Syria's seven-year war has transformed its ancient cities into ghost towns.

Entire neighbourhoods have been wiped off the map, schools and hospitals reduced to rubble, along with just about everything else.

As the war seems to be coming to an end, reconstruction is required on a grand scale. The United Nations estimates it will cost at least $250bn.

US President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia has agreed to help.

But who will get the money? And how will it be spent?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Ibrahim Fraihat - associate professor of conflict resolution, Doha Institute

Richard Weitz - director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute

Nikolay Surkov - assistant professor, Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations

Source: Al Jazeera News