Al-Qaeda sanctions 'ineffective'
A UN committee has found that sanctions imposed against al-Qaeda and the former Taleban have had little impact on the groups’ operations. The UN requires members to freeze assets of any person or group linked to al-Qaeda or the Taleban. Members are also ordered to block suspects’ passage and prevent them from obtaining arms or funding. Although assets linked to al-Qaeda have been frozen, the report said it had “been hard to tell what this means”. Full Story