Bashar Al-Assad (496)

14-06-2018

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Iran's Al-Alam TV in Damascus on June 13, 2018.

12-06-2018

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Britain’s Mail on Sunday, in Damascus on June 10, 2018.

05-06-2018

A decree granting citizenship to dozens of foreigners, including prominent Syrian investors, has created an uproar in Lebanon.

05-06-2018

The Syrian government is increasing the pay of its soldiers by 30 percent.

05-06-2018

The Syrian regime is clamping down on Ayman Jaber, one of Syria’s most prominent warlords and a long-time business partner of the Assad family.

01-06-2018

In this 2,200-word factsheet we provide a profile of Marota City, the most controversial investment project in Syria.

31-05-2018

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russia Today, in Damascus on May 31, 2018.

The transcript is by SANA, the state's news agency.

Journalist: Mr. President, thank you very much for agreeing to do this interview. It’s a pleasure to be here in Damascus.

President Assad: You’re most welcome in Syria.

29-05-2018

The list below includes the names of all the individuals that have been blacklisted by the European Union since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in March 2011.

22-05-2018

Cham Wings has announced that it will start flying to Moscow from next month.

21-05-2018

Statements by Vladimir Putin and Bashar Al-Assad at the beginning of their meeting in Sotchi on May 17, 2018, as published by the Russian Presidency.

19-05-2018

Statements, as published by the Russian Presidency, by Vladimir Putin and Bashar Al-Assad following the meeting in Sotchi on May 17, 2018.

15-05-2018

Rami Makhlouf has reportedly obtained a license to open a microfinance bank in Syria.

10-05-2018

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Kathimerini, a Greek daily, in Damascus on May 10, 2018.

19-04-2018

In this 2,300-word factsheet we provide a profile of Samer Foz, who in the space of the past two years has risen to become Syria’s most powerful investor.

17-04-2018

A delegation from an oil-rich Russian autonomous region has signed a framework agreement with the Homs governorate.

10-04-2018

Bashar Al-Assad has enacted a law that dispossesses many refugees and displaced Syrians from their homes and enables the regime to rebuild large parts of the country under its own terms.

10-04-2018

A British petroleum company has confirmed that oil continues to be extracted from its fields in northern Syria despite western sanctions.

27-03-2018

The Damascus governorate has approved the urban planning scheme for the second major area it plans to develop under Decree 66.

27-03-2018

Rami Makhlouf is now involved in the controversial Marota City real estate development in the Mazzeh District of Damascus.

20-03-2018

Damascus’ landmark Four Seasons Hotel is now the property of one of the country’s most powerful business cronies.

20-03-2018

An influential businessman has pushed for the establishment of a new governorate, which would be the fifteenth in Syria.

20-03-2018

One of Syria’s leading football players and a former supporter of the opposition has now opened two companies in Syria including in the construction business.

05-03-2018

Iran is furthering its reach in Syria’s education sector while the Syrian government seems unable to meet its promises to invest in that sector.

20-02-2018

Syriatel and MTN-Syria have announced a new increase in their revenues last year as they continue to be important contributors to the government’s finances.

23-01-2018

As they seek to gain influence and access to Syrian resources, Iran and Russia are also expanding ties with Damascus in the education sector.

23-01-2018

Egyptian President AbdulFattah Al-Sisi inaugurated last week near Cairo a large textile plant by one of Syria’s most prominent industrialists, who looks set never to return to his home country.

17-01-2018

A Syrian official has given some details about the administrative reform plan the government is conducting under the instructions of Bashar Al-Assad.

16-01-2018

The Syrian regime is planning to extend to all of Syria a law that enables the displacement of populations from informal housing areas under the pretext of building modern real estate development projects.

02-01-2018

The Syrian President has conducted a minor government reshuffle including the defence portfolio.

19-12-2017

A Russian official has expressed what is the bluntest statement to date on Russia’s ambition to get hold of as much of Syria’s energy and other economic resources as possible.

19-12-2017

The text below is an English transcript of statements made by Bashar Al-Assad to the press in Damascus on December 18, 2017, following a meeting with a Russian delegation led by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

21-11-2017

Samer Foz has been granted the right to develop real estate properties worth hundreds of millions of dollars in the Basatin Al-Razi project in Damascus.

14-11-2017

Samer Foz, the increasingly powerful and visible Syrian investor, is expanding his investment portfolio with a new venture in the pharmaceuticals sector.

07-11-2017

A Syrian Christian charity established after the beginning of the uprising has been granted the right to set up a private university in Syria.

07-11-2017

Syria and Oman signed last week a memorandum of understanding in the oil and gas sector, an agreement that has a political as much as an economic significance.

07-11-2017

Despite its large portfolio of non-performing loans, the Commercial Bank of Syria has disbursed a significant amount of money to help fund infrastructure work in the controversial Basatin Al-Razi development.

31-10-2017

Rami Makhlouf has failed in his bid to have his assets in Switzerland unfrozen.

24-10-2017

A visit by the Syrian Prime Minister to the coastal area has highlighted the limited capacity of the government to meet the expectations of the population.

17-10-2017

The government has ordered a provisional custody on the assets of Imad Ghreiwati, one of Syria’s most prominent investors prior to 2011, a move that adds a layer of instability to investors planning to return to the country.

03-10-2017

Last week, the Government’s reconstruction committee met to discuss for the first time the devising of a broad reconstruction strategy although questions over finance and strategy remain unanswered.

25-09-2017

The text of the speech of Walid Al-Mouallem in New-York on September 23, 2017.

12-09-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.