US sanctions on Syria
Teachers announce strike against violence and insecurity in Haiti and other stories

Today we look at a strike against violence by teachers in Haiti, the severe second wave of Covid-19 in India, the announcement of presidential elections in Syria, and protests against the police killing of Adam Toledo

Syrian presidential elections Syria to hold presidential elections in May

The elections will be held on May 26 amid a deteriorating economic situation, badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, economic sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union and the decade of war in the country

UK imposes fresh round of sanctions on Syrian officials, businessmen

On the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict in Syria, the UK imposed sanctions on five Syrian individuals including the foreign minister, Faisal Mekdad

Syria demands immediate withdrawal of US forces

Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations and its deputy foreign minister, Bashar al-Jaafari, alleged that occupation forces and terrorist groups act together to loot Syria’s economic resources

UN human rights expert calls for withdrawal of US sanctions on Syria

Alena Douhan, the UN special rapporteur about the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on human rights, said the US sanctions violated the human rights of the Syrian people

Syria sanctions US announces fresh sanctions on war-ravaged Syria

The newly imposed unilateral sanctions by the US are likely to harm the Syrian government’s efforts to rejuvenate the economy. Already existing EU and US sanctions are seen as among the main hurdles to the reconstruction process in Syria

Fresh US sanctions on Syria US imposes new sanctions on Syria under Caesar Act

The Syrian government has denounced the US sanctions as illegal and an example of US’ “thuggish behaviour”

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