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.

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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'.