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| US imposes sanctions on Syrian mogul for aiding Assad

The United States has imposed sanctions on Samer Foz, a Syrian industrialist behind high-end developments, including the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, for allegedly enriching President Bashar al-Assad....

| US imposes sanctions on Syrian mogul for aiding Assad

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U.S. sanctions Syrian businessman with ties to Assad The United States on Tuesday sanctioned prominent Syrian businessman Samer Foz and his family, who have close ties to President Bashar al-Assad and wh...
19:16, 06/11/2019

Assad urged Syrian refugees to come home. Many are being welcomed with arrest and interrogation. Returnees have been subjected to harassment or extortion by security agencies, as well as detention and torture, say returnees and human rights monito...
23:48, 06/02/2019

Syrian hospitals bombed by Assad, Russian troops after coordinates were shared with the UN Over the past two weeks, Syrian and Russian warplanes have hammered the last remaining rebel-held bastion in Syria’s north – killing dozens and prompt...
15:00, 05/11/2019

Trump administration takes action against accused war profiteer with ties to Syrian dictator Assad "This Syrian oligarch is directly supporting the murderous Assad regime and building luxury developments on land stolen from those fleeing his brutali...
19:32, 06/11/2019

Assad niece forfeits £25k of Syrian regime cash held in London bank account A niece of Syria's president Assad today agreed to forfeit thousands of pounds held in a London bank account after a court heard it was Syrian regime ...
15:32, 05/21/2019

EU extends sanctions against Assad's Syria regime for a year The European Union is prolonging sanctions against the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad for a year due to its continued crackdown against civil...
19:00, 05/17/2019

Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran The Trump administration ordered new sanctions that aim to freeze the assets of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s office and several Iranian military comm...
03:00, 06/25/2019

Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran: What we know now President Donald Trump just announced new sanctions on Iran. Here's what we know so far about Iran-US tensions.       &...
19:32, 06/24/2019

US imposes new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is announcing new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate between Washington and Tehran. President Donald Trump iss...
22:00, 05/08/2019

Cambodian PM says China ready to help if EU imposes sanctions China will help Cambodia if the European Union (EU) withdraws special market access over its rights record, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on M...
11:32, 04/29/2019

Trump Imposes New Economic Sanctions on Iran The president has said he wants to tighten sanctions in the hopes of driving Tehran into negotiations on a deal to place additional limits on its nucl...
19:48, 06/24/2019

US imposes sanctions on Iran's largest petrochemical group PGPIC hit with economic penalties because of its ties to Revolutionary Guards, US treasury saysThe United States has hit Iran’s Persian Gulf Petrochem...
11:00, 06/08/2019

U.S. imposes sanctions on four high-ranking Nicaraguan officials The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on four high-ranking Nicaraguan government officials for allegedly preventing their country's...
01:48, 06/22/2019

Trump administration imposes additional sanctions on Iran On the first anniversary of Washington's withdrawal from the 2015 landmark deal between Tehran and world powers, U.S. officials said they would keep s...
01:48, 05/09/2019

US imposes sanctions on Iraq-based affiliate of Iran’s Guard WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on an Iraq-based affiliate of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. The Treasury Departme...
17:00, 06/12/2019

U.S. imposes sanctions on Argentina-based online pharmacies for opioids The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday placed sanctions on Goldpharma, an Argentina-based network of online pharmacies that it said contributed to t...
18:48, 05/23/2019

Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran targeting supreme leader US President Donald Trump signed off on a new round of "hard hitting" sanctions against Iran amid heightened tensions between the two countries. The s...
20:16, 06/24/2019

Trump imposes new U.S. sanctions on Iran's supreme leader, other top officials U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior Iranian officials with new U.S. sanctions on Monda...
21:48, 06/24/2019

Trump administration imposes new sanctions on Iran's industrial metals President Donald Trump on Wednesday imposed new U.S. sanctions targeting Iran's revenue from export of industrial metals and threatened further action...
22:16, 05/08/2019

U.S. imposes drug-related sanctions on Mexican judge, former governor The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on 11 Mexicans, including a judge and a former governor, over their involvement with drug trafficking or...
19:16, 05/17/2019

"Restraint Limited": Trump Imposes New "Hard-Hitting" Sanctions On Iran The Trump administration targeted Iran's supreme leader with new sanctions on Monday, using one of the few tools available to punish Iran for downing ...
08:16, 06/25/2019

US imposes sanctions on Iran metal sectors as tension escalates between the two nations WASHINGTON (AP) — US imposes sanctions on Iran metal sectors as tension escalates between the two nations....
20:48, 05/08/2019

US Imposes Sanctions On Iran Metals, Tehran Eases Nuclear Deal Compliance U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Iran, targeting revenue from its exports of industrial metals, the latest salvo in t...
02:16, 05/09/2019

U.S. Sanctions Syrian Businessman Samer Foz, Others The Treasury Department sanctioned a top Syrian businessman and more than a dozen individuals and companies for their alleged financial support of Pre...
08:48, 06/12/2019

Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault: Syrian sources Turkey has equipped an array of mainstream Syrian rebels it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed ass...
20:16, 05/25/2019

Canadian man gets 26 years for aiding in murder of US troops in Iraq A Canadian man who aided in the 2009 murder of five American soldiers in Iraq was sentenced to 26 years in jail by a Brooklyn federal judge Tuesday — ...
04:00, 06/19/2019

Drug-filled rivers aiding resistance to antibiotics From the Thames to the Tigris, many of the world's largest rivers are hosts of antibiotic waste, according to a global study by researchers from the U...
16:00, 05/28/2019

New Jersey man tried aiding Hamas, threatened to bomb Trump Tower, feds say A New Jersey man allegedly sought to help the terror group Hamas and threatened to bomb Trump Tower in New York City as well as "shoot everybody" at a...
07:48, 05/23/2019

Kamala Harris to introduce legislation aimed at aiding public defenders Sen. Kamala Harris, who spent her entire legal career as a prosecutor, will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at helping the other side of the leg...
14:16, 05/08/2019

Kenyan court convicts three for aiding deadly Islamist attack on university A Kenyan court on Wednesday convicted three people of terrorism-related offences for helping Somali Islamist militants carry out a 2015 attack on a un...
21:32, 06/19/2019

Why Hollywood can’t resist an evil rock mogul Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody positioned the manager as the villain – but were they really that bad?Since both Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman have ...
19:32, 06/18/2019

Woman accused of aiding Islamic State, double-crossing U.S., faces up to life in prison A U.S. woman charged with working as an Islamic State recruiter under the code name "Umm Nutella," who agreed to cooperate with the prosecutors but th...
21:32, 06/25/2019

Trump pardons ex-media mogul Conrad Black President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a full pardon for former media mogul Conrad Black, who was convicted in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of ju...
04:16, 05/16/2019

Aiding 'organized crime': India alleges 22 audit violations by Deloitte, KPMG arm in fraud case India detected at least 22 violations of auditing standards by Deloitte Haskins & Sells and a KPMG affiliate while investigating a fraud at a financia...
21:00, 06/13/2019

U.S. warns Assad against using chemical weapons The U.S. State Department warned the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria that its military operations were being closely watched, specifically concerning ...
15:48, 05/22/2019

U.S. Says Assad May Be Using Chemical Weapons in Syria Again The State Department cited an attack in which the military might have used the weapons in an offensive on the Idlib area, the final rebel stronghold....
18:00, 05/22/2019

The hunt for Bashar Assad's henchmen in Syria Some 128,000 people are thought to have been murdered in Syrian jails at the hands of the Assad regime. Thousands were tortured to death. Now, Europe ...
14:48, 05/21/2019

US investigating possible Assad chemical attack in Syria State department says it will respond ‘quickly and appropriately’ if claims provenThe US says it has seen signs the Syrian government may again be usi...
12:32, 05/22/2019

Hunting Bashar Assad's henchmen in Syria Some 128,000 people are thought to have been murdered in Syrian jails at the hands of the Assad regime. Thousands were tortured to death. Now, Europe ...
17:32, 05/21/2019

‘Rabid’ real estate mogul bit ex-business partner’s calf: suit This mogul was a real wolf of Wall Street — chomping down on his ex-business partner’s finger and leg “like a rabid dog,” a new lawsuit alleges. Durin...
02:16, 05/10/2019

Real-estate mogul eyeing French eatery for his luxury skyscraper [caption id="attachment_13847160" align="alignnone" width="662"] Chef Alain Verzeroli[/caption] Aby Rosen hasn’t always had an easy time pairing fancy...
02:00, 05/20/2019

Charlotte Tilbury, Britain's Favorite Lipstick Mogul, Is Invading Los Angeles Charlotte Tilbury is beloved in her native England for her madcap persona and famous friends—whom, like author J.K. Rowling (a “peachy nude-rose”), sh...
18:48, 06/21/2019

R.N.C. Accepts Money From Steve Wynn, Mogul Accused of Sexual Misconduct The billionaire former casino mogul recently gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Republican National Committee, and was spotted at a Trump re...
21:48, 05/19/2019

Philip Green, U.K. Fashion Mogul, Charged With Assault in U.S. in Groping Case The Top Shop owner faces four counts of misdemeanor assault in Arizona after a Pilates instructor accused him of unwanted groping and sexually inappro...
15:00, 06/01/2019

Conrad Black: Trump pardons ex-media mogul convicted of fraud Black was convicted in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice and spent more than three years in prisonDonald Trump on Wednesday signed a full pardo...
07:00, 05/16/2019

Trump Pardons Rich Media Mogul Who Wrote a Nice Book About Him President Trump has pardoned Conrad Black, a friend and former media mogul who was convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice in 2007 and served th...
09:16, 05/16/2019

Trump pardons 2, including former Canadian media mogul Conrad Black President Donald Trump issued two pardons on Wednesday, including a former newspaper publisher who authored a book last year that spoke highly of the ...
15:16, 05/16/2019

Q&A: Syria's Assad sets sights on Idlib, the final showdown? After eight months of relative calm, Syria's northwestern province of Idlib is once again a theater for bloody military operations: heavy bombardment,...
10:32, 05/10/2019

Trump envoy: ISIS ‘quite active’ in Assad-controlled Syria Islamic State terrorists are “quite active” in the Syrian territory beyond the reach of the U.S.-led coalition that dismantled the self-proclaimed cal...
11:48, 05/23/2019

