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EU plans financial sanctions on Syrian banks, loans: EU diplomat

European Union governments plan to adopt a wide range of financial sanctions against Syria next week, targeting President Bashar al-Assad’s ability to access cash through the banking sector, an EU diplomat said on Wednesday. The new measures are expected to … Continue reading

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Syria unrest: Arab League ponders sanctions

Arab League ministers are discussing possible economic sanctions against Syria over its violent crackdown on opposition protests. The meeting in Cairo comes after the government of President Bashar al-Assad objected to the league’s plan to deploy observers in Syria. More … Continue reading

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Iran buys crude oil from sanctions-hit Syria: report

SINGAPORE: Iran has lifted crude from sanctions-hit Syria, the country’s first export since late September, and more exports could follow from the country as buyers from India, Russia and China line up vessels, the International Oil Daily reported on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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India HPCL looks at buying Syrian crude-Sources

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI – Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) is looking to buy crude from sanctions-hit Syria and has asked state-run Shipping Corp of India (SCI) to arrange a vessel, sources familiar with the plan said on Wednesday. Sanctions aimed at crude oil … Continue reading

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Canada laments cracks in Iran, Syria sanctions

OTTAWA — Canada’s top diplomat on Tuesday lamented cracks in the West’s imposing of sanctions on Syria and Iran while also urging Russia and China to get onboard. “We’d like to see others follow suit with the tough sanctions that … Continue reading

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NDP grill Tories over Suncor’s operations in Syria

OTTAWA—New Democrats want to know why Ottawa’s sanctions against Syria allow Canadian energy giant Suncor to continue operating a $1.2 billion production facility in that country in partnership with a Syrian government-owned company. Hélène Laverdière, the NDP foreign affairs critic, … Continue reading

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Syria Produces 2.4% Less Crude Oil in First Nine Months of Year

Syria, which is trying to halt a decline in its oil production amid a wave of deadly unrest and sanctions, pumped 2.4 percent less crude in the first nine months of this year compared with the same period in 2010. … Continue reading

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Op Ed: Threat of sanctions fails to deter Syria

The Syrian government appeared to have again accepted in principle an Arab League plan to send an observer mission to Syria, even as a three-day deadline set by the League for the government to end its crackdown on protesters expired … Continue reading

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Arab League says crisis talks on Syria Thursday

Arab foreign ministers are to hold crisis talks over Syria in Cairo on Thursday, the Arab League said after it rejected changes proposed by Damascus to its proposal to send an observer mission there. “The Arab League council will hold … Continue reading

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Canada, U.S. servers host Syria, Hezbollah-affiliated content

Canadian, American and German web servers hosting Syrian government websites could be in violation of sanctions against Damascus, a report has said on Sunday. The government websites, including one belonging to a Syrian state-backed television station being hosted in Canada, … Continue reading

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