US imposes sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced sanctions on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, investigating US soldiers for alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Phakiso Mochochoko, director of the ICC’s Jurisdiction, Complementary and Cooperation Division, was

13 UN Security Council oppose US push for Iran sanctions

NEW YORK: The United States was further isolated over its bid to reimpose international sanctions on Iran with 13 countries on the 15-member UN Security Council expressing their opposition, arguing the move is void as Washington quit the nuclear deal

China sanctions 11 Americans in retaliatory move

BEIJING: China has sanctioned eleven Americans, including senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in retaliation for similar US moves prompted by Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong. The United States last week accused eleven officials of suppressing “freedom and democratic processes”

Iran’s coronavirus crisis

One of the worst affected countries from the coronavirus is our neighbour Iran. According to the nation’s health ministry, one person dies from the disease every ten minutes and fifty people get infected every hour. The Iranian government is voicing

IAEA chief demands clarifications on Iran’s nuclear programme

PARIS: The head of the UN’s atomic watchdog on Tuesday sounded alarm at Iran’s cooperation with the agency and demanded clarifications over an undeclared site in Tehran where uranium particles were found late last year. Rafael Grossi, the new head

Rouhani seeks support for Iran economy on Japan visit

TOKYO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sought economic support from Tokyo as he wrapped up his two-day visit to Japan on Saturday. Rouhani’s trip to Japan is the first by an Iranian head of state in two decades. This comes

Blacklisting Rao Anwar

The notorious former police officer Rao Anwar is once again in the spotlight and the implications could be serious. The United States has blacklisted Anwar, among eighteen individuals worldwide, for human rights violations and imposed economic sanctions upon them. According

Rao Anwar to file lawsuit against US govt over sanctions

KARACHI: Former senior superintendent of police Rao Anwar, on Wednesday said that he should be gunned down in a street-center if found involved in league with criminals. In a video message issued on Wednesday, Anwar vowed to fight a legal

US slaps sanctions on Venezuela over corruption

WASHINGTON: The United States has imposed sanctions on five Venezuelan security officials and political figures over violence and corruption. The US Treasury Department said in a statement that,  the Venezuelan officials have been linked to violence against opposition protesters and

Trump announces Turkey sanctions ‘will be lifted’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday the United States is lifting sanctions on Turkey, hailing the success of a ceasefire along its border with Syria. The president, who has been under fire for abruptly withdrawing US troops from northern

Turkey defiant on Syria operation as US demands ceasefire

ANKARA: Turkey rebuffed international pressure to curb its military offensive against Kurdish militants in Syria on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump dispatched his deputy Mike Pence to Ankara to demand a ceasefire. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected any

US approves tough sanctions on Turkey over Syria

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has approved a draft of new heavy sanctions to target Turkey as its forces are not withdrawn from Syria. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that US President Donald Trump assigned the task against Turkey

US to slap Turkey with sanctions over Syria

WASHINGTON: The US senators have said that they have agreed on slapping the sanctions on Turkey if its forces are not withdrawn from Syria. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that he and Democrat Chris Van Hollen have introduced legislation that

US-Iran spat hits the nation’s space program

Washington: The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Iran’s space program, saying that an ongoing explosion on a launch pad was an indication of missile work. “The United States won’t allow Iran to utilize its space launch program as