Donald Trump Pardons Disgraced Media Mogul Conrad Black: White House President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned disgraced media mogul Conrad Black, who served more than three years in prison in the US for fraud and ob...
07:00, 05/16/2019

Assad demolishes refugee homes to tighten grip on rebel strongholds As the civil war wanes, the government is blowing up properties in areas it claims were opposition heartlandsAmjad Farekh’s shops had survived Syria’s...
01:16, 06/09/2019

Inside Syria’s Secret Torture Prisons: How Assad Crushed Dissent Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been locked away in filthy prisons where thousands were tortured to death — and the pace of arrests and executio...
17:00, 05/11/2019

'Idlib is a bargaining chip': civilians brace as Assad air assault escalates Renewed regime attacks have killed hundreds in the Syrian opposition’s last strongholdInstead of looking forward to the pre-dawn Ramadan meal of suhoo...
14:00, 05/23/2019

Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee’s former manager, Keya Morgan, arrested on elder abuse charge _____ The former manager of late Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee, whose legacy of superheroes was believed to be worth more than $50 million, was arreste...
20:32, 05/26/2019

London Bridge attack inquest: Paramedics 'kept back from aiding victims by gun police' Paramedics accused of not rushing to the aid of London Bridge terror attack victims were following the orders of armed police, the Old Bailey inquest ...
17:48, 06/17/2019

‘Brute, Naked Fear.’ How Bashar Assad Is Using His Family’s Old Tactics to Regain His Grip on Syria In August 2014, weeks after rigged elections returned Syrian President Bashar Assad a mandate to continue holding the office he had inherited from his...
14:00, 05/29/2019

Auto repair mogul gets five years for postal truck repair scam A New York auto repair magnate who was convicted of tax fraud has been sentenced to five years in prison for running a $30 million scheme in which he ...
00:48, 06/21/2019

Beijing warns of countermeasures if U.S. imposes new tariffs China will retaliate if the United States follows through with plans to increase tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods later this week, Beijing said ...
00:00, 05/09/2019

Mexico says would be disastrous if Trump imposes new tariffs Mexico's deputy foreign minister for North America, Jesus Seade, said on Thursday that it would be disastrous if U.S. President Donald Trump goes thro...
02:32, 05/31/2019

GM would be hit hardest if Trump imposes tariffs on Mexico General Motors stands to lose the more than Ford Motor Co. or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles if President Trump's tweets on tariffs and trade take for...
19:00, 06/01/2019

Sri Lanka imposes new curfew as mosques attacked Sri Lanka widened a curfew on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since Easter bombings by Islamist milita...
15:00, 05/13/2019

Mexico ready to retaliate if U.S. imposes tariffs: minister Mexico will be ready to retaliate in kind if the U.S. government imposes tariffs on Mexican exports to the United States, Mexican Economy Minister Gra...
09:00, 06/15/2019

UPDATE 1-Italy imposes restrictions on Sky over Mediaset pay-TV deal Italy's antitrust regulator will impose a three-year ban on Sky's Italian business from distributing exclusive contents on its online video-streaming ...
17:32, 05/22/2019

Sri Lanka imposes nationwide curfew after mosques attacked Sri Lankan police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and shops owned by Muslims on Monday and imposed a nationwide curfew after the worst outbre...
19:16, 05/13/2019

US imposes new Cuba travel restrictions including ban on cruises Trump administration says ‘group educational travel’ and cruise ships will no longer be ways for US citizens to visit CubaThe Trump administration has...
22:00, 06/04/2019

US imposes increased tariffs on Chinese goods, despite talks Washington has ramped up tariffs on Chinese imports, despite talks aimed at easing economic tensions with Beijing. China has already threatened retali...
08:00, 05/10/2019

Sri Lanka imposes curfew after mobs target mosques Action taken following days of attacks on places of worship and Muslim-owned businessesSri Lanka has imposed a country-wide curfew after successive da...
02:32, 05/14/2019

India Imposes Higher Customs Duty On 28 US Products India on Saturday announced a hike in customs duties on as many as 28 US products, including almond, pulses and walnut, in response to higher tariffs ...
23:00, 06/15/2019

RBI Imposes Rs 2 Crore Fine On Kotak Mahindra Bank The RBI said it decided to impose a penalty after reviewing the bank's reply to a notice seeking an explanation about why it had not complied with reg...
17:16, 06/08/2019

Stocks dive after Trump imposes tariffs on Mexican imports President Trump’s expanded trade war is giving Wall Street — and avocado lovers — the shakes. Traders rushed to sell stocks Friday after President Don...
05:48, 06/01/2019

Sri Lanka imposes curfew in northwest province after attacks on mosques Sri Lanka imposed curfew across its northwest province on Monday, a police spokesman said, after attacks on mosques and shops owned by Muslims in the ...
15:00, 05/13/2019

Sri Lanka imposes overnight curfew after anti-Muslim attacks Police announced the curfew after sectarian violence erupted in several towns in the country's North Western Province. Authorities also shut down soci...
20:48, 05/13/2019

Trump claims US companies will leave Mexico if he imposes tariffs President Trump predicted on Sunday that American companies operating south of the border will return to the United States because of his threat to im...
19:32, 06/02/2019

Facebook imposes new restrictions on livestreaming to prevent abuse following Christchurch attacks Two months after the deadly white nationalist terrorist attacks in New Zealand, Facebook has announced new restrictions on who can livestream video on...
20:00, 05/15/2019

Sri Lanka Imposes Nationwide Curfew As Riots Erupt Weeks After Bombings Sri Lanka imposed a nationwide night curfew Monday, after anti-Muslim riots spread to at least three districts just north of the capital in a violent ...
21:00, 05/13/2019

Donald Trump imposes 5% tariff on Mexico in bid to stop flow of migrants President Donald Trump on Thursday imposed a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican goods in retribution for what he described as the country's "passive coop...
07:00, 05/31/2019

U.S. imposes new anti-dumping duties on Chinese mattresses, beer kegs The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday said it had determined Chinese-made mattresses and stainless steel beer kegs are being dumped in the U.S. ma...
03:32, 05/30/2019

Sri Lanka clashes kill one; imposes nationwide curfew after mosques attacked One person was killed in Sri Lanka on Monday as police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and Muslim-owned shops and imposed a curfew after the ...
00:00, 05/14/2019

Germany imposes speed limits on autobahn in midst of European heat wave The transport ministry in Germany’s eastern Saxony-Anhalt state said it has imposed speed limits of 100 kph or 120 kph on several short stretches of h...
17:16, 06/26/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. imposes new anti-dumping duties on Chinese mattresses, beer kegs The U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday it had determined that Chinese-made mattresses and stainless steel beer kegs were being dumped in the U...
03:32, 05/30/2019

Sri Lanka imposes extended curfew after security forces found ISIS flags and explosives Sri Lankan security forces imposed an extended curfew Friday in several cities as they continue searching for suspects linked to the Easter Sunday bom...
21:16, 04/28/2019

Trump administration imposes major new restrictions on US travel to Cuba, banning many education and recreational trips WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration imposes major new restrictions on US travel to Cuba, banning many education and recreational trips....
17:48, 06/04/2019

Syrian regime may be committing war crimes, says UK The UK's top official at the UN says the Syrian regime could be committing war crimes after Sky News uncovered evidence suggesting government forces h...
23:00, 05/28/2019

Ben Stiller implores Congress to help Syrian refugees There’s something about Syria. Ben Stiller came to Washington D.C. Wednesday and testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the humani...
14:16, 05/02/2019

Syrian troops advance against insurgents in northwest BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian pro-government media say troops have captured a village and a strategic hill from insurgents in the country’s northwest. Th...
14:16, 05/06/2019

Syrian town of Azaz hit by deadly car bombing A suicide car bomb in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed rebels has killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens, a war monitor said. I...
11:00, 06/03/2019

Syrian activists: At least 14 killed in rebel stronghold BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and rescuers say government warplanes and artillery have pounded the last rebel stronghold in the country, killing at l...
14:32, 05/29/2019

Brits could be banned from Syrian terror hotspots Hard-hitting new security powers that would ban British citizens from designated terrorist hotspots are set to be introduced across large parts of nor...
05:00, 05/20/2019

Denmark: Syrian man gets jail for terror planning COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Syrian asylum seeker in Sweden has received a 12-year prison sentence for planning to explode one or more bombs in Copenh...
13:48, 05/20/2019

Six civilians killed during air raid in Syrian town Idlib, one of the last Syrian rebels' strongholds, has been targeted by Syria government war planes in the heaviest strikes since the latest offensive...
21:16, 05/27/2019

Syrian TV says Damascus targeted 'from direction of' Israel Loud blasts echoed across Damascus late on Friday, residents said, as Syrian state media reported "enemy targets" coming from the direction of Israel,...
02:32, 05/18/2019

Report: Syrian air raids hit crowded residential area Syria’s White Helmets say at least 6 people were killed and 10 remain under rubble following government air raids on a town in the rebel’s last strong...
16:16, 05/27/2019

Syrian fighters burning crops, using food as "weapon of war": U.N. Fighters have set fire to thousands of acres of wheat and other crops in northwest Syria in a campaign that has turned food supplies in a "weapon of w...
14:32, 06/04/2019

Syrian troops take village deep within last rebel stronghold Syrian government forces have captured a village deep within the last rebel stronghold in the northwest province of Idlib, after intense clashes with ...
16:16, 06/03/2019

Syrian army 'kills terrorists' in Idlib countryside The Syrian army is launching "intensive strikes on dens of Jabhat al-Nusra," a group formerly affiliated with al Qaeda, in a village in southwestern I...
01:16, 05/13/2019

Syrian troops capture 5 villages in last rebel stronghold Syrian pro-government media say their troops have captured five small villages and a hill on the edge of the northwestern province of Idlib, the last ...
17:48, 05/13/2019

Syrian troops capture 2 villages in last rebel stronghold BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian pro-government media say their troops have captured two villages and a nearby hill in the last rebel stronghold in the country...
16:00, 05/13/2019

In Lebanon, Syrian refugees face new pressure to go home ARSAL, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese authorities have undertaken their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home, taking action to ens...
10:32, 06/20/2019

Is Egypt using Syrian refugees as a bargaining chip with Europe? For Syrian refugees in Egypt, crackdowns from the state and racism in society are a part of everyday life. A migration expert spoke to DW about condit...
20:16, 06/17/2019

