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28-04-2021

The Syrian Investment Agency (SIA), a state-owned body that licenses and promotes large-scale investment projects in the country, has published a report showing a modest increase in investments in 2019.

07-04-2021

Donors pledged EUR 5.3 billion (USD 6.4 billion) towards humanitarian relief efforts for Syria at a recent conference -- a decrease on last year’s commitments and only around half the funds needed. As the conflict entered its second decade, most countries reduced funding, though both the European Union and Germany increased their contributions.

07-04-2021

Clothes trading; contracting; export-import

24-02-2021
The representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the Astana format:

24-02-2021

An Iranian religious delegation inspected a handful of sites in Deir-ez-Zor city and the nearby countryside in January, shortly before construction work began on the sites with no apparent notice given to the owners.

23-02-2021

The United Nations humanitarian and Covid-19 response plans for last year received about USD 2.13 billion in funding, a little over half of what the global body says it needed for the plans.

17-02-2021

A previously unknown company, Saray LLC, has won the rights to broadcast Syria’s football league for three seasons, according to local media reports.

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.

03-02-2021

Syria has once again been ranked the third-worst country in the world in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2020.

03-02-2021

Building materials trading; electrical goods trading; contracting

27-01-2021

The Syrian businessman George Heswani has operated in Syria’s oil and gas sector since the 1990s, but his name has gained increasing prominence throughout Syria’s conflict, both for his close association with Russia and for his alleged role in brokering deals with the Islamic State organisation (ISIS) to purchase oil on the Syrian government’s behalf.

27-01-2021

Nearly two years after pro-Iranian Shia militias seized farmlands west of the city of Mayadeen in Deir-ez-Zor governorate, owners of the lands are still barred from access.

27-01-2021
27-01-2021
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.

13-01-2021

Cosmetics trading; contracting

06-01-2021
Six years have passed since residents of the northern Daraa village of Kafr Nasej were displaced from their homes, yet many of them have been unable to return because of the damage to their homes.

06-01-2021

After the Islamic State was expelled from the city of Mayadeen in the rural eastern part of the Deir-ez-Zor governorate in 2017, Iraqi and Afghan militias affiliated with Iran’s Quds Force took over the Al-Tamo neighbourhood. Residents displaced by the fighting are still barred from returning to their homes.

06-01-2021

The list below includes all the Syrian individuals, entities, aircrafts and vessels that have been put under sanctions by the U.S. Administration since 2005.

06-01-2021

The United States blacklisted the Central Bank of Syria at the end of last year, adding pressure on the Syrian government as it tries to maintain its fractured economy.

06-01-2021

Lebanon’s Bank Audi will sell all shares of its Syrian subsidiary to Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi and quit the country, in the latest reversal to Syria’s pre-war economic liberalisation.

23-12-2020

More details have emerged about an American company which appears to have won exclusive rights to develop and market oil produced in northeastern Syria after obtaining a sanctions waiver from the U.S. government.

09-12-2020

Syrian exports to Iraq are struggling to take off more than a year after the reopening of the main border crossing between the two countries.

09-12-2020
The text below is an edited transcript of a speech by Bashar Al-Assad at an expanded meeting of the Ministry of Religious Endowments on December 07, 2020.
02-12-2020

A Chinese state-run company has made an offer to finance, build and develop a railway project that would link the Syrian capital with its suburbs through four rail lines, state media reported this week.

25-11-2020

Syria’s housing needs are greater than ever—and the issue must be included in reconstruction strategies, as active warfare dies down in much of the country, argues Syrian economist Samir Aita in a new report, Urban Recovery Framework for Post-Conflict Housing in Syria, published in September 2020.

18-11-2020
The text below is a transcript of a Bashar Al-Assad speech in the International Conference on Return of Refugees on November 11, 2020. The text was originally published by state news agency, SANA.

18-11-2020

The total volume of Syria’s foreign trade edged down two percent last year, while its trade deficit remained substantial, according to international trade data.

18-11-2020

In mid-2020, hard-line Islamist group Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) started pressuring the Hurras Al-Deen group to leave the Christian village of Al-Ghassaniyeh in the countryside west of Jisr Al-Shughour, in the Idlib governorate. This pressure came amid a campaign by HTS to secure the passage of joint Russian-Turkish military patrols on either side of the M4 Aleppo-Lattakia Highway.

18-11-2020

Building materials trading; electrical goods trading