Bashar Al-Assad (418)

28-03-2017

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.

28-03-2017

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.

21-03-2017

An official from the Damascus Governorate has said that dozens of companies are interested in contributing to the Mazzeh District development, although the funding for the project is still not guaranteed.

14-03-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by several European media on the occasion of a visit to damascus of European Members of Parliament in Damascus on March 13, 2017.

14-03-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Phoenix TV channel in Damascus on March 11, 2017.

07-03-2017

Two powerful Syrian investors are establishing a company in joint-venture with state entities to bid for potential reconstruction contracts despite an apparent lack of funding.

27-02-2017

The attempt by the Syrian government to lure back investors who fled the country is facing resistance from regime cronies, reflecting the obstacles that any serious reconstruction drive will face.

20-02-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by two French media in Damascus on February 09, 2017.

10-02-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Yahoo News in Damascus on February 09, 2017.

07-02-2017
The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Belgian media in Damascus on February 07, 2017.

24-01-2017

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

24-01-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Japan's TBS in Damascus on January 17, 2017.

10-01-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by various French media in Damascus on January 09, 2017.

03-01-2017

The texts of the interviews of Bashar Al-Assad by two Italian news media on December 29.

03-01-2017

Cham Wings, a private airliner, Russian banking executives and Rami Makhlouf-owned companies are among 23 new entities and individuals blacklisted by the American administration.

20-12-2016

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

20-12-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by two Russian broadcasters on December 15, 2016.

13-12-2016

A deal reached today to end all fighting and evacuate both armed rebels and civilians from eastern Aleppo marks the effective end of the battle of Aleppo and the victory of the Syrian regime and its allies.

13-12-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Syrian daily newspaper Al-Watan on December 08, 2016.

29-11-2016

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

29-11-2016

An Iranian company, in partnership with a leading regime crony, is expected to win the license to operate a mobile phone network in Syria.

29-11-2016

A new private university backed by the Syrian first lady has opened its doors in the coastal city of Lattakia.

22-11-2016

An important Russian delegation promising economic aid to Damascus visited Syria this week, although the scope and size of this aid seems again unclear.

22-11-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Portuguese TV channel RTP on November 15, 2016.

15-11-2016
A French NGO has filed a lawsuit against French cement producer Lafarge and its Syrian subsidiary for its alleged past dealings with the Islamic State.

09-11-2016

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Army Day on August 01, 2014.

08-11-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Serbian newspaper Politika on November 03, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

01-11-2016

The Syrian President has appointed a member of the security forces to head the Deir-ez-Zor province, the fourth such decision to appoint a member of the military apparatus as governor in the space of three months.

25-10-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Swiss TV channel SRF 1 on October 19, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

25-10-2016

Last week saw the death in Lattakia of Soubhi Joud, founder of the Joud Group, one of the country’s largest business conglomerates.

25-10-2016

Despite the massive destruction of the economy, Syriatel and MTN, the country’s two mobile phone operators, continue to generate significant revenues and profits.

18-10-2016

The new governor for the province of Hassakeh, recently appointed by Bashar Al-Assad, is a former military and security official, known for his brutality against civilians.

18-10-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda on October 14, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

11-10-2016

The Damascus governorate is set to launch a new holding company to develop real estate projects in the capital.

11-10-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Danish broadcaster TV1 on October 06, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

04-10-2016

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

27-09-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by NBC on July 14, 2016. The transcript is by AP.

13-09-2016

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

13-09-2016

The text below is the transition plan presented by the High Negotiation Commission, the main opposition's body in charge of negotiating an end to the Syrian war, in London on September 07, 2016.

13-09-2016

The French authorities have temporarily seized assets of Rifaat Al-Assad pending the end of a case brought against him corruption and embezzlement of funds.

06-09-2016

The Syrian Government is disbursing a large loan to help kick-off a controversial real estate development in Damascus after lacklustre interest from potential buyers.

30-08-2016

The full draft of the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act introduced by the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives calling for sanctions against Syrian regime allies and the prosecution of war criminals.

15-08-2016

Syrianair, the state-owned carrier, has rented a 20-year old Airbus plane from Iran’s Mahan Air to increase the size of its fleet that had fallen to a single aircraft.

21-07-2016

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Cuban newspaper Prensa Latina on July 21, 2016.

14-07-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by NBC on July 14, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

04-07-2016

The list of cabinet members appointed by Bashar Al-Assad on July 03, 2016.

01-07-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by SBS Australia on July 01, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.

28-06-2016

Al-Mashrek, the investment arm of Rami Makhlouf, Syria’s most prominent business tycoon, has taken to court Gulfsands Petroleum over claims that its share in the UK-based oil company has been diluted.

08-06-2016

A transcript of the speech given by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on June 07 at the People’s Assembly.

07-06-2016

The decision by the Central Bank of Syria 10 days ago to reduce the supply of Syrian pound liquidities has helped strengthen the value of the national currency but appears unsustainable in the medium and long-term.