Syrian troops expand offensive despite calls for calm Syria government forces expand ground offensive in northwestern Syria, pushing into the last rebel stronghold, despite calls for honoring a cease-fire...
16:48, 05/11/2019

Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools When Eyub Mohamad was a boy, security forces beat his father into paralysis. His offence was typing leaflets in Kurdish, banned under Syria’s ruling B...
23:00, 05/06/2019

At War: To Stay or to Flee: A Syrian Mother’s Impossible Choice Suhair had to decide whether leaving Syria was worth risking her children’s lives. Now she is coming to terms with the opportunities and costs of her ...
13:48, 05/16/2019

Thousands of Syrian refugees could be sent back, says Lebanese minister Gebran Bassil claims many refugees are not living in political fear, but stay for economic reasonsAs many as three quarters of Syrian refugees in Leba...
07:16, 06/15/2019

Syrian troops capture northwestern village from rebels Syrian activists say government troops have captured a northwestern village known for its medieval fortress as they move deeper toward Idlib province,...
16:00, 05/09/2019

Syrian footballer and 'singer of revolution' killed in conflict Goalkeeper Abdul Baset al-Sarout dies of wounds sustained in battle with government troopsA Syrian footballer who became a symbolic figure in the rebe...
17:00, 06/08/2019

To Stay or to Flee: A Syrian Mother’s Impossible Choice Suhair had to decide whether leaving Syria was worth risking her children’s lives. Now she is coming to terms with the opportunities and costs of her ...
18:48, 05/22/2019

Syrian ground troops capture rebel enclave Syrian troops have pushed their way into a northwestern rebel-held enclave, clashing with insurgents and capturing a strategically located village at ...
19:32, 05/08/2019

Turkish post in Idlib hit ‘deliberately’ by Syrian attack ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey said Syrian government forces “deliberately” attacked on Sunday a Turkish military observation post in northwestern...
19:48, 06/16/2019

Russia says it repelled an attack on its main Syrian air base: RIA Russia's Ministry of Defence said on Monday that it had repelled a drone and missile attack on its main air base in Syria over the weekend and accused...
13:32, 05/20/2019

Neglect of Syrian women, children documented in new D.C. exhibit A new exhibit, a series of 25 paintings and two installations, provides a window into the lives of Syrian women and children forced to flee their home...
15:16, 06/10/2019

Syrian rebels try to retake village from government troops Syrian activists and state media say rebel groups are fighting back, trying to retake territory lost to government forces this week in their stronghol...
13:32, 05/10/2019

Turkey calls for end to Syrian forces offensive on Idlib Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar is accusing the Syrian government of trying to expand its field of control in Idlib province in violation of a R...
23:32, 05/10/2019

Syrian ground troops push into rebel enclave BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian pro-government media say troops have pushed their way into a rebel-held enclave in the northwest, clashing with insurgents and wi...
14:48, 05/08/2019

US repatriates family from Syrian detention camp for Isis suspects Exclusive: removal of four people could put pressure on other countries to follow suitA US family have been removed from a Syrian detention centre for...
23:48, 05/22/2019

Crop fires, a weapon of war, ruin Iraqi, Syrian harvests IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Crop fires in parts of Syria and Iraq this month have been blamed alternately on defeated Islamic State militants seeking to avenge...
09:00, 05/30/2019

Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold. Figh...
13:48, 05/19/2019

Syrian activists say bombing of rebel area killed 5 people BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rescue workers and activists say government warplanes have bombed the last rebel stronghold in the country again, levelling a bui...
15:16, 05/30/2019

Report: ‘Foreign bodies’ enter Syrian airspace from Israel DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media is reporting that “foreign bodies” have entered Syrian air space from Israel in the country̵...
21:48, 05/18/2019

Australian Fights to Save Her Grandchildren From Syrian Refugee Camp Karen Nettleton spent the past five years searching for her grandchildren, whose father was an ISIS fighter. Now their fate has become a political foo...
21:00, 04/28/2019

U.S. calls Russian, Syrian air strikes 'reckless escalation' in Syria The United States continues to be alarmed by Syrian government and Russian air strikes in northwest Syria and believes they are a "reckless escalation...
21:00, 05/28/2019

After fleeing bombs, Syrian families shelter in olive groves Families who fled Syrian government and Russian strikes in northwestern Syria are sleeping in an olive grove near the Turkish border without enough fo...
17:48, 05/17/2019

Syrian TV: Israeli rocket strike kills a soldier, injures 1 DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media says an Israeli rocket attack has struck the country’s south, killing one soldier and injuring another...
21:32, 05/27/2019

Dutch police arrest Syrian suspected of war crimes, terror THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested a Syrian on suspicion of war crimes and terrorism in his home country where h...
16:00, 05/21/2019

Explosions heard in Syrian capital apparent Israeli strikes DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media is reporting that several explosions were heard in the capital Damascus as the country’s air defenses ...
21:48, 05/17/2019

Syrian Refugees Toil on Turkey’s Hazelnut Farms With Little to Show for It On farms that produce 70 percent of the world’s hazelnuts for Nestlé, Godiva and Nutella, Syrians say they can’t earn a living wage — or much respect....
09:32, 04/29/2019

Car bomb kills 2 in western Iraqi village near Syrian border BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says a car bomb has exploded in a western village near the Syrian border, killing two people and wounding tw...
17:48, 05/23/2019

Rebels say Syrian army fails to retake Latakia mountain Syrian rebels held onto a commanding position in a mountain range in the coastal province of Latakia, the ancestral home of Syrian President Bashar al...
03:32, 05/20/2019

Syrian troops regain control of village they lost to rebels DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media say government forces have regained control of a northwestern village, just days after losing it to militant...
14:00, 05/26/2019

Syrian refugee charged in church bombing plot due in court PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Syrian refugee charged with plotting to bomb a Pittsburgh church to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq is due in feder...
13:16, 06/21/2019

Prosecutors: Syrian man planned ISIS-fueled church bombing A Syrian refugee who came to the U.S. three years ago plotted to bomb a church this spring to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq, federal ...
10:48, 06/20/2019

Syrian government intensifies bombardment of rebel-held area BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say a government bombardment of rebel-held areas in the country’s northwest has killed and wounded doz...
15:00, 05/04/2019

Syrian army attacks rebel stronghold: insurgent spokesman The Syrian army and its allies have launched ground attacks in the country's northwest against the last major insurgent enclave after days of shelling...
18:32, 05/06/2019

UK, France and Germany say gravely concerned at escalation in Syrian fighting Britain, Germany and France called on Monday for an end to the military escalation in north western Syria, saying they were gravely concerned at recen...
19:16, 05/13/2019

The Latest: Turkey says Syrian troops violate cease-fire The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar is accusing the Syrian government of trying to e...
23:32, 05/10/2019

Car bomb kills 13 in rebel-held northern Syrian town Syrian opposition activists are reporting that a car bomb in a northern town held by Turkey-backed fighters has killed at least 13, and wounded dozens...
23:48, 06/02/2019

Israel attacks Syrian base hours after hitting other targets Syrian state media is reporting that Israel has fired missiles onto a Syrian military air base in the country’s center, killing a soldier and wounding...
00:48, 06/03/2019

Syrian soccer goalie who became rebel icon dies in battle A Syrian rebel spokesman says a famous soccer goalkeeper who became an icon of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad has died of wounds suffere...
14:32, 06/08/2019

Syrian refugee arrested for plot to bomb Pittsburgh church Federal authorities have arrested a Syrian refugee who was plotting to attack a Pittsburgh church, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Must...
05:48, 06/20/2019

Three Syrian soldiers killed by Israeli rockets: state media Three Syrian soldiers were killed and seven wounded by Israeli rockets fired into Quneitra province, Syrian state media said on Sunday, citing a milit...
10:16, 06/02/2019

Tensions forces evacuation of Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon Dozens of Syrian refugees have dismantled their tents in a camp they lived in for years in eastern Lebanon after authorities ordered their evacuation ...
18:00, 06/09/2019

Tommy Robinson sued by Syrian schoolboy he accused of assault Jamal Hijazi brings libel action over EDL founder’s claim he attacked white schoolgirlsThe Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked in a playgro...
17:48, 05/15/2019

The Latest: Syrian opposition group mourns Egypt’s Morsi CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Egypt after former President Mohammed Morsi’s dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom (a...
15:00, 06/18/2019

Syrian rebel town buries goalie who became 'singer of the revolution' Thousands of people flocked to the funeral on Sunday of a Syrian soccer star turned fighter who became an icon of the revolt against President Bashar ...
23:16, 06/09/2019

Syrian Government Documents Show Widespread Abuses, Rights Center Says In a report, the Syria Justice and Accountability Center said that documents from President Bashar al-Assad’s government detailed systematic human rig...
02:32, 05/22/2019

Western powers clash at U.N. with Russia, Syria, on Syrian hospital attacks The United Nations said on Friday at least 18 health centers have been attacked in the past three weeks in northwestern Syria, prompting a confrontati...
21:00, 05/17/2019

‘Foreign children’ in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official Help is needed urgently from the international community to help some 2,500 apparently stateless “foreign children” at a camp for the displaced, in no...
19:16, 04/28/2019

No turning back: Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools When Eyub Mohamad was a boy, security forces beat his father into paralysis. His offence was typing leaflets in Kurdish, banned under Syria's ruling B...
15:32, 05/06/2019

Russia says Syrian troops repelled three big militant attacks in Syria's Idlib Syrian government troops on Wednesday morning repelled three big attacks by militants in Syria's Idlib province, the Russian Ministry of Defense said....
16:16, 05/22/2019

Lebanese Maronite patriarch who opposed Syrian army presence dies Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, the former patriarch of Lebanon's Maronite church who presented himself as a champion of Christian rights and pushed for Syr...
21:48, 05/12/2019

Syrian insurgents shell government-held rural area, kill 12 DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian insurgents fired rockets into residential parts of the government-held northern province of Aleppo, striking a wedding party ...
12:16, 06/17/2019

Syrian government steps up air strikes in northwest, seizes small town Syrian government forces pounded positions in the northwest of the country on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in the heaviest da...
21:00, 05/26/2019

Belgium takes back six children of Isis fighters from Syrian camps Children with parents face less certain future, with countries reluctant to repatriate supporters of violent jihadSix Belgian children of Islamic Stat...
07:16, 06/15/2019

