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Syrian Arab Republic

Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a West Asian country located in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east and southeast, Jordan to the south, and Israel and Lebanon to the southwest.


Our standard dataset contains 2,515 entities connected with Syrian Arab Republic. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Syrian Arab Republic. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 412 entities identified as PEPs connected with Syrian Arab Republic.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister2--
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Admin. Development1--
Minister of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform1--
Minister of Communications & Technology1--
Minister of Culture1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Economy & Foreign Trade1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Electricity1--
Minister of Finance141
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates121
Minister of Health16-
Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research1--
Minister of Industry1--
Minister of Information1--
Minister of Internal Trade & Consumer Protection1--
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Local Admin. & Environment1--
Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources1--
Minister of Public Works & Housing1--
Minister of Religious Endowments1--
Minister of Social Affairs1--
Minister of State3--
Minister of the Interior1--
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Transport1-1
Minister of Water Resources1--
Secretary General, General Secretariat of the Presidency1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the People’s Council-260-
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Syria to France-1-
ambassador of Syria to Lebanon--1
ambassador of Syria to Lebanon-1-
ambassador of Syria to Russia--1
ambassador of Syria to the United States-1-
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the People's Council of Syria-214
Prime Minister of Syria-62
Minister of Education of Syria-51
Minister of Interior of Syria-41
Minister of Tourism of Syria-14
Deputy Prime Minister of Syria-31
Minister of Agriculture of Syria-31
Minister of Culture of Syria-4-
Minister of Defence of Syria-31
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Syria-21
Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs-21
Vice President of Syria-21
Governor of Central Bank of Syria-11
Head of Syrian General Intelligence Branch 251-2-
Deputy Minister of Administrative Development of Syria-1-
First Lady of Syria--1
Head of the National Security Bureau-1-
Minister of Administrative Development (Syria)--1
Minister of Oil and Mineral Reserves (Syria)-1-
President of Syria--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...