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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

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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.

04-12-2014

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Paris Match magazine on December 04, 2014.

17-11-2014

Sales of the General Organization of Tobacco, a state monopoly that usually generates significant revenues for the Treasury, reached SYP 25 billion in the first nine months of the year, as the company seeks to produce cigarettes under license from a Russian group.

10-11-2014

After holding steady for several weeks the Syrian Pound lost again last week some ground relative to the U.S. dollar.

06-10-2014

United Insurance Company, a private insurance company, said that it replaced one of its directors because of repeated absences from board meetings.

01-09-2014
A new Government tasked with fighting “terrorism” and ensuring the supply of goods and services to the population was formed last week in Damascus.

21-07-2014

During a speech last week following his re-election, and as the Syrian air force and army continued to bomb various parts of the country, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said that the coming period would see his Government focus on rebuilding damaged physical assets.

16-07-2014

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad during his Inauguration ceremony on July 16, 2014.

30-06-2014

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Akhbar in June, 2014.

16-06-2014

Abdallah Dardari, Syria’s former Deputy Prime Minister, provided an estimate for the economic cost of Syria’s reconstruction during a business forum in which many of Syria’s old business faces reappeared.

09-06-2014

Bashar Al-Assad was declared the winner of the Presidential “elections” held on June 2 in Syria with his two opponents gaining together less than 7.5 percent of the votes.

26-05-2014

Updated January 16, 2015: Jupiter Investments, a company affiliated with the Hamsho Group, is seeking to obtain a license to invest in a large coastal resort off the city of Tartous.

19-05-2014

The number of newly registered companies in the first four months of this year surged in the Province of Tartous.

05-05-2014

Out of two dozen candidates to Syria’s Presidential elections, three have been shortlisted by the Constitutional Court, including, obviously, Bashar Al-Assad.

28-04-2014

Tarif Al-Akhras, one of Syria’s leading investors, was handed earlier in April a 12-month jail sentence by a British court, following a commercial dispute with one of its suppliers.

21-04-2014

Syria’s Presidential election, largely expected to be a farce, will take place on June 3.

24-03-2014

A new Syrian private airliner will start flying a daily round trip from Damascus to Kuwait starting March 30.

17-03-2014

A European court has rejected the appeal by Bushra Al-Assad, the sister of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, against the sanctions imposed on her by the European Union.

22-02-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) adopted on February 22, 2014, approving all necessary measures to combat ISIS.

20-01-2014

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with AFP on January 20, 2014.

31-12-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Ikhbariya TV in 2013.

18-11-2013

Syria’s Prime Minister has met with a representative of a Russian energy company to explore the development of the country’s offshore resources.

18-11-2013

Syria’s main opposition group, the National Coalition, announced last week the formation of a government to administer the parts of Syria that are no more under regime control, putting the country in the awkward situation of having, formally, two governments.

21-10-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Mayadeen on October 21, 2013.

07-10-2013

Syrian officials have laid the foundation stone and inaugurated three projects in the Lattakia province, including two in the town of Qardaha, for a total value of over SYP 1.1 billion.

07-10-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Der Spiegel on October 07, 2013.