Germany: Syrian faces Islamic State-linked terrorism charges BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany say a 31-year-old Syrian citizen faces terrorism charges for joining the Islamic State group in Syria. Fares A.B....
12:00, 06/19/2019

Syrian Army Discovers Tragic Destruction of Apamea at the Hands of Terrorists The Head of the Department of Antiquities and Museums of Hama in Syria, Abdul Qader Farzet, has announced that the ancient Syrian city of Apamea, whic...
01:48, 05/30/2019

Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian Kurdish official says authorities in northeastern Syria have handed 12 French and two Dutch orphans whose fathers were killed f...
12:00, 06/10/2019

Syrian air defences respond to rebel drones in Hama province: state TV Syrian air defences responded on Tuesday to drones launched by rebels near a helipad in Jubb Ramlah village in Hama province, Syrian state TV reported...
22:48, 06/04/2019

Syrian, Russian Strikes Renew Fears of Offensive to Recapture Stronghold Syria’s government and Russia have intensified airstrikes and dropped barrel bombs on the last rebel stronghold in Syria, renewing fears of a military...
10:16, 05/04/2019

Sky News witnesses horrors of Idlib as crew shelled by Syrian regime Sky News has gained exclusive access to the bombardment of Idlib - the last rebel outpost in Syria - and witnessed first-hand the relentless attack on...
00:00, 05/24/2019

Syrian forces drop banned cluster bombs and target hospitals Sky News has seen first-hand evidence that hospitals in Idlib are being targeted by Syrian regime forces who also appear to be using banned cluster bo...
15:00, 05/28/2019

German trial opens into group rape outside nightclub; main suspect Syrian Eleven men including Syrians have gone on trial in Freiburg, southern Germany, over alleged rapes of an 18-year-old outside a nightclub. Between now a...
12:48, 06/26/2019

Turkish outpost in Syria shelled from Syrian government forces area: ministry A Turkish observation post in Syria's Idlib region was attacked with mortar fire and shelling from an area controlled by Syrian government forces, cau...
20:00, 06/16/2019

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels launch attack into Kurdish-held area Turkey-backed Syrian rebels launched an offensive into territory held by the Kurdish YPG militia north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, seizi...
22:48, 05/04/2019

Syrian Goalkeeper Turned Rebel Fighter Dies In Fight With Regime Forces A Syrian goalkeeper turned rebel fighter who starred in an award-winning documentary died Saturday of wounds sustained fighting regime forces in north...
09:00, 06/09/2019

Syrian doctor describes latest alleged chemical attack as US mulls response Just after 9 a.m  Sunday, witnesses on the ground in the remote Syrian countryside near the border of Idlib province claimed they saw more than 40 roc...
05:48, 05/24/2019

'Dance is my passport': Syrian ballet dancer Ahmad Joudeh on dancing as home Becoming a successful ballet dancer while growing up in a refugee camp wasn't easy. DW caught up with the Netherlands-based dancer on World Dance Day ...
15:48, 05/01/2019

Syrian man planned Pittsburgh church bombing to inspire ISIS followers, arrested A Syrian refugee who came to the U.S. three years ago plotted to bomb a church this spring to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq.  &...
15:48, 06/20/2019

Syrian refugee arrested in plot to bomb Pittsburgh church for ISIS, feds say The FBI foiled an attempted bomb plot and arrested a Syrian refugee on Wednesday who allegedly planned to bomb a church in Pittsburgh in the name of t...
10:48, 06/20/2019

Syrian schoolboy with strong Belfast accent praised for acting as interpreter to help fellow pupils A Syrian schoolboy living in Northern Ireland has captured hearts after revealing how he acts as an interpreter for other pupils - while speaking with...
16:48, 05/30/2019

Ben Stiller lends voice to Syrian refugees as White Helmets warn of Russian escalation Actor and director Ben Stiller appeared on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify on behalf of Syrian refugees as rescue workers and humanitarian groups...
04:16, 05/02/2019

Russia, Syrian army step up attacks on rebel-held northwestern Syria: residents, medics Russian and Syrian forces intensified air strikes and shelling in rebel-held northwestern Syria overnight, the heaviest assault since the area was dec...
17:32, 05/02/2019

Syrian state TV: Israeli rocket attack against military post in south kills 1 soldier and injures another DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state TV: Israeli rocket attack against military post in south kills 1 soldier and injures another ....
21:32, 05/27/2019

Russia and Syrian army step up attacks on rebel held northwestern Syria: residents, medics Russian and Syrian forces intensified air strikes and shelling in northwestern Syria overnight in the heaviest assault on the last rebel-held area sin...
15:00, 05/02/2019

‘You can and should do more’ to include people with disabilities, wheelchair-bound Syrian advocate tells Security Council in searing speech The UN Security Council was told on Wednesday that people with disabilities “can’t wait any longer” for more of a say in how the world’s top diplomati...
19:16, 04/28/2019

'Isis Beatles' apologise for role in holding Western hostages to ransom as they await fate in Syrian prison A suspected member of the Isis terrorism cell nicknamed The Beatles has apologised after admitting a role in holding Western hostages to ransom in Syr...
12:32, 06/10/2019

Turkey says it will not bow to U.S. sanctions over S-400 deal Turkey will never bow to U.S. sanctions over its agreement to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems, Vice President Fuat Oktay...
14:48, 05/05/2019

EU to punish cyberattackers with sanctions The European Union has adopted a sanctions regime aimed at cracking down on cyberattacks. Travel bans and asset freezes are among the measures announc...
15:00, 05/17/2019

Iran Disparages U.S. Over Sanctions President Hassan Rouhani said that the latest sanctions were pointless. Separately, the U.S. national security adviser accused Iran of being “a source...
14:48, 06/25/2019

U.S. will keep looking to do more Iran sanctions: envoy The United States will continue with its maximum pressure campaign against Iran until Tehran changes its behavior, and will look for ways to impose ev...
15:00, 06/25/2019

What U.S. Sanctions on Iran’s Top Ayatollah Mean With the U.S. already sanctioning almost 1,000 Iranian entities, President Donald Trump had limited choices when he opted to impose new penalties to p...
19:48, 06/26/2019

U.S. Delays Petrochemical Sanctions on Iran The Trump administration has delayed new, tougher sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical sector as it seeks to balance pressure on Tehran against rising te...
13:32, 05/31/2019

US threatens Turkey with sanctions over S-400 deal The US has urged Turkey to drop a Russian military hardware deal, saying it undermines their relationship. Turkey's president has refused to back down...
07:32, 06/27/2019

U.S. sanctions on Iran are biting: Bolton Iran is feeling the effects of existing U.S. sanctions as President Donald Trump prepares to impose more of them from Monday, his National Security Ad...
13:32, 06/23/2019

Iranians say their ‘bones breaking’ under US sanctions TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In Iran it’s the average person who feels it the most as the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on the country — the lack of...
12:00, 06/24/2019

Iran says U.S. sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy New U.S. sanctions against Iran's supreme leader and foreign minister have closed off diplomacy, Iran said on Tuesday, blaming the United States for a...
15:00, 06/25/2019

Iran Says New U.S. Sanctions End Any Chance of Diplomacy Iran said new U.S. sanctions on its supreme leader closed the door on diplomacy and threatened global stability, as American officials renewed efforts...
14:48, 06/25/2019

Greek PM says may seek sanctions against Turkey in gas row Greece and Cyprus will push their EU partners to penalize Turkey, including the possible option of sanctions, if Ankara is verified to have started dr...
21:48, 06/16/2019

U.S. Sanctions Iranian Petrochemical Company The U.S. sanctioned one of Iran’s biggest petrochemical companies, hitting a top revenue earner as the Trump administration attempts to strong-arm Teh...
01:32, 06/08/2019

Iran slams new US sanctions, says they mean end of diplomacy Iran on Tuesday slammed the Trump administration over new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials....
04:32, 06/26/2019

HRW calls for sanctions on Nicaragua’s Ortega WASHINGTON (AP) — Human Rights Watch is calling on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega an...
16:00, 06/19/2019

New US sanctions on ayatollah mean the end of diplomacy, Iran says Iran said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on the country's supreme leader and other top officials permanently closed the path...
09:32, 06/25/2019

Facebook To Cut Off Huawei To Comply With US Sanctions Facebook said Friday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech g...
08:32, 06/08/2019

Turkey to retaliate against any US sanctions over S-400 deal Turkey's foreign minister says his country will retaliate against any possible U.S. sanctions over its deal with Russia for the purchase of the S-400 ...
13:32, 06/14/2019

North Korea Says It Won’t Surrender to U.S.-Led Sanctions (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea said Wednesday it won’t surrender to U.S.-led sanctions and accused Washington of trying to “brin...
13:16, 06/26/2019

Foreign Cyberattackers Face Sanctions in EU European governments armed themselves with a new tool against cyberattackers, adopting a sanctions regime to allow them to penalize foreign individual...
15:00, 05/17/2019

Crude Oil Prices & the Sanctions Effect: It's Not What You Think In October 2018, Iran sanctions led some forecasters to predict crude oil prices of "$200 per barrel." In fact, prices soon FELL by 42 percent. See ho...
00:32, 05/11/2019

U.S. says no more sanctions waivers for Iran oil purchases The United States will not grant any more waivers to any countries that would allow them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, a senior U....
20:32, 05/08/2019

How Huawei Might Handle the Latest US Sanctions The Trump administration barred US companies from doing business with Huawei, forcing the Chinese firm to find new chips and software for its products...
08:00, 05/22/2019

US economic sanctions on Huawei could backfire The Trump administration’s newly announced plan to restrict exports to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei for national security reasons doe...
22:32, 05/16/2019

UPDATE 1-Turkey says it will not bow to U.S. sanctions over S-400 deal Turkey will never bow to U.S. sanctions over its agreement to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defence systems, Vice President Fuat Oktay...
20:00, 05/05/2019

Huawei sanctions: Who gets hurt in dispute? Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear.        ...
17:16, 05/21/2019

Huawei says billions of customers could be harmed by sanctions Huawei has said billions of customers around the world could be harmed by US sanctions against the company - as it launched a legal challenge against ...
09:32, 05/29/2019

Iran says U.S. sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy: Tweet Iran said on Tuesday that U.S. sanctions imposed on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top officials in the country permanently closed th...
15:00, 06/25/2019

