Saturday

3rd Dec 2016

Ticker

EU imposes new Syria sanctions

EU ministers in Luxembourg Monday added 12 Syrian minsters to a visa ban and asset freeze list for "serious human rights violations." The move brings the number of Syrians under EU sanctions to 191, plus 53 entities. The EU court last week annulled sanctions against Syria International Islamic Bank, however.

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