News | Economy

20-02-2024
The United States has doubled down on its Syria sanctions strategy with the passing of the ‘Assad Regime Anti-Normalization Act of 2023’ at the House of Representatives on February 14. This bill aims to actively oppose normalisation efforts between foreign states and Bashar Al-Assad’s government, it broadens the scope of the Caesar Act sanctions and extends them until December 31, 2032.  The Anti-Normalization Act expands Caesar Act sanctions to entities owned or controlled by a sanctioned person and to adult family members of a foreign person sanctioned.

News | Finance

20-02-2024
The Near East Foundation, a non-governmental organisation headquartered in New York, has announced the establishment of Siraj Financial Services, a microfinance lender that will operate exclusively in northern Syria. SFS plans to build a portfolio of 23,300 active clients and a gross loan portfolio of USD 18 million by 2027, while it is seeking to raise USD 15 million in grant funding and more than USD 10 million through several funding schemes.

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20-02-2024
This chart provides an overview of Syria's extractive industry exports between 2010 and 2022.

Library | Reports

05-12-2023
On the occasion of the COP28 conference, this report is a detailed overview of Syria's climate change situation, spanning pre-2010 policies, carbon emissions, and mitigation strategies, examining impacts like rising temperatures, droughts, deforestation, and more.

News | Power

20-02-2024
Earlier this month, Iraq accused Syria of obstructing the Euphrates river flow into Iraqi territory leading to a water diplomacy clash between Baghdad, Damascus and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.

DATA | Foreign trade

06-02-2024
These tables provide an overview of Syria’s trade with the China between 1991 and 2023 in US dollars.

News | Economy

20-02-2024
The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Firas Hassan Qaddour, announced during an event organised by the ministry its plan to increase the annual phosphate production to 10 million tonnes, Tishreen reported on February 10. 

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DATA | Finance

06-02-2024
The following table provides an overview of the black market rate and the official exchange rates set by the Central Bank of Syria.

Library | Political documents

16-02-2024
The following text is a copy of the "Assad Regime Anti-Normalization Act of 2023" passed by the United States Congress on February 14, 2024.

DATA | Finance

06-02-2024
This is an overview of the value of gold in Syria since 2011. The chart includes monthly prices and the rate of the dollar in the black market over the same period.

News | Power

13-02-2024
The U.S. Justice Department announced on February 2 the unsealing of three federal cases investigating a network that allegedly illicitly sold millions of barrels of Iranian oil to government affiliated buyers in Syria, China, and Russia.

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