US hits North Korean officials with sanctions after missile test

The Treasury Department said it was imposing penalties on the five officials over their roles in obtaining equipment and technology for the North’s missile programs.

published on : 13th January 2022

Chinese firm pushing for sanctions against Sri Lanka over disputed organic fertiliser stocks: Report

Lankan government had rejected a 20,000-tonne consignment of organic fertiliser stocks from Shandong-based Qingdao Seawin Biotech over what Chinese sources call shady claims of quality issues.

published on : 30th December 2021

China denounces US law on Xinjiang imports, dismisses allegations of forced labour as lies

China denounced a U.S. law that restricts imports from Xinjiang as a violation of international law and dismissed complaints of abuses against Uyghur Muslim minorities as lies.

published on : 24th December 2021

Israeli PM Bennett meets US national security advisor on Iran

Israel has criticised talks in Vienna to restore the 2015 deal negotiated between Tehran and major powers that saw Iran agree to curbs on their nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief. 

published on : 22nd December 2021

Taliban prepares new Afghan budget without foreign aid

Afghanistan is mired in economic crisis and faces a looming humanitarian catastrophe the United Nations has called an 'avalanche of hunger'.

published on : 17th December 2021

China vows to respond after US Xinjiang sanctions passed

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said the measure approved 'indicates that the U.S. has no scruples about smearing China by every means.'

published on : 17th December 2021

European Union, Germany send new warnings to Russia over Ukraine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that beyond scaling up and expanding existing sanctions, the EU can adopt unprecedented measures with serious consequences for Russia.

published on : 15th December 2021

Myanmar gems industry targeted in push for sanctions

A report by the group Global Witness outlines how the army is involved in gemstone mining despite a moratorium on new licenses put in place before the military seized power.

published on : 15th December 2021

North Korea's Kim Jong Un at critical crossroads decade into rule

As North Korea’s first millennial dictator marks a decade in rule on Dec 17, he may be facing his toughest moment yet, as crushing sanctions, the pandemic and growing economic trouble converge.

published on : 13th December 2021

Bangladesh summons US envoy over sanctions against law enforcement officials 

The foreign secretary said the US has decided to "undermine" a Bangladesh government agency that was at the forefront of combating terrorism, drug trafficking and other heinous transnational crimes.

published on : 11th December 2021

US sanctions 2 Lankan military officers over human rights violations against Tamils

Chandana Hettiarachchi and Sunil Ratnayake were among several officers from 12 countries who were sanctioned by the US  over accountability for "gross violations of human rights".

published on : 11th December 2021

US hits Chinese, North Korean firms with sanctions

The sanctions and blacklisting can prevent individuals from obtaining visas to the US, block assets under US jurisdiction, and prevent targets from doing business with US individuals or entities.

published on : 11th December 2021

UK sanctions ex-chief of Pakistan terror group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi

The sanction against Bangalzai, designated under the Global Human Rights Sanctions regime, means he cannot freely travel to the UK, channel money through UK banks or profit from the UK economy.

published on : 10th December 2021

No shortage of sanction options for US if Russia invades Ukraine

That includes the so-called nuclear option: blocking Russia from the Belgium-based SWIFT system of financial payments that moves money among thousands of banks around the world.

published on : 5th December 2021

US, Europe expand Belarus sanctions for 'orchestrating' migrant crisis

The sanctions targeted senior security and justice officials, prominent media figures, one of Lukashenko's sons, defense-related firms and a major fertilizer exporter.

published on : 3rd December 2021
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