Following UAE's normalisation with Israel, the gulf state - in collusion with Egypt - are openly supporting the oppressive Syrian regime, banding against Turkey in northern Syria.
Suppliers of certain equipment to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation will now have to apply for individual export licenses, according to a letter from the Commerce Department.
Demanding EU allies follow suit, US reimposes sanctions on Tehran after the Trump administration's unilateral weekend declaration that all UN penalties that were eased under the 2015 nuclear deal have been restored.
Opposition leader Juan Guaido urges military leadership to join a "unity pact" of opposition forces to block the holding of December 6 legislative elections in a bid to pressurise President Nicolas Maduro.
The United States imposed sanctions on several companies, accusing them of enabling the shipment and sale of Iranian petrochemicals, the Treasury Department said in a statement.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slaps sanctions on top prosecutor of International Criminal Court – a decision The Hague-based tribunal called a "serious" attack against the rule of law."
Lai owns the group which publishes anti-Beijing paper Apple Daily. His arrest marks the first time the law is being used against Hong Kong's news media.
Washington says sanctions on Hafez al Assad, teenage son of regime leader Bashar al Assad, and 14 others are part of efforts to block funds for war-torn country's regime.
Recently, the US suggested that Assad does not necessarily have to go. Nonetheless, experts say it is still too early to ascertain whether the West's attitude towards the regime has changed.
The first batch of designations target 39 people or entities, including Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad personally as well as his wife Asma — the first time she has been targeted by US sanctions.
Washington’s threat comes as Iraq struggles to meet the basic needs of its people.
"Next year, similar to the current year, our budget is a budget of resistance and perseverance against sanctions," Rouhani told parliament in remarks broadcast on state radio.
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