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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2133 (2014) adopted on January 27, 2014, calling upon Member States to prevent terrorists from benefiting directly or indirectly from ransom payments or political concessions, and further, to secure the safe release of hostages.


The government has announced that a gang forging property records worth billions of pounds in Aleppo has been arrested.


According to the Ministry of Petroleum, Syria’s production of crude oil in 2013 declined 80 percent compared to 2012.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Ikhbariya TV in 2013.


Syria’s higher education institutions have suffered losses of around 5 billion pounds since the beginning of the uprising, according to the Minister of Higher Education.


Attacks on Syria’s gas infrastructure are continuing, leading to an increase in power cuts across the country.


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In addition to the coastal area, the Suweida governorate is among the rare parts of Syria to witness some level of business activity.


Attacks on pipelines and other gas infrastructure have reduced gas supplies and forced the government to increase power cuts.


The war in Syria has damaged the country’s telecoms infrastructure to a large extent, the Minister of Telecommunication said.


Almost 50 percent of all Syrian companies are located in the governorates of Aleppo, Damascus and Damascus Countryside, records from the Ministry of Economy show.


The closure of the Damascus-Homs highway by the Syrian opposition is leading to fuel shortages in the Syrian capital.


Syria’s 2012/2013 olive crop has remained stable, according to estimates from the Ministry of Agriculture.


Data from the Syrian Investment Agency, and other anecdotal evidence, indicate that there has been an increase in recent weeks in the number of investment projects established in the coastal area.


Syria's imports of crude oil and refined oil products stood at some $3 billion in the first nine months of the year, according to the minister of oil, Sulaiman Al-Abbas.


Syria's import of crude oil and other oil products continues to run in the hundreds of millions every month, according to the minister of oil.


The Syrian government increased the price of gasoline last week, the fourth such hike in less than a year.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Fox News on September 19, 2013.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Le Figaro on September 03, 2013.


Gas plants operated by the government in central parts of Syria are working at almost full capacity according to the minister of petroleum.


Bank of Jordan Syria has announced the resignation of one of its board members.


The Syrian Investment Agency licensed only twelve investment projects in the first half of this year.


The Syrian President has appointed two new governors for the provinces of Homs and Quneitra.


The refinery of Banias on the Syrian coast is operating again after a month of maintenance work, according to Syrian officials.


The lack of fuel oil is the main reason for the decline in the production of electricity, according to state officials.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Manar on May 30, 2013.


The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has confirmed the sharp drop in Syria’s crude oil production.