EU to allow purchases of Syrian oil from opposition

BRUSSELS - European Union governments are expected to ease a Syrian oil embargo next week to allow for purchases of crude from the opposition, diplomats said on Wednesday.
At a meeting on Monday, EU foreign ministers will also agree to lift restrictions on selling equipment for the oil industry to the opposition and investing in the oil sector.
The EU imposed a ban on purchases of Syrian oil by European companies in 2011 in response to an uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. a