Shortages of cooking gas, electricity and fuel have hit the capital Damascus hard this winter, prompting Syrian members of parliament to slam the government for its inability to tackle the crisis as locals complain on social media. “Why are there no solutions as long as (the problem) is in the hands of the government and parliament? Why do we not solve this problem and end corruption?” complained MP Jamal Abou Samra during a special parliamentary session held on Tuesday The session was aimed at discussing the gas shortage with the Ministry of Oil, according to a report published the next day by Al Watan , a Syrian newspaper. “There needs to be strict control, especially as oil derivatives are sold on the black market at […]