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Iran has started sending pilgrims to Syria

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA: Iran has started sending pilgrims to Syria to visit the holy shrine of Hazrat Zeinab (SA) on the outskirts of Damascus, An Iranian official said. Speaking to IQNA, Hassan Palarak, head of the Committee for Reconstruction…

Photos: Syria 10 years ago

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Damascus, the largest city and capital of Syria, was ancient, historic and at the same time was one of the modern and contemporary cities that resisted against the attacks of insurgents and the invasion of foreigners and…

Photos: The ceremony of Arbaeen in the holy shrine of Hazrat Zainab (SA)

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SHAFAQNA- Yesterday, Muslims held ceremonies of Arbaeen of Imam Hussain (A.S.) inside the holy shrine of Hazrat Zainab (peace be upon him) near Damascus. According to Almenar, Lovers of Ahl-al-Bayt (peace be upon them), by holding flags…

Syria: 125,000 Religious Tourists Visited Country

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SHAFAQNA- Tariq Kerishati, Director General in Rif Damascus said that 125 thousand religious tourists visited religious sites in Syria since the beginning of the current year (for 10 months). The number of religious tourists entering Syria…

Iran called for militants to be “cleaned out” of Syria’s Idlib province

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SHAFAQNA - Iran's foreign minister said at the start of a visit to Damascus that "terrorists must be purged" from Syria's Idlib and the entire northwestern province returned to government control. The visit comes days before the leaders of…

Syria to receive high-tech medical equipment from Japan

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: A shipment of high-tech medical equipment whose value is more than USD 12 million  provided by the Japanese Government for the public hospitals, was granted to the Health and Higher Education Ministries on Thursday. WHO’s…

Damascus urges Iraq to reopen border crossing with Syria

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SHAFAQNA - Iraqi News | by Nehal Mostafa: The Iraqi Foreign Minister has received a message from his Syrian counterpart over intensifying efforts to re-open the border crossing between the two countries from west of Anbar in Iraq and al-Bu…

31 Killed in Damascus Court House Bombing

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SHAFAQNA - A terrorist bomb explosion has rocked a court building in the Syrian capital Damascus, leaving scores of people dead and injured. Syria's official news agency SANA reported that Takfiri terrorists detonated a bomb on Wednesday…

Entry of the Household (Ahlul Bayt) into Syria and the blessed head in Damascus

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SHAFAQNA- Shaikh Kaf’ami, Shaikh Bahai and Muhaddis Kashani narrate, that on the first day of the month of Safar, the head of Imam Husayn (a.s.) was brought into Damascus. The day was considered a day of rejoicing for the Bani Umayyah, and…

Syrian Arab Army frees civilians from rebel-held areas near Damascus

SHAFAQNA - Buses carrying about 300 Syrians living in a besieged rebel-held suburb of the capital, Damascus, began leaving the area Friday following a deal struck with the government that grants amnesty to gunmen and restores state control. An…

Blurring lines, and shifting strategies in Syria - who said Terror was not the end game?

SHAFAQNA - “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win” ― Sun Tzu. Looking at Syria it is evident the US failed to heed such words of wisdom. To soothe its pride Washington…