October 26, 2015 - Our Weekly Selection

In the News | 26-10-2015

Our weekly roundup of articles published in the international press on Syria's economy and society.

The West’s Darling in Syria: "Seeking Support, the Kurdish Democratic Union Party Brandishes an Anti-Jihadist Image."

Putin's Gas Attack: "Is Russia Just in Syria for the Pipelines?"

Oil prices and the Syrian civil war: "Today we will explain how an armed conflict over a gas pipeline triggered this mass migration and considering the geopolitical consequences, forecast where oil prices will go from here."

Resilient business community the key to Syria’s – eventual – rebirth: "The cost of massive reconstruction is impossible to estimate, but Syria’s traditionally diverse economy will help when the time comes."

At a cost of $500 million each month, Turkey staggers under growing refugee burden: "Turkey’s spending on refugees has soared by an astonishing $1.5 billion in three months, and that figure doesn't include many other related costs."

After 4 Years of War, Why Are So Many Fleeing Syria Now? A Hidden Support System Ran Out: "The diaspora paid rents, sent grocery money, shipped in medical supplies and wired emergency funds."

Syria cholera outbreak sparks fears of ‘international threat’: "Doctor says nation's crippled medical infrastructure, and the lack of access available to aid agencies, means disease could spread quickly, both inside the country and across borders."

Syria conflict: We must stop the country’s economy being dependent on war: "The ravaged nation needs a major international player to work on ending the conflict – it should be Britain."

Islamic State earns $50 million per month on oil sales: "The Islamic State terrorist group is raking in up to $50 million a month from the sales of crude from oilfields under its control in Iraq and Syria, according to Iraqi intelligence and U.S. officials."

US-led forces strike IS-controlled oil field in Syria: "The refinery generates between $1.7 and $5.1 million per month for the Islamic State group."

Syria Wants Russian Businesses To Help Rebuild Country, As Assad Considers 'Resignation': "(Syrian leader Bashar) Assad specifically stated that when rebuilding Syria the Syrian people will rely on Russia’s help. He asked (Russian oil) companies to cooperate with Syria."

Written by: The Syria Report
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