Aleppo (1310)

21-07-2014

One of Syria’s state-owned press groups is reportedly planning to issue a daily newspaper to cover Tartous local news.

16-07-2014

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad during his Inauguration ceremony on July 16, 2014.

14-07-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2165 (2014) adopted on July 14, 2014, on delivering humanitarian “across conflict lines.”

14-07-2014

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency in the first half of this year was equivalent to its level of 2012, confirming the relative increase in private sector investments in some parts of the country.

07-07-2014

Syria’s olive production, a major bread earner in various parts of the country, will be declining this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

07-07-2014

The executive arm of the Syrian opposition is continuing to take various steps to strengthen its credentials in opposition areas and among refugee communities.

30-06-2014

Syrianair has announced that its safety accreditation has been renewed by IATA.

09-06-2014

Since the beginning of the year, the Syrian Investment Agency has licensed an average of five new projects every months, almost exclusively in the so-called “safe areas” of the country.

09-06-2014

The level of Lake Assad is falling seriously according to a Government official, endangering water supplies to large urban centres as well as for irrigation purposes.

09-06-2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham has reportedly imposed a tax on farmers in a bid to raise its revenues.

02-06-2014

A recent report by a Syrian research house has confirmed the dramatic decline in Syria’s economic output and the no less tragic rise in poverty and unemployment.

02-06-2014

The Central Bank of Syria has revoked the licence of an important moneychanger in Damascus as part of the drive of the Syrian authorities to maintain a grip on the currency market.

26-05-2014

The suspension of gas supplies from the Arab Gas Pipeline has led to an increase in power outages in Damascus and surrounding areas.

26-05-2014

Two new industrial areas to accommodate manufacturing investments have been established in the coastal city of Lattakia by the Ministry of Local Administration.

19-05-2014

Updated May 20, 2014: In spite of limited financial means, the Interim Government of the Syrian opposition has announced plans to restore production at a power plant as well as to relocate within Syrian territory.

19-05-2014

The police in the opposition-held parts of Aleppo is starting to benefit from a small 4G Internet network installed thanks to a grant from the United States, according to a local website.

19-05-2014

A Presidential decree has established a new public sector university in the central province of Hama.

12-05-2014

A local media says that hundreds of lawsuits are being brought against activists based on posts published on Facebook, a claim that may be true but may also be a means of frightening Facebook users and of pressuring them into self-censorship.

05-05-2014

Out of two dozen candidates to Syria’s Presidential elections, three have been shortlisted by the Constitutional Court, including, obviously, Bashar Al-Assad.

05-05-2014

More than 80 percent of hotels located in Homs are out of service, according to a Government official.

28-04-2014

Almost 500,000 companies and professionals are registered with Syria’s Tax Office according to a recent report.

21-04-2014

The Syrian Ministry of Economy is preparing to establish a Turkish boycott office working on the same lines than the existing Israel Boycott Office.

14-04-2014

The Ministry of Industry has nominated new individuals to sit at the board of the Hama Chamber of Industry in a move largely seen as a reprisal against investors supporting the opposition.

13-04-2014

The Syrian Investment Agency has announced that it licensed a number of new investments in the first quarter of this year.

08-04-2014

The airport of Qamishli in Syria’s northeast continues to witness relatively strong traffic, as the country’s roads remain insecure.

08-04-2014

Syria is extending yet again the deadlines for tenders to build power plants.

08-04-2014

The Commercial Bank of Syria is allocating new funds to purchase the wheat crop from farmers.

31-03-2014

The Minister of Industry has named new businessmen to the board of the Homs Chamber of Industry.

31-03-2014

Billions of Syrian pounds have been lost because of the destruction of the physical infrastructure of higher education institutions, the Ministry has estimated.

31-03-2014

In 2013, demand for cement in Syria declined by 60 percent compared to its level prior to the uprising.

31-03-2014

The rebuilding of Syria’s manufacturing sector will cost billions of dollars and take up to twenty years according to a recent memo by the Ministry of Industry.

24-03-2014

A new Syrian private airliner will start flying a daily round trip from Damascus to Kuwait starting March 30.

24-03-2014

Money remittances and postal services

17-03-2014

The direct losses incurred by the tourism sector in the city of Aleppo alone amount to USD 500 million, according to an industry analyst.

10-03-2014

Syrian Airlines is going to resume regular flights between Damascus and Aleppo, a spokesman of the company said.

10-03-2014

The Minister of Health has said that following a recent agreement, Syria was buying from Iran a significant share of the generic medicines it imported.

24-02-2014

Syria’s tobacco organisation, a traditionally important contributor to the Treasury, announced a decline in cigarette production volumes last year as several plants stopped production.

24-02-2014

In safe areas across the country, several new pharmaceutical plants are being established, including one by the brother of the Syrian first lady.

24-02-2014

The Aleppo and Damascus chambers of industry have new boards of directors as new members replace absentees.

22-02-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) adopted on February 22, 2014, approving all necessary measures to combat ISIS.

17-02-2014

The number of kidnapping cases registered in recent months by the government in the province of Aleppo has crossed the 1,500 according to a report in a pro-regime media outlet.

17-02-2014

A bomb planted last week under the Carlton Aleppo Hotel, which had opened its doors only a few months before the beginning of the uprising, destroyed parts of the property and killed several soldiers.

10-02-2014

In a trade fair organized in Beirut last week, Syrian garment exporters managed to clinch contracts worth dozens of millions of dollars.

03-02-2014

Preliminary statistics from the ministry of industry show that at least 1,200 factories and plants from the private sector were destroyed in Syria’s main industrial centres in the last three years of conflict.

27-01-2014

A civilian plane landed on Aleppo Airport last week for the first time in around a year.

27-01-2014

Syrian Kurds are growing increasingly assertive and forming local administrations in the parts of the country where they form a majority.

27-01-2014

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.

20-01-2014

The state power distribution utility has signed dozens of contracts with Iranian, Chinese, and Korean companies for the supply of electrical equipment in the last two years, according to a state daily.

20-01-2014

The government has announced that a gang forging property records worth billions of pounds in Aleppo has been arrested.

20-01-2014

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with AFP on January 20, 2014.