Annan calls for 'political process' in Syria

UN-Arab league envoy Kofi Annan said monitors in Syria should pave the way for a "much-needed political process" and urged both sides to engage in the process, according to Reuters.


Assad hit by luxury goods ban

The EU has imposed new sanctions on the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, restricting imports of luxury goods and equipment that could be used for 'repression'.