The European Union has extended sanctions against the Syrian government for another year, given the ongoing repression of the civilian population.

A meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels agreed to roll over sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad's regime until June 1, 2019 and also updated the bloc's list of individuals subject to travel bans and asset freezes.

“Given the ongoing repression of the civilian population, the EU decided to maintain its restrictive measures again...

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