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US says will use every tool to end Maduro 'dictatorship' in Venezuela

Washington - The White House said Tuesday it would use "every appropriate tool" to end the presidency of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro after President Donald Trump ordered a freeze on the country's US-based assets.

Trump orders freeze on all Venezuelan govt assets in US

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday ordered a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States and barred transactions with its authorities, in Washington's latest move against President Nicolas Maduro.

Four Chinese indicted for evading US weapons sanctions on N.Korea

Washington - Four Chinese nationals have been indicted for financial dealings with North Korean companies sanctioned for involvement in the production of weapons of mass destruction, the US Justice Department said Tuesday.

Myanmar says military 'dignity' harmed by US ban on army chief

Yangon - A US travel ban on Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing over his role in orchestrating a bloody crackdown against Rohingya Muslims harms the dignity of the military, a spokesman said Wednesday, adding critics failed to properly understand the crisis.

Lebanon president 'regrets' new anti-Hezbollah sanctions

Beirut - Lebanon's president on Wednesday expressed regret over US sanctions against three officials, including lawmakers, from Hezbollah -- his most prominent political ally, as other top figures also criticised the move.

Macron seeks lead EU role in Iran crisis

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron is seeking to lead European diplomatic efforts to find a face-saving solution to the latest crisis between Tehran and Washington, with the EU looking to buy time and soothe tensions, diplomats and experts say.

Iran condemns detention of oil supertanker in Gibraltar

Gibraltar - Iran on Thursday condemned the "illegal interception" of one of its oil tankers in Gibraltar where authorities said they suspected it was carrying crude to Syria in violation of EU sanctions.

N. Korea says US 'hell-bent' on sanctions despite Trump-Kim meet

New York - North Korea has accused the US of being "hell-bent on hostile acts" just days after the countries' leaders agreed to resume denuclearization talks.

Iraq sets up 'loophole' in US sanctions to buy Iranian power

Baghdad - Iraq is establishing a financial "loophole" to continue buying vital gas and electricity from Iran despite US sanctions, AFP has learned, mirroring a European mechanism that came into effect Friday.

US slaps sanctions on son of Venezuelan leader Maduro

Washington - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the son of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for serving in his father's "illegitimate regime.

US slaps sanctions on son of Venezuelan leader Maduro

Washington - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the son of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for serving in his father's "illegitimate regime.

France asks UN to add five to Mali sanctions blacklist

New York - The UN Security Council is considering adding five Mali nationals to the sanctions blacklist including two businessmen accused of drug trafficking and of blocking aid projects, according to documents seen by AFP on Friday.

US pushes UN to tighten Iran sanctions blacklist

New York - The United States has asked the UN Security Council to update its sanctions blacklist on Iran after complaining of lapses in enforcing travel bans and asset freezes, according to a letter seen by AFP on Wednesday.

Iran says US sanctions rupture 'path to diplomacy'

Tehran - Iran said Tuesday US sanctions on its leaders represent the "permanent closure" of diplomacy with Washington, after President Donald Trump tightened the screws on a nation he has threatened with "obliteration".

New US sanctions target Iran's supreme leader, military brass

Washington - New US sanctions imposed on Iran on Monday target Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and senior military leaders of the Islamic republic.

Latest sanctions on Iran will block 'billions' in assets: US

Washington - The US sanctions slapped Monday on Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other officials will block "literally billions" in Iranian assets, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

US, Canada impose sanctions on four top Nicaraguan officials

Washington - The United States and Canada on Friday slapped new sanctions on Nicaraguan officials close to President Daniel Ortega, saying they persecuted dissidents and the press, enacted repressive laws, and denied people medical care.

Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations

Tehran - Iran's defence minister "categorically rejected" Wednesday accusations that Tehran was behind two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, describing evidence presented by Washington as "unsubstantiated", official news agency IRNA reported.

Russia, China, block US effort to halt North Korea fuel deliveries

New York - Russia and China on Tuesday blocked an American initiative that aimed to halt fuel deliveries to North Korea, which Washington accuses of exceeding its annual ceiling for 2019, diplomatic sources said.

US grants energy-hungry Iraq new Iran sanctions waiver: source

Baghdad - The United States has granted Iraq another 90-day waiver to continue with vital energy imports from neighbouring Iran despite re-imposed sanctions, a government source said Saturday.

Iran attacks leave Trump and aides divided, with no clear strategy

Washington - To retaliate or show restraint? Toughen sanctions or negotiate?

US accuses North Korea of breaching UN fuel cap

New York - The United States is accusing North Korea of breaching a UN-imposed ceiling on fuel imports by carrying out dozens of ship-to-ship transfers this year, according to a report obtained by AFP on Wednesday.

Iran says new US sanctions show talks offer 'hollow'

Tehran - Iran said Saturday that new US sanctions on its petrochemical industry show the hollowness of President Donald Trump's claims to be open to fresh negotiations with Tehran.

Russia woos foreign investors as arrests loom over forum

Sanktpeterburg - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia was "counting" on foreign investments to realise major new projects, as the recent arrests of foreign businessmen hung over a showcase economic forum.

Divided UN renews South Sudan arms embargo

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday extended for a year an arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan despite resistance from African countries, Russia and China.A US-drafted resolution was adopted by a vote of 10 in favor with five abstentions.

Russia forges on with Europe gas project despite US sanctions threat

Deep in the Russian Arctic anticipation runs high ahead of the launch of a natural gas pipeline that has emerged as a source of tensions pitting Moscow and Berlin against Washington.

EU adopts powers to respond to cyberattacks

Apo - The European Union on Friday adopted powers to punish those outside the bloc who launch cyberattacks that cripple hospitals and banks, sway elections and steal company secrets or funds.

UN experts urge 'financial isolation' of Myanmar military

Geneva - Myanmar's military commanders should be financially "isolated" and brought to trial to face charges of war crimes and genocide against the Rohingya minority, UN investigators said Tuesday.

North Korea demands return of US-seized cargo ship

Seoul - North Korea on Tuesday demanded the return of a cargo ship seized by Washington last week for violating international sanctions, calling it an "unlawful and outrageous act".

A year after US nuclear pullout, Iran grapples with sanctions

Tehran - A year after the US withdrew from a landmark nuclear accord, Iran's economy is suffering under renewed sanctions -- but Tehran is sticking to the pact even while warning its patience "has limits".
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