New Trade Routes: Arab World

A trade-route between Syria and Jordan has finally reopened, Russian oil company Rosneft is investing in Iraqi Kurdistan and a regional struggle for influence in the Gulf of Aden goes beyond the control of port facilities


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Lebanese traders hope to reconnect with markets in the Gulf as land routes open up