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Trump unveils Iran mining sanctions, hopes ‘someday’ for talks

Says he looks forward to someday meeting with Iranian leaders

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May 9, 2019

 

China blocks bid to add JeM’s Masood Azhar to UN terror blacklist

China says it needs more time to examine the sanctions

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March 13, 2019

 

ICC to tighten sanctions on leagues

ICC board to discuss the leagues next week

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October 10, 2018

 

US sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles

33 people and entities associated with the Russian military and intelligence were blacklisted

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September 21, 2018

 

Iran’s economy in meltdown as sanctions loom

Inflation is 60% and 10m people out of jobs

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September 20, 2018

 

Iran to open lawsuit against US sanctions at ICJ

The ICJ is expected to take a couple of months to decide whether to grant Tehran’s request for a provisional ruling, while a final decision in the case may actually still take years.

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August 27, 2018

 

International Court of Justice hears Iran lawsuit to have US sanctions lifted

Iranian lawyers will ask the International Court of Justice on Monday to order the United States to lift sanctions ordered by the Trump administration against Tehran. The lawsuit filed with the ICJ says the US sanctions, which are damaging its already weak economy, violate terms of a little-known 1955 friendship treaty between the two countries….

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August 27, 2018

 

US sanctions three people it links to ISIS

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on an Indonesian, a Filipino and a Malyasian it said were linked to the militant group Islamic State. In a statement on its website, the U.S. Treasury said it had sanctioned Indonesian national Mohammed Karim Yusop Faiz, Mohammad Reza Lahaman Kiram, a citizen of the Philippines, and Mohamad…

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August 24, 2018

 

North Korea has not stopped nuclear programme, says confidential UN report

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential UN report seen by Reuters on Friday. The six-month report by independent experts monitoring the implementation of UN sanctions was submitted to the Security Council North Korea sanctions committee late on Friday. “[North Korea] has…

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August 4, 2018

 

U.S. senators introduce Russia sanctions ‘bill from hell’

U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to impose stiff new sanctions on Russia and combat cyber crime, the latest effort by lawmakers to punish Moscow over interference in U.S. elections and its activities in Syria and Ukraine

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August 3, 2018

 

ICC unveils tougher sanctions for ball tampering, sledging

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday unveiled tougher sanctions for ball tampering and sledging in a bid to improve on-field behaviour in the sport. The changes come in the wake of a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March that saw Steve Smith stripped of the Australian captaincy and suspended from international and domestic…

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July 3, 2018

 

US presses UN Security Council to sanction Iran

The United States urged fellow UN Security Council members Wednesday to punish Iran for “malign behavior” in the Middle East, at a meeting on implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. “When confronted with a country that continually violates this council’s resolutions, it is imperative that we pursue meaningful consequences,” said Jonathan Cohen, the…

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June 28, 2018

 

UN lifts travel ban for North Koreans to Kim-Trump summit

A UN Security Council committee has agreed to lift a travel ban on North Korean officials heading to Singapore for the planned summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un next month, diplomats said. Singapore last week asked the sanctions committee to grant an exemption to the North Korean delegation attending the June 12 summit…

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May 24, 2018

 

US to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the “strongest sanctions in history” and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business with it, toughening up Washington’s policy line after its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. In his first major foreign policy address since moving to the State…

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May 22, 2018

 

US sanctions hit Iran Revolutionary Guard currency network

The US Treasury together with the United Arab Emirates announced action to disrupt an alleged “large scale” currency exchange network run by Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. In the first such action since President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear accord on Tuesday, the Treasury announced sanctions against six Iranian individuals and three…

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May 11, 2018

 

U.S. imposes major sanctions on Russian oligarchs, officials

WASHINGTON – The United States imposed major sanctions on Friday against 24 Russians, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin in one of Washington’s most aggressive moves to punish Moscow for what it called a range of “malign activity,” including alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. The action, taken under pressure from the U.S….

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April 6, 2018

 

Smith, Warner, Bancroft accept ball-tampering ban

SYDNEY: Former Australia cricket vice-captain David Warner Thursday said he will not be challenging his 12-month ban for ball-tampering and would strive to be a better teammate and role model. His decision, just hours before a deadline, followed a contrite Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft also accepting their sanctions on Wednesday. Warner and Smith were…

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April 5, 2018

 

Trump announces ‘heaviest ever’ sanctions on North Korea

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump rolled out sanctions against North Korea-linked shipping assets Friday, hailing the package as the “heaviest sanctions ever” levied on the Pyongyang regime. Trump used a speech to conservatives just outside Washington to step up his campaign of “maximum pressure” designed to force North Korea to roll back its weapons programs….

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February 24, 2018

 

North Korea says new U.N. sanctions an act of war

BEIJING/SEOUL: The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against it, North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the measure, reported Reuters. The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its recent…

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December 24, 2017

 

US turns sanctions screw on Russia, blacklists Chechnya’s Kadyrov

The US blacklisted Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov for human rights violations including killings and torture of people seeking to expose government wrongdoing, and also sanctioned a prison warden who allegedly oversaw torture of gay men this year. PHOTO: AFP NEWS DESK: The United States slapped sanctions on Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov on Wednesday, accusing Russian…

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December 21, 2017

 

North Korea trade sanctions bite on borders with China, Russia

NEWS DESK: At the northeastern tip of North Korea, where the isolated, nuclear-armed country meets its giant neighbours China and Russia, United Nations sanctions on the regime over its weapons programmes are having an impact, reported AFP. And with the North possibly facing further sanctions following its ICBM missile test on Wednesday, things are unlikely…

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December 3, 2017

 
 
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