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01-05-2019

Syria’s wheat harvest this year is expected to be well above previous years as the government and the northeast administration are competing to buy the Hassakeh crop from farmers.

30-04-2019

A private sector company owned by influential investors has gained a quasi-monopoly on the import into Syria of oil products, highlighting the key role this company plays as the government battles to reduce shortages.

24-04-2019

The following factsheet provides technical details on, and lists the status of, Syria’s main gas treatment plants as of April 24, 2019.

23-04-2019

The shortages of energy products are increasing economic hardship for Syrians and posing various types of economic and public services challenges.

16-04-2019

The government’s passport department in Hassakeh has announced the issuance of thousands of new passports a year after it resumed operations.

16-04-2019

A company affiliated to Hayat Tahrir Al-Shaam (HTS) has monopolized the distribution of oil in areas under its control and sources its products from Europe.

10-04-2019

As energy shortages get more acute the Syrian government has announced plans for a more severe rationing of petrol and blamed Egypt for preventing Iranian oil supplies through the Suez Canal.

27-03-2019

A selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria including a special section this week on Trump's Golan decision.

27-03-2019

New decisions in the northern Aleppo countryside confirm that the region is being increasingly linked to Turkey.

26-03-2019

Syria’s main state entities operating in the cereals sector are set to merge into a single institution that will be headquartered in Hassakeh.

20-03-2019

A press briefing by James Jeffrey after the Brussels conference on Syria on March 12-14, 2019.

19-03-2019

Syria’s cotton harvest has remained stable last year, although it was still only at around a tenth of the average volume in the decade preceding the uprising.

13-03-2019

Turkey has reopened to its truck drivers a key border crossing with Syria, raising tensions and protests from their Syrian counterparts.

12-03-2019

Syria’s unrelenting energy crisis is pushing the government to try various solutions, including new supplies from the northeast and more import licenses to private investors.

13-02-2019

The value and flows of trade between Syria and Turkey remained unchanged last year, according to Turkish official statistics.

06-02-2019

Syria’s production of olive oil, a key product in large parts of the country, declined by some 20 percent last year, according to a government official.

23-01-2019

Opposition media are reporting that oil supplies from Kurdish to regime areas are ongoing through the intermediation of a Syrian business family recently put under sanctions.

24-12-2018

The withdrawal of American forces from Syria’s northeastern region will have important economic consequences.

13-11-2018

Turkey has inaugurated a new border crossing with the area of Afrin, increasing to five the number of open crossings between the two countries.

30-10-2018

The visit last week to the east of the country by Syrian PM Imad Khamis was mostly about reaffirming the presence of the state in a very contested part of the country.

19-10-2018

JE: I have done this work of leading the Humanitarian Task Force for nearly three years, there has been too many setbacks, we have failed more often than we have achieved what we wanted, but there have been also some positive developments and we have two now that I would like to mention: