Arab League Agrees on Details for Syria Sanctions

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CAIRO - The Arab League has approved details of sanctions against Syria aimed at pressuring the regime to end its deadly eight-month crackdown on dissent.

Arab League ministers meeting in Qatar on Saturday formally agreed on a list of Syrian officials who will be barred entry from fellow Arab nations in the 22-member bloc. Syrian President Bashar Assad is not on the list.

The group also agreed on a list of strategic goods that would be exempted from a trade ban to avoid harming the Syrian people.

The Cairo-based Arab League agreed to the sanctions a week ago.

They include cutting off transactions with the Syrian central bank and halting Arab government funding for projects in Syria.

The League has also suspended Syria's membership in the organization.

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