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05-05-2021

On April 15, pro-regime newspaper Al-Watan reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had taken over a building complex in the majority-Arab Al-Ghweiran neighbourhood in the southern part of the city of Hassakeh. The newspaper accused the SDF of expelling residents of the building complex so that they could expand a nearby US military base.

28-04-2021

The Syrian Investment Authority's annual report for 2019 includes an investment map that lists projects offered for investment in multiple business sectors and geographic locations.

21-04-2021

This table provides data on the nominal and current capacity of the power generation plants operated by the state-owned electricity utility.

20-04-2021

This table provides data on the nominal and current capacity of the power generation plants operated by the state-owned electricity utility.

20-04-2021

This table provides data on the nominal and current capacity of the power generation plants operated by the state-owned electricity utility.

07-04-2021

The Syrian government has ordered its ministries to temporarily close and/or reduce working hours to a minimum until April 15, as a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic sweeps over the country. The government said the decision on April 04 was in response to the accelerating spread of the pandemic as well as fuel shortages.

10-03-2021

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces seized control of three flour mills from the state-owned Syrian Grain Establishment (SGE) in the northeast of the country early last month, reflecting the growing strategic importance of the bread supply chain.

17-02-2021

On January 28, judicial authorities in northeastern Syria issued a potentially problematic decree prohibiting certain lawsuits related to real estate in lands under their purview.

10-02-2021

Kurdish-dominated authorities in northeastern Syria saw their revenues decline by nearly a fifth in 2020, according to fiscal data published by an independent centre in northeastern Syria drawing on the Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria’s (AANES) 2020 annual report.

03-02-2021

The Ministry of Electricity has decided to cut overnight power supplies to Syria's main industrial cities twice per week until the end of February, in a new sign of the severity of the electricity shortages affecting the country. The cities, which comprise the backbone of Syria’s industrial sector, had previously been exempted from power rationing.

27-01-2021

The Central Bank of Syria (CBS) has started to circulate SYP 5,000 notes, the highest ever denomination of the currency to be issued, in an acknowledgement of the intractable inflation that has been afflicting the country for years.

20-01-2021

A new factory to produce vegetable oil and soap has been set up in Hassakeh province under the control of Kurdish-dominated authorities, according to local media reports, some of which have linked the project to a war profiteer who has grown increasingly prominent throughout the conflict.

06-01-2021

Positive cases of Covid-19 in Syria continued to rise in the first week of the new year, with the total number confirmed across the country reaching 40,369, up from 39,329 last week, and 37,633 two weeks ago. An opposition NGO meanwhile listed the names of more than 170 doctors it said had died from the disease this year.

16-12-2020

According to the Real Estate Development and Investment Law No. 15 of 2008, so-called “real estate development zones” include properties both within and outside zoning plans. The properties needed to set up a real estate development zone are secured either from state property, from the properties of the local administrative unit, the private properties of development companies or from the properties of private individuals.

14-12-2020

The document below lists the members of the executive councils of the capital cities of 11 of Syria’s governorates.

14-12-2020

The document below lists all the members of the executive councils of Syria’s 14 governorates.

09-12-2020

This is the list of the 14 heads of Syrian governorates as of December 03, 2020.

25-11-2020

Following a rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in opposition-held parts of Syria, authorities in the country’s northeast have imposed a full lockdown for ten days to try to slow the virus’s advance.

04-11-2020

The Syrian government doubled the price of subsidised bread last week after failing to secure enough wheat to meet demand, greatly increasing the risk of food shortages as the winter season approaches. The hike comes shortly after similar price hikes for oil products, leaving many Syrians less and less able to secure their daily needs.

28-10-2020

This is the list of the 14 heads of Syrian governorates as of October 26, 2020.

21-10-2020

Updated on October 21, 2020: The article, originally published on October 14, has been updated to correct a technical glitch and provide updated election results.

07-10-2020

A blast damaged a pipeline transporting gas to the Jabsseh gas plant, highlighting the continuous impact of the Islamic State on Syria’s economic activity.

