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10 August 2011

US hits Syrian bank, cellular firm with sanctions

Author: AP

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...

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20 June 2011

Activists press EU to widen sanctions [Syria]

Author: Lina Saigol, Chris Bryant and Joshua Chaffin, Financial Times

Political activists stepped up pressure on the European 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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3 June 2011

Internet Access in Syria Goes Down Amidst Protests

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...

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