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Donors meeting in Kuwait last week pledged to pay USD 3.8 billion to help alleviate Syria’s humanitarian crisis.


Idlib, the capital of one of Syria’s fourteen provinces, fell on Saturday outside the control of the regime and in the hands of a coalition grouping opposition forces and the Nusra Front.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Portuguese state TV on March 04, 2015.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with BBC News on February 10, 2015.


Turkish exports to Syria last year recovered to their level prior to the uprising, according to official Turkish statistics.


The average monthly income of a Syrian refugee worker in Lebanon is almost 40 percent lower than the minimum wage, a survey by the International Labour Organization has found.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Foreign Affairs magazine on January 26, 2015.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Czech Literarni Noviny newspaper on January 15, 2015.


Lebanon has imposed visas on Syrians entering its territory for the first time since the creation of these two states some 70 years ago.


The US Treasury has put under sanctions 11 new individuals and companies located in four different countries for supporting the Syrian Government purchase oil products.


The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2191 (2014) adopted on December 17, 2014, renewing for twelve months the authorization granted in July to the United Nations and its partners to deliver aid across borders not controlled by the Syrian Government.


The decrease in customs duties by the Syrian Government is being opposed by manufacturers of the textile sector who fear for their competitiveness.


The Islamic State in Iraq and Sham, the takfiri organization that announced the establishment of a Caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq, has announced new job openings at its “Treasury Department” and is establishing new rules regulating order and cleanliness in markets and other retail areas.


An appeal launched by the World Food Programme has helped finance part of the shortfall needed to fund a programme funding 1.7 million Syrian refugees.


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


The World Food Programme, a UN organization, is suspending food aid to more than half of Syrian refugees because of a funding shortfall.


The administration of the Bab Al-Hawa border crossing between Turkey and Syria, which is in the hands of forces affiliated to the opposition, has denied rumours that it had raised transit fees.


Syria’s trade with Turkey increased in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2013.


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.


UPDATED on September 23: Reports have emerged that ISIS has taken over a cement plant that represents the largest foreign investment in the country outside the oil sector.


Food aid distributed to millions of Syrians in need of help will be slashed by 40 percent starting October because of a lack funds from donor countries, according to a UN official.


The number of Syrian refugees has crossed the six million mark as almost half of the Syrian population has been displaced, the UN aid agency said.


The number of Syrian registered refugees is close to reaching 3 million, according to data from the UN aid agency.


The UN Security Council issued last week a presidential statement condemning all purchases of oil originating from Syria and Iraq by two radical Islamic organisations.


Syrian investors in Jordan led the rankings of foreign investors in the first seven months of this year, according to official statistics.


The number of companies established by Syrians based in Turkey surged in the first half of this year, putting them again on the top of the list of foreign investors in the country.


The UN Security Council on Monday allowed the supply of humanitarian aid to opposition-held areas without the prior approval of the Syrian authorities.


The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2165 (2014) adopted on July 14, 2014, on delivering humanitarian “across conflict lines.”


The executive arm of the Syrian opposition is continuing to take various steps to strengthen its credentials in opposition areas and among refugee communities.


The exfiltration of Syrians towards the European Union is becoming a business of its own in Turkey, Egypt and other countries with large Syrian refugee communities.


The Syrian Ministry of Economy has reportedly drafted a law that will reduce and simplify the customs tariff schedule imposed on imported products.


The level of Lake Assad is falling seriously according to a Government official, endangering water supplies to large urban centres as well as for irrigation purposes.


Updated May 20, 2014: In spite of limited financial means, the Interim Government of the Syrian opposition has announced plans to restore production at a power plant as well as to relocate within Syrian territory.


Syrian investors were the largest foreign investors in newly-registered companies in Jordan in the first quarter of this year, according to a Jordanian official.


Bilateral trade between Syria and Turkey doubled last year on an annual basis, official statistics show, although it remained well below pre-uprising levels.


The Syrian Ministry of Economy is preparing to establish a Turkish boycott office working on the same lines than the existing Israel Boycott Office.


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


The number of Syrian refugees or in the process of registration with the UN aid agency crossed the 2.5 million mark last week.


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


In a trade fair organized in Beirut last week, Syrian garment exporters managed to clinch contracts worth dozens of millions of dollars.


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.


The number of Syrian refugees based in Lebanon has crossed the 900,000 mark, according to data from the UN humanitarian agency.


Syrian Kurds are growing increasingly assertive and forming local administrations in the parts of the country where they form a majority.


Among all companies established last year in Turkey with foreign shareholders, Syrians ranked first in the list of foreign nationalities, an indication that many are planning to say indefinitely.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with AFP on January 20, 2014.


The volume of seed cotton purchased last year by the Syrian government from its farmers is at less than a tenth of its level of 2012, according to the state cotton entity, an indication of the steep drop in the crop.


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


Jordan has estimated that the cost of hosting Syrian refugees will increase to USD 2 billion by the end of this year.


Syria’s Democratic Union Party, or PYD according to its Kurdish acronym, a hardline Kurdish group, announced the formation of a transitional civil authority in the majority Kurdish areas of Syria.


Syria’s pistachio crop is expected to reach a record level this year, according to the head of the Federation of Chambers of Agriculture.