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Five people, including three Lattakia City Council members, died when an unlicensed four-storey building collapsed in the informal Al-Ghurraf neighbourhood of Lattakia’s Al-Ramal Al-Janoubi district after city authorities moved to demolish the structure on June 24.


The Ministry of Health has announced a weekly increase of 33 percent in the number of Syrians living in government areas who tested positive for Covid-19.


The value of a single shipment of Captagon pills from Syria recently seized by Italian customs authorities represents more than the country’s total annual exports of goods. The Italians have pulled back from their initial claim that ISIS was behind the shipment.


The Syrian government has continued its campaign against Rami Makhlouf, effectively ending the operations of two more of his best-known business ventures, including his oldest and most recent ones, within a couple of days.


The table below lists the projects funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.

The table includes both loans and grants and are divided by sector of activity.


Industrial machinery and spare parts trading; building materials trading; contracting


A decision by Panama will allow thousands of Syrian sailors onboard ships that raise its flag, according to the Syrian Ministry of Transport.


The collapse of the Syrian pound has hiked the price of key fodder inputs, which are already facing shortages. Eventually, this will have an impact on the cost of food.


Updated on June 17, 2020: The number of people who tested positive with the Coronavirus in Syria climbed by 23 last week to 146, up from 123 a week ago, while the number of recoveries increased to 62 from 50 and the number of deaths remained unchanged at six.


This article is an updated and expanded factsheet on the economic and business relations between Syria and Iran as of June 2020.


An 80-km section of the M4 highway was reopened on May 25 between the towns of Tal Tamer and Ayn Issa, enabling a resumption of passenger and cargo traffic.


Agricultural machinery and equipment trading; building equipment trading; contracting


Plastic products trading; contracting


This is the list of the 14 heads of Syrian governorates as of May 30, 2020.


Just a few days after his appointment, Syria’s new minister of domestic trade—and potential future prime minister—Talal Al-Barazi, has started to make his presence known.


The Syrian government said this week that it will start disbursing money to some 20,000 unemployed people, its first financial aid programme since the spread of the Coronavirus in Syria.


For the second time in just a month, a drug shipment originating from Syria and packaged under the name of a well-known local brand has been seized, this time in Saudi Arabia.


This article is an updated and expanded factsheet on the economic and business relations between Syria and Russia as of April 2020.


The past week saw a modest uptick in Syria's confirmed Covid-19 cases, but the apparently slow infection rate has allowed the government to start reopening some shops and official agencies.


Syria’s production and export of olive oil—of which the country is among the largest producers in the world—are set to increase slightly this year, despite the recent battles in the Idlib area.


In this 4,400-word factsheet, we provide a profile of the main businesses and economic institutions affiliated with the Syrian Ministry of Defence.


The number of Syrians who have tested positive for the Coronavirus has increased to 19, according to the Ministry of Health. Two have died and two have recovered.


On March 30, the Ministry of Health announced the death of a second person from the Coronavirus, out of a total of ten positive cases, while the government added new measures to limit the spread of the virus.


Traffic at the Lattakia port container terminal dropped in 2019 for the first time in four years, indicating a negative trend in Syria’s trade activity.


The list below includes all the Syrian individuals, entities, aircrafts and vessels that have been put under sanctions by the U.S. Administration since 2005.




During a meeting last week, the Partnership Council approved two new projects to be implemented under the public-private partnership law.


Lighting and air-conditioning equipment; building materials trading


Cham Palaces and Hotels, Syria’s largest five-star hotel chain, said its revenues increased last year, thanks largely to a rising number of foreign tourists.


Despite the announcement last week of the reopening of Aleppo International Airport, no commercial flight has yet been recorded at the airport.


Official data is painting a mixed picture for investment in Syria’s manufacturing sector.


The list below includes the names of all the individuals that have been blacklisted by the European Union since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in March 2011.


The number of foreign visitors entering Syria increased by 35 percent last year, coming overwhelmingly from the Arab world.


A full breakdown of Syria's 2020 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.


The Syrian government has cancelled a contract with an Iranian company because of its incapacity to fulfil its contract, a rare such admission for projects between the two countries.


Syria’s free trade zones recorded a decrease in their activity in 2019, a worrying development given the low base of economic activity at the start of the year.