Some USD 11 billion would be required to kickstart Syria’s agricultural production, improve livelihoods, and reduce migration and the need for humanitarian aid, a report by the FAO has found.
The success last week of regime forces in linking areas under their control with those of the Kurdish PYD will likely improve supplies of energy and agricultural products in Damascus and other parts of the country, lower costs and provide a small boost to economic activity.
Syria’s consumer prices increased by more than 50 percent last August, the most recent date for which official data are available.
Syria is planning to import up to four million tons of wheat, an industry official has said, indicating that the government is not expecting to recover control of its wheat growing areas in the near future.
Data from the Armenian government suggest that a sizeable number of Syria’s Armenian community has left the country and relocated in its historical homeland.
Syria’s wheat production this year was the lowest in the past ten years, according to a joint report released last week by the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Food Programme.
Syria’s seed cotton harvest is set to remain at a record low level for the second year in a row.
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.
Last week, Syrian regime forces battled ISIS around two major oil and gas fields in the centre of the country, while at the UN, the government has asked the U.S.-led coalition to stop bombing oil fields controlled by the Islamic State.
Syria’s Kurds are launching a university in the city of Qamishli, the second in the space of one year.
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.
The list of members of the National Coalition’s political committee and of its bureau elected on October 04, 2016.
The struggle over the language taught in Syrian education institutions is an increasing source of tension between the government and the Kurdish Union Democratic Party.
The Syrian government has sent two of its members to Hassakeh as a means of reaffirming its bid for influence in the northeastern province.
Although estimates of Syria’s wheat crop vary they all confirm a further decline in output.
The outburst of violence in the city of Hassakeh between the Syrian regime and the YPG, the armed branch of the Kurdish PYD, has ended with an agreement today that will apparently lead to the withdrawal of all forces affiliated with the Syrian regime, a move that has significant consequences on the political scene as well as on the governance of Syria’s northeast.
The following is a short profile of the members of the Syrian Government appointed on July 03, 2016.
Updated on July 05: A new Government was formed in Syria on Sunday, the first in two years.
A border crossing between Iraq’s Kurdistan and Syria’s north-eastern region has been reopened after three months of closure.
This table provides data on the nominal and current capacity of the power generation plants operated by the state-owned electricity utility.
A Syrian legal committee is seeking reparations of more than USD 5 billion from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his alleged responsibility in the looting of hundreds of Syrian factories.
The number of real estate transactions in Syria's fourteen provinces between 2010 and 2015.
The provinces of Lattakia and Tartous attracted most real estate transactions in Syria last year, according to official data, while Hassakeh witnessed a fourfold increase in the space of five years.
This table provides data on Syria's resident population at the end of 2010 distributed across the 14 governorates.
The list of the 250 members of Parliament following the elections organized on April 13, 2016.
Two tables detailing the number and value of projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency as well as their geographic distribution between 2008 and 2015.
Seats allocated to each electoral district in the Parliamentary elections to be held on April 13, 2016.
The Syrian President has issued a decree calling on parliamentary elections to be held on April 13.
Syria’s inflation rate stood at 38.8 percent in July on an annual basis.
An increasing number of H1N1 virus cases are being reported in Syria, although the number of deaths appears so far limited.
Syria’s Minister of Oil has denied that the oil pipeline linking the Hassakeh oil fields to the Homs refinery was in use.
The Syrian Government has bought only a fraction of the wheat harvest from local farmers and will likely maintain high import levels in the coming months.
Crude oil extracted from fields controlled by the YPG, the Kurdish armed group, stands at 15,000 barrels per day, according to a report by AFP.
Syria’s agriculture sector has been substantially destroyed by the war, a joint report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) has found.
The Syrian Government is slowing its purchase of barley from local farmers, while at the same time importing from world markets enabling traders to make significant profits, a local publication has reported.
The Syrian Investment Agency, a body licensing and regulating mostly large investments in the manufacturing, agriculture and transport sectors, gave the go ahead to 33 projects in the first half of 2015.
The Syrian Government has increased by around a third, compared to last year, the price it will pay to buy the wheat crop from its farmers.
Idlib, the capital of one of Syria’s fourteen provinces, fell on Saturday outside the control of the regime and in the hands of a coalition grouping opposition forces and the Nusra Front.
Syria’s seed cotton crop last year remained well below its historic averages because of the ongoing war and the poor raining season.
The land area on which wheat and other cereals are grown this year in Syria is well below the target of the government, threatening a new disappointing crop.
Syria’s Kurdish regions are producing an average of 40,000 barrels of crude oil per day, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The few large private sector investments still being established in Syria remain concentrated in the coastal area and around Damascus, data from a licensing body shows.
Data from the Ministry of Petroleum seem to indicate that Syria’s imports of oil products stood at around 124,600 barrels per day during the first nine months of the year.
Syria’s seed cotton crop is expected to be at only a quarter of its planned output.
The Syrian Investment Agency licensed 40 projects in the first eight months of the year, most of them located around Damascus and in the coastal area.
The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency in the first half of this year was equivalent to its level of 2012, confirming the relative increase in private sector investments in some parts of the country.
Most oil fields located around the city of Deir-ez-Zor have fallen under the control of the Islamic State, according to a monitoring group.
The Syrian Government has awarded PCCW, a Chinese company, a contract to improve telecoms services in the country.