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Ukraine moves to grant more power to regions

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 21:35

Crisis-hit Ukraine took the first step Wednesday toward granting more powers to the regions in line with Western wishes but stopped well short of creating the federation sought by Russia.

North Korea objects to sanctions ban on ski resort equipment

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 14:57

North Korea objected on Saturday to a ban on imports of equipment for a luxury ski resort mainly for the ruling elite, indicating toughened UN sanctions are impacting the impoverished state.

Panama detains North Korean ship carrying `sophisticated missile equipment`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 12:56

A North Korean cargo ship was reportedly seized by Panama on Tuesday as it carried `undeclared military cargo`.

West demands tougher action against Iran arms to Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 10:37

The United States led western calls for tougher UN action on Iran`s arms supplies to Syria and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.

More S Koreans leave N Korean factory park under ban

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 18:19

The North Korean factory park that is the last vestige of cooperation with the South moved closer to paralysis on Saturday as nearly 100 South Korean workers went home across a border that Pyongyang has closed.

N Korea plans to attack US; Russia fears ‘spiral`

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 20:13

In the backdrop of growing tensions between North Korea and US, Russia on Friday warned against growing military activity near North Korea, BBC reported.

North Korea threatens to attack South

Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013, 16:00

Further heightening tensions in the Korean peninsula, North Korea on Friday threatened a war with the South.

Australia appointed to UN sanctions committee

Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013, 11:41

Australia has been appointed to chair the UN Security Council committees which determine and monitor the international sanctions regimes against al Qaeda, the Taliban and Iran.

UN seeks review of N Korea, Iran aid

Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 11:07

The head of the UN intellectual property agency says it has asked UN sanctions officials to review computer equipment it provided to Iran and North Korea.

N Korea violating sanctions: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 09:39

North Korea continues to violate UN sanctions by attempting to ship arms to Syria and Myanmar and illegally importing luxury goods, according to a long-awaited report by a UN experts panel.

Pakistan: `It’s time for a reality check`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 12:50

Any further attempt on Pakistan`s part to preserve its "so-called strategic assets" might invite UN sanctions, warned a Pakistani daily.

S Korea seeks more N Korean sanctions: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 12:23

South Korea is seeking to extend UN sanctions to 19 more North Korean institutions following the country`s widely condemned rocket launch this month.