Bashar Al-Assad (732)

24-05-2016

The Syrian Civil Aviation Authority has suspended for one full month the license of Cham Wings, the country’s main private sector airline.

26-04-2016

The Syrian authorities have announced a new influx of government investment in the two coastal provinces that far outweighs their investments in other parts of the country.

19-04-2016

The Syrian Civil Aviation Authority has obtained a court order seizing the funds of a former Malaysian contractor.

05-04-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russian news agencies RIA Novosti and Sputnik on March 30, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

29-03-2016

Barclays Bank has closed the bank accounts of prominent Syrian investor Wafic Said and of his various entities.

22-03-2016

On Thursday 17 March, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad laid the foundation stone of a controversial real estate project in the Mazzeh district of Damascus.

08-03-2016

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by German TV channel ARD on March 01, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

01-03-2016

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2268 (2016) adopted on February 26, 2016, endorsing the cessation of hostilities agreement reached by the United States and the Russian Federation, co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group.

23-02-2016

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

23-02-2016

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by El Pais on February 21, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

16-02-2016

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by AFP on February 12, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

15-02-2016

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to the Bar Association on February 15, 2016.

02-02-2016

For the second time in the space of one year, an EU court has refused to remove Mohammad Makhlouf from the European sanctions list.

21-12-2015

The text of Security Council Resolution 2254 (2015), endorsing a road map for peace process in Syria and setting a timetable for talks.

21-12-2015

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by a Dutch TV station on December 18, 2015. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

11-12-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Spanish news agency EFE on December 11, 2015.

07-12-2015

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by The Sunday Times on December 06, 2015. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

01-12-2015

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by a Czech TV station on December 01, 2015. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

23-11-2015

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by French weekly Valeurs Actuelles on November 15, 2015.

23-11-2015

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Chinese TV station Phoenix on November 22, 2015.

18-11-2015

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Italian TV channel Rai Uno on November 18, 2015.

05-10-2015

Statement published by the National Coalition and the main armed groups of the opposition rejecting the process presented by UN Envoy Staffan De Mistura.

Joint Press release
Syrian Coalition
Political Committee
October 03, 2015

05-10-2015

Cham Wings continues to expand its services and will start soon flying to Sudan.

04-10-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Iranian Khabar TV on October 04, 2015.

28-09-2015

A decree issued by the Syrian President on Eid Al-Adha has increased the monthly salary of all civil servants and armed forces members by 2,500 Syrian pounds.

21-09-2015

The UAE welcomed more than 100 thousand Syrians since the beginning of the uprising in 2011, the Government said in response to strong criticism of its policy towards Syrian refugees.

16-09-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian media on September 16, 2015.

01-08-2015

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Army Day on August 01, 2015.

28-07-2015

The U.S State Department has announced the appointment of a new special envoy for Syria, Michael Ratney, who is replacing Daniel Rubinstein.

26-07-2015

The English transcript of a speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on live TV on July 26, 2015.

20-07-2015

Syriatel has reported an increase in its revenues in the first quarter of this year.

13-07-2015

Our two thousand-word factsheet on the economic aid agreements signed between Iran and Syria since the beginning of 2013.

13-07-2015

Our two thousand-word factsheet on the economic aid agreements signed between Iran and Syria since the beginning of 2013.

15-06-2015

A businessman close to the Syrian regime is calling on the Government to declare the province of Tartous a free trade zone.

01-06-2015

The new licenses governing the operations of Syria’s two mobile phone companies will generate huge losses for the Syrian State in the coming years, while increasing the profits of the two companies, Syriatel and South Africa’s MTN, official records show.

18-05-2015

The financial statements of Syria’s two mobile phone companies are providing details on the terms of the long-term licenses granted to them at the beginning of this year.

04-05-2015

Issam Anbouba, a prominent Syrian businessman, has seen his appeal to lift the sanctions imposed on him by the European Council rejected.

13-04-2015

The Damascus Securities Exchange has announced that it was auctioning off the shares of two prominent Aleppo businessmen.

24-03-2015

Syria and Iran have signed new bilateral economic agreements that will boost further trade ties between the two countries but that are only one aspect of the growing dependency of Damascus towards its ally.

09-03-2015

The European Union has blacklisted several new Syria-related companies and individuals, including two Iran-related businessmen and another involved last year in the negotiations to release abducted nuns as well as in dealings between the regime and ISIS.

09-03-2015

Four individuals of Syrian origin are listed in the world’s billionaires list published by Forbes magazine, although none of them built his wealth in the country.

06-03-2015

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2209 (2015) adopted on March 06, 2015, condemning the use of chlorine as a weapon in Syria and signalling that it would take “Chapter VII” action if such arms were used again in the nearly four-year-old conflict.

04-03-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Portuguese state TV on March 04, 2015.

10-02-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with BBC News on February 10, 2015.

02-02-2015

The European Union has blacklisted again three Syrian businessmen, including Mohammad Hamsho, after they had managed to cancel a previous listing.

26-01-2015

Mohammad Makhlouf, the maternal uncle of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and father of business tycoon Rami Makhlouf, has seen a European Court refuse his request for the lifting of sanctions imposed on him.

26-01-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Foreign Affairs magazine on January 26, 2015.

15-01-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Czech Literarni Noviny newspaper on January 15, 2015.

08-12-2014

The Syrian Government has overhauled drastically the country’s customs tariff schedule and reduced to a fifth the highest duty rates.