A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.
The Syrian government is considering establishing a new body to oversee and manage all land and real estate assets it owns across the country in a bid to maximize the revenues it generates from them.
A new private university backed by the Syrian first lady has opened its doors in the coastal city of Lattakia.
The total value of contracts awarded to Syrian companies by United Nations agencies last year was close to USD 200 million, according to a UN document.
The UN has been granting dozens of millions of dollars to companies associated with the regime, a report from The Guardian has found.
The European Union Council is amending the reasons for blacklisting a number of Syrian officials and investors.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has rejected the appeal by Tarif Al-Akhras, a leading Syrian businessman, to see his name removed from the European blacklist.
Tarif Al-Akhras, one of Syria’s leading investors, was handed earlier in April a 12-month jail sentence by a British court, following a commercial dispute with one of its suppliers.
In safe areas across the country, several new pharmaceutical plants are being established, including one by the brother of the Syrian first lady.
The European Union has added 12 persons, including the spouse of the Syrian President, and two companies to the list of people and institutions facing an asset freeze and a travel ban.
The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad following talks with the Romanian president on November 10, 2010.
The four businessmen and three corporations sanctioned by the European Union last week form part of a growing list of business actors that are feeling the weight of the international pressure on Syria.
Protests in Syria are approaching their fifth week and are showing no signs of slowing. The death toll from ongoing unrest continues to rise as the government states there is "no more room for leniency or tolerance" in response to recent turmoil in the country.
The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad following talks with his Indian counterpart on November 27, 2010.
The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his Bulgarian counterpart in Sofia on November 09, 2010.
The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad following talks with the Cypriot President in Nicosia on November 04, 2010.
Syria’s President, Bashar Al-Assad, has concluded a ten-day tour to Latin America, the first ever by a Syrian head of state to that continent.
The edited English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Brazil on June 30, 2010.
Document: Keynote Speech by Asma Al-Assad, First Lady of Syria, during the First International Conference on Development in Syria held in Damascus on January 23 and 24
A new framework law for Syrian NGOs is in the making and will alter significantly the way they work, Asma Al-Assad, Syria’s First Lady said.
The full text of the keynote speech of Asma Al-Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, during the First International Conference on Development in Syria held in Damascus on January 23 and 24, 2010.
The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in a joint press conference with the Cypriot President on August 31, 2009.
The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in a joint press conference with the president of Armenia on June 17, 2009.
Several international design firms have been appointed for the exterior and interior design schemes as well as the landscape and public park scheme of the Massar Discovery Centre.
In its first trip outside London, the annual Women in Business (WiB) International Forum brought together nearly 2,000 delegates from 40 different countries for a two day meeting in Damascus aimed at encouraging networking between businesswomen from the Arab world and across the globe.
The two-day event led to the breaking of old taboos and received the support and marked presence of the spouse of the President.
A new NGO, MAWRED has launched Syria's first business incubator dedicated to Syrian business women.
Damascus hosted on February 2 and 3 a forum on Arab women rights entitled "Women and Education" held under the patronage of Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.