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The management of Syriatel has effectively shifted to the Syrian government after a Syrian court granted judicial custody of the company to a state entity.


The rise of Rami Makhlouf as Syria’s most prominent businessman coincided with the ascent to power of Bashar Al-Assad in 2000. Given his long history of influence within the ruling elite, Mr Makhlouf’s recent side-lining raises many questions about the potential implications of his fall from grace.


A new attempt by Rami Makhlouf to cancel EU sanctions against his companies has failed.