Economy

05-05-2021
Bilateral trade between Syria and Lebanon fell 37 percent last year, hit by the ongoing economic crisis in Lebanon compounded by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and sanctions.
05-05-2021
The U.S. Department of Treasury has reached a USD 34,328 settlement with MoneyGram for apparent violations of sanctions programs, including transactions involving Syria it processed for two individuals.
05-05-2021
A Covid-19 vaccination campaign has begun in northwest Syria after 53,800 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines were allocated to the area by the World Health Organisation.
28-04-2021
An EU court has dismissed an appeal by prominent Syrian businessman Mazen Tarazi against his inclusion on a list of sanctioned individuals.
28-04-2021
The Syrian government announced this week it had received 203,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine via the COVAX facility in addition to 150,000 doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine.
21-04-2021
Updated April/27/2021: The number of positive Covid-19 cases jumped by 2,530 last week, with more than half of them recorded in northeast Syria despite a full curfew there.
21-04-2021
Syria rose one rank in the Human Development Index in 2019, placing 151 out of 189 countries, but is the worst performing country in the world over the past decade according to the metrics used.
21-04-2021
The Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria (AANES) has raised wages for its employees and contractors by 30 percent as it prepares to implement a controversial new tax law.
14-04-2021
The U.S. Department of Treasury has sought to reassure humanitarian agencies operating in Syria after growing criticism that sanctions designed to punish the regime are throttling aid to an increasingly impoverished population.
14-04-2021
The UAE has donated vaccines to Syria as the country grapples with a third wave of the pandemic.
14-04-2021
A group of four American Republican senators has challenged the United States’ support for a proposal by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that would allow member countries including Syria and Iran to tap into a USD 650 billion funding allocation.
07-04-2021
Donors pledged EUR 5.3 billion (USD 6.4 billion) towards humanitarian relief efforts for Syria at a recent conference -- a decrease on last year’s commitments and only around half the funds needed. As the conflict entered its second decade, most countries reduced funding, though both the European Union and Germany increased their contributions.
07-04-2021
The Syrian government has ordered its ministries to temporarily close and/or reduce working hours to a minimum until April 15, as a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic sweeps over the country. The government said the decision on April 04 was in response to the accelerating spread of the pandemic as well as fuel shortages.
31-03-2021
Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and a shortage of foreign currency, Turkish exports to Syria remained buoyant last year. Investments from the Syrian refugee population in Turkey, however, are slowing down.
31-03-2021
Expected shipments of the Covid-19 vaccine to Syria have been postponed until an unspecified date, according to the World Health Organisation’s Syria office, opposition news website Enab Baladi reported. 

Events

Syrian International Microfinance & Banking Exhibition 2015
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EDU 2011 Aleppo
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