Bashar Al-Assad (817)


Law No. 3 of 2018
The removal of the rubble of buildings subject to laws requiring their demolition

The President of the Republic
In accordance with the provisions of the Constitution,
Promulgates the following:

Article 1
The following expressions and words, wherever they appear in this law, have the following meanings:


This law considers null the registration of property rights in areas outside regime control.


This law is supposed to answer to the challenge posed by the large number of land and real estate property documents that were lost or damaged during the conflict.


This legislative decree was initially part of a set of legal texts that contributed to the liberalization of the banking sector.


This law, which establishes a counter-terrorism court, dates back to around a year after the beginning of the Syrian uprising.


Syria and Crimea have signed several economic and trade agreements, highlighting the role of the peninsula in the Syrian-Russian relation.


The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Army Day on August 01, 2018.


Syria’s PM, Imad Khamis, visited last week the two coastal provinces of Tartous and Lattakia where he inaugurated a host of projects including the first government project or building to be named after Bashar Al-Assad.


The half year results posted by Syria’s two mobile phone companies confirm the growing gap between them as Rami Makhlouf’s Syriatel now holds more than two thirds of the market.


The Ministry of Transport has issued the new regulations pertaining to the licensing of airlines, which seem designed to protect existing companies, including Cham Wings.


Home owners in the mostly loyalist Damascus suburb of Adra Al-Omalia will have to pay 40 percent of the reconstruction cost of their properties, according to a government official.


A new hotel property is set to open in Lattakia, which is among the rare parts of the country still hosting some investment in the tourism industry.


Cham Wings has launched a new service to Amman which highlights the warming of the relations between the two countries.


Syria’s last surviving classified weekly is reportedly closing as it falls victim of a decline in the advertising market, a switch to online media and a dispute between its owners.


Updated on July 26, 2018 (see bottom of article): Two cargo ships transporting wheat from Crimea to Syria have been delisted from registries, while a Makhlouf-related businessman has been removed from the EU sanctions list.


The Ministry of Tourism has granted a license for the management of a boutique hotel in central Damascus to a UAE company.


According to a local media, a Spanish company is considering supplying a photovoltaic power station in Syria, a very rare example of western interest in the Syrian economy.


The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russian NTV Channel in Damascus on Sunday June 24, 2018.


The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Iran's Al-Alam TV in Damascus on June 13, 2018.


The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Britain’s Mail on Sunday, in Damascus on June 10, 2018.


The Media Law issued in 2011, a few months after the beginning of the uprising, is the main legal framework for the licensing and operations of all forms of media in Syria.


This law regulations the promotion of, and subscription in, real estate projects licensed under the Real Estate Development and Investment Law (Law No. 15 of 2008).


The text of the law regulating military conscription including its amendments.


A decree granting citizenship to dozens of foreigners, including prominent Syrian investors, has created an uproar in Lebanon.


The Syrian government is increasing the pay of its soldiers by 30 percent.


The Syrian regime is clamping down on Ayman Jaber, one of Syria’s most prominent warlords and a long-time business partner of the Assad family.


In this 2,200-word factsheet we provide a profile of Marota City, the most controversial investment project in Syria.


The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russia Today, in Damascus on May 31, 2018.

The transcript is by SANA, the state's news agency.

Journalist: Mr. President, thank you very much for agreeing to do this interview. It’s a pleasure to be here in Damascus.

President Assad: You’re most welcome in Syria.


Cham Wings has announced that it will start flying to Moscow from next month.


Statements, as published by the Russian Presidency, by Vladimir Putin and Bashar Al-Assad following the meeting in Sochi on May 17, 2018.


Statements by Vladimir Putin and Bashar Al-Assad at the beginning of their meeting in Sochi on May 17, 2018, as published by the Russian Presidency.


Rami Makhlouf has reportedly obtained a license to open a microfinance bank in Syria.


The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Kathimerini, a Greek daily, in Damascus on May 10, 2018.


The full text of Law No. 10, which amends Decree No. 66 of 2012 and extends its provisions to the whole of Syria.


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


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.


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


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


The text of the consumer protection law.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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