Container traffic at Lattakia port fell by 25 percent last year, according to official data from the private-sector company managing the terminal, in an indication of how heavily the coronavirus pandemic has weighed on economic activity in Syria.


Syrianair has issued a tender to sell one of its aircrafts. Western sanctions mean the list of potential buyers is small.


A shortage of oil products is leading to a steep increase in public transport fares across Syria. In Aleppo, Damascus and other major cities, ticket prices are increasing by around 50 percent, eating into the population’s meagre purchasing power.


The Syrian Cabinet has agreed to extend for five years the contract with the company managing the container terminal of Lattakia’s port, a local daily has reported.


The US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has announced a settlement with SITA Airline Technology, an IT company providing services to the airline industry, over a breach of sanctions imposed on countries including Syria.


Despite reports that Conviasa, also known as Venezuelan Airlines, will start flying to Damascus next month, the Syrian government is still struggling to draw international airlines back to the country.