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Arab League approves sanctions against Syria

Iraq, Lebanon say they will not participate

Demonstrators marched against President Bashar Assad in yesterday Deir Belaba, Syria. Syria refused to admit Arab civilian and military observers to oversee a peace agreement. Demonstrators marched against President Bashar Assad in yesterday Deir Belaba, Syria. Syria refused to admit Arab civilian and military observers to oversee a peace agreement. (Reuters)
By Nada Bakri and Neil MacFarquhar
New York Times / November 28, 2011
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The Arab League approved tough economic sanctions against Syria on Sunday to press it to end its violent crackdown against antigovernment protesters, an unprecedented step against an Arab country. The sanctions - including a travel ban against Syrian officials and politicians, a halt to all dealings with the Syrian central bank, and the cessation of Arab-financed projects in Syria - will be another blow to the Syrian economy, which is already suffering from sanctions by the European Union and the United States.

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