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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'.

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New EU sanctions for Syria

The European Union has adopted new sanctions against Syria due of the continued bloodshed in the country despite a 10-day ceasefire, the EU's council of foreign ministers announced.

Syrian security members inspecting damaged building after explosions near the intelligence forces in Damascus, March 17, 2012. Credit: Reuters

The new measures announced by the ministers, representing EU governments, would restrict exports to Syria of luxury products and goods that could be used for repression.

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