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Feb 6, 2015

Corrected – U.N. sets sights on Syria antiquities, Islamic State oil, ransoms

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council appears set to ban all trade in antiquities from war-torn Syria, threaten sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State and al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militants and condemn paying kidnap ransoms to the groups.

The United States worked with its veto-wielding counterparts on the council – Russia, China, Britain and France – to draft a resolution that was to be circulated to the remaining members of the 15-nation council on Friday, a U.S. official said.

Feb 6, 2015

UN sets sights on Syria antiquities, Islamic State oil, ransoms

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 6 (Reuters) – The United Nations
Security Council appears set to ban all trade in antiquities
from war-torn Syria and threaten sanctions on anyone buying oil
from Islamic State and al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militants or
paying kidnap ransoms to the groups.

The United States worked with its veto-wielding counterparts
on the council – Russia, China, Britain and France – to draft a
resolution that was to be circulated to the remaining members of
the 15-nation council on Friday, a U.S. official said.

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      "I am Reuters' United Nations bureau chief based in New York. My previous postings were in Berlin, Vienna, Hong Kong and Prague. I have reported from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the United States."
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