Italy's Di Maio not worried over possible European sanctions Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday he was not worried over possible EU sanctions in case of violation of fiscal rules, as he w...
09:48, 05/17/2019

U.S. announces new sanctions on Iranian petrochemical company The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced new sanctions on Iran's largest petrochemical company and its subsidiaries over its financial support to the Isl...
21:32, 06/07/2019

U.S. Sanctions Russians, Chechens Over Whistleblowers' Deaths The Trump administration, in an action that will likely further escalate tensions between the U.S. and Russia, imposed sanctions on Russian and Cheche...
16:32, 05/17/2019

Trump Plans 'Major' Iran Sanctions President Trump tweeted that he plans to impose “major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday,” following his decision to call off a military attack o...
01:48, 06/23/2019

Iran to ask Japan's Abe to mediate over U.S. oil sanctions: officials Iran will ask Japan to mediate between Tehran and Washington to ease oil sanctions imposed by the United States, Iranian officials said ahead of a vis...
12:48, 06/12/2019

US 'could ease Huawei sanctions' for trade deal US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly told G20 finance ministers that President Donald Trump may ease sanctions on Huawei if he sees progres...
15:00, 06/10/2019

Iran claims right to respond to ‘unacceptable’ US sanctions Iran’s foreign minister says it has the right to respond to “unacceptable” sanctions imposed by the Trump administration after the U.S. withdrew from ...
14:16, 05/16/2019

Iran’s foreign minister says US sanctions ‘unacceptable’ TOKYO (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister says his country is committed to an international nuclear deal but that the escalating U.S. sanctions are &...
08:00, 05/16/2019

US sanctions on Iran are 'deliberately provocative,' expert says U.S. President Donald Trump's sanctions on Iran and deployment of a carrier strike group to the region are "deliberately provocative," says Jarre...
10:48, 05/10/2019

How Trump's sanctions are crippling Iran's economy The US move to reimpose sanctions on Iran and choke off the last remaining sources of Tehran's oil revenue has crippled the Iranian economy. For many ...
20:16, 06/24/2019

New U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Aim to Choke Off Government’s Finances The Trump administration cut off the central bank’s access to United States currency and limited its ability to conduct international financial transa...
18:32, 04/28/2019

Iran's Rouhani says U.S. oil sanctions will fail in practice Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Wednesday that Tehran will continue selling its oil despite U.S. sanctions and said Washington's policy...
14:00, 05/01/2019

Crude Oil Prices: Rethinking the Sanctions Effect In late 2018, US-imposed sanctions on Iran were supposed to push oil prices to $90, $100, even $200 per barrel. Instead, U.S. crude plummeted 40% to a...
21:48, 05/01/2019

The Latest: Trump tightens sanctions on Iran WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): President Donald Trump signs an executiv...
18:48, 06/24/2019

How U.S. sanctions over a Russian weapon could rattle Turkey Turkey is on the cusp of facing U.S. sanctions over its decision to buy a Russian S-400 missile defense system, leaving its already soft currency and ...
12:48, 05/30/2019

Russia says it will counter new U.S. sanctions on Iran: reports Russia and its partners will take steps to counter new sanctions that Washington has said it will impose on Iran, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabk...
11:16, 06/24/2019

Iran Oil Sanctions Set Stage for U.S.-Saudi Showdown Riyadh and Washington face a potentially weekslong showdown over the number of extra barrels the kingdom would supply to global markets to keep crude ...
17:00, 05/02/2019

Explainer: U.S. sanctions and Venezuela's exports and imports The United States in January imposed sanctions on Venezuela's most important global business - producing and selling crude oil - as the Trump administ...
01:48, 05/03/2019

North Korea says US extension of sanctions is 'hostile' act An unidentified North Korean foreign ministry spokesman called the move a "manifestation of the most extreme hostile acts" in a statement carried by t...
07:32, 06/26/2019

Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister Turkey's defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while he...
12:00, 05/22/2019

Lebanon health minister says no concerns over sanctions Lebanon's health minister, who was appointed by the country's Hezbollah group, says he has "overcome" U.S. concerns that his ministry's funds could go...
19:48, 05/18/2019

EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia until 2020 European Union leaders will decide on Thursday to prolong until the end of January 2020 economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine ...
15:00, 06/20/2019

U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela set up crunch for heavier oil Tighter U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil planned for May are adding to a wealth of factors curbing global supply of heavy-medium crude, driving up prices...
05:32, 04/29/2019

After Oil, U.S. Weighs Sanctions on Iran's Other Dollar Sources The Trump administration is considering a more aggressive enforcement of its economic sanctions on Iran—targeting more companies and financial institu...
03:48, 05/03/2019

Trump targets Iran’s leaders with new round of sanctions President Trump signed an executive order Monday to slap “hard-hitting” sanctions on Iran that would also target the country’s supre...
19:32, 06/24/2019

Iran Will Not Give Europe More Time To Shield It Against US Sanctions Iran said on Wednesday it will start enriching uranium at a higher level in July and won't give European powers any more time to prevent this move by ...
12:32, 06/19/2019

Treasury targets Iran's most profitable oil refiners with new sanctions The Treasury Department imposed broad sanctions Friday on Iran's petrochemical and refinery industry for contributing funds to the financial arm of Ir...
03:00, 06/08/2019

Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions U.N. diplomats say Russia and China have blocked the U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea from declaring that Pyon...
06:32, 06/19/2019

Vladimir Putin: Sanctions hurt Europe more than Russia President Vladimir Putin has fielded a string of complaints from Russian citizens during his annual televised call-in show. Western sanctions and fall...
16:48, 06/20/2019

Will China’s Uighur Detentions Spur U.S. Sanctions? Pompeo Won’t Say The secretary of state’s remarks were another sign of the administration’s paralysis on imposing sanctions, as some American officials fear jeopardizi...
22:48, 05/05/2019

New Ukraine president calls for tougher sanctions on Russia Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is urging the European Union to step up sanctions against Russia amid continued tensions in the eastern Donbas...
17:00, 06/05/2019

US and 25 nations accuse North Korea of violating sanctions UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and 25 other countries are accusing North Korea of violating U.N. sanctions by importing far more than the ann...
01:00, 06/13/2019

Iranians march nationwide in show of force against U.S. sanctions Rallies across Iran on Friday showed widespread public support for Tehran's hardline posture in the face of new U.S. sanctions -- and new tensions tha...
00:16, 05/11/2019

Trump planning to impose new sanctions against Iran: report The Trump administration is planning on imposing a new wave of sanctions on Iran within the coming week, Axios reported Sunday. It’s unclear wha...
07:48, 05/06/2019

Venezuela's oil exports drop 17% in May as sanctions kick in -data Venezuelan PDVSA's oil exports took another hit in May, following a deadline for customers to wind-down purchases in order to comply with U.S. sanctio...
18:32, 06/04/2019

Iran to restart some nuclear activity in response to US sanctions Iran suggested Monday that it will restart part of its nuclear program in response to tightening US sanctions — as well as reduce its compliance...
21:48, 05/06/2019

Cuba to ration more products due to economic crisis, U.S. sanctions Communist-run Cuba said on Friday it would control more the sales of certain foodstuff and hygiene products, including adding some back to the ration ...
00:32, 05/11/2019

Iran calls U.S. sanctions 'economic war', says no talks until they are lifted Iran called U.S. sanctions "economic war" on Monday, and said there could be no talks with the United States until sanctions are lifted, a day after W...
22:16, 06/03/2019

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on politi...
20:16, 06/15/2019

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro The Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and several top official...
20:00, 06/15/2019

Expedia fined over $300,000 for breaching U.S. sanctions with Cuba tours Expedia was in violation of Cuban Assets Control Regulations, which was put in place in 1963 and regulates the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba....
10:48, 06/14/2019

Iran inches away from nuclear deal amid US sanctions Iran’s president says it will stop exporting excess uranium and heavy water from its nuclear program as stipulated by the 2015 atomic accord and set a...
09:32, 05/08/2019

Trump to impose 'major additional sanctions' on Iran US President Donald Trump has said he will impose "major" new sanctions on Iran in an effort to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapon...
06:32, 06/23/2019

Expedia Fined $325,000 for Breaching Travel Sanctions to Cuba Expedia Group, the digital travel industry conglomerate has agreed to pay $325,406 to the U.S. government for breaching Cuban travel sanctions between...
19:00, 06/14/2019

Ash Carter: Iran 'feeling the pressure' of Trump sanctions Iran's government is feeling the pressure of sanctions, though relations are still tense between Washington and Tehran, according to former Defense Se...
06:00, 06/15/2019

Trump slaps new U.S. sanctions on Iran's metals industry President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered new sanctions on Iran, this time targeting the Islamic Republic's export revenues from its industrial meta...
22:16, 05/08/2019

Ready To Deal With Impact Of US Sanctions On Iran, Says India India is ready to deal with the impact of US sanctions against Iran and will get extra supplies from other oil producing countries to compensate for l...
14:00, 05/02/2019

Iran may pull further away from nuclear deal after latest sanctions Tehran comments follow US warning not to ‘mistake prudence and discretion for weakness’Iran has announced it may take further steps to pull away from ...
16:32, 06/23/2019

Erdogan says does not expect U.S. sanctions on Turkey over Russia deal Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said he did not expect the United States to impose sanctions on Turkey over its planned purchase of a Rus...
14:32, 06/20/2019

Trump issues new sanctions on Iran’s industrial metals President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday imposing new sanctions against Iran on its production of iron, steel, aluminum and copper. “...
03:00, 05/09/2019

US lifts sanctions for Venezuelan general who defied Maduro The U.S. has lifted sanctions on a top Venezuelan general who broke ranks with President Nicolás Maduro, trying to help the opposition regain momentum...
06:32, 05/08/2019

U.S. Plans New Iran Sanctions as Europe Tries to Defuse Tensions President Trump and his aides have indicated they are prepared to wait for the economic vise on Tehran to tighten further, but didn’t elaborate on wha...
06:16, 06/24/2019

Saudi Arabia is benefiting from Trump's Iran sanctions The Trump administration's sanctions on Iran's energy industry have been good for Saudi Arabia's oil business in Asia, the U.S. government said Wednes...
11:48, 06/20/2019

Iraq gets new extension for Iran energy sanctions waiver BAGHDAD (AP) — Two Iraqi officials say the United States has given Iraq a new 90-day extension for an Iran sanctions waiver allowing Baghdad to import...
15:16, 06/15/2019

