Bashar Al-Assad (434)

23-05-2017

The Syrian government is trying to cancel levies extorted by regime checkpoints as growing protests from traders and transporters alike reflect the exasperation of the population.

23-05-2017

The Court of Justice of the European Union has rejected Rami Makhlouf’s legal action to cancel the sanctions imposed on him by the EU.

16-05-2017

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.

16-05-2017

One of Syria’s main Sharia-compliant banks as well as several individuals and entities affiliated to Rami Makhlouf have been put under sanctions by the U.S. Administration today.

16-05-2017

A Russian company that was granted the right to explore Syria’s waters for oil and gas is reportedly returning to Syria after a two-year suspension of its activities.

16-05-2017
The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by ONT, a TV station from Belarus, in Damascus on May 11, 2017.

02-05-2017

In this 2,500-word factsheet, we provide an overview of Syria’s economic and financial relations with Russia.

02-05-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Telesur, a Venezuelan TV station, in Damascus on April 27, 2017.

25-04-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Sputnik, a Russian news agency, in Damascus on April 21, 2017.

25-04-2017

Russian oil engineering companies are reportedly already active in Syria as the Syrian President said that new contracts would be granted to them.

20-04-2017

Our article published on April 11 on the freeze of the assets of several proinent businessmen and security official family members included a factual mistake.

18-04-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by AFP, in Damascus on April 13, 2017.

11-04-2017

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

11-04-2017

Updated on April 20, 2017: The list of investors whose assets were recently frozen by the Syrian government has dozens of prominent names, including family members of prominent security officials.

10-04-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Vecernji List, a Croatian daily, in Damascus on April 6, 2017.

04-04-2017

Today’s chemical attack by the Syrian regime is perfectly timed to highlight the impotence and weakness of the West and place further pressure on it to restore ties with Damascus.

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.