Homs (/hɔːms/;Arabic:حمص / ALA-LC: Ḥimṣ), previously known as Emesa (Greek: Ἔμεσα Emesa), is a city in western Syria and the capital of the Homs Governorate. It is 501 metres (1,644ft) above sea level and is located 162 kilometres (101mi) north of Damascus. Located on the Orontes River, Homs is also the central link between the interior cities and the Mediterranean coast.
Previous to the Syrian war, Homs was a major industrial centre, and with a population of at least 652,609 people in 2004, it was the third largest city in Syria after Aleppo to the north and the capital Damascus to the south. Its population reflects Syria's general religious diversity, composed mostly of Arabic-speaking Sunni Muslims and Alawite and Christian minorities. There are a number of historic mosques and churches in the city, and it is close to the Krak des Chevaliers castle, a world heritage site.
Homs did not emerge into the historical record until the 1st century BCE at the time of the Seleucids. It later became the capital of a kingdom ruled by the Emesani dynasty who gave the city its name. Originally a center of worship for the sun god El-Gabal, it later gained importance in Christianity under the Byzantines. Homs was conquered by the Muslims in the 7th century and made capital of a district that bore its current name. Throughout the Islamic era, Muslim dynasties contending for control of Syria sought after Homs due to the city's strategic position in the area. Homs began to decline under the Ottomans and only in the 19th century did the city regain its economic importance when its cotton industry boomed. During French Mandate rule, the city became a center of insurrection and, after independence in 1946, a center of Baathist resistance to the first Syrian governments.
According to the UNRWA, poor environmental health is a major concern as it affects the quality of life and poses health risks for the refugees. The sewage system needs to be expanded to cope with the increasing camp population. The schools are old and dilapidated condition, and some have major structural defects. The UNRWA's main priority in the camp is to reconstruct the schools to provide improved educational facilities.
Eight additional tribes with ancestral lands in and adjacent to Oregon were also present ... “They have been here for a far longer time than the Forest Service, so how do we take their perspective, their ideas, their thoughts, to help us manage lands,” said Hom ... “We just don’t have representation within our agency that we are proud of yet,” said Hom.
Russia has granted permission for Iranian aircraft originating from Tehran to land at the Hemeimeem military base in western Syria... A week prior, Iran shipped “precision weapons” from Tehran to Syria via a civilian plane that landed at the Shayrat military airport in the Homs countryside.
Homs (dpa) - In Syrien sind bei einem Drohnenangriff auf eine Abschlussfeier in einer Milit�rakademie mindesten 78 Menschen get�tet worden ... Au�erdem soll es bei dem Angriff vom Donnerstag in Homs rund 140 Verletzte gegeben haben ... Diese kontrolliert inzwischen wieder zwei Drittel des Landes, darunter auch die Provinz Homs ... Teilen. Feedback. Drucken ... ....
Nor is it without ineffable order that the ministries of earth, the many departments of nature, are allotted to the heavenly Virtues; fountains and rivers, winds and forests, plants, living creatures of land and sea, whose various functions harmonize together, by the Angels directing them all to a common end.” (Origen. in Josue, Hom ... Hom.
To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Click the share button above to email/forward this article to your friends and colleagues ... *** ... Syrians displaced by the Kurds are living in Aleppo, Hama, Homs and Latakia just waiting for the day they can return to their homes, farms, lands and businesses ... *.
In the primary market, HendersonLand (0012) released 28 flats at BakerCircleGreenwich in Hung Hom yesterday, with the cheapest priced at HK$3.65 million, while Longfor (0960) will launch sales of four special flats at Upper RiverBank in Kai Tak today, three days later than originally planned, due to the heaviest rain on record last week ... .
Flats on sale at new projects in Yau Tong and Hung Hom have been heavily oversubscribed after their developers rolled out extremely competitive prices ... Meanwhile, HendersonLand's (0012) BakerCircleGreenwich in Hung Hom had received 650 checks for the first batch of 60 flats as of yesterday, making them nearly 10 times oversubscribed.
... 21.5 percent to HK$26.6 billion, as compared to the same month in the previous year, the Land Registry said ... In the primary market, Henderson Land Development (0012) said the 84 flats at BakerCircleGreenwich in Hung Hom were four times oversubscribed after collecting 420 checks.
Elsewhere, Wing Tai Properties (0369) and Vanke Overseas (1036) have gained approval for a 27-story residential building with a floor area of 89,341 sq ft on a site in Hin Wo Lane, Sha Tin, which they acquired through a land tender ... Another price list is coming from HendersonLand for BakerCircle Euston in Hung Hom.
Multiple civilians were killed by a land mine in Syria on Sunday, according to local authorities and independent observers. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said nine truffle hunters were killed when their vehicle hit the land mine in Deir Ez-Zor province.
SOHR, incidentally, also reported the deaths of three other Hezbollah fighters in Syria last week, when their car ran over a land mine while carrying out a mission in the Homs countryside ...IRGC men, meanwhile, are there in Homs, close to the Lebanese border, offering their expertise to their Lebanese comrades.