Aleppo (1900)

21-04-2021

Contracting and construction; building materials trading; general investments

14-04-2021

The Central Bank of Syria (CBS) has introduced a new exchange rate for importers, merchants, and manufacturers in a bid to narrow the gap between the official and black market rates after the local currency sank to record lows against the US dollar.

14-04-2021

The UAE has donated vaccines to Syria as the country grapples with a third wave of the pandemic.

14-04-2021

In 2012, towards the very beginning of the conflict in Syria, opposition figures like Mutasem Syoufi had hoped that one day, a transitional government could take over from the Assad regime and pave the way for justice after decades of human rights abuses.

14-04-2021

Building materials trading; electrical products trading; equipping of factories and plants; contracting

14-04-2021

Machinery and car trading; contracting

07-04-2021

The Aleppo City Council has demolished and removed more than 50 informally built properties in the Al-Maasraniyeh neighbourhood, in preparation for the completion of a youth housing project in the area. The project threatens the property rights of hundreds of former residents who have been displaced from the area due to the war.

07-04-2021

Paper trading; building a plant for manufacturing printers; contracting

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

A video published by pro-government media outlets in recent days appears to show live ammunition being fired at homes in the rural southern part of Aleppo governorate belonging to displaced people. The homes were reportedly converted into artillery, missile, and aerial practice targets under Russian military supervision.

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. 

31-03-2021

Training and consultancy services 

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.

22-03-2021

This 2,200-word factsheet provides an overview of the Syrian tobacco sector, a major industry, particularly in the coastal area.

17-03-2021

Gold prices in Syria are up more than 288 percent year-on-year amid volatility in global prices and a slide in the value of the local currency, which reached a historic low this week.

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.

17-03-2021

The Syrian pound has fallen to another historical low after crossing the SYP 4,000 threshold against the dollar on the black market despite a renewed crackdown by the government on foreign exchange dealers and speculators.

10-03-2021

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces seized control of three flour mills from the state-owned Syrian Grain Establishment (SGE) in the northeast of the country early last month, reflecting the growing strategic importance of the bread supply chain.

10-03-2021

Displaced Christian Syrians from the rural north of the Lattakia governorate are pressuring both the government and the church to allow them to return to their hometowns in regime-held areas that were retaken from the opposition in 2015. Regime forces and Iranian militias control these areas and allow residents to return only for short visits to check on their houses.

10-03-2021

Russia is attempting to purchase real estate in Aleppo’s Handarat Palestinian refugee camp through an allied Syrian-Palestinian militia, with the goal of converting the area into a military base at the northern entrance to the city.

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.

10-03-2021

Shipping services; contracting

10-03-2021
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

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.

03-03-2021

The issue of the so-called “Amiri lands” has returned to the fore in Syria amid talk that the state could take back such properties from people who were forcibly displaced to opposition-held territory.

24-02-2021

Iran’s MAPNA Group will repair and restore two of the five turbines at the Aleppo thermal power plant, according to state media reports. The EUR-124-million contract, signed with the government late last year, was widely covered in local media, but the contractor was not previously confirmed.

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

Turkey has agreed to transport hundreds of tons of wheat stored in silos in a front line area in Raqqa province to the Syrian government in a deal mediated by Moscow to help ease the ongoing crisis around the key commodity, according to Russian media.

24-02-2021

Since January 2021, the municipality of Al-Zerbeh, a town located south of Aleppo city, has demolished dozens of properties belonging to allegedly pro-opposition residents displaced from the town as well as to opposition sympathisers who had been displaced from nearby villages. Municipal officials say the buildings were in violation of the construction code. The demolitions also targeted properties in neighbouring villages, as well as areas surrounding the nearby strategic M5 Highway that connects Aleppo and Damascus and passes near Al-Zerbeh.

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

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decision this month to open two university-affiliated medical institutions in opposition-held parts of Syria, provoking Damascus to accuse Ankara of carrying out “Turkification” in the country’s north.

17-02-2021

On January 28, judicial authorities in northeastern Syria issued a potentially problematic decree prohibiting certain lawsuits related to real estate in lands under their purview.

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

In January, the Aleppo City Council carried out a major campaign to remove what it calls “building violations” in the eastern half of the city, claiming to carry out the terms of Legislative Decree No. 40 of 2012 regarding the demolition of buildings that are deemed to be in violation of the construction code.

10-02-2021
03-02-2021

Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi SA, Syria’s largest private conventional bank, has been granted a licence to launch a microfinance project with a prominent forex trader believed to be affiliated with influential Lebanese and Syrian business figures.