Syria Files

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The Syria Files is a partnership between Wikileaks and a number of media organizations from around the world, including Al-Akhbar, which exposes the inner workings of the Syrian government and economy.

On 17 June 2011, Syrian state media announced that Rami Makhlouf, a notorious business tycoon and cousin of President Bashar al-Assad, was quitting business and dedicating his wealth and life to charity and development projects in an apparent concession to one of the initial demands of protesters in Syria. Read more
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