Author: syriaboss

Rights and Responsibilities of Refugees: Everything You Need to Know

A refugee is a person who has fled their country for fear of their human rights being violated due to race, religion, political affiliation or unrest. Every year refugees seek asylum in foreign countries.  The 1951 Refugee Convection and 1967 Protocol treaties were drafted to outline the rights and status of refugees in a foreign country. However, only 148 countries globally are parties to the Convention and/or the Protocol treaties. As professional New York Immigration lawyers from Corey Lee Law point out, just like any legal foreigner, refugees have the right to life, good health, work and education, among other basic...

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Safe Destinations to Visit in Syria, 2018

Yes, it says 2018. You did not read it incorrectly. Before 2011 and the Arab Spring, Syria was an important travel destination for millions of travelers from around the world but because of the civil war that erupted in the country tourism stopped. However, Syria still has safe areas that could be visited and enjoyed. So if you found yourself in Syria with some free time in your schedule, here are safe exciting places you could check out this year: The Ancient City of Damascus Damascus, the oldest city in the world, is still as alive as ever despite...

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The Most Interesting Places to Visit in Syria

Syria is a Middle Eastern country with rich cultures and traditions and a beautiful mediterranean weather. Since the beginning of history, Syria has been the center of numerous fascinating cultures and civilizations. Those different civilizations adorned Syria with important magnificent historical sites; some of them were even added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. All of that and more made Syria a must-go travel destination for millions of tourists from around the world. Some of the most interesting historical sites that can be found in Syria: The Citadel of Aleppo One of the oldest and largest castles in the...

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What languages do Syrians speak?

Language is the key to communication. Many believe that it is Man’s greatest invention. It dates back to thousands and thousands of years ago, however few know that the very first alphabet in human history was found on the shores of Syria, in the old city of Ugarit, modern day Ras Shamra, Lattakia. Many ancient civilizations inhabited Syria since then speaking different archaic and mostly extinct languages. So what do Syrian people speak today? Arabic Arabic is the official language of The Syrian Arab Republic. Modern Standard Arabic is taught in schools and used in printed materials like books,...

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The Great Mosque of Damascus (The Umayyad Mosque)

Damascus, the oldest continuously inhabited capital in the world, has been the center for many civilizations throughout its rich and fascinating history. The city has many sacred historical sites left by the ancient cultures that inhabited Damascus, which made the city a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979. Located in the heart of the Ancient City of Damascus, The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus, is one of the oldest and holiest Islamic monuments in the world. The site of the Umayyad mosque today has been a place of worship for more than three millennia....

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