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25-09-2019

The following tables provide a breakdown by country of Syria's exports between 2006 and 2011.

25-09-2019

The following tables provide a breakdown by country of Syria's imports between 2006 and 2011.

12-06-2019

The value of Syrian-government funds blocked by the U.S. Government has slightly increased, an OFAC report says.

16-10-2018

Syria and Crimea have signed several economic and trade agreements, highlighting the role of the peninsula in the Syrian-Russian relation.

25-06-2018

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russian NTV Channel in Damascus on Sunday June 24, 2018.

10-05-2018

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Kathimerini, a Greek daily, in Damascus on May 10, 2018.

08-05-2018

Syria and North Korea signed last week new bilateral economic cooperation agreements in the education, industrial and customs fields.

29-08-2017

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

16-05-2017
The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by ONT, a TV station from Belarus, in Damascus on May 11, 2017.

02-05-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Telesur, a Venezuelan TV station, in Damascus on April 27, 2017.

20-12-2016

Last week saw the addition of several individuals and entities based in Syria by the United Nations and the United States.

07-06-2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce is launching a probe against Huawei Technologies for its dealings with Syria and other countries under sanctions.

03-05-2016

A South Korean company has won a contract for the supply of electric equipment to the Syrian Government despite awkward political ties.

19-04-2016

The Syrian Civil Aviation Authority has obtained a court order seizing the funds of a former Malaysian contractor.

02-06-2014

Syria and North Korea signed several agreements at the end of a bilateral meeting in Damascus.

31-12-2013

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

18-05-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Argentina’s Clarin newspaper and Telam news agency on May 18, 2013.

12-12-2012

Syria ranked 144th out of 174 countries in an annual survey measuring the levels of corruption around the globe.

06-11-2012

Syria and North Korea signed yesterday a number of bilateral agreements in the economic, environment and telecommunication fields.

30-01-2012

Syria fell two ranks in the latest edition of the Corruption Perception Index published by Transparency International last month.

22-08-2011

On Thursday in a significant diplomatic development, the US and its European allies called upon Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down from power. The move was met with repugnance on the part of the Syrian government.

16-01-2011

Syria ranked 140th in the world for the level of economic freedoms in the country according to an annual index published jointly by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal.

25-01-2010
Syria continues to rank among the least free economies in the world according to an annual survey published jointly by the Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation, an ultra-liberal economic think-tank.
16-11-2009

KOTRA, Korea’s export trade agency has opened a business centre in Damascus, one of the few capitals in the Middle East region in which it was not yet represented.

12-03-2009

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun on March 12, 2009.

19-01-2009

Peace without Syria Is Unthinkable

30-09-2008

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Monday Morning on September 30, 2008.

12-06-2008

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with The Hindu Daily on June 12, 2008.

03-06-2008

Source: Gulf News & Khaleej Times & WAM.

19-12-2007

No stable Mideast without Iran: Syrian president

23-07-2007
The Securities Exchange Commission has suspended the publication of a list of companies that have ties with “state sponsors of terrorism”, following strong criticisms by the companies listed and members of the US Congress.
09-07-2007

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued on July 2 a list of international firms active in state sponsors of terrorism, including Syria.

05-02-2007

The level of economic freedom in Syria remains very low according to an annual survey from the Heritage Foundation (HF), an ultra-liberal think-tank based in Washington

18-06-2006
Syria on June 7 dismissed a US State Department report listing it among the countries accused of human trafficking, saying that the report was "irrational, far from reality and aims at subjugating Damascus to the political orientation of the US".

03-05-2006
Responding to its listing as a state sponsor of terrorism by the US State Department’s April 28 annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2005 - which acknowledged Damascus had increased security along its border with Iraq - Syria said the US-led war in Iraq had “created fertile ground for the escalation of terrorism and its expansion.”

03-05-2006

Chapter 6

 

STATE SPONSORS OF TERROR OVERVIEW

Libya and Sudan continued to take significant steps to cooperate in the global war on terror. Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria, however, continued to maintain their ties to terrorist groups. Iran and Syria routinely provide unique safe haven, substantial resources and guidance to terrorist organizations.

16-06-2005
In what appears to have been meant as a show of defiance at a time of continued international pressure - but that ended up in an embarrassing diplomatic blunder - a Turkish diplomat in Washington said Damascus had expressed regret over a "technical mishap" that caused one of three Scud missiles Syria reportedly test-fired on May 27 to break up over Turkish soil.

01-12-2003

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with the New York Times on December 01, 2003

01-11-2002

Reporters without Borders (RWB), a French-based press freedom organisation, published for the first time, on October 23, a worldwide index of countries according to their respect for press freedom.

07-05-2002
A survey on electronic government readiness in 196 countries by research firm World Markets Research Center and Brown University ranked Syria 133rd worldwide and 16th among 19 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region.