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02-05-2011

For the first time in five weeks, President Bashar al-Assad offered no concessions the day before Friday's planned mass after-prayers protests.

25-04-2011

On Friday, violence in Syria reached shocking levels as more than 100 were killed in crackdowns against protestors who rallied after morning prayers in cities, towns and villages across the country.

18-04-2011

Syria’s newly-appointed Minister of Economy has said that his Government will work on reducing the price of gas oil and try to make of Syria a second Singapore.

18-04-2011

The departure of Abdallah Dardari, the man who most symbolised in the last decade the transition of Syria from a state-led to a market-led economic system, represents the most significant change in the newly-appointed Government.

17-04-2011

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad before the newly-sworn Government on April 16.

17-04-2011

Over the weekend, President Bashar al-Assad addressed the nation for the second time since the beginning of the unrest in mid-March. His speech highlighted the most significant demands of the country's protest movement and came on the heels of another week of turbulence in cities and villages across the country.

11-04-2011

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has issued a new decree easing the process for foreigners to acquire real estate property.

11-04-2011

Protests in Syria are approaching their fifth week and are showing no signs of slowing. The death toll from ongoing unrest continues to rise as the government states there is "no more room for leniency or tolerance" in response to recent turmoil in the country.

03-04-2011

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a close Syrian ally, said on Friday that he followed the events in Syria with concern and that he would press Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to speed up political reforms.

31-03-2011

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad before the Syrian Parliament on March 30, 2011.

30-03-2011

In a long awaited speech on Wednesday 30 March Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad talked of the "conspirators" who, he said, wanted to weaken and divide Syria, but failed to give any timeframe for the lifting of the 48-year old State of Emergency or for carrying any other significant political move.

28-03-2011

Updated March 28th: Since the inception of unrest in Syria on March 15 2011, tensions here have shown few signs of cooling and indeed have been continually stoked by rising fatalities.

14-02-2011

The Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, has nominated the seven board members of the newly established Telecoms Supervisory Authority.

31-01-2011

This year should see some reforms at the municipal election level as well as new laws to regulate the media sector and give more freedom of action to NGOs, Bashar Al-Assad, Syria’s President, said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

 

31-01-2011

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with the Wall Street Journal on January 31, 2011.

17-01-2011

In the last 4 days, the Syrian Government has announced in two separate measures that it was disbursing a total of SYP 27 billion in additional funding to help its civil servants and the neediest parts of its population, while the Ministry of Electrici...

03-01-2011

US President Barack Obama named on December 29 Robert Ford as his ambassador to Damascus, the first time the post will be filled in almost six years.

31-12-2010

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Hurriyet and Bild in 2010.

09-12-2010

The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad following talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on December 09, 2010.

06-12-2010
Syria and Ukraine have announced that they would work on the establishment of a free trade area between them as the two countries signed several bilateral economic agreements during the visit to Kiev of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad last week.

03-12-2010

The English transcript of statements by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his Ukrainian counterpart in Kiev on December 03, 2010.

27-11-2010

The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad following talks with his Indian counterpart on November 27, 2010.

14-11-2010

Tofarco, a Cypriot developer, has been selected by the Syrian Government to develop a pilot zone in the Snobar project, one of the largest real estate developments in the country.

09-11-2010

The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his Bulgarian counterpart in Sofia on November 09, 2010.

04-11-2010

The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad following talks with the Cypriot President in Nicosia on November 04, 2010.

21-10-2010

The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in a joint press conference in Damascus on October 21, 2010.

11-10-2010

The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Damascus on October 11, 2010.

09-10-2010

The English transcript of the speech and press conference of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at the Extraordinary Arab Summit in Sirte on October 09, 2010.

06-10-2010

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with TRT on October 06, 2010.

04-10-2010

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Turkish Halk TV and Yurt newspaper on October 04, 2013.

06-07-2010

The English transcript of a statement made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Minsk on July 26, 2010.

05-07-2010

The English transcript of statements by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in Madrid on July 05, 2010.

05-07-2010
Syria’s President, Bashar Al-Assad, has concluded a ten-day tour to Latin America, the first ever by a Syrian head of state to that continent.
02-07-2010

The edited English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Argentina on July 02, 2010.

30-06-2010

The edited English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Brazil on June 30, 2010.

27-06-2010

The edited English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with the Syrian Expatriate Community in Venezuela on June 27, 2010.

26-06-2010

The edited English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad During the Visit to Venezuela on June 26, 2010.

21-06-2010

The number of Iraqi refugees formally registered at the UN Refugee Agency representation in Syria has fallen by a quarter, to 165,000, according to a spokesperson.

17-06-2010

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with the BBC on June 17, 2010.

07-06-2010

The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on June 07, 2010.

28-05-2010

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with PBS on May 27, 2010.

11-05-2010

The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Damascus on May 11, 2010.

10-05-2010

The edited English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad During the Visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on May 10, 2010.

08-05-2010

The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Turkish President Abdullah Gul in a joint press conference in Istanbul on May 08, 2010.

24-03-2010

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Manar on March 24, 2010.

22-03-2010

The English transcript of statements by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in Damascus on March 22, 2010.

10-03-2010

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at the Beginning of a New Parliamentary Term on March 10, 2010.

08-03-2010

The English transcript of statements by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and the Italian president on March 18, 2010.

08-03-2010

Syria plans to purchase some 1-1.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year from Azerbaijan starting in the middle of 2011.

01-03-2010

Syria and Iran have signed a bilateral agreement waiving visa requirements for nationals from the two countries.