Bashar Al-Assad (817)

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.

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.