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01-03-2016

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

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

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

23-02-2016

The Syrian President has issued a decree calling on parliamentary elections to be held on April 13.

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.

16-02-2016

Syria’s economic, financial and social indicators continued to deteriorate in 2015, while consumption in areas outside Government control is weighing increasingly in the economy, a recent report has found.

16-02-2016

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by AFP on February 12, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

02-02-2016

A weekly selection of articles and reports on Syria.

26-01-2016

Growing in assertiveness, the Kurdish Self-Administration Democratic Authority in north-eastern Syria has issued in the past two years more than 40 different laws including investment regulations, the imposition of customs fees and the commemoration through a public holiday of the arrest of Abdallah Ocalan.

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.

10-12-2015

At the invitation of the Government of Saudi Arabia, the Syrian Revolution and Opposition forces held an expanded meeting on 9-10 December, in Riyadh, with the participation of men and women who represent the armed revolutionary factions and Syrian opposition groups both inside and abroad, hailing from all parts of Syrian society, including Arab, Kurds, Turkoman, Assyrians, Syriacs, Circassians, Armenians, and others, with the aim of uniting ranks and reaching a common vision for a negotiated political solution to the Syrian issue in accordance with Geneva Communique of 2012 and relevant international resolutions and without prejudice to the principles and the constants of the Syrian revolution.

07-12-2015

Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by The Sunday Times on December 06, 2015. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

23-11-2015

Kurdish-led areas in northern Syria are continuing to issue new laws, to license businesses and to take other measures that are strengthening their drive to gain more autonomy from the rest of the country.

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

An update by the Ministry of Petroleum has confirmed the dire situation of the Syrian oil and gas industry.

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.

28-09-2015

New details have emerged on the level of exports and revenues generated by the PYD, the Kurdish party in control of Syria’s northeastern region, from crude oil.

21-09-2015

The PYD, which manages the now semi-autonomous northeastern parts of Syria, has issued a law confiscating the properties of residents who left the region, a measure that will mainly impact Christians.

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.

10-08-2015

Crude oil extracted from fields controlled by the YPG, the Kurdish armed group, stands at 15,000 barrels per day, according to a report by AFP.

13-07-2015

Our two thousand-word factsheet on the economic aid agreements signed between Iran and Syria since the beginning of 2013.

13-07-2015

Our two thousand-word factsheet on the economic aid agreements signed between Iran and Syria since the beginning of 2013.

18-05-2015

Passenger traffic remains strong at Qamishli Airport, which continues to benefit from the lack of security on Syrian roads.

13-04-2015

A coalition of FSA and Kurdish forces have reportedly taken back control of the Lafarge cement plant located in northeastern Syria.

30-03-2015

Idlib, the capital of one of Syria’s fourteen provinces, fell on Saturday outside the control of the regime and in the hands of a coalition grouping opposition forces and the Nusra Front.

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.

02-02-2015

Syria’s oil output continued to decline last year as production now stands at some 2.5 percent of its pre-uprising level.

26-01-2015

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

15-01-2015

Al-Badia Cement, the Syrian subsidiary of Italcementi, said that its factory had stopped production because of security concerns.

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.

15-12-2014

The Syrian government has liberalised the price of gas oil for one additional category of users, creating more confusion in the market.

24-11-2014

Syria’s Kurdish regions are producing an average of 40,000 barrels of crude oil per day, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

03-11-2014

Data from the Ministry of Petroleum seem to indicate that Syria’s imports of oil products stood at around 124,600 barrels per day during the first nine months of the year.

13-10-2014

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

29-09-2014

Syria’s trade with Turkey increased in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2013.

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.

23-09-2014

UPDATED on September 23: Reports have emerged that ISIS has taken over a cement plant that represents the largest foreign investment in the country outside the oil sector.

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.

08-04-2014

Syria is planning to award a new multimillion engineering contract to a Russian company after it granted an offshore license to another last December.

17-02-2014

In spite of the poor security conditions, the Syrian authorities are continuing to develop several gas fields located in central Syria and that are crucial for keeping electricity running.

27-01-2014

Syrian Kurds are growing increasingly assertive and forming local administrations in the parts of the country where they form a majority.

27-01-2014

Should the war end now, Syria would need two years to recover its pre-war oil output level, a government official said.

31-12-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Ikhbariya TV in 2013.

18-11-2013

Syria’s Democratic Union Party, or PYD according to its Kurdish acronym, a hardline Kurdish group, announced the formation of a transitional civil authority in the majority Kurdish areas of Syria.

28-10-2013

Theft of crude oil and damages to wells have cost Syria’s oil sector the equivalent of around USD 2 billion since the beginning of the Syrian uprising, according to the Ministry of Oil.

21-10-2013

Nama, the only listed agro-food company, said that assets it owns located in the Hassakeh province were attacked causing damages worth dozens of millions of Syrian pounds.