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Hussein Arnous
حسين عرنوس
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68th Prime Minister of Syria
Assumed office
11 June 2020
Acting: 11 June – 2 September 2020
President Bashar al-Assad
Deputy Ali Abdullah Ayyoub
Preceded by Imad Khamis
Minister of Water Resources
In office
26 November 2018 – 30 August 2020
Preceded by Nabil al-Hassan
Succeeded by Tammam Raad
Minister of Public Works and Housing
In office
9 February 2013 – 26 November 2018
Preceded by Yasser Sebaei
Succeeded by Suhail Mohammad Abdullatif
Personal details
Born 1953 (age 69–70)
Al-Tah, Idlib, Syrian Republic
Political party Ba'ath Party
Other political
National Progressive Front
Alma mater University of Aleppo (BS)

Hussein Arnous (Arabic: حسين عرنوس, romanized: Ḥusain ʿArnūs; born 1953) is a Syrian politician who has served as prime minister of Syria since 11 June 2020. Arnous's appointment was announced by state media shortly after it was reported that President Bashar al-Assad had fired previous prime minister Imad Khamis amid a worsening economic crisis.

Early life and education

Arnous was born in the village of Al-Tah in the Ma'arrat al-Nu'man District, Idlib. In 1978, he earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Aleppo.


After graduating from university, Arnous worked with the Idlib Engineering Syndicate. From 1992 to 2002, he managed the General Company for Roads and Bridges. In 2004, Arnous was selected to serve as executive director of the General Establishment for Road Transport. He then served as governor of Deir ez-Zor and Quneitra governorates. In 2014, Arnous was included on a list of Syrian government ministers barred from entering the United States or European Union.

Arnous served as Minister of Public Works and Housing from 2013 until 2018 and as Minister of Water Resources since 26 November 2018.

Arnous was confirmed by President Assad to be the prime minister of a new government on 30 August 2020. He took the oath of office three days later. He formed a new government in August 2021 after the presidential election in May 2021.

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