Bashar Al-Assad (732)

05-09-2017

The Syrian authorities have approved the latest version of a draft law that is supposed to enable the issuance of new property documents for those who have lost them, although the text worries many Syrians.

22-08-2017

An English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at a conference by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in Damascus on August 20, 2017.

22-08-2017

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Army Day on August 01, 2017.

22-08-2017

The participation of Iranian and Russian companies to the Damascus International Trade Fair has given the opportunity for these two countries to push further their economic and business interests.

22-08-2017

The Cham Hotels Group, the largest hotel operator in the country, has reported an increase in its revenues in the first half of this year, although they stand at only a fraction of their pre-uprising level.

08-08-2017

One of Syria’s most influential investors has taken a key business interest in the most lucrative real estate developments in the Syrian capital.

21-07-2017

The military service law is the framework law that codifies the internal regulations of the Syrian army, including the command structure, and personnel management and promotions.

19-07-2017

This law regulates contracts awarded by public sector entities.

11-07-2017

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

04-07-2017

The Central Bank of Syria has started circulating a new banknote, for the first time with the face of Bashar Al-Assad on it.

20-06-2017

The launch of a new car assembly plant in Syria, the second in the space of four months only, has served to highlight the steady rise to prominence of an increasingly powerful businessman.

14-06-2017

This law governs the operations of foreign companies establishing a subsidiary or representative office in Syria.

13-06-2017

Several prominent Syrian businessmen, under pressure by the regime, have sold their assets to members of the new business elite, a reflection of how the war is changing the Syrian business landscape.

13-06-2017

A Russian trading house has said that it will supply 1.2 million tons of wheat to Syria on a commercial basis starting September.

08-06-2017

This law was enacted in early 2016 and is expected to be an important part of the legal and regulatory framework for Syria's reconstruction.

08-06-2017

This legislative decree regulates the possession, registration and transfer of weapons in Syria.

07-06-2017

This law, which has been updated several times in the past years, regulates the ownership, transfer and registration of land in border areas.

07-06-2017

This legislative decree was passed only a few weeks after the beginning of the uprising as a means to appease potential Kurdish unrest.

06-06-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by WION, an Indian TV station, in Damascus on June 03, 2017.

06-06-2017

Russia is considering supplying several hundred thousand tons of wheat as humanitarian aid to Syria, its Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said last week.

31-05-2017

This key document provides the first legal framework for decentralisation in Syria. It was passed in October 2011, a few months after the beginning of the uprising.

30-05-2017

The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State has destroyed dozens of bridges as Syria’s transport infrastructure has been largely affected by the war, Ali Hammoud, the Minister of Transport said.

29-05-2017

The Syrian Minister of Petroleum has provided several new numbers on Syria’s oil and gas sector.

23-05-2017

The Syrian government is trying to cancel levies extorted by regime checkpoints as growing protests from traders and transporters alike reflect the exasperation of the population.

23-05-2017

The General Court of the European Union has rejected Rami Makhlouf’s legal action to cancel the sanctions imposed on him by the EU.

17-05-2017

The political parties law was the first to be approved in decades in Syria. It allows the formation of political parties and at the time of its enactment, in August 2011, it was presented by the government as a concession to the opposition as countrywide protests were gripping the country.

16-05-2017

One of Syria’s main Sharia-compliant banks as well as several individuals and entities affiliated to Rami Makhlouf have been put under sanctions by the U.S. Administration today.

16-05-2017

A Russian company that was granted the right to explore Syria’s waters for oil and gas is reportedly returning to Syria after a two-year suspension of its activities.

16-05-2017

This legislative decree allows and regulates the establishment of private security firms, for the first time in the history of Syria.

16-05-2017
The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by ONT, a TV station from Belarus, in Damascus on May 11, 2017.

12-05-2017

This legislative decree enacted in 2007 replaces a 50-year old text.

12-05-2017

This law provides Syria with its first comprehensive legal framework on arbitration.

12-05-2017

This law, enacted in 2012, was presented by the government as a means of fighting terrorism. For the opposition, it is an additional tool in the hands of the government to give a legal cover to the repression of the uprising.

12-05-2017

This is the first law on civil defence in Syria since a previous bill passed in 1959.

11-05-2017

This is the full text of the current Syrian Constitution.

10-05-2017

This text was adopted a few weeks after the beginning of the Syrian uprising and presented by the Syrian government as a concession to protesters.

10-05-2017

This law enables the government to fire any public sector employee if he or she is found guilty of "acts of terrorism."

10-05-2017

This legislative decree was enacted in August 2011 a few months after the beginning of the Syrian uprising. It replaces a previous text of 2004.

02-05-2017

In this 2,500-word factsheet, we provide an overview of Syria’s economic and financial relations with Russia.

02-05-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Telesur, a Venezuelan TV station, in Damascus on April 27, 2017.

25-04-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Sputnik, a Russian news agency, in Damascus on April 21, 2017.

25-04-2017

Russian oil engineering companies are reportedly already active in Syria as the Syrian President said that new contracts would be granted to them.

20-04-2017

Our article published on April 11 on the freeze of the assets of several proinent businessmen and security official family members included a factual mistake.

18-04-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by AFP, in Damascus on April 13, 2017.

11-04-2017

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

11-04-2017

Updated on April 20, 2017: The list of investors whose assets were recently frozen by the Syrian government has dozens of prominent names, including family members of prominent security officials.

10-04-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Vecernji List, a Croatian daily, in Damascus on April 6, 2017.

04-04-2017

Today’s chemical attack by the Syrian regime is perfectly timed to highlight the impotence and weakness of the West and place further pressure on it to restore ties with Damascus.

28-03-2017

The Syrian government is considering establishing a new body to oversee and manage all land and real estate assets it owns across the country in a bid to maximize the revenues it generates from them.

21-03-2017

An official from the Damascus Governorate has said that dozens of companies are interested in contributing to the Mazzeh District development, although the funding for the project is still not guaranteed.