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Syria Sanctions

Do U.S. Sanctions Help or Hurt Diplomacy? (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 11.17.2013 | World
Nicholas Kralev

The recent Iranian presidential election showed that U.S. and international sanctions against Iran are working, Ambassador Daniel Fried, the U.S. global sanctions coordinator, says on this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev."

What Is This Dictator's Wife Wearing On Her Wrist?

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts and Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.20.2013 | Technology

As Syria descends further into civil war, the country's first lady will be keeping track of how many steps she takes, calories she burns, hours she sl...

Bashar Assad Running Out of Syrians, Requests Volunteers From Other Countries to Slaughter

Spencer Green | Posted 05.22.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has made a desperate plea seeking people from countries around the globe who will voluntarily come to Syria to be killed.

Indiegogo Shutters Woman's Syria Fundraiser For Family

The Huffington Post | Zoe Mintz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Even though Julie Angus of Canada is thousands of miles away from Syria, the nation's civil war hits close to home. Angus’ uncle, his wife and t...

U.N. Accuses Iran Of Sending Assad Arms

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2012 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Iran appears to be supplying Syria with weapons, the United Nations said on We...

U.S. Targets Hezbollah For Supporting Assad

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The United States imposed a new round of penalties against Syria on Friday that targeted state-run oi...

U.S. Prepares New Sanctions Against Assad Regime

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

ACCRA, Ghana -- The Obama administration is readying new sanctions on Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and its allies as U.S. Secretary of State...

In Defense of the U.N. Security Council

Richard Grenell | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Richard Grenell

The U.S.-Russian relationship has always been a complicated and multifaceted one. But, yesterday's U.N. vote, the third veto from the Russia Federation on the issue of Syria alone, is proof that the Obama strategy has failed.

Russia, China Veto UN Security Council Resolution On Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 19 (Reuters) - Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution on Thursday that th...

Call For New Sanctions Against Assad

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

PARIS — A top Syrian general's defection is the first major crack in the upper echelons of President Bashar Assad's regime, buoying a 100-nation...

UN Resolution Could Push For Global Sanctions On Assad

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

PARIS — The United States and its European and Arab partners will threaten the Assad regime with global sanctions if it fails to quickly impleme...

U.S. Threatens New Syria Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday warned Syria that more than 55 countries would seek to impose "maximum financial press...

West: Syria Headed For Full-Blown Civil War

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, May 31 (Reuters) - Syria is nearing full-blown sectarian civil war that would be catastrop...

Is Syrian Massacre Russia's Tipping Point?

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, May 30 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin resumed the Russian presidency declaring a moral right to promote Kremli...

U.S. Tightens Sanctions On Key Syrian Bank

AP | ANNE GEARAN and JULIE PACE | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration added new sanctions on a Syrian bank Wednesday as a top White House official said the U.S. wants to econom...

Assad at the Tipping Point

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Two weeks ago the crackdown on peaceful protests at the university in Aleppo triggered a hemorrhage of support for the government. The international reaction to the Houla massacre seems set to accelerate that erosion.

Syria Sanctions Take Heavy Toll

AP | ALBERT AJI and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's oil minister blamed international sanctions Wednesday for shortages of cooking gas and other basic goods, saying the m...

Europe Adopts New Syria Sanctions

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union imposed visa bans and asset freezes Monday on three new people associated with Syrian President Bashar Assad's reg...

EU Slaps Sanctions On Assad's Wife

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

BRUSSELS -- Officials say that the EU foreign ministers have slapped sanctions on the wife and other close relatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad ...

EU Hits Syria With New Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2012 | World

By Justyna Pawlak and David Brunnstrom BRUSSELS, Feb 27 (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers agreed new sanctions against Syr...

EU May Impose New Sanctions On Syria

Posted 04.09.2012 | World

BRUSSELS -- A senior EU official say the bloc will soon impose harsher sanctions against Syria as it seeks to weaken the regime and end President Bash...

Russia Goes 'The Syria Route'

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia's defiance of international efforts to end Syrian President Bashar Assad's crackdown on protests is rooted in a calculation that it c...

Schumer, Gillibrand To Propose Sanctions Against Syria

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The United States would hit Syria with sanctions against trade as long as it continues a violent crackdown on protesters under sanctio...

Turkey: Syria Has 'Squandered' Its Last Chance

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 01.30.2012 | World

By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI -- The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) - Turkey slapped tough economic sanctions on Syria on Wednesday, freezing assets of off...

Syrian FM: Sanctions Are 'Declaration Of Economic War'

AP | BASSEM MROUE and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) -- The Arab League's newly approved sanctions against Damascus amount to "a declaration of economic war,...