September 07, 2015 - Our Weekly Selection

In the News | 07-09-2015

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

Syria has named a street and a park after the founder of North Korea in a bizarre ceremony in Damascus: "Kim Il Sung park and a street by the same name were officially inaugurated Monday in an affluent neighborhood of Damascus."

From Syria to Sweden: One migrant's 2,000-mile journey: "The BBC's James Reynolds follows the trail of a Syrian migrant called Nour, as she travels 2,000 miles through nine countries to fulfil her dream of applying for asylum in Sweden."

Agatha Christie’s hotel in Syria ‘used as military barracks by Assad regime’: "The Syrian hotel in which Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express is reportedly being used as a military barracks by Assad regime soldiers."

Syria fighters 'using water supplies as war weapon': "Millions going without water for lengthy period due to factions including Isil and the Syrian regime using supplies as weapon, warns Red Cross."

Facebook users take aim at crime, security checkpoints, life in Syria: "Syrians are taking to Facebook in droves to express their views in light of the complete absence of free media outlets in Syria."

European countries to Turkey: We pay, you keep Syrian refugees: "Last week, Denmark’s Liberal Party government offered to pay Turkey to halt Syrian refugees who want to come to Europe."

Istanbul's Osmanbey Market Provides Good Income to Syrian Refugees: "Mustafa arrived in Turkey and is looking for a job in the Osmanbey Market because the Turkish medical regulators have not recognized his medical license."

What Are the Living Expenses of a Syrian Family with the Current Prices?: "What makes things worse is that Syrian consumers are now preparing for the winter and are buying up stationary items for schools."

Economy Executed In ISIS-held Areas: "ISIS discontinued the economic life cycles in the areas under its control, monopolized businesses such as oil refineries and internet cafes."

Qatar's Funds to Buy Wheat from Liberated Areas Revealed the Opposition’s Greed: "News about ongoing preparations to establish a new Grain Corporation and to dismiss all employees at the existing GC has complicated the situation."

Migrants or refugees?: "What the data tell us about the people arriving in Europe."

Syria's refugee crisis in numbers: "More than 4 million refugees from Syria (95%) are in just five countries Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt."

Syria Banks Will Wait Out the Conflict: "Surprisingly, the fourteen private banks in Syria did not follow their respective governments’ approach, remaining open despite the operational and security challenges."

Written by: The Syria Report
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