The Syrian President has issued a decree nominating five new Governors in Lattakia, Tartous, Aleppo, Idlib and Quneitra.
Syrian businessman George Obegi passed away last week following a plane accident off the Cypriot coast.
A bilateral meeting by members of the Syrian and Russian governments in Sochi last week failed to reach an agreement on a USD 1 billion loan by Moscow, according to various reports.
Syria’s exports are currently at some 10 percent of their level four years ago, the head of a government body said.
The administration of the Bab Al-Hawa border crossing between Turkey and Syria, which is in the hands of forces affiliated to the opposition, has denied rumours that it had raised transit fees.
The National Coalition, Syria’s main opposition grouping, last week reappointed Ahmad Toumeh as Prime Minister of the Interim Government.
Wael Halqi, the Syrian Prime Minister, inaugurated last week several upscale retail and tourism projects in Tartous worth a combined USD 100 million amid an outcry from regime supporters.
The launch of air strikes by U.S forces has led to the destruction of Syrian oil and food storage assets.
Syria’s trade with Turkey increased in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2013.
The institution in charge of Syria’s public sector pensioners is paying monthly pensions to some half a million individuals, according to its director-general.
Food aid distributed to millions of Syrians in need of help will be slashed by 40 percent starting October because of a lack funds from donor countries, according to a UN official.
A report by a UN-affiliated body has provided a dramatic picture of Syria’s main economic and social indicators, three and a half years after the beginning of the popular uprising.
The Syrian Investment Agency licensed 40 projects in the first eight months of the year, most of them located around Damascus and in the coastal area.
Reports that salaries of civil servants in various parts of Syria are not being paid on time, or not at all, are increasing.
The number of Syrian refugees has crossed the six million mark as almost half of the Syrian population has been displaced, the UN aid agency said.
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