European stocks dip as U.S. sanctions on Huawei add to trade anxiety European shares retreated on Thursday after Washington blacklisted Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, adding another confrontational element to the U.S.-C...
10:16, 05/16/2019

Donald Trump signs new sanctions against Iranian leaders U.S. President Donald Trump signed new sanctions against Iran Monday, saying he intends to keep up pressure on the Middle Eastern regime after weeks o...
03:48, 06/25/2019

US sanctions ex-governor of Mexico’s Nayarit state, judge MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department says it has sanctioned a Mexican ex-governor and a Mexican judge under corruption and narcotics statut...
21:48, 05/17/2019

Kremlin pledges a response to new U.S. sanctions on Russian individuals The Kremlin said on Friday it would respond in kind to a new round of U.S. sanctions on Russian nationals, saying its retaliation would be consistent ...
12:48, 05/17/2019

Latest US sanctions against Iran boost gold price The latest round of US sanctions on Iran has seen the gold price surge even further. Central banks in quite a number of emerging countries are hoardin...
16:48, 06/25/2019

Mnuchin says sanctions must be working for Iran leadership to be so upset Trump is willing to talk with Iran, but he's "also determined to enforce the U.S. and our allies' interests in the region," Mnuchin tells CN...
14:32, 06/26/2019

Iran's Rouhani suggests U.S. talks possible if sanctions lifted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signaled on Wednesday that talks with the United States might be possible if Washington lifted sanctions, days after ...
19:00, 05/29/2019

Iran declares ‘permanent closure’ of diplomacy with US after sanctions Iran responded to President Trump’s decision to impose tough sanctions on Tehran by declaring a “permanent closure” of a path of dip...
13:16, 06/25/2019

Asked about Huawei sanctions, Britain says still reviewing 5G policy The British government is reviewing its policy on 5G and will make an announcement when ready, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Thursday...
12:48, 05/16/2019

Iran says path to diplomacy ‘permanently closed’ following U.S. sanctions The Trump administration imposed restrictions on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Monday and said further sanctions were planned against Iran’s foreign minister...
10:00, 06/25/2019

German firms slam costly US sanctions against Russia German companies want Angela Merkel to mitigate damage caused by years of tough US sanctions against Russia. The president of an influential German bu...
20:32, 06/26/2019

Iran gas pipeline deal with Pakistan hampered by US sanctions Pakistan has backed out of a joint gas pipeline deal with Iran due to the threat of US sanctions. Pakistan could face a heavy financial penalty, as it...
22:16, 05/20/2019

Days before elections, EU approves new cyber sanctions regime The European Union will directly penalize computer hackers after governments agreed on Friday a new mechanism to target individuals anywhere in the wo...
17:48, 05/17/2019

US threatens to impose sanctions on NATO ally Turkey The US has issued an ultimatum to Turkey: If the country buys the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, sanctions will be imposed. The dispute goe...
02:16, 05/25/2019

Iran Says It Can "Easily" Hit US Warships, Works To Counter Sanctions Iran said on Friday it could "easily" hit US warships in the Gulf, the latest in days of saber rattling between Washington and Tehran, while its top d...
02:48, 05/18/2019

North Korea says U.S. extension of sanctions 'a hostile act': KCNA The recent U.S. extension of sanctions against North Korea was an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two cou...
05:16, 06/26/2019

EU approves cyber-attack sanctions ahead of election The European Union has agreed to an automatic set of sanctions to punish any future cyber attackers. Just a week ahead of the EU Parliament elections,...
03:00, 05/18/2019

Trump’s sanctions on Iran are hitting Hezbollah hard Spending cutbacks by the Iran-allied Lebanese militia illustrate the profound impact of the sanctions, which are curtailing Iran’s ability to support ...
20:32, 05/18/2019

Iran says ‘idiotic’ new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant “closing the doors of diplo...
21:48, 06/25/2019

EU extends Myanmar arms embargo, other sanctions for a year The European Union is prolonging by a year an embargo on any arms that could be used in security crackdowns in Myanmar as well as sanctions against 14...
20:32, 04/29/2019

German business with Iran down sharply as US sanctions bite BERLIN (AP) — A German business group says German companies’ trade with Iran has declined sharply as the United States turns up the economic hea...
14:00, 05/26/2019

Iran says U.S. sanctions on its oil industry will damage market stability U.S. sanctions against Iran's oil industry will damage the stability of global oil markets, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying on Monday....
15:00, 04/29/2019

Iran Slams U.S. Sanctions as ‘Unacceptable’ as Tensions Mount (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday slammed mounting U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran by the Trump adminis...
10:32, 05/16/2019

CNN's Fareed Zakaria: 'Thousands' could die because of Trump's sanctions on Iran CNN host Fareed Zakaria warned President Trump on Monday night that "thousands" could potentially die due to the new sanctions his administration has ...
09:48, 06/25/2019

The debate behind Trump's move to tighten Iran oil sanctions U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpected decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May 1 - ending exemptions for eight nations - came after hawk...
10:00, 05/01/2019

China opposes use of unilateral sanctions against its entities: ministry China strongly opposes other countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese entities, a Commerce Ministry spokesman said in response to the latest...
10:00, 05/16/2019

Nicaragua warns banks of sanctions if they join strike Nicaragua's finance minister warned banks Wednesday that the government will sanction those that participate in a general strike scheduled for Thursda...
12:16, 05/23/2019

Iran says exercising restraint despite 'unacceptable' escalation of U.S. sanctions Iran is committed to its obligations under an international nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal from the landmark agreement, its foreign minister...
09:16, 05/16/2019

US sanctions on Cuba could hurt Spanish hotel operators The Trump administration is imposing tougher sanctions on Cuba, a move that could have serious consequences for Spanish hotel chains operating on the ...
22:00, 06/01/2019

Iranians Greet Latest Sanctions Imposed by U.S. With Mockery Both hard-liners and reformers argued that the new sanctions would have little practical impact. One Iranian joked on Twitter: “The only people left t...
03:48, 06/25/2019

Iran foreign minister in India for talks after U.S. sanctions Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will hold talks with his counterpart in the Indian capital on Tuesday after New Delhi stopped purchases of Iranian...
11:48, 05/14/2019

Iran says it is close to EU oil sales deal despite U.S. sanctions: report Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Russian news agency RIA on Tuesday that Iran was close to an oil sales deal with the European Union...
18:32, 05/07/2019

U.S. expands Venezuela sanctions in Maduro pressure campaign The Trump administration on Friday expanded the scope of its Venezuela sanctions to the defense and security services sectors to try to crank up econo...
10:32, 05/11/2019

UPDATE 1-Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s -minister Turkey's defence minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defence systems, even while he...
10:16, 05/22/2019

Iran: New US sanctions permanently close road for diplomacy TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and othe...
07:16, 06/25/2019

Extended sanctions and renewed fighting in South Sudan An arms embargo, asset freezes and travel bans – the UN Security Council has slapped an extension of sanctions on South Sudan. In the meantime, new cl...
18:00, 05/31/2019

UN extends arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan The U.N. Security Council has approved a resolution extending an arms embargo and other sanctions against South Sudan over objections from African nat...
20:00, 05/30/2019

New U.S. Sanctions Mean the ‘Permanent Closure’ of Diplomacy, an Iranian Official Says (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran on Tuesday slammed the Trump administration over new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader ...
08:48, 06/25/2019

Iran’s Supreme Leader Vows Never to Capitulate to U.S. Sanctions Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the remarks as Iranian officials reiterated Iran was moving toward noncompliance with some parts of the 2015 nuclear deal....
23:00, 06/26/2019

Dems accuse Trump of flouting Russia sanctions deadline The leaders of the House Foreign Affairs and Financial Services Committees are accusing the Trump administration of violating a law requiring a report...
02:48, 05/07/2019

Iran’s Supreme Leader Says Country Won’t Change Stance Following New U.S. Sanctions (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s supreme leader said Wednesday that Iranians will not budge or change their stand following new U.S. sanctions targ...
21:32, 06/26/2019

Iran's hardline media say new U.S. sanctions based on 'fabricated excuses' Iranian hardline media said on Monday the new U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran were based on "fabricated excuses" while Iranian officials have not res...
21:48, 06/24/2019

Turkey won't be deterred by U.S. sanctions on missile purchase, vice president says Turkey will follow through on its agreement to purchase the S-400 missile defense system from Russia despite U.S. opposition, Turkish Vice President F...
00:32, 05/06/2019

Turkey prepares to buy Russian air defense system; U.S. considers sanctions The United States is considering economic and military sanctions against Turkey if it proceeds with buying a Russian air defense system, officials sai...
00:00, 06/20/2019

Oil falls after Trump presses OPEC to make up for Iranian sanctions Oil prices fell on Monday, extending a slump from Friday that ended weeks of rallying, after President Donald Trump demanded that producer club OPEC r...
13:00, 04/29/2019

Tanker attacks seen as calibrated but risky Iranian response to U.S. sanctions If, despite its firm denials, Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf last week and a further four last month, they represent a calibra...
15:16, 06/18/2019

Oil falls after Trump presses OPEC to offset Iran sanctions Oil prices fell on Monday, extending the Friday decline that halted a weeks-long rally, after President Donald Trump demanded that producer club OPEC ...
13:48, 04/29/2019

Iran central bank: U.S. sanctions aren't harming oil exports The leader of Iran's central bank on Wednesday downplayed the impact of existing and new U.S. sanctions -- retaliatory measures by the Trump administr...
05:00, 06/27/2019

Oil steadies after Trump presses OPEC to offset Iran sanctions Oil prices steadied on Monday, after a weeks-long rally was halted on Friday when the market tumbled after U.S. President Donald Trump demanded that p...
19:00, 04/29/2019

Independent UN rights expert calls for compassion, not sanctions on Venezuela The crisis in Venezuela will not be solved by sanctions that “can lead to starvation”, a UN-appointed rights expert said on Thursday. Special Rapporte...
20:16, 04/28/2019

As sanctions bite in Cuba, the U.S. — once a driver of hope — is now a source of pain New Trump administration restrictions, aimed at punishing Havana for supporting Venezuela’s president, are contributing to the island’s worst economic...
01:48, 06/24/2019

