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The Minister of Petroleum inaugurated last week the beginning of production at a new gas well near the town of Sadad, south of Homs.


The announcement of a Russian withdrawal from Syria has caused panic in the Syrian foreign exchange market leading to a significant drop in the value of the Syrian pound.


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


Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by German TV channel ARD on March 01, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.


A Russian company has announced that it won a contract for the construction of several flourmills in the province of Homs.


Syria has reportedly signed a preliminary agreement with Russian and Lebanese traders to use the spare capacity at its two crude oil refineries in Homs and Banias.


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.


Real estate brokerage services


The Tartous province has continued to attract Syrian investors fleeing other parts of the country, according to official data.


Text of interview of Bashar Al-Assad by AFP on February 12, 2016. The transcript is by SANA, the Syrian state news agency.


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.


Iran’s delivery of crude oil to Syria has helped stabilise the supply of oil products to the market, whiles strikes by the U.S.-led coalition have increased the losses of the country’s oil industry, the Minister of Petroleum has said.


The European Union has removed a Syrian businessman from its sanctions list, only nine months after listing him.


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 President has issued a decree establishing two new faculties in the University of Tartous.


The text of Security Council Resolution 2253 (2015), imposing sanctions on the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (also called ISIS).


The Syrian Government inaugurated last week a new flourmill that will reduce the country’s dependency on imports.


Syrian homeowners seeking to rebuild their destroyed property will be exempted from the building license fee following a Law passed today, although many will not benefit from the measure.


The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2249 (2015) adopted on November 20, 2015, calling upon Member States with the requisite capacity to take “all necessary measures” to prevent and suppress the terrorist acts of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant on territory under its control in Syria and Iraq.


Set-up and management of various types of educational establishments


The Syrian pound has continued its relentless decline as the dollar crossed the 360-pound level and the Euro climbed above 400 pounds this week.


An update by the Ministry of Petroleum has confirmed the dire situation of the Syrian oil and gas industry.


Statement published by the National Coalition and the main armed groups of the opposition rejecting the process presented by UN Envoy Staffan De Mistura.

Joint Press release
Syrian Coalition
Political Committee
October 03, 2015


Production of herbal pharmaceutical products, food supplements


A week after it effectively cut the Homs motorway, an opposition group has announced free passage for civilians during day hours.


Syria’s ministry of electricity has provided a breakdown of its turbines that are at a standstill because of the lack of fuel to feed them.


Fighting between rebels and regime forces has led to the closure of the highway connecting Damascus with most of Syria.


The municipality of Homs has approved the master plan for the reconstruction of the Baba Amro neighbourhood, a symbolic centre of Syria’s uprising until it was crushed by regime forces in 2012.


In New-York, on 27 August 2015, Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, delivered the following statement to the Security Council.


Real estate development projects


The Syrian Government has issued a tender for the construction of a new power plant while its army reportedly destroys another, the first to be entirely destroyed since the beginning of the uprising more than four years ago.


Syria’s production of oil, gas and phosphate remained mostly stable in the second quarter of this year, according to official data, in spite of the loss of various fields and mines to ISIS last Spring.


Syria’s electricity production is largely at a standstill following an attack on the country’s main gas pipeline, leading to long hours of power cuts in Damascus and other parts of the country.


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 authorities are continuing to issue legislation targeted at both raising fiscal revenues and encouraging some business sectors.


Import and export of various products


Syria continues to import crude oil from Iran at a regular pace, data from the International Energy Agency show.


After declining last year, Syria’s almond production, which is among the world’s five largest, is expected to pick up in 2015, according to a government official, although it will remain well below its historical averages.


The fighting between government forces and ISIS in the area of Palmyra is continuing to disrupt oil and gas production and distribution.


Al-Baraka Bank Syria, an Islamic lender, opened on May 28 a branch in Tartous, the bank’s second in less than six months in the coastal area.


Syrian manufacturers who relocated abroad are banned from exporting their products back to Syria, according to Humam Al-Jazairi, the Minister of Economy.


Syria has issued a tender inviting international companies to use spare capacity at its two refineries in Homs and Banias.


Production in Syria’s most important gas fields is unaffected by the recent onslaught of ISIS on Palmyra, the Syrian Minister of Oil said.


Manufacturing of cardboard, carton boxes, napkins, towels, glass, and plastic floors and ceilings.


The Syrian government lost today control of two important gas fields near Palmyra, according to a monitoring group.