Long reach of U.S. sanctions hits Syria reconstruction

An international company's building is seen closed in Damascus, Syria September 1, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

BEIRUT (Reuters) – As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attempts to turn military success into postwar reconstruction, Western sanctions are a major obstacle that could scare off foreign companies. Syria has suffered immense physical destruction, while millions of workers have fled, been conscripted or killed. A U.N. agency estimates the war has cost $388 billion. Extensive […]

Continue reading this article with a Fiji Times online membership.

More Stories