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Roll up! Syrian cigar factory hopes to smoke out the competition despite war

Operating from Syria's northeastern province of Latakia, the initiative will create approximately 1,000 new jobs, according to the company's director general, Salman al-Abbas. "The company will start selling the products on the local market very soon and
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Mar 30, 2015 20:22
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Syria launches cigar business as war rolls on

In Syria's northwestern province of Latakia, workers roll the country's first locally made cigars, a new product being launched despite the devastating civil conflict now in its fifth year. The workers are employed by the state-run General Tobacco Compa
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 30, 2015 14:47
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[Iraq, Mid-east, Syria] Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules

Smoking is strictly forbidden...Hamid, 29, said that when he was caught smoking a cigar in his shop in Mosul in late August, “ISIS not only whipped me 15 times in public but forced me to pay a fine of 50,000 dinar,” or about $40 at the time.
New York Times
added Nov 30, 2015 02:17
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[Russia, Syria, USA] Veteran Diplomat Fond of Cigars, Whiskey and Outfoxing U.S.

Mr. Lavrov, a chain-smoker, is known as an old-school diplomat. He flatly ignored an effort by Secretary General Kofi Annan to ban smoking in the United Nations headquarters, saying Mr. Annan did not own the building. He enjoys whiskey and cigars, and his
New York Times
added Sep 17, 2013 04:57
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[Turkey] Cars, fuel, cigarettes -- black market thriving in Syria

Cigarettes, meanwhile, are plentiful, sourced from the Banns al-Nera sector of the northern city of Aleppo, which has been the theatre of an intense standoff between rebel fighters and regime troops since mid-July, with neither side able to gain the uppe
Zawya.com (ae)
added Dec 27, 2012 10:16
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[Europe] EU sanctions target Syrian central bank, tobacco

The General Organization of Tobacco no longer has access to any assets in the EU either. The government-owned agency generates funds for the regime through the licensing and taxing of foreign tobacco brands
Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (dpa) (de)
added May 15, 2012 09:50
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[Asia, Mid-east] Because of Syrian war, Lebanon's tobacco industry is booming

In the months following the outbreak of war in March 2011, many of Syria's cigarette factories closed down. Others were not able to cover market demand after imports of tobacco stopped, leading to a sharp rise in demand for Lebanese cigarettes — particul
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 18, 2016 19:49
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Japan Tobacco says facing EU probe over Syria

Japan Tobacco said Wednesday it was being probed by the European Union after a report it broke sanctions by shipping cigarettes to a firm linked to the Syrian regime, but denied any wrongdoing.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 22, 2012 11:51
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[Asia, Iraq, Mid-east, Syria, Turkey] The politics of smoking in today's Middle East

As ISIS found out in Kirkuk and Erdogan has realized in Turkey, convincing Middle Easterners to quit smoking is an uphill battle. Among the Turkish people, poverty and economic struggles have only increased already high rates of tobacco consumption. On a
Your Middle East
added Aug 20, 2016 20:39
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EU Probes Cigarette Deal That May Have Aided Syria

The European Union is investigating whether its Syrian sanctions were violated by the sale of cigarettes to a firm linked to cousins of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to corporate documents seen by The Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Aug 22, 2012 02:39
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