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EU bans Syrian president’s wife from travel, shopping

EU bans Syrian president’s wife from travel, shopping

The European Union banned the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from travelling to the EU or shopping with European companies in a move to stop her buying the Chanel dresses and Louboutin shoes she apparently craves.

March 24, 2012 3:33
 
US signals possibility of arming Syrian rebels

US signals possibility of arming Syrian rebels

The United States appeared to open the door to eventually arming Syria's opposition, saying that if a political solution to the crisis was impossible it might have to consider other options.

February 22, 2012 12:40
 
Sanctions weigh on Lebanon-Syria banking ties

Sanctions weigh on Lebanon-Syria banking ties

Banks in Lebanon are quietly implementing US and EU sanctions to avoid jeopardising international business. As a result, some Syrian money may be flowing to Russia or UAE.

February 11, 2012 7:08
 
Australia imposes new sanctions on Syrian leaders

Australia imposes new sanctions on Syrian leaders

Australia imposed new travel bans and financial sanctions on Syrian leaders on Tuesday as it steps up actions to force an end to violence against Syria's civilian population.

February 7, 2012 3:14
 
France, partners planning Syria crisis group

France, partners planning Syria crisis group

President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Saturday France was consulting with Arab and European countries to create a contact group on Syria to find a solution to its crisis after Russia and China vetoed a resolution at the UN Security Council.

February 5, 2012 12:54
 
GCC says pulling its monitors from Syria mission

GCC says pulling its monitors from Syria mission

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) said on Tuesday it had decided to withdraw its monitors from an Arab League mission to Syria, following the lead of Saudi Arabia.

January 24, 2012 2:02
 
Arab states set to keep monitors in Syria

Arab states set to keep monitors in Syria

Ministers gather to discuss peace mission findings; Arab League, UN Security Council both split on Syria

January 22, 2012 11:05
 

EU to ban EIB investments in Syria

European Union governments agreed on Wednesday to stop Syria accessing funds from the European Investment Bank, diplomats said, in their latest bid to press Damascus to stop its violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

November 10, 2011 10:57
 

Syria plans to increase 2012 spending to $27.1BSyria plans to increase 2012 spending to $27.1B

Syria's 2012 state budget sees spending increasing to 1,326 billion Syrian pounds ($27.1 billion) from 835 billion pounds in 2011, state news agency SANA said on Monday.

September 27, 2011 12:40
 

Syria bans imports to save foreign currency

Syria says it wants to preserve foreign reserves, boost local industry; Businessmen say ban damages already hard-hit confidence; EU sanctions hit Syria's main mobile operator and its largest company

September 25, 2011 9:52
 
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