The Syrian Salvation Government, the political arm of Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham that controls most of the Idlib governorate, has restructured the lucrative oil and mobile telecommunications sectors to its benefit.
The head of WHO's Syria office was accused by her staff of abusive behaviour, misdirecting millions of dollars of the UN agency's taxpayer-provided funds, and acting irresponsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Iran’s crude oil exports to Syria for the third quarter of 2022 rose by 27 percent compared with the preceding quarter and reached the highest level since the first quarter of 2020.
The value of contracts awarded by United Nations agencies to Syrian companies decreased by around 18 percent last year.
As the government proceeds to restructure its decades-long subsidy policy, millions of Syrians have lost access to subsidised food commodities and oil products, triggering widespread protests across government-controlled areas from the population and the business community. The decision comes at a time when over 90 percent of Syrians are living in poverty and over 12 million are classified as food insecure, according to the United Nations.
Revising its decades-old subsidy policy, the government has announced that it will exclude segments of the population from its list of beneficiaries based on income level.