Homs (822)

07-01-2013

The following document is the English version of the speech given by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on January 07 in the Opera House in Damascus.

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.

03-12-2012

Internet and phone communications resumed on Saturday 01 December, two days after Syria went through an almost total blackout that remains unexplained to this date.

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.

26-11-2012

A leading Syrian opposition figure has estimated the cost of rebuilding the country at up to USD 60 billion.

26-11-2012

The reported capture of the Tishreen hydroelectric dam by Syrian rebels is likely to strain further supplies of electricity across the country.

19-11-2012

Eighty percent of Homs’ poultry farms are out of business, according to a local official, highlighting the potential looming shortages of some food items in the country.

19-11-2012

Two-thirds of Syria’s population will leave in urban areas by 2030, according to a recent report by a UN body.

11-11-2012

The Syrian authorities have rescheduled, for the second year in a row, debts owed by the country’s farmers and scrapped delay penalty fees.

22-10-2012
17-09-2012

Two Syrian banks announced last week that they had been victims of a robbery and of a fraud, confirming an increase in the number of similar cases in recent months.

17-09-2012

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

17-09-2012

Syria produced 1 million tons of flour in the first six months of this year, according to the General Company for Mills.

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.

27-08-2012

The Syrian government has estimated the damage to public infrastructure from the violence gripping the country at SYP 155 billion, while it has officially registered more than 1 million displaced people.

06-08-2012

Three million Syrians are in need of humanitarian support because of the losses and displacements caused by the uprising gripping the country, the FAO said.

06-08-2012
31-07-2012

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with German TV in July, 2012.

16-07-2012

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

16-07-2012

The Ministry of Economy has raised the price of gas oil, or mazout, for the second time in two months.

09-07-2012

Two new faculties have been established at the Aleppo and Baath Universities.

25-06-2012

Syria’s sugar beet crop is forecast to decline by 31 percent this year compared to last.

19-06-2012

The General Fertilizers Company, a state-owned company, made profits of SYP 2.5 billion last year, while its production of urea was at its highest ever, according its General Manager, JamalEddin Al-Abed.

11-06-2012

Fares Shehabi, the head of the Aleppo Chamber of Industry, was elected last week President of the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Industry, in replacement of Imad Ghreiwati.

04-06-2012

Updated on June 04, 2012: The Syrian Ministry of Health is looking for new sources of supplies for its medicines, including Iran and Cuba, in a bid to reduce its costs, save foreign currencies and circumvent sanctions.

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.

21-05-2012

The Syrian Company for Grapes Processing, a state-owned entity that produces alcoholic drinks, has reported profits of SYP 50 million last year.

14-05-2012

The Public Establishment for Electricity Generation has issued a tender for the extension of the Zara steam power plant.

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 number of refugees that have fled Syria to neighbouring countries has now reached 65,070 according to the United Nations refugee agency although the actual number probably dwarfs that figure.

29-04-2012

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

16-04-2012

The United Nations Security Council passed on April 14 its first resolution on Syria since the beginning of the popular uprising in March 2011, authorising the dispatch of observers to monitor a tentative ceasefire in the country.

10-04-2012

The First MicroFinance Institution - Syria, a micro-finance bank, said that it had extended some 20 thousand loans last year.

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

Rotan Hotels has decided to put on hold three hotel management projects in Syria, according to press reports.

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.

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.

19-03-2012

Manufacturing and trade of aluminum profiles

12-03-2012

MAPNA, an Iranian engineering company, has won a contract to build a 470 MW CCP plant in Suweida, south of Syria, according to the Iranian news agency, IRNA.

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.

05-03-2012

The US Dollar crossed the 80 Syrian Pounds level in black market trading at the end of last week and has remained above it since then, as economic and social difficulties continue to pile on Syrians.

01-03-2012

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

26-02-2012

The following text is the full text of the Conclusions of the International Conference of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People on 24 February.