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EU leaders threaten Iran and Syria with more sanctions

EU says Iran talks must be "constructive and substantial"; Iran has dismissed US threat to target central bank; Russia, China have blocked broader response to Syria

October 24, 2011 6:49

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

EU sanctions target mobile phone Syriatel

EU sanctions hit Syria's main mobile phone operator; Military's investments also targeted; Syrian government's access to cash impacted further

September 24, 2011 4:48

Six firms apply for Syria’s 3rd cellphone licence

France Telecom , Turkcell , Emirates Telecommunications Corp (Etisalat), Saudi Telecom, Qtel of Qatar and Iran's Tamco have submitted documents before the pre-qualification deadline on Sunday.

November 15, 2010 2:13