The European Union (EU) has banned Syrian airlines from landing at any of its 27 EU member airports. The EU adopted the new sanctions to further increase pressure on Syrianpresident Bashar Assad’s regime over his government’s violence. The sanctions do not ban Syrian Arab Airlines (RB) from flying over EU airspace and excludes emergency landings. RB is the only Syrian carrier operating flights to Europe. Turkey has banned all Syrian aircraft from its airspace. Earlier this ...

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