Economy

03-03-2021
The Ministry of Health said it began vaccinating Syrians against the novel coronavirus on Monday with initial doses administered to healthcare workers as a further 471 new cases were recorded across the country.
03-03-2021
Inflation hit a record 133.7 percent in Syria last July, the largest year-on-year increase in decades in the prices of commodities and services, according to recently released official data.
03-03-2021
An opposition-affiliated fund that finances projects in parts of Syria outside government control has received an additional EUR 8.2 million in funding from Japan towards stabilisation efforts in the northeast of the country.
24-02-2021
Positive coronavirus cases in Syria continued a steady climb last week with 398 cases recorded, roughly in line with the 431 new cases registered the previous week.
24-02-2021
The Russian company managing Syria's Tartous port has appointed a new manager, the fourth to serve in just two years, in another sign of the company’s struggles to calm the ongoing disputes with the company’s Syrian workers.
23-02-2021
The United Nations humanitarian and Covid-19 response plans for last year received about USD 2.13 billion in funding, a little over half of what the global body says it needed for the plans.
17-02-2021
A previously unknown company, Saray LLC, has won the rights to broadcast Syria’s football league for three seasons, according to local media reports.
17-02-2021
Some 12.4 million people in Syria are now food insecure, the World Food Programme (WFP) has said, based on the result of an assessment carried out late last year. The figure, representing roughly 60 percent of Syria’s population, is the highest level ever recorded, it said.
17-02-2021
Syria recorded 431 new positive cases of Covid-19 last week, down from 540 new cases the previous week, although as always the real figures are likely much higher due to a lack of transparency and testing capacity.
10-02-2021
Kurdish-dominated authorities in northeastern Syria saw their revenues decline by nearly a fifth in 2020, according to fiscal data published by an independent centre in northeastern Syria drawing on the Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria’s (AANES) 2020 annual report.
10-02-2021
Syrian businessman Nader Qalei, a prominent member of the Sunni-Damascene business elite and regime supporter, died in Beirut last week after suffering from symptoms of Covid-19, local media reported.
10-02-2021
The Covid-19 pandemic continued to spread at a steady pace last week, with 540 new cases recorded, up from 536 the previous week. The week before, 694 new cases had been reported.
03-02-2021
Syria has once again been ranked the third-worst country in the world in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2020.
03-02-2021
Official data showed 536 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Syria over the past week, bringing the total number of cases recorded in the country since the start of the pandemic to 43,592.
27-01-2021
Russian military personnel in the Hmeimim Airbase received the Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine this month, according to Russian media reports, while it remains unclear when Syrians will begin receiving vaccines themselves.

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