30-09-2020

A recent report has confirmed the large-scale losses incurred by the Syrian economy during the conflict and provided estimates about business activity.

21-09-2020

In this 2,800-word factsheet we provide an overview of Syria's wheat sector and of the challenges it faces.

16-09-2020

A fund supporting economic activity in the north and northeast parts of Syria has announced its first micro-finance service.

16-09-2020
The list, location and status of Syrian-Turkish border crossings as of September 01, 2020.
 
09-09-2020

Continued bombing and fighting in northeastern Syria between the majority Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) is preventing displaced residents from returning to their villages along the territorial dividing lines. Groups of SNA are also reportedly seizing some civilian homes on the front lines to fortify their positions.

02-09-2020

August saw a new decline in the Syrian stock market’s main indexes, while one of the oldest brokerage firms in the market announced that it was suspending its activities.

02-09-2020

The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has announced a new increase in gas production across several wells and facilities in the country.

26-08-2020

The extent of the spread of Covid-19 in Syria and the incapacity of the Syrian authorities to keep it under control were highlighted this week after four members of the government’s delegation sent to Geneva to participate in talks over the Syrian constitution were tested positive.

29-07-2020

The list of the 250 members of parliament following the elections organised on July 19, 2020.

29-07-2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is spreading further in Syria and appears to be getting out of control as the number of people infected increased by almost a third in the space of a week.

22-07-2020

The seizure of a Kurdish activist’s property in northern Syria highlights the complexity of the situation there and the competing roles of local councils, armed forces and Turkish institutions.

22-07-2020
The seizure of a Kurdish activist’s property in northern Syria highlights the complexity of the situation there and the competing roles of local councils, armed forces and Turkish institutions.

08-07-2020

The Syrian Grain Establishment (SGE) has invited grain traders to bid for the supply of 200,000 tons of soft milling wheat sourced from Russia.

08-07-2020

As the flows of the Euphrates River decline, water levels at the Bassel Al-Assad Dam on the Khabour River have enabled the irrigation of large areas for the first time in two decades. When it was initiated, the dam was supposed to be among the most important in the Middle East.

01-07-2020

The table below lists the projects funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.

The table includes both loans and grants and are divided by sector of activity.

03-06-2020

An 80-km section of the M4 highway was reopened on May 25 between the towns of Tal Tamer and Ayn Issa, enabling a resumption of passenger and cargo traffic.

03-06-2020

The Syrian president has named five new governors, including four in strategically sensitive regions.

03-06-2020

This is the list of the 14 heads of Syrian governorates as of May 30, 2020.

06-05-2020

On March 04, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad headed for the first time a meeting of the task force formed to confront the Coronavirus.

29-04-2020

The number of Syrians who tested positive for the Coronavirus went up from 42 last week to 43 yesterday. Of those, 19 people recovered, up from six a week earlier, while the number of deaths was unchanged at three.

14-04-2020

Updated on September 28: In this 4,400-word factsheet, we provide a profile of the main businesses and economic institutions affiliated with the Syrian Ministry of Defence.

08-04-2020

Shipping services and tourist transportation; Transport Goods and services within the syrian republic

01-04-2020

On March 30, the Ministry of Health announced the death of a second person from the Coronavirus, out of a total of ten positive cases, while the government added new measures to limit the spread of the virus.

01-04-2020

The Syrian government’s difficulties importing wheat will be compounded this year by the limited quantities it will be able to buy from local farmers.

25-03-2020

The rehabilitation of a power turbine in Syria’s northeast will do little to ease the massive shortage of electricity production that has resulted from a variety of factors.

10-02-2020

A full breakdown of Syria's 2020 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

08-01-2020

Two tables detailing the number and value of projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency as well as their geographic distribution between 2008 and 2018.

08-01-2020

Turkey’s Post and Telegraph Organisation (PTT) has opened two mobile branches in Tal Abyad and Ras Al-Ayn, the sixth and seventh it has opened in parts of northern Syria controlled by its proxies.