The deputy minister of foreign affairs of the Czech Republic visited Damascus last week in a rare visit by a high ranking European official since the beginning of the uprising.
The new governor for the province of Hassakeh, recently appointed by Bashar Al-Assad, is a former military and security official, known for his brutality against civilians.
An opposition controlled town has started issuing family registration books, the first such known case outside regime areas.
The visit last week by an Iranian delegation to Damascus marks one of the first major attempts to deepen business ties between the two countries.
A reduction in international aid is crippling essential services in the besieged Waer district near Homs.
Syria’s annual inflation rate stood at 44.1 percent in February, according to official data.
Syria’s 2017 budget is planned to increase by 34 percent to SYP 2.6 trillion, according to a preliminary draft approved last week by the government.
The Aleppo siege has led to a surge in prices, reports from the city indicate.
A decision by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Protection has reduced the profit margins of wholesalers and retailers for a number of products.
UN Committee Provides Recommendations to Ease Burden of Sanctions on Delivery of Humanitarian Aid into Syria
A UN-appointed committee has published a report that contains a number of recommendations to offset the impact of western sanctions on humanitarian aid in Syria.
The Syrian government has sent two of its members to Hassakeh as a means of reaffirming its bid for influence in the northeastern province.
It could take up to 20 years for Syria to recover its GDP of 2010, the International Monetary Fund estimates in a recent report.
The volume of Syrian investments in Turkey continues to rise according to recent data.
A member of the Interim Government of the Syrian opposition was killed last week in Daraa.
A pro-regime media has provided the first estimate of the number of civil servants and other beneficiaries of government salaries living in opposition and other areas outside regime control.
City View 2011 - Damascus
Four Seasons Hotel
Damascus International Fairground