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The decree changes those in charge of 12 cabinet portfolios, including the ministries of finance, energy and public health.

Hussein Arnous was appointed caretaker prime minister in June and has now been tasked with forming a new cabinet.

Syria's Asma al-Assad 'led' campaign against Rami Makhlouf

The New Arab Staff

Syria's Asma al-Assad 'led' campaign against Rami Makhlouf

Syria's first lady has been implicated as leading a campaign to strip formerly powerful tycoon Rami Makhlouf of his assets.

Assad sacks Syrian regime prime minister following protests

The New Arab Staff

Assad sacks Syrian regime prime minister following protests

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has sacked his prime minister, Imad Khamis, following the collapse of the Syrian pound and ...

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

Amr Salahi

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

Unprecedented criticism of Bashar al-Assad in Russian media points to growing competition between different international players for influence ...

The New Arab

Russian news agency calls Assad ‘weak’ in unprecedented criticism

A Russian news agency owned by a businessman close to President Putin has called Syrian dictator Assad ‘weak’ and unable to stop corruption in Syria in a surprising criticism.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Activists allege a coronavirus cover-up by regime

Regime areas of Syria look set to be hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Banking on Lebanon is not paying off

The economic downturn in Lebanon is having a knock-on effect in Syria, sending inflation skyrocketing and depleting key channels of hard ...

The New Arab

Remembering the Great Return March protesters killed by Israel

March 30 the first anniversary of Gaza's Great Return Marches. Here are the names of the 251 protesters killed by Israel while demanding the ...

Syria and Iran sign 'strategic' economic agreement

The New Arab & agencies

Syria and Iran sign 'strategic' economic agreement

Syria and Iran signed 11 agreements and memoranda of understanding, including a "long-term strategic economic cooperation" deal.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria seeks to revive economy via reopened Jordan crossing

Experts warn it is unlikely Syrian trade will recover anywhere close to pre-war levels because the country's production capacity has been ...

Syria to reopen Jordan border crossing, customs fees soar

The New Arab & agencies

Syria to reopen Jordan border crossing, customs fees soar

The Syrian regime announced a six-fold increase in customs fees ahead of reopening the only border crossing with its neighbour Jordan.

Syrian refugees the biggest losers with regime's confiscation law

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian refugees the biggest losers with regime's confiscation law

Syrians have less than a month to register their property with Damascus, but many of the 13 million displaced are unable to reach ...

Iran signs phone, petrol deals with Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Iran signs phone, petrol deals with Syria

The five deals include a 'licence for a mobile phone operator, the transfer of 5,000 hectares for the creation of a petrol terminal and 5,000 ...

Assad pays his war-debts: Phosphate, telecom concessions to Iran

The New Arab

Assad pays his war-debts: Phosphate, telecom concessions to Iran

An Iranian delegation led by assistant economy minster Farhard Zargar discussed in Damascus Thursday with Bashar al-Assad's prime minister a ...

The New Arab

Syria appoints new prime minister, confirming Russian announcement

Syria has appointed a new head of government as part of a number of ministerial appointments - which some speculate are evidence of further Russian interference.

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