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01-08-2012

The English transcript of the written speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Army Day on August 01, 2012.

31-07-2012

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with German TV in July, 2012.

09-07-2012

The following document is a translation of an interview given by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Cumhuriyet, a Turkish daily.

03-07-2012

The Final Statement for the Syria Opposition Conference Held in Cairo July 2-3, 2012

The Syrian opposition conference held under the auspices of the Arab League completed its work on the evening of 3 July 2012, with the participation of 210 figures representing the various Syrian opposition sides, political trends and independent figures inside and outside Syria, and revolutionary movements. The conference discussed responsibly all the core issues related to the Syrian revolution and the conference issued the following documents:

28-06-2012

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Iranian TV on June 28, 2012.

26-06-2012

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to the new government on June 26, 2012.

05-06-2012

Updated January 05, 2012: The following document is the english version of the speech by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on June 3, on the occasion of the start of the first session of the newly elected Parliament.

28-05-2012

The following text is the statement read by Kofi Annan upon his arrival in Damascus on May 28.

28-05-2012

The following text is the statement read by Kofi Annan upon his arrival in Damascus on May 28.

17-05-2012

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian TV on May 17, 2012.

13-05-2012

The Romanian Senate has ratified an extradition treaty as well as a bilateral agreement against organized crime with Syria, in a rare breakthrough with an EU country for the Syrian government.

10-04-2012

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad enacted this week a law enabling the establishment of mortgage finance and refinance companies, which aims to ease the financing of real estate projects but that caps foreigners' share in these companies at 49 percent.

27-02-2012

The following text is the new Syrian Constitution adopted by referendum on February 26, 2012 and enforced this day, February 27, 2012.

20-02-2012

Updated February 20: Syria is to hold a referendum on a new constitution on February 26 following the conclusion of the draft text by a President-appointed committee.

18-01-2012

League of Arab States Observer Mission to Syria
Report of the Head of the League of Arab States Observer Mission to Syria for the period from 24 December 2011 to 18 January 2012

In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
“We offered the trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they refused to carry it, and were afraid of it; and man carried it. Surely he is sinful, very foolish” [Qur’an 33:72]

I . Legal bases

11-01-2012

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at Damascus University on January 10, 2012.

31-12-2011

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Syrian Arab TV in 2011.

31-12-2011

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian TV in 2011.

The translation is by Syria’s state-news agency, SANA.

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – In an interview with Russia's Rossiya 1 TV channel on Sunday, President Bashar Al-Assad discussed developments in Syria and the region, Syria's efforts to emerge from the crisis, the dangers and repercussions of any aggression against Syria or interference in its internal affairs, relations with Russia, and western sanctions.

07-12-2011

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with ABC News on December 07, 2011.

20-11-2011

Interview with The Sunday Times on November 20, 2011. 

10-11-2011

The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad following talks with the Romanian president on November 10, 2010.

02-11-2011

Developments of the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic

The Council of the League of Arab States, meeting in Cairo on 2 November 2011 at the ministerial level in an extraordinary resumed session,

29-08-2011

The end of the holy month of Ramadan is approaching and the stalemate between the government and the opposition carries on with both sides holding fast to their respective positions.

22-08-2011

In an interview on Syrian TV yesterday, the Syrian President confirmed that the Constitution would be revised and that parliamentary elections will be held next February, yet he maintained a defiant tone towards foreign pressures and offered little in the way of political reforms.

22-08-2011

Below, is Syrian Arab News Agency's transcript of the August 21, 2011 interview on Syrian TV with President Bashar al-Assad.

22-08-2011

On Thursday in a significant diplomatic development, the US and its European allies called upon Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down from power. The move was met with repugnance on the part of the Syrian government.

08-08-2011

Italy and Saudi Arabia have announced that they are recalling their ambassadors to Damascus in protest against handling by the Syrian authorities of the popular revolt gripping the country.

08-08-2011

The first week of Ramadan proved to be a violent one, as over the course of the last seven days, more than 250 civilians were reportedly killed in military crackdowns across the country.

