minister of war when he led a desperate and very unequal battle to defend Damascus against the French army of General Gouraud on July 24, 1920. Al-Azmeh, who was killed in the fighting, is considered today a marthyr of independence and a national hero.

Photos by Ibrahim Malla

Syria: Humanity and Spirituality

Photos by Ibrahim Malla