ICJ condemns US sanctions against court staff probing American troops for war crimes in Afghanistan, terms it 'unacceptable interference'
The International Criminal Court has condemned the Trump administration’s decision to authorize sanctions against court staff, saying it amounted to “an unacceptable attempt to interfere with the rule of law and the Court’s judicial proceedings.
Indian refiners plan to wind down Venezuelan oil purchases in April fearing the future US sanctions: Report
Nayara Energy, partially owned by Rosneft, is planning to stop processing Venezuelan oil at its refineries after receiving two cargoes that are scheduled for loading in March, two of the sources said.
North Korea's digital savvy comes to the fore: Internet use surges, helping to thwart US sanctions and fuel cybercrime
North Korea has vastly expanded its use of the internet in ways that enable its leader, Kim Jong-un, to evade a “maximum pressure” US sanctions campaign and turn to new forms of cybercrime to prop up his government, according to a new study
US completes military drawdown from northeastern Syria, leaves around 600 troops across rest of country, says Defence Secy Mark Esper
Mark Esper also did not rule out being able to reduce US troop levels in Syria further if European allies contributed to the Syria mission
Iran announces over ten-fold increase in enriched uranium production on 40th anniversary of US embassy hostage crisis
Iran will take the fourth step of walking back on the nuclear accord on Tuesday, semi-official news agency ISNA reported without specifying details.
Zimbabwe declares new public holiday in protest against US sanctions, says penalties are ‘hurting’ its economy
Zimbabwe has declared a new public holiday to protest US sanctions it says are hurting its economy — and the day comes with a state-sponsored festival.
US, Turkey agree to 5-day ceasefire in Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from safe zone along border
Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone along the border, Mike Pence and Turkish officials announced.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw Donald Trump's bizarre 'tough guy' letter over Syria in the bin: BBC report
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw away the letter he received from his US counterpart Donald Trump in which the latter urged him to not launch a military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria, BBC reported on Thursday
'Don't be a fool': Donald Trump writes to Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warns him not to be 'tough' on day of Ankara's incursion in Syria
In language shorn of diplomatic niceties, Trump said, 'History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way," adding "It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don't happen.'
'Turkey can never declare ceasefire in north Syria': Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of US delegation's visit to Ankara
Erdogan told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call late Tuesday that Turkey's operation would contribute to the protection of Syria's territorial integrity as well as efforts to fight terror, according to the Turkish presidency.
US slaps sanctions on Turkey, demands Ankara end assault against Kurdish militants as Syrian regime returns to north
The United States slapped sanctions on Turkey Monday as it demanded an end to the deadly incursion against Syrian Kurdish fighters
The Pentagon said Friday it has approved the deployment of 3,000 additional troops and military hardware to Saudi Arabia
Iran oil tanker hit by two missiles in Red Sea off Saudi coast; incident raises tensions between Tehran and Riyadh
The tanker, which was set ablaze, suffered heavy damage and crude had leaked after it was struck in the early morning about 96 km from Jeddah.
Hassan Rouhani calls US sanctions on Tehran's blacklisted central bank a 'desperation' in face of Iranian resistance
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday new US sanctions, under which Iran’s central bank was blacklisted for a second time, pointed to US “desperation” in face of Iranian resistance
Iran said it had taken a step to further downgrade its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with the world’s most powerful nations, according to Iranian media, in retaliation to US sanctions reimposed on Tehran
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani backtracks on possible talks with Donald Trump; says US must first lift sanctions on Tehran
Iran's president back-pedaled Tuesday on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the US president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran
Iran-US tensions: 'Highly gratified' by cooperation from 'great friend' India on Iranian sanctions, says White House
The US is "highly gratified" by the cooperation from a "great friend" like India in enforcing the oil sanctions on Tehran, the White House said on Wednesday as the Trump administration slapped sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
Hassan Rouhani says US 'afraid' of Mohammad Javad Zarif, mocks decision to freeze Iran foreign minister's American assets
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani on Thursday mocked US decision to impose sanctions on foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying it showed Washington was "afraid" of him as tensions again flare between the arch-enemies
US sanctions have targeted all Iranians, says country’s health minister Saeed Namaki as cost of imported medicine rises
With Iran's economy in free fall after the US pullout from the nuclear deal and escalated sanctions on Tehran. Prices of imported medicines have soared as the national currency tumbled about 70 percent against the dollar. Even medicines manufactured in Iran are tougher to come by for ordinary Iranians, their cost out of reach for many in a country
Donald Trump warns Tehran 'sanctions will soon be increased, substantially', claims Iran has breached two limits central to nuclear deal
US President Donald Trump warned Tehran on Wednesday that sanctions would soon be "increased substantially," as armed Iranian boats reportedly attempted to seize a British oil tanker in Gulf waters.