UN Security Council: Those obstructing Libyan elections may be subject to sanctions

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 - 09:07 GMT

The United Nations Security Council warned on Wednesday that those obstructing political transition and elections scheduled for 24 December in Libya may be subject to sanctions.

US signs executive order allowing new sanctions against Ethiopia over reported Tigray atrocities

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 - 12:52 GMT

The US administration, under President Joe Biden, signed an executive order on Friday that allows further sanctions against parties involved in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict.

Greece, Cyprus plan to impose sanctions against Turkey

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 - 10:28 GMT

That is because the European Union did not respond to their demands.

US envoy threatens to trigger return of UN sanctions on Iran

Thu, 14 May 2020 - 09:29 GMT

US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, confirmed the strategy two weeks after a US official, speaking on condition anonymity, said the United States had told Britain, France, and Germany of its plan.

US president Donald Trump to look into legislation proposing to sanctions on China

Thu, 14 May 2020 - 09:26 GMT

"I will certainly look at it (the legislation), they build to sanction China so I will certainly take a look at it. I have not seen it yet," Trump told reporters on Wednesday.

US imposes sanctions on Iran's information minister

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 - 09:29 GMT

The United States imposed sanctions on Iran's information minister on Friday for his role in “wide-scale internet censorship.

Egypt welcomes US sanctions against Turkey

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 - 12:32 GMT

Egypt voiced its resentment over the continuation of Turksih offensive against northeastern Syria.

Russia vows response to new US sanctions

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 - 10:22 GMT

Moscow will respond to the new US sanctions, which it considers unreasonable, Russia's Foreign Ministry said. It also called on Washington to stop playing absurd sanction games.

Fiery statements made by Iranian officials on Tuesday

Tue, 28 May 2019 - 01:42 GMT

Four Iranian officials gave statements on Tuesday evolving around the statements made by U.S. President on Monday in Japan.

After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm: media

Wed, 22 May 2019 - 10:49 GMT

Huawei says it can ensure a steady components supply chain without U.S. help. A Hikvision executive echoed the sentiment.

U.S. buyers of Venezuelan oil sub in Shell, BP offshore crude

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 - 10:03 GMT

Sanctions have intensified the need for the oil that is being pumped out of these vast fields. Gulf production averaged 1.89 million bpd in March, up nearly 145,000 bpd from February, said Jodi Quinnell, oil analyst at Genscape.

Russia says it will respond to new EU sanctions

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 - 11:07 GMT

Russia will respond to new European Union sanctions, its foreign ministry said on Saturday, without saying what action it would take.

Oil rises amid OPEC supply cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 - 10:01 GMT

International Brent crude oil futures were at $66.95 a barrel at 0751 GMT, up 28 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last close.

CBE signs sanctions on 28 exchange companies during 2018

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 - 03:59 GMT

These measures came within the framework of the supervisory role of the bank and its efforts to preserve the efficiency of the banking system.

EU studying more sanctions on Venezuela, no oil embargo

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 - 02:00 GMT

The European Union is considering imposing more sanctions on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Iran says despite U.S. sanctions, it has found new 'potential' oil buyers

Sun, 06 Jan 2019 - 09:04 GMT

“China, India, Japan, South Korea and other countries that were granted waivers from America to import Iranian oil are not willing to buy even one barrel more from Iran."

Russia widens ban on Ukrainian imports in tit-for-tat sanctions row

Sat, 29 Dec 2018 - 01:23 GMT

Russia expanded a ban on imported goods from Ukraine on Saturday, saying it would halt some $500 million worth of annual imports of mainly industrial products.

Private buyers of Iran crude had no problems exporting it: oil minister

Wed, 26 Dec 2018 - 09:32 GMT

Iran began selling crude oil to private companies for export in late October, just ahead of U.S. sanctions on sectors including oil which came into effect on Nov. 5.

USA working on law to prevent Iran from creating "Cryptocurrencies"

Sun, 23 Dec 2018 - 10:51 GMT

The U.S. government seems determined to avoid at all costs that countries with which it does not have the best diplomatic relations, can develop a cryptocurrency.

U.S. legislation to urge possible China sanctions over Xinjiang crackdown

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 - 01:20 GMT

U.S. lawmakers will introduce legislation on Wednesday urging a stronger response by the Trump administration to China’s crackdown on minority Muslims.