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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.


A third of Syria’s housing units has been destroyed or damaged by the conflict, according to the United Nations.


The Syrian Investment Agency has announced that it had licensed a mere eight projects in the first quarter of this year, less than 10 percent of the level two years ago.


The Syrian authorities are planning to establish three new governorates including one that will cover a significant part of the Kurdish areas.


The production of cement by Syria’s public sector decreased by around 25 percent in 2012 because of a suspension of activity at its plants located in Aleppo.


The Syrian Government is establishing a new university faculty in the city of Suweida, one of fifteen new faculties established in the last two years.


The dollar crossed the 100 pound level today, capping a week of rising pressures on the Syrian Pound in the currency market.


The Ministry of Finance unblocked this week the assets of Mourtada Dandashi, a Syrian investor and board director at Byblos Bank Syria, only a few weeks after it had frozen them.


Syria has increased the price of gasoline by 18 percent as shortages persist across the country.


The assets of Mourtada Dandashi, a Syrian investor in the financial and real estate sectors, have been frozen by the Syrian government on claims that he finances “armed terrorist groups,” the expression the authority use to describe opposition activists and rebel forces.


The number of projects licensed last year by the Syrian Investment Agency declined 75 percent on an annual basis.


Syria has extended for the second time the closing date for a tender to build a 500 MW power plant in Al-Zara, near Homs.


The Syrian government has issued a tender for the construction on a BOT basis of a new crude oil refinery in the east of the country.


The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, has issued an alarming statement on the state of the Syrian agricultural sector and on its impact on both the levels of food supply and the livelihood of large segments of the Syrian population.


Syria’s state-owned cement manufacturing plants witnessed an annual decline of 25 percent in their sales last year.


The Syrian government increased last week the price of heating oil by 40 percent, the fourth such rise in less than a year.


The Syrian Minister of Electricity has said that 3,000 MW of power generation capacity is unused because of the damages inflicted on the country’s power grid.


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.


The Syrian government is establishing a new university faculty in the town of Salamieh, located in central Syria.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.