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Reese Erlich

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In Tunisia, more democracy but still much poverty

Apr 12, 2012
More than a year after the revolt that toppled Tunisia’s ruler, Zine al Abidine Ben Ali, discontent is rising because of poverty and unemployment.

Businessman singled out by Syrian protesters

Dec 6, 2011
Rami Makhlouf is the owner the successful cell phone company Syriatel -- and cousin of President Bashar al-Assad. That relation has made the businessman and his company the target of Syrian protesters.

Business divided on Assad

Nov 3, 2011
After seven months of upheaval, Syria's top businesses remain loyal to the government, but small business owners are split.

In Gaza, real estate is at a premium

Jul 6, 2011
Despite continuing political uncertainty, Gaza's economy has improved and real estate prices are buoyant.

Israeli blockade upheld at Gaza border

Jun 28, 2011
Egypt recently opened the Rafah Gate along its Gaza border to limited access, but Israel is continuing to restrict imports and exports.