Syria in Crisis

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  • China Stands Its Ground
  • White House Unsure
  • "Friends" Gather for Peace
  • Syrians Vote Amid Violence
  • E.U. Tightens Sanctions
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  • Organisation of Islamic Conference Summit
  • Kofi Annan
  • Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab
  • U.N. General Assembly
  • Free Syria Army
  • Nawaf Fares, Syria's Former Ambassador to Iraq
  • Nations Expel Syrian Ambassadors
  • “Tipping Point of Crisis”
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  • When Was the Turning Point?
  • Unrest Continues
  • Great Friday Leaves Hundreds Dead
  • What Has the Government Done to Stop the Violence?
  • What Are Human Rights Groups Saying?
  • Children in Danger
  • U.S. Gives Syrian Immigrants a Reprieve
  • How Has the World Responded?
  • Possible Syrian Chemical Weapons
  • Russia Blames the West

E.U. Tightens Sanctions

As the number of daily casualties reached a deadly crescendo in late Februrary, the European Union announced its decision to tighten sanctions against the country. The heightened restrictions include a freeze on the European-held assets of the Syrian central bank, travel bans on seven close associates of President Bashar al-Assad, a ban on cargo flights from Syria into the E.U. and restrictions on the trade in gold and precious metals.

(Photo: EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET/Landov)

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