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15-08-2016

The volume of Portland cement produced and sold by Syrian state-owned enterprises in the first half of 2016 increased compared with the same period of last year, although they remain well below pre-uprising levels.

26-07-2016

The U.S. Treasury has put eight individuals and seven entities under Syria-related sanctions in the first update of its blacklist for eight months.

19-07-2016

The Ministry of Petroleum has announced the inauguration of a new gas well as it keeps investing in the oil and gas fields under its control in order to reduce the shortages of energy supplies in the market.

19-07-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

18-07-2016

Syria’s two main commercial ports had a mixed performance in the first half of this year, data show.

12-07-2016

ISIS has reportedly begun to mint and circulate its own currency while its revenues from oil are falling.

12-07-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

01-07-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by SBS Australia on July 01, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

28-06-2016

Lafarge, the French building materials global company, has been accused by a French newspaper of contributing to finance indirectly the Islamic State through its operations in Syria.

28-06-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

28-06-2016

Syria’s oil minister has provided new estimates for Syria’s annual oil import bill and the industry’s total losses since the beginning of the uprising.

21-06-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

30-05-2016

Al-Badia Cement, a large cement manufacturing plant located near Damascus, has announced that it is resuming gradually its operations, weeks after its main factory was attacked by the Islamic State.

27-05-2016

Near Verbatim Transcript of Joint press stakeout by UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura and UN Senior Adviser, Jan Egeland

24-05-2016

Russia’s energy minister has confirmed that his country was looking at opportunities to develop Syria’s oil and gas assets only days after an Iranian official expressed the same interest.

13-05-2016

The following Security Council press statement was issued on May 12 by the UN Security Council:

10-05-2016

The capture last week by the Islamic State of several gas fields in the region of Palmyra is posing serious risks for the energy supplies of Damascus.

10-05-2016

The US dollar crossed this week the 600-pound level in the Syrian currency market, which is increasingly slipping out of the control of the Central Bank.

03-05-2016

Syria’s production of oil and gas continued its decline in the first quarter of this year, according to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

26-04-2016

Fighter jets from the U.S.-led coalition have targeted again the DEZGAS plant near Deir-ez-Zor, a local media has reported.

26-04-2016

The US dollar has continued to gain ground slowly in the Syrian foreign currency market and is gradually closing on the 600-pound level.

26-04-2016

Syria’s cement production from state-owned companies was stable in the first quarter of this year as the Government is seeking to launch a new plant under the recently-adopted Public Private Partnership law.

26-04-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

19-04-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

12-04-2016

The attack last week of two large industrial concerns near Damascus highlights the persistent lack of security for people and businesses in areas only a few kilometres away from the Syrian capital.

12-04-2016

Syria posted a slight increase in its exports last year to USD 1.4 billion, according to a press report.

08-03-2016

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by German TV channel ARD on March 01, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

01-03-2016

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2268 (2016) adopted on February 26, 2016, endorsing the cessation of hostilities agreement reached by the United States and the Russian Federation, co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group.

23-02-2016

The use of the dollar and of gold for transactions or as a reference of value is gaining ground across Syria as the national currency continues to decline.

23-02-2016

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by El Pais on February 21, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

09-02-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

26-01-2016

Iran’s delivery of crude oil to Syria has helped stabilise the supply of oil products to the market, whiles strikes by the U.S.-led coalition have increased the losses of the country’s oil industry, the Minister of Petroleum has said.

19-01-2016

The shortages of wheat are leading to an increase in the price of bread in areas under the control of ISIS and the PYD, according to local activists.

04-01-2016

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2258 (2015) adopted on December 22, 2015, renewing for twelve months the authorization granted to the United Nations and its partners to deliver aid across borders not controlled by the Syrian Government.

21-12-2015

The text of Security Council Resolution 2254 (2015), endorsing a road map for peace process in Syria and setting a timetable for talks.

21-12-2015

The text of Security Council Resolution 2253 (2015), imposing sanctions on the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (also called ISIS).

07-12-2015

The Syrian Government has updated its estimate for the losses of the Syrian oil sector which seems to factor in the damage from the latest attacks by the international coalition.

01-12-2015

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by a Czech TV station on December 01, 2015. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

27-11-2015

A Syrian oil industry investor and his company have been blacklisted by the U.S. Administration in a recent update to its sanctions list.

23-11-2015

Airstrikes on oil and gas fields in eastern Syria by the U.S.-led coalition appear to have already led to a rise in power cuts in Damascus and other Syrian cities.

23-11-2015

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Chinese TV station Phoenix on November 22, 2015.

20-11-2015

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2249 (2015) adopted on November 20, 2015, calling upon Member States with the requisite capacity to take “all necessary measures” to prevent and suppress the terrorist acts of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant on territory under its control in Syria and Iraq.

09-11-2015

In the first nine months of the year, the volume of cement produced by Syria’s state-owned plants declined by a fifth on an annual basis.

02-11-2015

The Syrian pound has continued its relentless decline as the dollar crossed the 360-pound level and the Euro climbed above 400 pounds this week.

26-10-2015

A strike by the U.S.-led coalition bombing the Islamic State has reportedly destroyed facilities at the Omar field, one of the largest in Syria.

21-10-2015

The takeover by ISIS of a gas pipeline has reduced Syria’s gas output by a quarter, the Minister of Petroleum said.

04-10-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Iranian Khabar TV on October 04, 2015.

16-09-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian media on September 16, 2015.

01-09-2015

Syria’s minister of oil has estimated that the Islamic State is still producing significant levels of crude oil from fields in eastern Syria.