Turkey hit with Russian sanctions

President Vladimir Putin ordered a series of economic sanctions against Turkey after a Russian fighter jet was shot down by Turkish forces and its pilot killed last week, as tensions over the war in Syria continue to escalate. A decree published on the Kremlin’s website on Saturday came hours after[…]

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Iran’s president demands end to Western sanctions

Western countries should end their sanctions against Iran in order to expedite talks aimed at allaying fears about the country’s nuclear programmes, said Iranian President Hassan Rowhani Saturday during a speech celebrating the Persian New Year. “Our policies are ones of ending tensions and building up cooperation,” said Rowhani as[…]

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North Korea blasts US over sanctions

North Korea issued a furious statement Sunday slamming the United States for imposing sanctions against government officials and the defense industry for a cyberattack on Sony. It again denied any role in the breach of tens of thousands of confidential Sony emails and business files. An unnamed spokesman of North[…]

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EFF welcomes court’s lifting of sanctions

The EFF on Tuesday welcomed the Western Cape High Court’s interim order lifting the sanctions against 20 suspended EFF MPs. “The Economic Freedom Fighters welcomes the Western Cape High Court ruling that the sanctions of the Powers and Privileges Committee as approved by parliament be set aside,” said spokesman Mbuyiseni[…]

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Ruling on EFF sanctions expected

The Western Cape High Court is expected to deliver judgment on Tuesday on the EFF’s quest for an urgent interdict against sanctions implemented by Parliament against 20 of its MPs. The matter came before the court on Friday, but was adjourned after Judge Dennis Davis had heard arguments from Dumisa[…]

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UN readying sanctions against key Yemenis

The UN is preparing to impose sanctions on five prominent Yemenis, including Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president, Al Jazeera has learned. A UN panel of experts found that the individuals had been undermining Yemen’s democratic transition. Three of those named are leaders of the Houthi rebel group that has[…]

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EU sanctions against Russia take effect

New European Union sanctions targeting Russia over the crisis in Ukraine went into force on Friday, despite the threat of retaliation from Moscow. The sanctions target major oil firms, defence companies and state-owned banks, denying them access to finance in crucial European markets. They also add 24 individuals to a[…]

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SA govt “accommodating” Israel

A Rhodes university professor believes the South Africa government is far too sympathetic to the Israel regime. Prof Robert van Niekerk was commenting on the fact that South Africa has yet to take any decisive diplomatic action against the Zionist regime, despite calls for South Africa to recall its ambassador[…]

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