Economy

11 04, 2024
  • A Syrian supermarket chain sells Syrian product and sweets in Cairo’s southern Maadi neighborhood, 17/3/2024 (Lyse Mauvais/Syria Direct)

In Egypt’s ‘Little Syria,’ a golden age dims

By Lyse Mauvais|2024-04-11T14:40:24+02:00April 11, 2024|

Egypt is home to 1.5 million Syrians, thousands of whom have opened successful businesses in the country. Many consider Egypt a safe haven compared to other states in the region, where anti-refugee sentiments are on the rise. However, amid a worsening economic crisis, this golden age may be nearing its end.

25 09, 2023
  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and First Lady Asma al-Assad are greeted as they arrive in China’s eastern city of Huangzhou for the first state visit in nearly 20 years, 21/9/2023 (AFP Photo/Ho/SANA)

Assad ‘looking for handouts’ on rare trip to China

By Hanna Davis|2024-01-30T18:17:29+01:00September 25, 2023|

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited China for the first time in nearly 20 years this week, deepening ties between the two countries in the hopes of increased financial support that may not be forthcoming.

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