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News Syria » Culture: People’s Assembly passes law regulating Culture Ministry’s work

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Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Minister of Culture Mohammad al-Ahmad asserted that the new law aims at keeping up with the large social developments witnessed in Syria, and that the old law’s articles regulating the work of the Ministry have become outdated, as they date back to the ...

News Syria » Culture: Syria’s Ghouta residents ‘wait to die’ as more bombs fall

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Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

CWN Editor's Note: L’Osservatore Romano (February 22 Italian edition) devoted prominent front-page coverage to this story and to the fighting in Afrin, Syria. The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above).

News Syria » Culture: Syrian government attacks kill more than 100

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Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

More than 100 civilians, including 20 children, have been killed in the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours following a series of airstrikes and artillery bombardments conducted by the Syrian regime, the White Helmets said. CNN's Ben ...

News Syria » Culture: Role of Syriac culture in religious history focus of exhibit

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

The rich Syriac culture, which has faced continued threats of extinction due to ongoing strife in countries such as Syria and Iraq, is featured in an exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Cohen Memorial Hall. “Syriac: Preserving an Endangered World Culture,” which ...

News Syria » Culture: Arts & Culture: Syrian Painters Fight a 'Culture of Emptying'

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Publication date: hursday 08 May 2014

The day Raghad Mardini first saw a crumbling Ottoman-era horse stable in the mountains above Beirut, she saw artistic potential. Trained as a civil engineer in her native Syria, Mardini moved from Damascus to Beirut in 2008 and promptly bought and restored ...

News Syria » Culture: Pianos for Peace: Syrian pianist, composer Malek Jandali

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Publication date: Friday 02 February 2018

“Art both reflects and shapes the human condition, and my hope is not only to preserve the rich history and beauty of Syrian culture with my compositions, but to engender peace and humanity through the soft power of music,” he says. In 2015, Jandali ...

News Syria » Culture: ISIS wages cultural warfare on Syria’s heritage

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Publication date: uesday 11 August 2015

is not only achieving territorial gains in Syria. The militants are also succeeding in obliterating the country’s cultural existence - and replacing it with a new culture that serves their extreme narrative. The culture being constructed by ISIS is an ef ...

News Syria » Culture: 8 people who are bringing Syrian culture to the Netherlands

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Publication date: hursday 08 June 2017

From Dabke dancing to Muwashshah music, the Netherlands has a lot to learn about Syrians and vice versa. Deborah Nicholls-Lee meets eight people who are building bridges between the two communities and celebrating the very best of Syrian culture here.

News Syria » Culture: Feminism, Syria-style: Conservative tribesmen freed from Islamic State emerge into a world where women have rights

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Publication date: Sunday 07 January 2018

It's been something of a culture shock for many of the residents who for three years had lived under the crushing religious fundamentalism of Islamic State. Even before the extremists took over, this part of Syria had been a deeply conservative place ...

News Syria » Culture: Fincham: Syria will need the culture that ISIS hopes to destroy

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Publication date: Friday 28 August 2015

They murder and destroy culture to gain our attention - to spread the message that they control important territory in Iraq and Syria. In addition to the destruction of the Palmyra temple, they beheaded Syrian scholar Khaled al-Assad, who refused to reveal ...