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14-01-2013

The Syrian Minister of Electricity has said that 3,000 MW of power generation capacity is unused because of the damages inflicted on the country’s power grid.

24-12-2012

The Syrian government is establishing a new university faculty in the town of Salamieh, located in central Syria.

10-12-2012

Kharafi National, a large engineering company, is withdrawing from the Syrian market, according to a local media outlet.

10-12-2012

The volume of trade in Syria’s free trade zones reached SYP 56 billion in the first ten months of the year, a figure that marks a strong decline from previous years.

10-12-2012

Provisions for bad debts at private sector Syrian banks rose sharply in the third quarter of this year as businesses faced increasing difficulties to reimburse their loans.

10-12-2012
03-12-2012

Internet and phone communications resumed on Saturday 01 December, two days after Syria went through an almost total blackout that remains unexplained to this date.

03-12-2012

The clashes that forced the Damascus International Airport to close down for the week-end will likely have long-term effect on its operations.

26-11-2012

A leading Syrian opposition figure has estimated the cost of rebuilding the country at up to USD 60 billion.

26-11-2012

The reported capture of the Tishreen hydroelectric dam by Syrian rebels is likely to strain further supplies of electricity across the country.

26-11-2012

The Ministry of Tourism has signed a contract with local investors for the management of a hotel property in Tartous.

19-11-2012

Two-thirds of Syria’s population will leave in urban areas by 2030, according to a recent report by a UN body.

19-11-2012

The value of the Syrian Pound fell at one point last week to around 90 pounds to the dollar in black market trading before regaining some of the lost ground early this week as the Central Bank of Syria appears to loosen trading restrictions.

22-10-2012

Syria will hold by-elections on December 1 to fill five seats in Parliament to replace, among others, two defecting MPs.

22-10-2012
15-10-2012

The forced landing of a Syrian commercial plane in Turkey last week has heightened tensions among the two countries and led to a twin airspace ban that will disrupt further Syria’s international transport links.

15-10-2012

State-owned cement plants produced 3.2 million tons in the first nine months of this year, according to the General Organization for Cement and Building Materials.

08-10-2012

Souria Holding has suspended works on its Abraj Souria project in downtown Damascus, its CFO said.

01-10-2012

The number of tourists that visited Syria in the first quarter of 2012 fell 76.4 percent compared to the same period of last year according to a recent government report as the impact of the rising violence is likely to complicate the recovery of the sector in the post-uprising period.

24-09-2012

Pressure remained strong last week on the Syrian Pound, which fell at one point to 75 for a dollar, although it has since slightly receded.

17-09-2012

Syria’s national currency has lost some ground in recent days with the US dollar currently trading at around 72 pounds in black market dealings.

17-09-2012

Almost half of illegal housing areas across Syria are located in the Damascus countryside, according to a state body.

17-09-2012

Syria produced 1 million tons of flour in the first six months of this year, according to the General Company for Mills.

10-09-2012

Syrianair is adding Amman to its flight schedule and increasing its flights to Beirut as sanctions by the EU and other western countries prevent it from flying to many of its traditional destinations.

04-09-2012

Syria’s state-owned power utility has extended the closing date of two tenders for the construction of a total of 1,000MW in new power generation capacity.

03-09-2012

Etihad Airways has become the latest international carrier to suspend its flights to Damascus.

02-09-2012

This document is an English language transcript of the interview given by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Ad-Dunia, a Damascus based TV station on August 29. The translation is from the Syrian News Agency.

27-08-2012

The Kharafi Group has obtained from the Syrian government a 50 percent discount on the annual fee it pays for the management of the Bloudan Grand Hotel, which has been closed for over half a year.

27-08-2012

The Syrian government has estimated the damage to public infrastructure from the violence gripping the country at SYP 155 billion, while it has officially registered more than 1 million displaced people.

27-08-2012

Bank of Syria and Overseas has announced that an armoured van transporting cash from one of its branches in the city of Aleppo was robbed on August 12, a reflection of the deteriorating security situation across the country.

27-08-2012

The Syrian President has appointed three new ministers and a new Governor in Aleppo.

13-08-2012

The Syrian President issued today a decree establishing two new university faculties among a dozen or so that has been created in rural areas of Syria in the last eighteen months.

13-08-2012

Hundreds of manufacturing plants located in the industrial cities of Aleppo and Deir-ez-Zor have stopped functioning because of the rising insecurity leading to potentially severe shortages of products in the local market including medicines.

13-08-2012

The United Nations has said that the number of Syrian refugees registered in four neighbouring countries had reached some 146,000 including 6,000 that entered Turkey in the last week as violence surged in Aleppo.

06-08-2012
03-08-2012

The following document is the text of the press conference by Kofi Annan in Geneva on 2 August 2012 announcing that he was resigning as Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria.

03-08-2012

The following document is the text of the press conference by Kofi Annan in Geneva on 2 August 2012 announcing that he was resigning as Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria.

23-07-2012

The death of four high ranking Syrian security officials and the increasingly daring assaults by the rebellion have brought the conflict to the heart of Damascus for the first time since the beginning of the popular uprising last year.

23-07-2012

The latest round of violence in Syria has pushed the few remaining airliners operating in the country to announce a suspension or a reduction of their flights to Damascus citing falling passenger numbers and security conditions.

09-07-2012

The number of passengers that used the Airport of Qamishli, in the northeast of the country, rose to over 30,205 in the first six months of the year.

09-07-2012

Two new faculties have been established at the Aleppo and Baath Universities.

09-07-2012

The Ministry of Electricity is raising the daily number of hours of power cuts across Syria as rising temperatures lead to an increase in demand for electricity.

08-07-2012

General trading

02-07-2012

Damascus and Aleppo are the two cities of the Middle East that have witnessed the sharpest decline in occupancy rates in their hotels last year, according to a recent survey.

02-07-2012

Book of conditions to be purchased from company (SYP 5,000)

02-07-2012

Set-up tourism projects (hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and others)

25-06-2012

A new government was formed in Syria on June 23 with the appointment of twenty new ministers and the establishment of five new ministries, including one for national reconciliation.

18-06-2012

The increasingly deteriorating security situation across Syria, in particular in the northern part of the country, around the cities of Aleppo, Idlib and Hama, has rendered almost impossible the distribution of barley, forcing the authorities to turn to imports.