US slaps sanctions against ISIS' Af-Pak chief

The US has slapped sanctions against the Islamic State's Khorasan unit chief Hafiz Saeed Khan, the former Taliban commander who pledged allegiance to the dreaded militant group.

EU readies Burundi sanctions: Sources

 The EU is readying sanctions against four associates of Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza after he won a disputed third term, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

Ukraine's Poroshenko says rebel elections threaten peace deal, extends sanctions

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Wednesday to extend sanctions on over 400 individuals and 90 legal entities in response to a decision by separatist rebels to set a date for what Kiev sees as "illegal elections".

Ukraine expands list of sanctions against Russia

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday expanded a list of sanctions against Russian companies and individuals held responsible for the ex-Soviet state`s eastern uprising and for Moscow`s annexation of Crimea.

EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

 The European Union has extended by six months a visa ban and asset freeze targeting several close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin and others involved in Russia's annexation of Crimea and other territorial disputes in Ukraine.

South Sudan govt suspends peace talks despite sanctions threat

 South Sudan`s government said Friday it was pulling out of peace talks to end a 20-month long civil war after rebel forces split despite international threats of sanctions.

Iran eyes $185 billion oil and gas projects after sanctions

Iran on Thursday outlined plans to rebuild its main industries and trade relationships following a nuclear agreement with world powers, saying it was targeting oil and gas projects worth $185 billion by 2020.

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.