Homs (822)

04-12-2014

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Paris Match magazine on December 04, 2014.

01-12-2014

In an unprecedented move, the Syrian Government has offered to use its two refineries to process crude oil for private investors, as it seeks to meet rising shortages of oil products.

01-12-2014

Trading of pharmaceutical products

24-11-2014

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.

17-11-2014

Operations are steadily resuming at gas fields and processing plants located in central parts of Syria after government forces took them back from ISIS.

17-11-2014

Syrian exports partly recovered during the first three quarters of this year, while Iran has become the country’s first supplier of goods, official data show.

10-11-2014

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.

03-11-2014

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.

27-10-2014

The Syrian President has issued a decree nominating five new Governors in Lattakia, Tartous, Aleppo, Idlib and Quneitra.

27-10-2014

The election held last week at Syria’s chambers of industry saw the arrival of various new faces.

13-10-2014

Wael Halqi, the Syrian Prime Minister, inaugurated last week several upscale retail and tourism projects in Tartous worth a combined USD 100 million amid an outcry from regime supporters.

13-10-2014

Occupancy rates in hotels in the coastal area were high during the summer season and in September according to the Chairman of Syria’s Federation of Chambers of Tourism.

24-09-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2178 (2014) adopted on September 24, 2014, calling on all States to cooperate urgently on preventing the international flow of terrorist fighters to and from conflict zones.

08-09-2014

Syria’s chambers of industry have provided an update on the destruction of the manufacturing sector in the country.

01-09-2014

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.

01-09-2014

The head of the Damascus Chamber of Industry has refuted claims made by a senior industrialist that most members on its board had relocated abroad in a dispute that highlights tensions among the Syrian business community.

15-08-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2170 (2014) adopted on August 15, 2014, calling on all States to act to suppress the flow of foreign fighters, financing and other support to Islamist extremist groups in Iraq and Syria, and putting six persons affiliated to those groups on its terrorist sanctions list.

28-07-2014

The European Union has added new companies and individuals to its sanctions list, including two Lebanese companies and a prominent Syrian businessman.

21-07-2014

One of Syria’s state-owned press groups is reportedly planning to issue a daily newspaper to cover Tartous local news.

14-07-2014

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.

07-07-2014

The Syrian Government is opening six new university faculties in various “safe areas” of the country.

30-06-2014

Syria’s natural gas output has declined to around half its pre-uprising level, according to data from the Minister of Petroleum.

30-06-2014

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Akhbar in June, 2014.

16-06-2014

Following other banks, IBTF provided last week an assessment of the losses incurred in its Homs branch, located in the area previously under the control of the opposition.

16-06-2014

Following other banks, IBTF provided last week an assessment of the losses incurred in its Homs branch, located in the area previously under the control of the opposition.

09-06-2014

After Byblos Bank last week, Bank of Syria and Overseas reported this week the value of the losses of its Homs branch.

09-06-2014

After Byblos Bank last week, Bank of Syria and Overseas reported this week the value of the losses of its Homs branch.

02-06-2014

Arab Bank Syria has reported that it faced a robbery at one of its branches as Byblos Bank Syria has disclosed substantive losses from its branch located in the formerly opposition-held parts of Homs.

02-06-2014

Arab Bank Syria has reported that it faced a robbery at one of its branches as Byblos Bank Syria has disclosed substantive losses from its branch located in the formerly opposition-held parts of Homs.

26-05-2014

A Syrian official has said that the Government was considering renting out the homes of absentee homeowners to internally displaced people, raising a wide debate among Syrians.

26-05-2014

Two new industrial areas to accommodate manufacturing investments have been established in the coastal city of Lattakia by the Ministry of Local Administration.

26-05-2014

The Syrian Government has signed a contract for a barter deal, the first since the beginning of the uprising.

19-05-2014

A Presidential decree has established a new public sector university in the central province of Hama.

12-05-2014

The US Treasury has blacklisted a number of new individuals and entities for their support of the Syrian regime, including a Russian bank.

12-05-2014

A local media says that hundreds of lawsuits are being brought against activists based on posts published on Facebook, a claim that may be true but may also be a means of frightening Facebook users and of pressuring them into self-censorship.

05-05-2014

More than 80 percent of hotels located in Homs are out of service, according to a Government official.

28-04-2014

Tarif Al-Akhras, one of Syria’s leading investors, was handed earlier in April a 12-month jail sentence by a British court, following a commercial dispute with one of its suppliers.

14-04-2014

The Ministry of Industry has nominated new individuals to sit at the board of the Hama Chamber of Industry in a move largely seen as a reprisal against investors supporting the opposition.

13-04-2014

The Syrian Investment Agency has announced that it licensed a number of new investments in the first quarter of this year.

08-04-2014

Syria is extending yet again the deadlines for tenders to build power plants.

08-04-2014

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon crossed the million mark last week, according to the United Nations.

31-03-2014

The Minister of Industry has named new businessmen to the board of the Homs Chamber of Industry.

31-03-2014

Billions of Syrian pounds have been lost because of the destruction of the physical infrastructure of higher education institutions, the Ministry has estimated.

24-02-2014

In safe areas across the country, several new pharmaceutical plants are being established, including one by the brother of the Syrian first lady.

22-02-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) adopted on February 22, 2014, approving all necessary measures to combat ISIS.

17-02-2014

The number of kidnapping cases registered in recent months by the government in the province of Aleppo has crossed the 1,500 according to a report in a pro-regime media outlet.

17-02-2014

In spite of the poor security conditions, the Syrian authorities are continuing to develop several gas fields located in central Syria and that are crucial for keeping electricity running.

15-02-2014

JSRS: Good day to you all, thank you for coming on a Saturday. We’ve just held our last meeting for this session. It was as laborious as all the meetings we have had but we agreed on an agenda for the next round, when it does take place. The agenda is of four points that we have been discussing forever now - but I had proposed before the beginning of the second round, in writing to the two parties, and that is that: one, violence and terrorism; two, the TGB [Transitional Governing Body]; three, national institutions; and four, national reconciliation and national debate.

03-02-2014

Preliminary statistics from the ministry of industry show that at least 1,200 factories and plants from the private sector were destroyed in Syria’s main industrial centres in the last three years of conflict.

27-01-2014

Inflation data for the month of June 2013, which were released only now by the Syrian government, confirm the surge in retail prices across all product segments.