A high-level government delegation visited the Deir-ez-Zor governorate to inaugurate projects worth millions of euros and pounds, highlighting the government’s increased interest in the province.
A new investigative report has linked Syria's third mobile phone operator to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Syria’s Katerji brothers have been blacklisted by six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates – in the first such known act against prominent regime-affiliated businessmen by countries of the region.
The U.S. has sanctioned new Syrian companies and individuals linked to Iran.
Damascus and Tehran are negotiating again the award of a mobile phone license to an Iranian company.
The revenues of Syriatel, one of the country’s two mobile phone operators, surged in the first half of this year to more than twice those of its sole competitor, while the launch of a third Iranian-led operator appears to have been postponed.