Reuters reports the United Nations Security Council on Thursday banned all trade in antiquities from war-torn Syria, threatened sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State and al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militants and urged states to stop kidnap ransom payments. The 15-nation council unanimously adopted a Russian-drafted resolution, which is legally binding and gives the council authority to enforce decisions with economic sanctions. It does not authorize using military force. The U.N. Security Council has long been deadlocked on Syria with Assad's ally Russia, backed by China, vetoing several resolutions on the Syrian conflict. The resolution on Thursday banned trade in Syria antiquities and reaffirmed a ban on Iraqi artifact sales from about a decade ago.