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Syria unrest: Arab League adopts sanctions in Cairo

The Arab League has approved fresh sanctions against Syria, including an asset freeze and an embargo on investments.

The move comes after months of anti-government protests in which the UN estimates about 3,500 people have died.

The Arab League suspended Syria earlier this month, in a move denounced by Damascus as meddling in its affairs.

League foreign ministers adopted the unprecedented sanctions at a meeting in Cairo by a vote of 19 to three.

Jeremy Bowen reports.

  • 27 Nov 2011
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