Deir-ez-Zor (453)

02-04-2013

A government committee has completed the preliminary field works required for the establishment of an airport near the city of Tartous, according to local news outlets.

25-03-2013

The Syrian Government is establishing a new university faculty in the city of Suweida, one of fifteen new faculties established in the last two years.

25-02-2013

Syria’s crude production fell to 153,000 barrels per day in October 2012, according to a report on Syria’s oil sector.

18-02-2013

The recent string of successes by rebels in Syria’s northeast threatens to strain further the supply of key commodities in the country’s urban centres.

13-02-2013

The number of projects licensed last year by the Syrian Investment Agency declined 75 percent on an annual basis.

21-01-2013

On January 16, the Syrian President appointed new governors for two of the most contested provinces in the country.

24-12-2012

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

17-12-2012

International sanctions, attacks on pipelines and the suspension of works at the refinery of Banias have reduced significantly the supplies of heating oil in Syria leading to a surge in its price in the black market.

13-12-2012

Kulczyk Oil, an independent oil company, declared last summer force majeure on its operations in Syria.

10-12-2012

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

03-12-2012

Syrian rebels have taken a number of oil fields in the region of Deir-ez-Zor in the last few weeks, risking a disruption of supplies in the large urban centres of the west of the country.

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

SIIB has announced that its branch in the city of Deir-ez-Zor has been almost entirely destroyed by “unknown” assailants.

19-11-2012

A fire that broke out in the premises of a paper factory managed by Vimpex is estimated to have caused damages worth SYP 5 billion – around USD 62 million.

22-10-2012

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

15-10-2012

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency declined 74 percent in the first nine months of 2012 compared to the same period of last year.

17-09-2012

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

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.

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.

16-07-2012

The Syrian President has appointed seven new governors and a new head for the State Planning and International Cooperation Commission.

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.

11-06-2012

The Syrian President named on Wednesday June 06 a new prime minister, Riyad Hijab, in replacement of Adel Safar, whose government will have lasted little more than a year.

21-05-2012

The table below lists the full list of the members of parliament elected during the legislative elections that took place on May 7, 2012.

Each governorate is a single constituency except for the Aleppo governorate that is divided into two constituencies, one for the city itself and one for all its rural surrounding areas.

07-05-2012

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency fell by 84 percent year on year during the first quarter of 2012.

30-04-2012

The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has licensed a Turkish company for the construction of a refinery and the development of asphalt resources.

30-04-2012

The Syrian Investment Agency has awarded a license to a Hungarian company to develop a salt mine in the eastern region of the country.

29-04-2012

The University of Damascus is opening a new faculty in the southern governorate of Daraa dedicated to veterinary medicine.

23-04-2012

The Central Bank of Syria has licensed a foreign exchange bureau established by the Tellawi family.

10-04-2012

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation said on Saturday that it would send some USD 70 million in humanitarian aid to help Syrians affected by the ongoing conflict in the country.

10-04-2012

Cham Hotels and Resorts, Syria's largest hotel management company, has reported a 58 percent decline in its operating revenues last year, reflecting the steep decline witnessed by the tourism industry in the wake of the uprising gripping the country.

01-04-2012

Syrianair, Syria’s state-owned national carrier, is benefitting from the withdrawal of international companies from the market and the unrest in various parts of the country to increase the size of its operations.

28-03-2012

Total’s production of oil and gas in Syria rose 35 percent last year on the back of rising gas output before international sanctions forced the French company to suspend all activities.

26-03-2012

A few days before a March 28 deadline, some 1,790 persons are reported to have submitted a bid to become candidates for the next parliamentary election that is expected to be widely boycotted by the opposition.

25-03-2012

A bomb blast hit on Saturday a gas pipeline near the eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor leading to the leakage of 700,000 cubic meters of gas.

20-03-2012

The Central Bureau of Statistics said that Syria’s unemployment rate had risen to 14.9 percent last year, a figure that differs from higher estimates by the Minister of Labour but that is still some 60 percent above the 2010 figure.

11-03-2012

The Syrian Government has reportedly decided to allocate a percentage of the revenues of oil companies to the development of the Governorates in which these companies are located, the first time this type of measure is adopted in Syria.

01-03-2012

Syria’s winter season has been rainy and cold with rainfalls already above annual averages in many parts of the country.

23-02-2012

Updated February 23: The number of vehicles on Syrian roads rose 7.88 percent to 2.21 million last year, according to the Ministry of Transport.

13-02-2012

The Ministry of Education has announced the dates for the high school end-of-year exams as students in many areas of the country continue to have difficulties to access their schools because of the unrest.

01-02-2012

The attacks on Syria’s railway network in the last few months cost the Syrian Railways Organisation, the country’s rail transporter, an estimated SYP 1.7 billion, George Muqaabari, the head of the company, said.

30-01-2012

A bomb blast targeted this morning a 24” gas pipeline supplying the power plant of Banias, according to the Syrian news agency, SANA.

30-01-2012

The European Union and Canada have expanded the blacklists of Syrian individuals and entities they are sanctioning on the back of the handling by the Syrian authorities of the popular uprising gripping the country.

23-01-2012

The Syrian Government has announced the formal launch of a scheme to build 50,000 low cost housing units across the country in a bid to supply affordable housing for the population.

19-01-2012

Book of conditions to be purchased from company (EUR 300)

18-01-2012

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency halved in 2011 compared to the previous year, although in terms of value the figures are surprisingly stable.

26-12-2011

Syria’s Cotton Marketing Organisation has bought a total of 638,000 tons of seed cotton from this year’s crop, according to its Director General, Nazir Lababidi.