Bashar Al-Assad (732)

30-04-2018

The text of Decree No. 66 of 2012, which enables the expropriation of two districts of Damascus.

19-04-2018

In this 2,300-word factsheet we provide a profile of Samer Foz, who in the space of the past two years has risen to become Syria’s most powerful investor.

17-04-2018

A delegation from an oil-rich Russian autonomous region has signed a framework agreement with the Homs governorate.

12-04-2018

The text regulating the registration and protection of trademarks and industrial designs.

12-04-2018

The text of the consumer protection law.

12-04-2018

This text regulates the establishment of real estate development zones and investment in them. It is the key framework text for large real estate projects in Syria.

10-04-2018

Bashar Al-Assad has enacted a law that dispossesses many refugees and displaced Syrians from their homes and enables the regime to rebuild large parts of the country under its own terms.

10-04-2018

A British petroleum company has confirmed that oil continues to be extracted from its fields in northern Syria despite western sanctions.

27-03-2018

The Damascus governorate has approved the urban planning scheme for the second major area it plans to develop under Decree 66.

27-03-2018

Rami Makhlouf is now involved in the controversial Marota City real estate development in the Mazzeh District of Damascus.

20-03-2018

Damascus’ landmark Four Seasons Hotel is now the property of one of the country’s most powerful businessmen.

20-03-2018

An influential businessman has pushed for the establishment of a new governorate, which would be the fifteenth in Syria.

20-03-2018

One of Syria’s leading football players and a former supporter of the opposition has now opened two companies in Syria including in the construction business.

05-03-2018

Iran is furthering its reach in Syria’s education sector while the Syrian government seems unable to meet its promises to invest in that sector.

20-02-2018

Syriatel and MTN-Syria have announced a new increase in their revenues last year as they continue to be important contributors to the government’s finances.

25-01-2018

This text specifies the judicial consequences of smuggling weapons.

23-01-2018

As they seek to gain influence and access to Syrian resources, Iran and Russia are also expanding ties with Damascus in the education sector.

23-01-2018

Egyptian President AbdulFattah Al-Sisi inaugurated last week near Cairo a large textile plant by one of Syria’s most prominent industrialists, who looks set never to return to his home country.

17-01-2018

A Syrian official has given some details about the administrative reform plan the government is conducting under the instructions of Bashar Al-Assad.

16-01-2018

The Syrian regime is planning to extend to all of Syria a law that enables the displacement of populations from informal housing areas under the pretext of building modern real estate development projects.

02-01-2018

The Syrian President has conducted a minor government reshuffle including the defence portfolio.

19-12-2017

A Russian official has expressed what is the bluntest statement to date on Russia’s ambition to get hold of as much of Syria’s energy and other economic resources as possible.

19-12-2017

The text below is an English transcript of statements made by Bashar Al-Assad to the press in Damascus on December 18, 2017, following a meeting with a Russian delegation led by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

27-11-2017

The law regulating urban planning and development in Syria issued in 2015.

21-11-2017

Samer Foz has been granted the right to develop real estate properties worth hundreds of millions of dollars in the Basatin Al-Razi project in Damascus.

14-11-2017

Samer Foz, the increasingly powerful and visible Syrian investor, is expanding his investment portfolio with a new venture in the pharmaceuticals sector.

07-11-2017

A Syrian Christian charity established after the beginning of the uprising has been granted the right to set up a private university in Syria.

07-11-2017

Syria and Oman signed last week a memorandum of understanding in the oil and gas sector, an agreement that has a political as much as an economic significance.

07-11-2017

Despite its large portfolio of non-performing loans, the Commercial Bank of Syria has disbursed a significant amount of money to help fund infrastructure work in the controversial Basatin Al-Razi development.

31-10-2017

Rami Makhlouf has failed in his bid to have his assets in Switzerland unfrozen.

24-10-2017

A visit by the Syrian Prime Minister to the coastal area has highlighted the limited capacity of the government to meet the expectations of the population.

20-10-2017

The text of the law regulating the removal and destruction of informal housing areas.

20-10-2017

This controversial law allows local administrative units to establish holding companies to manage their assets.

17-10-2017

The government has ordered a provisional custody on the assets of Imad Ghreiwati, one of Syria’s most prominent investors prior to 2011, a move that adds a layer of instability to investors planning to return to the country.

12-10-2017

The full text of Syria's labour law.

12-10-2017

This landmark law regulates the establishment of all types of companies in Syria.

12-10-2017

This text allows foreign investors in the industrial sector to own property for their projects.

03-10-2017

Last week, the Government’s reconstruction committee met to discuss for the first time the devising of a broad reconstruction strategy although questions over finance and strategy remain unanswered.

25-09-2017

The text of the speech of Walid Al-Mouallem in New-York on September 23, 2017.

21-09-2017

This is the text of the law regulating elections in Syria at the presidential, legislative and local administration levels.

21-09-2017

This text is the framework law for the organisation, operations and legal effects of the decisions of Syria's supreme constitutional court.

12-09-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

06-09-2017

The following text regulates the award of contracts by the Syrian Army.