US briefing: Iran sanctions, biodiversity crisis and Istanbul election Monday’s top story: Trump promises new sanctions on ‘absolutely broken’ Iran. Plus, where have our 8.3bn tons of plastic waste gone since 1950?Good mo...
12:48, 06/24/2019

Trump signs off sanctions targeting Iran's supreme leader US President Donald Trump has signed off "hard-hitting" sanctions against Iran which he says will target the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Kh...
20:00, 06/24/2019

Cruz bill would use Iran sanctions cash to pay for downed US drone The bill would take hundreds of millions from frozen Iranian bank accounts and use them to offset the cost of an American military drone that was shot...
03:16, 06/25/2019

Cubans protest U.S. sanctions as Trump raises pressure on Venezuela Millions of Cubans took to the streets on Wednesday in protest over new sanctions imposed on the Caribbean island by the Trump administration and U.S....
19:00, 05/01/2019

Iran says latest US sanctions ends ‘channel of diplomacy forever’ A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a tweet Tuesday that the new U.S. sanctions that target Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and othe...
07:00, 06/25/2019

Iran: Trump announces new, 'hard-hitting' sanctions – live President at the White House signs executive order that he says will hurt Iran’s economy – follow the latest liveSign up for the US briefing and get a...
21:32, 06/24/2019

UN adds leader of outlawed Pakistan group to sanctions list Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry says the leader of an outlawed militant group blamed by India for a February suicide attack that killed 40 of its soldiers...
18:16, 05/01/2019

| Trump vows new Iran sanctions, Tehran warns US against attack US President Donald Trump has pledged to hit Iran with "major" new sanctions as Tehran warned Washington that any attack would see its interests acros...
15:32, 06/23/2019

Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader, other top officials U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a...
15:00, 06/25/2019

Putin Blames Sanctions, Energy Prices for Declining Incomes Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed international sanctions and falling energy prices for declining incomes that have led to a drop in living stan...
07:48, 06/21/2019

North Korea has more than sanctions to overcome for foreign investment: report A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Un's hopes that economic relief may be coming soon, but a new r...
12:16, 06/21/2019

U.S. sanctions put telecoms firms off Cuba, internet task force says U.S. sanctions on Cuba are deterring American firms from exploring its telecommunications sector even as Washington seeks to expand internet access on...
02:32, 06/26/2019

U.N. official: Sanctions are harming ordinary North Koreans, should be eased A United Nations human rights official said sanctions are harming the lives of ordinary North Korean citizens and called for economic cooperation proj...
18:00, 06/21/2019

Iranian Americans call for regime change, sanctions in D.C. protest Thousands of Iranian Americans rallied outside the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., on Friday to push for a regime change and increased sanc...
07:00, 06/22/2019

Trump eyes more Iran sanctions; military action still on table U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will impose additional sanctions against Iran in an effort to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapo...
17:48, 06/22/2019

US Sanctions On Supreme Leader Is "Permanent Closure" Of Diplomacy: Iran Iran said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on the country's supreme leader and other top officials permanently closed the path to d...
19:32, 06/25/2019

Donald Trump Pledges To Hit Iran With "Major" New Sanctions From Monday President Donald Trump said Saturday that the United States would impose "major" new sanctions on Iran in two days, just hours after saying he would b...
03:32, 06/23/2019

Israeli ambassador to UN: Iran is 'panicking' in the face of increased US sanctions Israel's ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that the Iranians are "panicking" in the face of increased sanctions, dismissing the newest rhe...
08:48, 06/26/2019

Trump Targets Iran’s Supreme Leader With Financial Sanctions (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financia...
22:00, 06/24/2019

Trump announces sweeping sanctions on Iran's metal industries On the one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump issued an executive order imposing sanctions on Iran’s ...
23:00, 05/08/2019

India Criticises Lack Of Transparency In UNSC Sanctions Committees India has strongly criticised the lack of transparency in the functioning of the UN Security Council's Sanctions Committee which took over a decade to...
11:16, 06/07/2019

Moon Jae-in, U.S. defense chief concur on North Korea sanctions South Korean President Moon Jae-in and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan agreed Monday that North Korea sanctions should remain in place....
21:00, 06/03/2019

US energy secretary: Sanctions bill on Nord Stream 2 coming soon United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday that a sanctions bill putting onerous restrictions on companies involved in the Nord Stream ...
16:16, 05/21/2019

Finnish NGO quits operations in North Korea amid sanctions A Finnish non-governmental organization has decided to end its humanitarian project in North Korea due to restrictions from international sanctions, a...
13:48, 06/13/2019

Iran Threatens Return to Nuclear Enrichment as U.S. Sanctions Bite TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran threatened Wednesday to resume higher enrichment of uranium in 60 days if world powers fail to negotiate new terms for ...
11:48, 05/08/2019

Shortages plague Cuba as U.S. sanctions sharpen economic woes Israel Hidalgo and his wife left home around 7:30 a.m. to reach a supermarket across Havana because they heard it might be selling chicken, a staple o...
22:32, 05/27/2019

Patrick Shanahan: Economic sanctions having a 'significant effect' on Iran In the second part of an exclusive interview set to air Tuesday, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and "Fox & Friends" co-host discuss the esc...
13:16, 05/14/2019

Law schools will face tougher sanctions if too many graduates fail bar exam Law schools could get their American Bar Association accreditation revoked if 75% of graduates who take the bar exam don't pass within two years...
20:16, 05/21/2019

Donald Trump tells Iran ‘call me’ over lifting sanctions President suggests US could help revive Iran’s economy in return for no-nuclear weapons pledgeDonald Trump has offered Iran direct talks, saying its l...
01:48, 05/10/2019

U.S. seizes North Korean ship it accuses of violating sanctions The United States has for the first time seized a North Korean cargo ship it accused of illicit coal shipments in violation of U.S. and United Nations...
00:32, 05/10/2019

Government raises oil price forecast in response to Iran sanctions The federal government is predicting higher oil prices for the rest of the year and into the next because of increased tensions with Iran and Venezuel...
23:00, 05/08/2019

US photos show China not enforcing North Korea oil sanctions WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan sat down with his Chinese counterpart during his recent trip to Singapore and presented hi...
21:16, 06/11/2019

U.S. threatens Iran with more sanctions, warns Europe against business with Tehran The United States on Wednesday threatened to impose more sanctions on Iran 'very soon' and warned Europe against doing business with Tehran via a syst...
18:32, 05/08/2019

Iran scrambles to lift petrochemical sales as sanctions hammer oil Iran has been racing to step up exports of petrochemicals and tap new markets to compensate for sliding oil sales, Iranian and international industry ...
09:00, 06/12/2019

EU's Moscovici prefers dialogue to sanctions against Italy: cabinet member European Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici is not in favor of using financial sanctions against Italy as a tool to enforce European Union budget ...
13:00, 05/28/2019

Merkel party leader rejects call to end Russia sanctions BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is rejecting a state governor’s call for an end to sanctions against R...
18:48, 06/08/2019

Berlin: We're examining impact of U.S. sanctions against Huawei on German firms The German Economy Ministry is examining the impact of U.S. sanctions against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on German firms, a spokeswoman said on Monday...
14:16, 05/20/2019

Oil rises amid surging China crude imports, US sanctions Oil prices rose on Wednesday as U.S. sanctions on crude exporters Iran and Venezuela as well as ongoing supply cuts by producers have left markets tig...
13:32, 05/08/2019

Concern deepens in Turkey over U.S. sanctions for Russia missile system The looming threat of U.S. sanctions and a wider rupture with Western allies over Turkey's purchase of Russian air defenses is raising concern in Anka...
20:16, 05/31/2019

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist shops For years, Karar Hussein has sold sweets in his shop near the entrance to one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, accepting whatever currency was offer...
12:00, 05/26/2019

U.S. readies sanctions, charges over Venezuela food program: sources The United States is preparing sanctions and criminal charges against Venezuelan officials and others suspected of using a military-run food aid progr...
04:48, 05/22/2019

U.S. energy secretary - sanctions bill on Nord Stream 2 coming soon United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday that a sanctions bill putting onerous restrictions on companies involved in the Nord Stream ...
11:00, 05/21/2019

Trump says Iran nuclear deal achievable as sanctions sting U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear program was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities W...
05:16, 05/28/2019

Businessman Joined Plot to Oust Maduro---and Escape U.S. Sanctions Raul Gorrín allegedly helped enrich senior Venezuelan officials by laundering billions of dollars for them. But after the U.S. imposed sanctions on hi...
00:32, 05/28/2019

No link between Exxon deal and Iran sanctions waiver -Iraqi PM Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday there was no link between an initial oil agreement his government was about to sign with Exxon M...
16:32, 05/07/2019

Erdogan says he does not expect U.S. sanctions after Russian missile defense purchase The U.S. has strongly objected to Turkey’s purchase of the Russian system, but the Turkish president tells foreign journalists that it’s a done deal. ...
19:00, 06/20/2019

Defiant Iran says it can 'easily' hit U.S. ships, works to counter sanctions Iran said on Friday it could "easily" hit U.S. warships in the Gulf, the latest in days of saber rattling between Washington and Tehran, while its top...
21:00, 05/17/2019

U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Venezuelan General Who Broke Ranks With Maduro The Trump administration lifted sanctions on a Venezuelan general who broke ranks with President Nicolás Maduro’s regime in an effort to encourage oth...
02:48, 05/08/2019

Huawei challenges U.S. defense bill as sanctions fight ramps up Huawei has filed a motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit against the U.S. government in the telecoms equipment maker’s latest bid to fight sancti...
16:48, 05/29/2019

U.S. sanctions on Huawei send stocks reeling; yields fall European stocks fell, government bond yields slipped and the Japanese yen firmed on Thursday after the U.S. government hit Chinese telecoms giant Huaw...
11:32, 05/16/2019

Cuba forced into rationing as US sanctions and Venezuela crisis bite Commerce minister announces limits on purchases of staples such as chicken, eggs, rice, beans and soapThe Cuban government has announced that it is la...
05:48, 05/11/2019

German firms sent weapons-grade chemicals to Syria despite sanctions — report Despite EU restrictions, German companies were involved in exporting chemicals to Syria, a report has uncovered. The ingredients can be used to make s...
22:32, 06/25/2019

Cuba announces rationing of food and hygiene products amid US sanctions Cuba announced new rationing of food and basic cleaning and hygiene products as the communist-run island grapples with increased US sanctions and the ...
09:32, 05/11/2019

