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03-12-2012

The clashes that forced the Damascus International Airport to close down for the week-end will likely have long-term effect on its operations.

26-11-2012

The Syrian Pound continues to face pressures in the currency market in spite of an easing on foreign exchange transactions by the Central Bank of Syria.

09-11-2012

The volume of freight in Tartous Port declined some 27 percent in the first ten months of the year, according to estimates from the Ministry of Transport.

22-10-2012
15-10-2012

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency declined 74 percent in the first nine months of 2012 compared to the same period of last year.

08-10-2012

Souria Holding has suspended works on its Abraj Souria project in downtown Damascus, its CFO said.

17-09-2012

Almost half of illegal housing areas across Syria are located in the Damascus countryside, according to a state body.

10-09-2012

Syria’s 2012 citrus fruits crop is estimated at 1.1 million tons by the Ministry of Agriculture, in line with last year’s levels.

02-09-2012

This document is an English language transcript of the interview given by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Ad-Dunia, a Damascus based TV station on August 29. The translation is from the Syrian News Agency.

06-08-2012

In a dramatic development, the Syrian Prime Minister, Riad Hijab, has fled the country, effectively defecting from the Government, along with two other ministers, exactly two months after he was appointed to his position.

06-08-2012
30-07-2012

Book of conditions to be purchased from company (EUR 100)

16-07-2012

The Syrian President has appointed seven new governors and a new head for the State Planning and International Cooperation Commission.

09-07-2012

The number of passengers that used the Airport of Qamishli, in the northeast of the country, rose to over 30,205 in the first six months of the year.

09-07-2012

Two new faculties have been established at the Aleppo and Baath Universities.

09-07-2012

Container traffic at the Port of Lattakia fell 21.03 percent in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2011.

02-07-2012

Damascus and Aleppo are the two cities of the Middle East that have witnessed the sharpest decline in occupancy rates in their hotels last year, according to a recent survey.

11-06-2012

The Syrian President named on Wednesday June 06 a new prime minister, Riyad Hijab, in replacement of Adel Safar, whose government will have lasted little more than a year.

11-06-2012

Syria ranked 92nd in the world in the 2012 edition of the Logistics Performance Index of the World Bank, a survey that measures the logistics “friendliness” of a country.

11-06-2012

Syria’s production of olive for the 2011/2012 season is forecast at 900 thousand tons by the Ministry of Agriculture.

04-06-2012

Maritime and shipping agency; general trading

21-05-2012

The table below lists the full list of the members of parliament elected during the legislative elections that took place on May 7, 2012.

Each governorate is a single constituency except for the Aleppo governorate that is divided into two constituencies, one for the city itself and one for all its rural surrounding areas.

23-04-2012

Trade of home appliances and office equipment 

16-04-2012

Accor Hotels has announced that it was putting on holds three projects in Syria because of the political situation in the country, following in the footsteps of other operators.

10-04-2012

The First MicroFinance Institution - Syria, a micro-finance bank, said that it had extended some 20 thousand loans last year.

10-04-2012

Cham Hotels and Resorts, Syria's largest hotel management company, has reported a 58 percent decline in its operating revenues last year, reflecting the steep decline witnessed by the tourism industry in the wake of the uprising gripping the country.

10-04-2012

The Syrian Enterprise and Business Centre has announced the signing of two agreements to provide capacity building and other advisory services to the Port of Lattakia and the government's Museum Directorate.

10-04-2012

Rotan Hotels has decided to put on hold three hotel management projects in Syria, according to press reports.

01-04-2012

Syrianair, Syria’s state-owned national carrier, is benefitting from the withdrawal of international companies from the market and the unrest in various parts of the country to increase the size of its operations.

01-04-2012

Kulczyk Oil has provided a new estimate for its prospective reserves in Block 9 in Syria following the drilling of a well last year.

26-03-2012

A few days before a March 28 deadline, some 1,790 persons are reported to have submitted a bid to become candidates for the next parliamentary election that is expected to be widely boycotted by the opposition.

26-03-2012

Syria registered 23,000 new cases of cancer last year, an annual increase of 15 percent, according to the Ministry of Health.

12-03-2012
05-03-2012

Russian companies have interrupted their operations in Syria because of the security situation in the country, according to Georgy Petrov, Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

01-03-2012

Syria’s winter season has been rainy and cold with rainfalls already above annual averages in many parts of the country.

23-02-2012

Updated February 23: The number of vehicles on Syrian roads rose 7.88 percent to 2.21 million last year, according to the Ministry of Transport.

20-02-2012

Book of conditions to be purchased from company (EUR 500)

13-02-2012

The Ministry of Education has announced the dates for the high school end-of-year exams as students in many areas of the country continue to have difficulties to access their schools because of the unrest.

31-01-2012

Syria’s Ministry of Transport said that total activity at its two ports of Lattakia and Tartous declined last year, although by relatively limited proportions.

30-01-2012

The General Organisation of Free Zones, the body in charge of the management of Syria’s free trade zones, said its revenues, generated from rent and other fees paid by companies, stood at SYP 900 million last year, from SYP 1 billion in 2010.

23-01-2012

The Syrian Government has announced the formal launch of a scheme to build 50,000 low cost housing units across the country in a bid to supply affordable housing for the population.

21-01-2012

The Syrian Ministry of Tourism has published a list of 28 sites offered for development to prospective investors.

08-01-2012

Containers traffic at the Port of Lattakia declined 10 percent last year compared to 2011 according to the Lattakia International Container Terminal Company.

19-12-2011

Kulczyk Oil Ventures has announced that the initial exploration period for Block 9 has been extended 11 months by the Syrian Government.

18-12-2011

Maritime agency and services; trade of foodstuff and fodder materials, iron scrap, furniture, decoration materials, electronic and electrical appliances; provide internet services; set-up and manage commercial malls, movie theaters, gym clubs, coffee shops, restaurants and catering services