02-08-2011

Syriatel, the larger of the country’s two mobile phone operators, said that its first half revenues stood at SYP 25.43 billion, stable from the same period of 2010.

02-08-2011

The European Union has expanded the list of persons it is putting under sanctions to include five more individuals, including the Minister of Defence, Ali Habib.

01-08-2011

The momentum of the Syrian uprising continues to grow as protestors on Friday July 29 again exceeded 1 million across the country. The death toll from the day remains unclear, with most estimates suggesting some 23 were killed. The start of the week ushered in a new political parties law as well as a draft law on elections. Nevertheless, tensions are mounting as Monday August 1 brings the start of Ramadan, during which daily mass protests are expected.

30-07-2011

An edited transcript by the Syrian state news agency of the speech of Bashar Al-Assad to the Syrian armed forces on the occasion of the 66th anniversry of the formation of the Syrian Army.

25-07-2011

In an additional sign of the growing crisis impacting Syria’s economy, Al-Iqtissadiya, a business weekly, and the first private sector publication to be licensed after the arrival to power of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, announced that it would stop publishing during the whole month of Ramadan.

25-07-2011

An estimated 1.2 million protestors took to the streets across Syria on Friday July 22 - the largest turnout ever since the unrest began on March 15. Earlier in the week in a significant diplomatic blow, the Embassy of Qatar in Damascus closed and its Ambassador abandoned his post. Meanwhile, the heavy crackdown against the opposition in Homs continued throughout the week.

18-07-2011

The inconclusive finish of the staging meetings of the government-led national dialogue, followed by attacks against the US and French embassies in Damascus on July 11, kicked off another tumultuous week in Syria.

04-07-2011

The week of June 27 marked a sea change for the Syrian protest movement. At the start of the week, 190 opposition members met for the first time in public in Damascus. In response to the meeting, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad set July 10, 2011 as the start date for national dialogue.

27-06-2011

On June 20, President Bashar al-Assad made an address to the nation that highlighted the severity of the country's economic crisis and blamed recent unrest on conspirators.

26-06-2011

Syria’s stock market’s main index, the DWX, lost 5.31 percent over the course of the last four sessions with every single stock traded losing ground in every one of the last four sessions.

21-06-2011

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at Damascus University on June 20, 2011. 

20-06-2011

Today in his third speech since the beginning of the unrest in the country, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad failed to announce any significant political decisions – contrary to expectations raised in the preceding days  – although he admitted to the legitimate demands of some of the protesters as well as to the risk of the collapse of the Syrian economy.

20-06-2011

After-prayers protests on Friday June 17 resulted in the deaths of an estimated 24 as pressure on the Syrian government from the US and the European Union continues to increase.

06-06-2011

Extreme violence on Friday June 3 during after prayers protestors resulted in the deaths of at least 63. The worst of the unrest occurred in Hama, where over forty were reportedly killed.

30-05-2011

The Syrian Government has established a committee that is expected to submit within two months a draft blueprint on economic policy, although the political situation and the Government’s own recent decisions have tremendously reduced its margins of maneuvers.

30-05-2011

An estimated 12 people died in unrest on Friday May 27, while harsh criticisms and strong calls for reform from neighboring Turkey have yet to hold sway with the Syrian government, and the international community continues in its struggle to come to a firm consensus on the most appropriate response to the turmoil in Syria.

23-05-2011

Foreign Ministers of the European Union have agreed to impose an asset freeze and a travel ban on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and nine other state officials.

23-05-2011

After two weeks of comparative calm amid weeks of acute turmoil, Friday saw a resurgence of extreme violence with the death-toll from the day's after-prayers protests reportedly reaching as high as 44.

19-05-2011

The US Administration has announced that it was imposing sanctions on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and six other senior Government officials as well as on three of the country’s largest companies, Cham Holding, Bena Properties and Al-Mashrek Investment Fund.

16-05-2011

Conflicting narratives abound in Syria, as the government and those participating in the unrest across the country endeavor to shape how Syrians and the outside world interpret the country's tumult.

09-05-2011

There has been a marked decline in unrest across Syria over the course of the last week. The precise reason for this remains unclear - as does the outlook for the protest movement itself.