KUWAIT - Kuwait urged its citizens on Thursday to leave Syria for their
own good in the face of a continuing military crackdown on months of
anti-government unrest that has killed more than 3,500 people by UN
Earlier on Thursday, the Arab League put Syrian VIPs on a travel ban
list while European Union foreign ministers were preparing to impose a
raft of economic sanctions against President Bashar Assad to press him
to end the crackdown.
"The Foreign Ministry's Consular Department has called on (Kuwaiti)
nationals currently based in the Syrian Arab Republic to leave the
country to ensure their safety," the Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA
"The Department also advised Kuwaiti nationals to refrain from visiting Syria at this time due to lack of security."