The [US] Treasury Department added the state-owned Commercial Bank of Syria and its Lebanon-based subsidiary, the Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank, to its sanctions list, citing their links to human rights abuses and to illegal weapons trade with North...
Author: Lina Saigol, Chris Bryant and Joshua Chaffin, Financial Times
Political activists stepped up pressure on the European Union...to widen its sanctions against Syria in response to escalating violence against protesters...“We know Syrian businessmen are one of the four main pillars of support of the Syrian regime...
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Author: Chloe Albanesius, PC Magazine
The civil unrest in Syria has resulted in a shutdown of most of the country's Internet services...Syrian Internet access is primarily controlled by the state-owned SyriaTel...[that] buy[s] most of their Internet transit from Turk Telekom and Deutsche...