European nations have swung behind a Palestinian bid to be implicitly recognised as a state by the United Nations, in defiance of a heavy lobbying effort by the United States and Israel. Those countries that are not voting yes appear likely to abstain, with the probability that none of the EU’s 27 member states will […]
A precipitous drop in Iran’s currency, the rial, shows that sanctions are cutting “deeper and deeper” into its economy, the United States said on Monday, reiterating Iran must rein in its nuclear program.
European Union governments reached a preliminary agreement to freeze the assets of Iran’s central bank, building on planned restrictions that will center on an oil embargo, said an EU diplomat with knowledge of the matter.
Resigned Agriculture Minister Hussein Hajj Hassan and Director-General of the Health Ministry Walid Ammar confirmed on Saturday that there are no E. coli cases in Lebanon. Ammar told Voice of Lebanon radio station that Lebanon has an “active system that detects epidemics, and doctors always report any case they receive.”
Syria condemned sanctions imposed on Monday by the European Union on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other senior officials over violence against pro-democracy protesters.
The 27-member European Union has imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar Assad over his regime’s crackdown on anti-government protesters.
The European Union has announced sanctions against 13 Syrian officials over violent repression against anti-government demonstrations since mid-March. Below are the 13 individuals named on the list and the EU’s allegations against them.
European Union is earmarking nearly $3.6 billion yearly in short-term aid for developing countries to adapt to climate change. At a summit in Brussels, EU leaders also agreed to cut their carbon emissions by 30 percent – if other developed countries followed suite. Source: VOA