Islamic State (359)

13-12-2016

Following its attack on Palmyra the Islamic State has managed to take control of many significant oil and gas fields.

29-11-2016

The Syrian government is continuing to add gas production capacity as it restarted last week a gas well near Palmyra formerly developed by INA Naftaplin, the Croatian oil company.

22-11-2016

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

22-11-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Portuguese TV channel RTP on November 15, 2016.

15-11-2016

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

15-11-2016
A French NGO has filed a lawsuit against French cement producer Lafarge and its Syrian subsidiary for its alleged past dealings with the Islamic State.

15-11-2016
Portland cement production in the first nine months of this year remained stable on annual basis, official data show.

08-11-2016

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

01-11-2016

The Syrian President has appointed a member of the security forces to head the Deir-ez-Zor province, the fourth such decision to appoint a member of the military apparatus as governor in the space of three months.

01-11-2016

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

25-10-2016

Last week, Syrian regime forces battled ISIS around two major oil and gas fields in the centre of the country, while at the UN, the government has asked the U.S.-led coalition to stop bombing oil fields controlled by the Islamic State.

18-10-2016

ISIS has started using its own currency, the Islamic dinar, to impose fines on inhabitants of Raqqa and other towns under its control.

18-10-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda on October 14, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

11-10-2016

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

04-10-2016

The Islamic State is restricting further the access to Internet in areas under its control, targeting in particular women.

27-09-2016

The Islamic State has reportedly begun the circulation of its new currency in the city of Raqqa.

27-09-2016

This document is the text of the latest resolution passed by the European Union Council on September 20 and imposing sanctioons on the Islamic State and Al-Qaida.

27-09-2016

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

20-09-2016

A pro-regime media has provided the first estimate of the number of civil servants and other beneficiaries of government salaries living in opposition and other areas outside regime control.

20-09-2016

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

20-09-2016

Although estimates of Syria’s wheat crop vary they all confirm a further decline in output.

06-09-2016

The Islamic State has reportedly paid millions in welfare support to dozens of thousands of Syrians living under its rule.

30-08-2016

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

30-08-2016

The full draft of the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act introduced by the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives calling for sanctions against Syrian regime allies and the prosecution of war criminals.

30-08-2016

The U.S. Administration has banned the import of archaeological and ethnological items from Syria, years after wide scale smuggling of Syria’s cultural heritage was first documented.

22-08-2016

A fire that spread in the land registry of the city of Manbij after it was taken over by PYD-led forces last week has highlighted again the sensitive issue of land ownership in Syria.

16-08-2016

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

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.