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Sanctions against Myanmar to be lifted soon: US President Barack Obama

Sanctions against Myanmar to be lifted soon: US President Barack Obama

The United States would "soon" lift its sanctions against Myanmar, the US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.

US sanctions North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for rights abuses

The United States placed North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on its sanctions blacklist Wednesday, saying he is directly responsible for a long list of extreme human rights abuses in his country.

Barack Obama slaps new sanctions on North Korea after tests

Barack Obama slaps new sanctions on North Korea after tests

President Barack Obama imposed sweeping new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday intended to further isolate the country`s leadership after recent actions by Pyongyang that have been seen by Washington and its allies as provocative.

EU readying Libya sanctions: Foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini

The EU has started work on sanctions against Libyan figures who hold up agreement on a national unity government meant to bring peace to the war-torn country, EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said on Monday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un orders nuclear arsenal on 'standby'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un orders nuclear arsenal on 'standby'

The North's nuclear warheads must be deployed "on standby so as to be fired at any moment," Kim was quoted as saying by the North's official KCNA news agency on Friday.

China urges caution over sanctions against North Korea

China urges caution over sanctions against North Korea

China on Friday urged the relevant parties to be cautious and show restraint to avoid complicating the situation as the US passed a bill to impose more stringent sanctions on North Korea.

US Congress adopts expanded sanctions on North Korea

The bipartisan measure would slap sanctions on any person or entity importing goods, technology or training related to weapons of mass destruction into North Korea.

France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted `this summer`: French economy minister

France hopes that international sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine will be lifted "this summer," French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani visits Italy, France on first post-sanctions tour

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is to visit Italy and France next week to boost economic ties, in his first European tour since a nuclear deal saw sanctions lifted against the Islamic republic.

Britain joins Syria air war; Putin vows more sanctions on Turkey

British Tornado jets took off from the Royal Air Force base at Akrotiri in Cyprus before dawn.

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.