UK imposes new sanctions on generals, Myanmar tensions mount

Six generals cited over rights abuses and companies told not to work with military-linked businesses following the February 1 coup. The United Kingdom has announced new sanctions on the Myanmar generals behind the February 1 coup and said British companies should not be doing business with military-linked firms, as tensions rose in Myanmar amid mass […]

Indian state imposes curbs after resurgence of COVID-19 cases

The Indian state of Maharashtra has ordered fresh restrictions on people’s movement and imposed nighttime curfews in some cities after a spike in coronavirus cases in recent weeks that came following months of a steady nationwide decline. Maharashtra – home to 110 million people – reported nearly 7,000 new cases on Sunday, a steep rise […]

Military Imposes Full Grip on Myanmar in Overnight Crackdown

With the night in Myanmar came the terror. In cities across the country on Sunday evening, armored vehicles moved in, along with trucks filled with soldiers in camouflage. Security forces fired rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas at a crowd. Troops surrounded the houses of government workers who had dared to join a nationwide […]

New Zealand imposes 3-day lockdown on Auckland after 3 new local COVID-19 cases

Making the cut: New Delhi orders eateries to display slaughter style or lose license NEW DELHI: Officials from the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said on Saturday that restaurants in the district risk losing their licenses if they fail to display the method of slaughter used for animal meat served at their eateries, even as […]

Trump administration imposes Venezuelan oil-related sanctions

The United States Treasury targeted three individuals, 14 entities and six vessels for their alleged ties to a network attempting to assist Venezuela’s oil sector. The United States on Tuesday sanctioned a network of oil trading firms, individuals and vessels that have helped Venezuelan state-run oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) sell crude mainly to […]

Iran imposes sanctions on Trump, senior US officials

The sanctions include a travel ban and a freeze of financial assets they may hold in Iran. Tehran, Iran – Iran’s foreign ministry has sanctioned outgoing United States President Donald Trump and nine other current and former senior officials of his administration. The individuals were blacklisted for “their role and participation in terrorist and anti-human rights […]

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Ukrainians Linked to Giuliani for Election Disinformation

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Monday against seven Ukrainians — including two who assisted President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani — for being part of what it called “a Russia-linked foreign influence network” that spread “fraudulent and unsubstantiated allegations” about President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. during the 2020 campaign. Mr. Giuliani […]

Bangkok imposes partial lockdown to combat virus

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1609578438576861400 Sat, 2021-01-02 08:46 Bangkok: Bangkok’s nightlife will go quiet as a ban on bars, nightclubs and restaurant alcohol sales goes into effect Saturday, among a raft of restrictions aimed at curbing the kingdom’s rising coronavirus toll. Thailand initially appeared to have escaped the worst of the virus, registering […]

UK imposes more lockdowns as mutated COVID variant causes record cases

LONDON: Passengers supplied with negative virus tests on Wednesday boarded the first Eurostar trains from London to France since border closures, eager to spend Christmas with their families.Shortly before the departure of the first train to Paris from St Pancras Station at 0906 GMT, the terminal remained noticeably quieter than would normally be expected two days […]

U.K. Imposes Harsher Lockdown on London, Citing New Version of Virus

The coronavirus has mutated many times since it emerged in China in 2019, according to epidemiologists. On Friday, South Africa reported it had identified a new variant, which it said was driving a new wave of infections there. It is not clear whether it is same variant as the one identified in Britain. Most of […]

US imposes sanctions on companies over support for sale of Iranian petrochemicals

LONDON: The UK should list Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group and describe Tehran’s detainment of British dual nationals as hostage-taking, a group of UK MPs have said. The UK House of Commons foreign affairs committee made the proposals in a new report focusing on the threat posed by Iran. The […]

China imposes additional duties on Australian wine

China on Thursday said it had imposed fresh import duties on Australian wine as it accused Canberra of giving firms subsidies, in the latest salvo in a bitter standoff following last month’s swinging anti-dumping tariffs. The move comes as relations between both countries continue to sour after Australia called earlier this year for an inquiry […]

US imposes Iran-related sanctions on 6 firms, 4 people #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

The US Treasury Department accuses the network of supplying sensitive goods to an Iranian military firm. The United States on Tuesday imposed Iran-related sanctions on six companies and four people, accusing the network of supplying sensitive goods to an Iranian military firm in the Trump administration’s latest move to increase pressure on Tehran. In a statement, the […]