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.