The rising number of unemployed is putting a strain on the budget of the Social Security Organisation, according to one of its officials.
The number of Syrian refugees based in Lebanon has crossed the 900,000 mark, according to data from the UN humanitarian agency.
Syrian Kurds are growing increasingly assertive and forming local administrations in the parts of the country where they form a majority.
Among all companies established last year in Turkey with foreign shareholders, Syrians ranked first in the list of foreign nationalities, an indication that many are planning to say indefinitely.
Inflation data for the month of June 2013, which were released only now by the Syrian government, confirm the surge in retail prices across all product segments.
At a conference in Kuwait last week, donor countries pledged $2.4 billion to help Syrian refugees and displaced persons, only around a third of the money the UN requested.
The call for proposal to destroy Syria’s chemical stock drew bids from 14 international companies, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in a statement.
The Syrian government has revised upwards its estimate of the total cost of the war on the country’s infrastructure and public sector assets.
Syria’s customs revenues declined a further 10 percent in nominal terms last year, according to preliminary data.
The Syrian Investment Agency licensed last year 49 projects, most of which are located in safe areas of the country.
Pro-regime media outlets have published names of leading investors that reportedly owe their banks large sums of money.
Two Syrian investors were included in a list of the world’s richest Arabs.
The number of companies registered in the province of Tartous last year increased 54 percent on an annual basis, according to a state official.
Syria’s 2014 budget has been approved and will increase by only 5 percent in nominal terms.
In addition to the coastal area, the Suweida governorate is among the rare parts of Syria to witness some level of business activity.
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