7 Syria ministers added to EU sanctions list Mar 05, 2019 0 802 12345 Brussels: European Union countries on Monday added Syria’s interior minister and six other new ministers to a sanctions blacklist for their role in President Bashar al-Assad’s “violent repression” of civilians. The European Council grouping the 28 member countries said the ministers who were appointed to Assad’s government in November have been barred from travelling to Europe and will see their assets frozen. “The Council today added 7 ministers of the government of Syria to the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters,” Council said. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES US downgrade of its Palestinian mission goes into effect Mar 05, 2019 0 429 US deploys THAAD missile defence in Israel for exercise Mar 05, 2019 0 1080 Haniya warns Israel against pre-poll ‘adventure’ Mar 05, 2019 0 440 Two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces after ‘car ramming’ AFP Ramallah Israeli security forces said they shot and killed two Palestinians who carried out a car-ramming attack on Monday in the occupied West Bank that injured a soldier and a policeman. A senior Palestinian .. Trump’s controversial moves in Israeli-Palestinian conflict AFP Jerusalem The US government has outraged the Palestinians with several controversial moves, including President Donald Trump’s 2017 recognition of the disputed city of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Here is a .. Iran insists Moscow ties ‘strong’, shrugs off Israel-Russia coordination AFP Tehran Iran’s foreign ministry insisted Monday that Tehran’s ties with Moscow are “strong” and shrugged off reported Israeli-Russian coordination on a withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria. “Iran’s ties with .. Kurd-led forces evacuate ‘human shields’ in push to crush IS remnants AFP Baghouz, Syria Kurdish-led forces supported by air strikes from an international coalition evacuated civilians held as “human shields” Monday after smashing their way into the militants’ last scrap of territory .. Dozens of IS fighters surrender to US-backed forces in eastern Syria Beirut: Dozens of Islamic State militants surrendered to US-backed forces in eastern Syria on Monday as battles dragged on, Kurdish sources and a monitoring group said. “A large group of Daesh fighters have surrendered .. 4 US tourists, pilot killed in Kenya chopper crash Nairobi: Four American tourists and a Kenyan pilot were killed when their helicopter crashed on a remote island in a lake in northwest Kenya, police said Monday. The accident occurred in the Central Island National Park .. China accuses held Canadians of espionage Beijing: China suspects detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig of spying and stealing state secrets, state media reported Monday, turning up the heat in a diplomatic row between Beijing and Ottawa as a top ..