News | Others

Official records seen by The Syria Report indicate that two of the largest investments recently announced in Syria are directly linked to the presidential palace. These projects confirm our recent analysis that the presidential couple, Bashar Al-Assad and Asma Al-Assad, enjoy overwhelming control over the country’s economic resources.

News | Others

To further cement its governance, the Syrian Salvation Government, the political arm of the Islamist Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham, has begun issuing compulsory identification cards for residents in areas under its control. The cards are required to receive essential services and to conduct any transaction.  


This chart provides an overview of the Syrian-Indian bilateral trade between 2000 and 2021.

Library | Reports

The profile provides an overview of the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the major international non-governmental organisations operating in Syria and one of the few to have remained since the conflict began in 2011.

News | Others

During his first visit to India as a minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Faisal Mekdad met with high-level Indian officials to discuss strengthening bilateral relations and the status of a credit line that India extended to Syria before the conflict. 

DATA | Finance

This list of tables provides data on the main indicators of Syrian private sector banks as of December 31, 2020.

News | Tourism

A Russian civilian passenger plane recently arrived at the Lattakia International Airport, signalling the resumption of direct flights between Syria and Russia after a twelve-year hiatus.

Library | Press reviews

DATA | Foreign trade

The tables below provide a list of Syria’s trade with the world in 2021 with the value in US dollar, sourced from the UN Comtrade database.

Library | Political documents

The following is a transcript of the joint statement made by the representatives of Iran, Russia, and Turkey on the 18th international meeting on Syria in the Astana format.

DATA | Foreign trade

The following tables provide a list of Syria’s trade with the world between 2010 and 2021 with the value in US dollars using data sourced from the UN Comtrade database.

News | Finance

Despite severe restrictions to its financial transactions with the outside world, Syria is unlikely to use the Russian alternative to the SWIFT system anytime soon.


  • Tecnolojy Radix LLC
    Import, export, and trade of tools, electric and alternative energy supplies, surveillance systems, and fire detection systems.
  • Med Life LLC
    Import and export of medicines and medical equipment.
  • Fidelity Investment Private JSC
    Establishing, owning, and investing in grain mills.
  • Al-Homsi, Titi and Abid HT LLC
    Trading textiles, leathers, curtains, and furnitures.
  • Nash Project LLC
    Contracting; trading oil derivatives, auto spare parts, wood, electronic equipment, medicines, medical materials, agricultural and animal products; promoting these activities in Syria; and facilitating economic cooperation between Russian and Syrian companies.
  • Lamis Health Products LLC
    Establishing a facility for the manufacture of wet towels and tissues; and import and export.

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