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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.

31-08-2015

A website affiliated to the opposition has said that a delegation from the Islamic State is negotiating with the Syrian Government over a gas treatment plant in Deir-ez-Zor.

17-08-2015

Security Council Draft Presidential Statement

20-04-2015

Cement production by plants owned by the state remained relatively stable last year.

16-03-2015

In one year, the losses of Syria’s oil sector increased an additional 40 percent, according to data from the Minister of Petroleum.

16-03-2015

Syria’s economy lost some USD 203 billion in the last four years, according to a report recently released by a Damascus-based organisation.

04-03-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Portuguese state TV on March 04, 2015.

23-02-2015

In a statement, the Ministry of Petroleum has denied carrying oil trade with the Islamic State.

23-02-2015

Some three months after it suspended production, Al-Badia Cement has announced that it has resumed operations.

12-02-2015

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2199 (2015) adopted on February 12, 2015, requiring Member States to take steps to prevent terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria from benefiting from trade in oil, antiquities and hostages, and from receiving donations.

10-02-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with BBC News on February 10, 2015.

26-01-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Foreign Affairs magazine on January 26, 2015.

17-12-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2191 (2014) adopted on December 17, 2014, renewing for twelve months the authorization granted in July to the United Nations and its partners to deliver aid across borders not controlled by the Syrian Government.

15-12-2014

ISIS, the Al-Qaeda offshoot ruling over large parts of eastern Syria, has announced the launch of regular passenger bus trips across Syrian and Iraqi cities within the territory under its control.

08-12-2014

The Islamic State in Iraq and Sham, the takfiri organization that announced the establishment of a Caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq, has announced new job openings at its “Treasury Department” and is establishing new rules regulating order and cleanliness in markets and other retail areas.

01-12-2014

In an unprecedented move, the Syrian Government has offered to use its two refineries to process crude oil for private investors, as it seeks to meet rising shortages of oil products.

13-10-2014

Syria’s oil output this year is forecast at 30,000 barrels of oil per day.

24-09-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2178 (2014) adopted on September 24, 2014, calling on all States to cooperate urgently on preventing the international flow of terrorist fighters to and from conflict zones.

15-08-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2170 (2014) adopted on August 15, 2014, calling on all States to act to suppress the flow of foreign fighters, financing and other support to Islamist extremist groups in Iraq and Syria, and putting six persons affiliated to those groups on its terrorist sanctions list.

04-08-2014

The UN Security Council issued last week a presidential statement condemning all purchases of oil originating from Syria and Iraq by two radical Islamic organisations.

28-07-2014

A gas plant with a daily output of 1.2 million cubic metres will come on stream within weeks, adding much needed supplies to Syria’s gas and electricity networks.

21-07-2014

The Islamic State last week attacked and took control of a major gas field in central Syria that is part of assets owned by Canada’s Suncor Energy.

14-07-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2165 (2014) adopted on July 14, 2014, on delivering humanitarian “across conflict lines.”

07-07-2014

Most oil fields located around the city of Deir-ez-Zor have fallen under the control of the Islamic State, according to a monitoring group.