File - Bouthaina Shaaban, advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaks to the media after a meeting at the Geneva Conference on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Syrian President Bashar Assad's political and media adviser, Bouthaina Shaaban, the target of EU and U.S. sanctions, is in Oslo for secret talks, reports said Friday.Shaaban visited Switzerland – also not in the EU – in January, for a second round of Geneva talks between the Syrian regime and opposition which ultimately failed to make any headway.The EU sanctions against her were issued two years ago. She is in Oslo to take part in closed-door talks with Arab and European officials, and Syrian opposition figures, diplomatic officials told Al Hayat newspaper.
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