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Diplomats pressure Syria as top general defects

Hillary Clinton

The United States and its international allies called Friday for new, global sanctions against President Bashar Assad's regime, seeking to step up the pressure after the defection of a top general dealt a major blow to the Syrian leader....


Exclusive: Sanctions block Syria's vital grain trade

Syria is finding it increasingly hard to buy grain on international markets because sanctions have blocked its access to trade finance, while growing numbers of its citizens are struggling to obtain food after more than a year of conflict.


Russia, China Veto U.N. Resolution Against Syria

Russia, China Veto U.N. Resolution Against Syria

Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution Tuesday that threatened sanctions against Syria if it didn't immediately halt its military crackdown against civilians.


EU bans imports of Syrian oil over crackdown

EU bans imports of Syrian oil over crackdown

The European Union on Friday imposed an embargo on oil imports from Syria as security forces in the country surrounded mosques in rebellious cities to prevent worshippers from pouring into the streets for anti-government rallies.


Visa, other cards not valid under Syria sanctions

Visa and MasterCard credit cards are no longer valid in Syria under new U.S. sanctions targeting Damascus because of its deadly crackdown on a 5-month-old uprising, officials said Thursday.


EU Approves List Of 20 New Syria Sanctions Targets - Wall Street Journal

The European Union has approved the list of 15 additional Syrian individuals and five new entities who will be targeted by an asset freeze, a travel and arms embargo, a person familiar ...


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