May 25, 2015 - Our Weekly Selection

In the News | 25-05-2015

A selection of articles on Syria including a map on areas of control as of the end of April.

Syrian middle class suffers as economy hit: "Prices are soaring, leaving the regime struggling to ensure stable living conditions in the capital, President Bashar al-Assad’s seat of power."

Aleppo's Displaced Play Positive Role in Coastal Commerce: "Coastal cities have adjusted to the influx of displaced people after the creation of a new economic reality."

Report: Jordan's Syrian Workforce Unmonitored and Underpaid: "Study also finds highest unemployment rate among Jordanians is in areas with highest concentration of Syrian refugees."

Syria-Iran Officials Discuss Economic Cooperation Agreement: "Damascus calls for strategic map to further develop Syrian-Iranian relations and meet the local market's needs."

Syria aid diversion raises UN worries: "The rebel Syrian National Coalition said that the Syrian army and allied fighters have been stealing relief items and distributing to their troops."

Smugglers Say Palmyra’s Artifacts Will Be “Good Business”: "The overrunning of the ancient city has triggered a torrent of lament for its priceless remnants of history."

Damascus Gold Market
 Hit By Recession: "Syrian capital witnesses slump in gold sales as university exams commence and exchange rates fluctuate."

Syrians Break Into Istanbul Consulate: "Continual changes in appointment requirements anger Syrians wishing to seek consular assistance."

Estimated areas of control in Syria as of April 30, 2015 (PDF file)

Conflict Dashboard, April 2015 (pdf)

Written by: The Syria Report
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