Bashar Al-Assad (816)

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 with 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

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.

14-03-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by several European media on the occasion of a visit to damascus of European Members of Parliament in Damascus on March 13, 2017.

14-03-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Phoenix TV channel in Damascus on March 11, 2017.

07-03-2017

Two powerful Syrian investors are establishing a company in joint-venture with state entities to bid for potential reconstruction contracts despite an apparent lack of funding.

27-02-2017

The attempt by the Syrian government to lure back investors who fled the country is facing resistance from regime cronies, reflecting the obstacles that any serious reconstruction drive will face.

20-02-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by two French media in Damascus on February 09, 2017.

10-02-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Yahoo News in Damascus on February 09, 2017.

07-02-2017
The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Belgian media in Damascus on February 07, 2017.

24-01-2017

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

24-01-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Japan's TBS in Damascus on January 17, 2017.

10-01-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by various French media in Damascus on January 09, 2017.

03-01-2017

The texts of the interviews of Bashar Al-Assad by two Italian news media on December 29.

03-01-2017

Cham Wings, a private airliner, Russian banking executives and Rami Makhlouf-owned companies are among 23 new entities and individuals blacklisted by the American administration.

20-12-2016

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

20-12-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by two Russian broadcasters on December 15, 2016.

13-12-2016

A deal reached today to end all fighting and evacuate both armed rebels and civilians from eastern Aleppo marks the effective end of the battle of Aleppo and the victory of the Syrian regime and its allies.

13-12-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Syrian daily newspaper Al-Watan on December 08, 2016.