US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The United States has announced sanctions on Myanmar‘s military Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and three other military leaders due to their role in the “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingyaminority. The State Department said on Tuesday it took action after finding credible evidence they were involved in the violence two years ago that led about[…]

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US imposes sanctions on Hezbollah MPs in Lebanon

The United States has imposed sanctions on Hezbollah political officials, including members of the Lebanese parliament, accusing the group of threatening the “economic stability and security of Lebanon and the wider region”. The sanctions, announced on Tuesday, target parliament members Amin Sherri and Muhammad Rad, as well as Wafiq Safa,[…]

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Pompeo warns Iran of more ‘isolation, sanctions’

Iran will face further sanctions in response to its expected breach of a uranium enrichment cap, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. On Sunday, Iran said it was hours away from breaching the cap set by an endangered nuclear deal reached with international powers but from which the United States withdrew[…]

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Trump threatens Iran with’obliteration’

US President Donald Trump has threatened Iran with “obliteration” if the country were to strike American targets, a day after his administration imposed sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Trump declared that “any attack by Iran on[…]

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Venezuela prosecutor moves to place travel ban on Guaido

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to place a travel ban on self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, as well to freeze the opposition leader’s accounts. The United States, along with several other countries, have recognised Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state and denounced leftist President Nicolas Maduro[…]

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US sanctions two Turkey officials over detention of pastor

The White House is announcing that the Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the Trump administration would sanction Turkey’s minister of justice and minister of interior[…]

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