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Jamal Khashoggi murder: US hits 17 Saudis with sanctions

Under heavy pressure from the United States, Britain, France and Turkey, Riyadh has admitted that Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate and said it would punish those involved.

published on : 15th November 2018

'Partnership also includes our pressure': US urges sustained sanctions pressure on North Korea

While Trump has struck an optimistic tone in public, there are indications Pyongyang is not moving quickly enough towards abandoning its nuclear weapons.​

published on : 15th November 2018

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea

The council unanimously adopted a British-drafted resolution lifting the arms embargo, all travels bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions against Eritrea.

published on : 15th November 2018

US security chief John Bolton vows to 'squeeze' Iran

President Donald Trump has dramatically increased pressure on Tehran, withdrawing from an international agreement aimed at ending its nuclear programme.

published on : 13th November 2018

US slaps additional sanctions on Russia over Crimea annexation

Moscow had claimed that Crimea became a part of Russia, following a referendum, where the population of Crimea agreed to switch from Ukrainian nationality to Russian.

published on : 9th November 2018

Keeping the lights on: US grants Iraq sanctions waiver to buy Iranian electricity 

Iraqi government representatives have shuffled between American and Iranian officials for months in a bid to insulate their fragile economy from escalating tensions.

published on : 8th November 2018

US experts hail move to exempt India from certain sanctions for Chabahar Port development in Iran

The exemption provided to India is a much welcome and necessary step in the right direction, noted Bharath Gopalaswamy, director of the South Asian centre in the think-tank, Atlantic Council.

published on : 8th November 2018

US exempts India from sanctions for development of Iran’s Chabahar

The sanctions cover Iran's banking and energy sectors and reinstate penalties for countries and companies in Europe, Asia and elsewhere that do not halt Iranian oil imports.

published on : 7th November 2018

‘Toughest-ever’ American sanctions on defiant Iran come into force

A Singapore-based oil market analyst was quoted as saying that India’s crude oil imports from Iran dropped from 690,000 barrels per day in May to around 400,000 barrels per day in August.

published on : 6th November 2018

US to exempt China, India, Japan from Iran oil sanctions: Mike Pompeo

Hours after sanctions were reimposed following the US withdrawal from a denuclearization deal, Pompeo said eight countries would be at least temporarily exempt from the ban on buying Iranian oil. 

published on : 5th November 2018

'Toughest ever' US sanctions on defiant Iran comes into force

The US secretary of state Michael Pompeo insisted that the sanctions are imposed for denying the world's largest state sponsor of terror the capacity to carry out any further attempts to spread terror

published on : 5th November 2018

Oil market on alert as Iran sanctions hit

The US will from Monday target buyers of Iranian oil in order to deprive Tehran of its main source of income.

published on : 5th November 2018

HBO irked over Donald Trump's use of 'Game of Thrones' slogan

The meme's slogan apparently resembled to "Game of Thrones" original catchphrase "Winter is Coming".

published on : 3rd November 2018

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear development if US doesn't lift sanctions

The ministry said North Korea could bring back its "pyongjin" policy of simultaneously advancing its nuclear force and economic development if the United States doesn't change its stance.

published on : 3rd November 2018

US to allow eight countries including India to continue buying Iran oil after Nov 5 sanctions

Pompeo said that countries like India, if it gets the exemption, would be asked to bring down their oil imports from Iran to zero in six months' time.

published on : 3rd November 2018
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