UN endorses Iran deal, paves way to lift sanctions

The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution that endorses the historic deal on Iran`s nuclear program and clears a path for international sanctions crippling its economy to be lifted.

UN to pave way for lifting sanctions on Iran

 The UN Security Council is due to adopt a resolution Monday that would clear a path for international sanctions crippling Iran`s economy to be lifted.

No sanctions on Iran if Congress does not pass nuke deal: John Kerry
No sanctions on Iran if Congress does not pass nuke deal: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that Iran would not face any international sanctions if the Republican-majority Congress does not pass the nuclear deal, which has been negotiated by the US and key world powers.

Thailand enshrines junta`s unsanctioned protests ban in law

Thailand has passed a new law forbidding unsanctioned protests, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha said Wednesday, ensuring the ruling junta`s ban on rallies persists long after its military rulers leave office.

India, Japan paid economic price for sanctions on Iran: Rice

With the US sealing a deal over Iran's nuclear programme, the Obama Administration has said countries like India and Japan have paid an economic price for sanctions against the Islamic republic and they may no longer feel obliged to do so if the pact is scuttled by the Congress.

Ministers convene at Iran talks but breakthrough not yet in sight

Tehran and world powers were still shy of a breakthrough at nuclear talks on Thursday as foreign ministers flew in to lend heft to negotiations that focused on how soon sanctions would be lifted and how Iran`s compliance with a deal would be checked.

Russian MP seeks measures against Canada for sanctions

 Moscow should adopt measures against Canada in response to Ottawa`s latest move to expand sanctions against Russia, senior Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov said on Tuesday.

Putin extends counter sanctions against West for one year
Putin extends counter sanctions against West for one year

 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday extended counter sanctions against the West for a year after EU foreign ministers agreed to prolong punitive measures against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict until January 2016.

Russia slams EU sanctions renewal as pointless `blackmail`
Russia slams EU sanctions renewal as pointless `blackmail`

Russia on Saturday slammed the EU`s extension of sanctions over its annexation of Crimea as "blackmail" and vowed it would not be pressured into returning the peninsula to Ukraine.

EU prolongs Crimea sanctions

The EU on Friday prolonged until 2016 a sanctions package over Russia`s illegal annexation of Crimea, days after rolling over a series of damaging punitive measures against Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis.

Iran`s Rouhani says critics belittle sanctions impact
Iran`s Rouhani says critics belittle sanctions impact

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hit out on Sunday at critics of his drive for a nuclear deal with major powers, saying they belittled the impact of sanctions on ordinary people.

MCD workers' strike: Delhi LG sanctions Rs 494 crore to civic bodies

Rs 494 crores of rupees will be released by the Delhi govt for the workers of MCD in order to call off the strike.

Putin meets Pope over Ukraine crisis, reaches one hour late
Putin meets Pope over Ukraine crisis, reaches one hour late

Concerned about more EU sanctions ahead, Russian President Vladimir Putin flew to Rome on Wednesday and met with Italian PM Matteo Renzi and said how even Italian businesses were bearing the brunt of sanctions imposed on Moscow.

Isolated Putin seeks sympathetic hearing in Italy

 Vladimir Putin makes a rare international outing on Wednesday with a high-profile visit to Italy and the Vatican two days after the G7 threatened him with tougher sanctions over Ukraine.

UN Security Council extends Iran sanctions mandate

The UN Security Council on Tuesday extended the mandate of the panel of experts monitoring the implementation of sanctions against Iran for a year until July 9, 2016.

G7 warns Russia of more sanctions, pledges climate action

World leaders Monday warned Russia it would face stepped-up sanctions for its "aggression" in Ukraine, as they wrapped up a G7 meeting also pledging strong action to fight climate change.

Russia, China block UN Libya sanctions

Russia and China on Friday opposed a US-led request to impose sanctions on two Libyans accused of obstructing UN talks on forming a national unity government, diplomats said.

US, EU sanctions can end if Ukraine truce met: Kerry
US, EU sanctions can end if Ukraine truce met: Kerry

Biting US and EU sanctions slapped on Russia can be rolled back "if and when" the terms of a shaky Ukraine ceasefire are fully met, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

Iran, P5+1 begin draft for removing sanctions: Negotiator

 Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers have started drafting the text of the mechanism for removing the sanctions imposed on Tehran over its peaceful nuclear programme, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said.