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UN sanctions not blunt instruments

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United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) sanctions are no longer blunt instruments having transformed since the 1990s into “a vital tool” minimising negative consequences...

Four Burundians to be US sanction-free

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The US will lift restrictions on four Burundians it sanctioned in 2015 over violence in the country, the White House said. In 2015, the US...

West African bloc imposes sanctions on Mali leaders over stalled vote

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West Africa’s main political and economic bloc imposed sanctions on Sunday against Mali’s transitional leaders after they informed the organisation they would not be...

France, EU push for Turkey sanctions

The European Parliament urged the EU to impose sanctions on Turkey after President Tayyip Erdogan visited the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of Cyprus. With 631...

US Treasury imposes sanctions on Iranian ‘cyber threat group’

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The United States has imposed sanctions on two Iranian entities and 45 associated individuals who carried out a malware campaign targeting Iranian dissidents, journalists...

Syria goes to the polls as new sanctions hit war-ravaged economy

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Syria held a parliamentary election on Sunday, gripped by a collapsing economy and new US sanctions after President Bashar al-Assad clawed back control of...

France, Germany, Italy threaten sanctions over arms for Libya

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The leaders of France, Germany and Italy on Saturday threatened for the first time to use sanctions against countries that continued to violate a...

Iran dismisses new US sanctions as ‘fruitless and repetitive’

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Iran dismissed on Thursday new US sanctions on several Iranian officials, saying they were a sign of the complete inefficiency of Washington’s previous sanctions...

US imposes sanctions on South Sudan vice president

The US imposed sanctions on South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, the US Treasury Department said in a statement, in Washington’s latest...

Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions

Iraq’s parliament called for US and other foreign troops to leave as a backlash grows against the US killing of a top Iranian general...

Eastern DRC rebels sanctioned by US

The US imposed sanctions on the leader of an Islamist rebel group and five others for serious human rights abuses including mass rape, torture...

Egypt risks US sanctions over fighter deal

The United States could impose sanctions on Egypt and block future military sales if it goes ahead with a purchase of Russian warplanes, a...

Zimbabwe security minister sanctioned by US

The US imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe’s state security minister Owen Ncube over what it says is credible information of his involvement in “gross violations...

UN pushing to halt embargo violations in Libya

The UN envoy for Libya hopes an international conference next month will produce a Security Council resolution committing foreign powers to stopping an escalating...

US Treasury puts sanctions on Guptas

The US Treasury sanctioned three Gupta family members, friends of former South African President Jacob Zuma accused of influence-peddling and a business associate for...

Sudan sees sanctions lifted soon

Sudan’s prime minister held useful talks with US officials while at the United Nations last week and was hopeful Khartoum could reach an agreement...

US sanctions on Sudan possible – State Department

A top US State Department official who deals with Sudan said Washington was considering all options, including sanctions, if there was more violence after...

US Zimbabwe sanctions extended

US President Donald Trump extended by a year sanctions against Zimbabwe saying the new government’s policies continue to pose an “unusual and extraordinary” threat...

EU renews DR Congo sanctions

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The European Union renewed sanctions against the ruling coalition's candidate for presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary and 13 other...

US sanctions on Libyan Islamist commander

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The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Libyan Islamist commander Salah Badi, accusing him of undermining security by directing attacks on groups...

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