Huawei challenges legality of U.S. defense bill as sanctions fight ramps up China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has filed a motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit against the U.S. government, in the telecoms equipment maker...
10:16, 05/29/2019

UPDATE 1-China says opposes unilateral sanctions against its entities, as U.S. blacklists Huawei China strongly opposes other countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese entities, a Commerce Ministry spokesman said on Thursday in response t...
10:16, 05/16/2019

U.S. issues new sanctions against Iran on anniversary of Trump’s withdrawal from nuclear deal The sanctions targeting metal exports came hours after Iran’s president said the country will pull back from some of its commitments in the 2015 landm...
06:16, 05/09/2019

Huawei suggests US sanctions are no big deal, as its 'core technologies' remain intact Huawei has been in the news for the last few days like never before, but unfortunately for the Chinese tech behemoth, the latest headlines are not dir...
12:48, 05/21/2019

US and European allies may have avoided sanctions clash over Iran trade vehicle A European financial entity created to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran might not run afoul of the law after all, following talks between Secretary o...
00:32, 06/01/2019

U.S. Issues New Sanctions as Iran Warns It Will Step Back From Nuclear Deal The announcement by Iran’s president does not kill the 2015 deal, but it pushes the confrontation between Washington and Tehran into new and potential...
04:48, 05/09/2019

Oil climbs, shaking off Trump calls for OPEC to offset Iran sanctions Oil prices edged higher on Monday, as the market attempted to resume a weeks-long rally that was halted on Friday when U.S. President Donald Trump dem...
20:32, 04/29/2019

Iran Calls New US Sanctions ‘Outrageous And Idiotic’; Leader Mocks Trump In this picture released on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Al...
12:00, 06/25/2019

Trump's new sanctions could deal blow ‘right to the heart’ of Iranian economy, Rep. Turner says President Trump has promised new sanctions against Iran on Monday on top of what has already been a crippling "maximum pressure campaign," and Rep. Mi...
18:48, 06/23/2019

Donald Trump Says Iran Nuclear Deal Achievable As Sanctions Sting U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities...
08:48, 05/28/2019

North Korean restaurant accused of using software sales to bypass sanctions With its bold red paintwork, bright signage and blue Korean unification flag on prominent display, the Koryo restaurant in the northern Vietnamese cit...
05:32, 05/19/2019

Iran's Khamenei says nation will not retreat in face of U.S. sanctions and 'insults': website Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the Iranian nation will not retreat in the face of "cruel" U.S. sanctions and "ins...
12:48, 06/26/2019

US Seizes North Korea Cargo Ship Accused Of Violating Sanctions The United States on Thursday announced the seizure of a North Korean cargo ship for violating international sanctions, boosting pressure on Pyongyang...
12:00, 05/10/2019

Donald Trump Signs "Hard-Hitting Sanctions" Against Iran's Ayatollah The United States imposed sanctions Monday on Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and a string of military chiefs, tightening pressure on the...
19:16, 06/24/2019

Treasury Department: Venezuela's defense, security sectors could face sanctions The Treasury Department named two companies subject to sanctions on Friday, adding that Venezuela's defense and security sectors also could face simi...
05:00, 05/11/2019

Trump threatens sanctions on Cuba over military support for Venezuela's Maduro President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the United States would hit Cuba with sanctions and an embargo if it continued its military support for the gov...
00:32, 05/01/2019

Iranian economy collapsing as Trump administration tightens sanctions: report Iran is in a deep recession, with inflation at roughly 40 percent, due largely to U.S. sanctions. That would mark Iran’s highest inflation level since...
20:48, 04/30/2019

President Trump Announces New Iran Sanctions, Days After Calling Off Airstrikes President Donald Trump said the U.S. will impose major new sanctions on Iran Monday, days after he abruptly called off a plan for airstrikes against t...
22:32, 06/23/2019

Trump Says Will Impose Fresh Sanctions On Iran Amid Heightened Tensions U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy...
20:00, 06/23/2019

Canada sanctions members of Nicaragua government for human rights violations The measures include asset freezes and dealings prohibitions with nine members of the Nicaraguan government, including Gustavo Eduardo Porras Cortes, ...
02:00, 06/22/2019

North Korea turns to wigs, false eyelashes to skirt sanctions North Korea is finding that there’s no such thing as a bad hair day when it comes to fighting crippling economic sanctions. The Hermit Kingdom has bee...
19:00, 05/07/2019

White House did not impose new Iran sanctions Thursday, despite Trump’s claim The White House did not impose new sanctions against Iran on Thursday in response to its downing of a U.S. military drone, contrary to President Trump...
01:16, 06/22/2019

Saudis may have more oil on hand to help avoid price spikes as Iran sanctions kick in Saudi Arabia's efforts to clean up its electric grid have released a good amount of spare oil for export, which would help the United States avoid pri...
18:00, 05/02/2019

UPDATE 2-Trump considering sanctions over Russia's Nord Stream 2 natgas pipeline President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering sanctions over Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project -- which the United Sta...
02:00, 06/13/2019

Nord Stream 2 builders forge on with gas pipeline despite renewed US sanctions threat Despite a new US sanctions threat, companies involved in the Baltic Sea pipeline are ploughing ahead with plans to finish the project by the end of th...
20:32, 06/13/2019

US, allies accuse North Korea of violating UN sanctions on refined petroleum The U.S. is accusing North Korea of breaching U.N. sanctions on the import of refined petroleum via illegal ship-to-ship transfers -- a move that mark...
22:16, 06/13/2019

France suggests Europe will reimpose sanctions if Iran reneges on deal European countries will reimpose sanctions on Iran if it reneges on commitments under its nuclear deal, a source at the French presidency said on Tues...
19:48, 05/07/2019

MH17 murder charges won't hurt Russia as there's no appetite for more sanctions, experts say New murder charges linked to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 jet are not likely to lead to any major repercussions on Russia, experts told C...
19:00, 06/20/2019

Turkey sees improvement in S-400, F-35 talks with U.S., but preparing for potential sanctions - minister Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said he sees an improvement in talks with the United States over the purchase of Russian S-400 defence systems an...
10:16, 05/22/2019

Nord Stream 2 builders forge ahead despite renewed US sanctions threat Despite a new US sanctions threat, companies involved in the Baltic Sea gas pipeline are ploughing ahead with plans to finish the project by the end o...
14:00, 06/14/2019

Ashena, adviser to Iranian president, says Trump should ease sanctions to avoid war An adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday if U.S. President Donald Trump does not want war with Tehran, he should ease sanctions, ...
15:48, 06/21/2019

Treasury Sanctions Iraqi Firm Accused of Smuggling Arms for Iran The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on an Iraqi company it said had trafficked hundreds of millions of dollars in arms for Iran’s Islamic R...
20:00, 06/12/2019

UPDATE 1-Trump eyes more Iran sanctions; military action still on table U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will impose additional sanctions against Iran in an effort to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapo...
17:48, 06/22/2019

White House May Lift Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials Who Reject Maduro Vice President Mike Pence offered potential sanctions relief after an uprising led by Juan Guaidó fizzled and Venezuela’s military stuck with Nicolás ...
04:48, 05/08/2019

UPDATE 2-Trump eyes more Iran sanctions; military action still on table U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will impose additional sanctions on Iran in an effort to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, a...
16:16, 06/23/2019

Russia sanctions debate deepens Germany's east-west divide State premiers in eastern Germany want to end crippling sanctions against Russia. With the far-right Alternative for Germany gaining ground in the eas...
19:00, 06/11/2019

As Iraq Tries to Beat the Heat, U.S. Renews Sanctions Waiver on Power From Iran The U.S. has allowed Iraq to import natural gas and electricity from Iran without risking sanctions for another four months, Iraqi officials said, as ...
16:00, 06/18/2019

Trump says new sanctions on Iran to start Monday, dials back rhetoric U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy...
01:00, 06/23/2019

Oil mixed, caught between US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela and trade dispute with China Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday as U.S. sanctions on oil exporters Iran and Venezuela kept markets on edge while concerns that an escalating Sino-U.S...
04:32, 05/07/2019

Iran warns US to drop sanctions as time runs out for nuclear deal Even while insisting they do not want a war, leaders of Iran and the US have again ratcheted up international tension. The EU is scrambling to salvage...
20:32, 06/26/2019

Trump says new sanctions on Iran to start on Monday, dials back rhetoric U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy...
22:32, 06/22/2019

U.S. to impose additional sanctions on Iran, military action still on the table: Trump Trump, who was speaking to reporters at the White House, made his comments after recently calling off military action against Iran to retaliate for th...
18:32, 06/22/2019

Israel urges snapback sanctions on Iran if it breaches uranium limit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged world powers on Monday to step up sanctions against Iran swiftly should it go through with a plan to e...
14:32, 06/17/2019

U.S. places sanctions on Chechen group, Russians, suspected of human rights abuses The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five people, including at least three Russians, over allegations of human right...
06:48, 05/17/2019

Human Rights Watch accuses Nicaragua of torture against protesters, urges sanctions Pro-government forces in Nicaragua committed human rights abuses including torture in suppressing recent protests against President Daniel Ortega, and...
01:16, 06/20/2019

Human Rights Watch accuses of Nicaragua torture against protesters, urges sanctions Pro-government forces in Nicaragua committed human rights abuses including torture in suppressing recent protests against President Daniel Ortega, and...
22:48, 06/19/2019

Otto Warmbier's mother calls for more sanctions on 'cancer on the earth' North Korea Cindy Warmbier, mother of the student who died after being held hostage in North Korea, made an emotional call for further sanctions against Kim Jong ...
19:00, 05/04/2019

U.S. targets Russian firm for allegedly helping North Korea evade sanctions The United States has sanctioned a Russian financial institution for allegedly helping North Korea evade financial sanctions by assisting a company li...
21:32, 06/19/2019

UPDATE 2-Huawei challenges legality of U.S. defence bill as sanctions fight ramps up China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has filed a legal motion seeking to declare a U.S. defence law unconstitutional, in the telecom equipment maker's l...
14:48, 05/29/2019

Gen. Jack Keane: Trump sanctions 'crippling' Iran, trying to curb 'aggressive behavior' The Trump administration's Iran sanctions are hurting the country's economy and recent events are exposing Tehran's "strategy" to deal with the matter...
13:32, 06/18/2019