Islamic State (332)

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.

30-06-2014

Ninety years after it was abolished by Ataturk, an Islamic Caliphate has been formally established on some parts of Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham, a radical Islamist group.

09-06-2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham has reportedly imposed a tax on farmers in a bid to raise its revenues.

21-10-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Mayadeen on October 21, 2013.

17-06-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper on June 17, 2013.

27-04-2008

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with the Qatari Al-Watan newspaper on April 27, 2008.

03-02-2006
Syria backed Iran’s nuclear programme during the first visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Damascus on January 19, saying US and European fears that Iran is seeking to build nuclear weapons were not persuasive.
28-12-2005

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Turkish TV on December 28, 2005.

01-12-2005

The exiled leader of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood gave interviews to two major western press sources in November, stressing that when the Syrian regime “probably” collapses, his group, which is banned under Syria’s constitution, has no desire to seize power or install an Islamic state.

03-06-2005

Interview with Hassan Abd al Azim, Secretary General of the Democratic Arab Socialist Union Party and spokesman for the Democratic Rally, a five-party opposition group in Syria.