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3 June 2011

Internet Access in Syria Goes Down Amidst Protests

Author: Chloe Albanesius, PC Magazine

The civil unrest in Syria has resulted in a shutdown of most of the country's Internet services...Syrian Internet access is primarily controlled by the state-owned SyriaTel...[that] buy[s] most of their Internet transit from Turk Telekom and Deutsche...

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30 May 2011

Syrian businessmen back opposition conference

Author: Lauren Williams, The Guardian [UK]

Key business figures in Syria are aligning themselves with opposition groups before a conference in Turkey on Tuesday in a sign that Syria's traditionally pro-regime business elite may be beginning to break ranks with the government of President...

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23 May 2011

Syrian business dries up after Assad's crackdown on dissent

Author: Nidaa Hassan, The Guardian [UK]

[M]any foreign investors are starting to consider pulling out [of Syria because of the conflict] and the trend is likely to be accelerated by the imposition of international sanctions on Assad and other senior officials...Qatar Electricity and Water...

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