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.

Iran nuclear deal possible only if sanctions lifted, says Rouhani
Iran nuclear deal possible only if sanctions lifted, says Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Tehran will not accept a comprehensive nuclear deal with major powers if all sanctions imposed on Tehran were not lifted, state television reported.

Iran deal requires phased sanctions removal: White House

The White House pushed back on Friday against declarations from Iran's leaders that any nuclear deal must include an immediate lifting of sanctions, indicating President Barack Obama will walk away from negotiations unless sanctions are removed over time.

Iran will sign final nuclear deal only if sanctions lifted: Rouhani

  Iran will agree to a final nuclear accord with six major powers only if all sanctions imposed on the country over its disputed nuclear work are lifted, President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Thursday.

Japan is set to extend sanctions on North Korea

Japan will likely extend its sanctions against North Korea because of Pyongyang`s delay in reporting into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday without citing sources.

US Senate threatens Iran with new sanctions

 The US Senate voted unanimously Thursday supporting a non-binding measure to slap new economic sanctions on Iran should it violate terms of any nuclear deal it reaches with world powers.

US lifts sanctions on Cuba-linked shippers, traders

 The United States on Tuesday removed sanctions on nearly five dozen shipping companies, trading firms and individuals that had been blacklisted for links to Cuba.

UN Security Council warns of sanctions after S. Sudan talks fail

 The UN Security Council deplored Tuesday the collapse of peace talks between South Sudan`s warring factions, and once more threatened sanctions.

US declares Venezuela a national security threat, sanctions top officials

The United States declared Venezuela a national security threat on Monday and ordered sanctions against seven officials from the oil-rich country in the worst bilateral diplomatic dispute since socialist President Nicolas Maduro took office in 2013.

UN Security Council sets up South Sudan sanctions regime

The UN Security Council on Tuesday established a sanctions regime for South Sudan but stopped short of imposing worldwide travel bans and asset freezes on officials in the conflict-torn country or an arms embargo.

UN moves to slap sanctions on South Sudan

The UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution to slap sanctions on South Sudan`s warring factions, ratcheting up pressure as a deadline loomed to reach a peace deal.

All sanctions must go if US wants a nuke deal: Iranian Foreign Minister

A deal on Iran's nuclear programme could be concluded if the US and other Western powers agree to remove all sanctions on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.

Iran says nuclear deal hinges on US will to lift sanctions

A deal on Iran`s nuclear programme could be concluded this week if the United States and other Western countries have sufficient political will and agree to remove sanctions on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.

Russia appreciates India's stand against sanctions

Amid Western threats to impose tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, Moscow on Friday appreciated India`s stand and said both countries stood for "non-interference in the domestic affairs" of other nations.

US and allies discuss new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine: John Kerry
US and allies discuss new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine: John Kerry

The United States and its allies are discussing imposing more sanctions against Russia for undermining a European-brokered truce in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.

US threatens more sanctions after `179 Ukraine soldiers killed`

The United States warned Saturday it could escalate sanctions on Russia after rebels overran a key Ukrainian town in violation of a truce, leaving a reported 179 government soldiers dead over a month of fighting.

US eases Sudan communications sanctions

The United States on Tuesday eased sanctions against Sudan by allowing Americans to send some communications hardware and software, including smartphones, officials said.

Impose travel ban, sanctions on Pakistan: US Senators to Kerry

Expressing concern over Pakistan's failure to combat terrorism, two top US lawmakers have asked Secretary of State John Kerry to consider travel ban, suspending portions of assistance and impose sanctions on officials who maintain ties with designated terrorist groups.

EU warns Russia of 'more action' if Ukraine pact breached
EU warns Russia of 'more action' if Ukraine pact breached

The European Union (EU) has warned Russia that it is ready to take more action in addition to the sanctions it has already imposed if a new Ukraine peace pact is breached, the bloc's president Donald Tusk said late on Thursday.