Economy

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
UPDATED on June 08, 2021 (see note at the bottom of the article): Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and a shortage of foreign currency, bilateral trade between Turkey and Syria remained stable 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. 
24-03-2021
The Syrian government has granted a one-off cash bonus to civil servants, military personnel and pensioners as the depreciation of the pound continues to erode the value of state employees’ wages.
24-03-2021
A new report has assessed the cost of a decade of conflict on Syria’s economy at more than USD 1.2 trillion - the highest ever estimate.
24-03-2021
Syria will soon receive one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the World Health Organisation has said, as the number of positive coronavirus cases continued to rise sharply.
24-03-2021
The International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian agency, has agreed to pay USD 6.9 million to settle allegations it engaged in procurement fraud on aid programs for Syria that were funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
17-03-2021
Update on March 23, 2021:The number of positive cases has continued to increase, with 748 new cases registered across the country this week while areas outside the government’s control have yet to begin vaccination campaigns.
10-03-2021
The Syrian Salvation Government, which governs a part of opposition-held northwest Syria, has announced a 20 percent pay rise for its employees, the second such increase in the space of three months.
10-03-2021
Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad and his wife Asma Al-Assad tested positive for the coronavirus on February 08 according to an official statement issued by the president’s office.
10-03-2021
An Iranian delegation travelled to Damascus last week with the aim of enhancing technological ties between the two countries in a visit that included the signing of a deal for a new credit line.
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.

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