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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


The full text of Syria's labour law.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


This law regulates contracts awarded by public sector entities.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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