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The US slapped sanctions on Syria's central bank chief, as well as other 16 other people and institutions.

Bashar al-Assad’s estranged cousin Rami Makhlouf, who fell out with the regime in 2019, has accused figures close to the Syrian dictator of stealing money earmarked for the country's poorest.

Syria releases employees of under-fire tycoon <em>Makhlouf</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria releases employees of under-fire tycoon Makhlouf

Dozens of current and former employees of President Bashar al-Assad's embattled billionaire cousin Rami Makhlouf have been released.

Coronavirus kills businessman uncle of Syria's Assad

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Coronavirus kills businessman uncle of Syria's Assad

Mohamed Makhlouf, one of the most prominent Syrian businessmen during the 1970s and 1980s, was taken to hospital in the capital ...

Assad awards duty-free contract to Rami Makhlouf’s brother

The New Arab Staff

Assad awards duty-free contract to Rami Makhlouf’s brother

Bashar al-Assad has awarded a contract to operate Syria’s duty-free shops to the brother of Rami Makhlouf, Assad’s billionaire ...

The New Arab Staff

Syrian tycoon says targeted companies were evading US sanctions

Rami Makhlouf said that overseas companies being targeted by the Syrian regime were set up to evade US sanctions.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

The vote is the third to take place in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011.

The New Arab Staff

Chaos in Tunisian parliament as ‘counter-revolutionary’ MPs continue occupation

Chaos prevailed in the Tunisian parliament as MPs from the Free Constitutional Party, linked to former dictator Ben Ali, continued a sit-in ...

The New Arab Staff

Syria's Asma al-Assad 'led' campaign against Rami Makhlouf

Syria's first lady has been implicated as leading a campaign to strip formerly powerful tycoon Rami Makhlouf of his assets.

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

Rome blamed IS for being the culprit in the 'biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world', but analysts have blamed the Syrian regime.

Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

The move comes as part of an ongoing dispute between Assad and his cousin, Rami Makhlouf.

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the Syrian ...

Assad sacks Syrian regime prime minister following protests

The New Arab Staff

Assad sacks Syrian regime prime minister following protests

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has sacked his prime minister, Imad Khamis, following the collapse of the Syrian pound and recent protests ...

Tunisia decides against demanding French apologies for colonial-era crimes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia decides against demanding French apologies for colonial-era crimes

Tunisian MPs debated for 15 hours over whether the country should demand Frace apologise for murder, torture, rape and other crimes committed ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

The Syrian economy has not looked in a worse position for decades with few options for the bankrupt regime.

The New Arab Staff

Syrian pound drops to record low against US dollar

The Syrian pound has hit its record low against the US dollar following incoming US sanctions against the regime and the state's seizure of a ...

Hugo Goodridge

Charting the dramatic collapse of Syria's national currency

Covid-19, Lebanon's dollar crisis and the Rami Makhlouf saga have triggered the collapse of Syria's currency.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian stock market halts trading for Assad cousin's company

Syria's stock market suspended trading for the largest cellular company in the country, owned by his cousin Rami Makhlouf.

Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

The New Arab & agencies

Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

Iran has spent $20-30 billion in aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the money must be paid back, an Iranian lawmaker has claimed.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria imposes travel ban on Assad's tycoon cousin Makhlouf

Syria's justice ministry has banned Rami Makhlouf from leaving the country, following a public dispute over millions of dollars the ...

Twelve injured as car hits hijab shop in Sydney

The New Arab & agencies

Twelve injured as car hits hijab shop in Sydney

Over a dozen people have been injured in a car crash in Sydney, after a car was driven into a Hijab shop.

Syrian regime seizes assets of tycoon Rami <em>Makhlouf</em>

The New Arab

Syrian regime seizes assets of tycoon Rami Makhlouf

Syrian tycoon and cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad, Rami Makhlouf, has made three videos challenging the regime, prompting a ...

Syrian lira crashes after latest Rami <em>Makhlouf</em> video

The New Arab

Syrian lira crashes after latest Rami Makhlouf video

Rami Makhlouf has made a series of videos criticising elements of the Assad regime.

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