U.S. slaps terrorism-related sanctions on Osama bin Laden's son

Jan 6, 2017

U.S. slaps terrorism-related sanctions on Osama bin Laden's son

The Obama administration imposed sanctions Thursday on a son of Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, saying the younger bin Laden poses a risk to U.S. national security. The State Department said Hamza bin Laden has been added to its Specially Designated Global Terrorist ...

Dec 10, 2016

China halts North Korean coal imports

China announced Saturday that it was suspending coal imports from North Korea for three weeks, in line with the latest United Nations sanctions against the hermit state. “After the adoption of U.N. Security Council resolution 2321 … China is suspending North Korean coal imports,” ...

U.S. seeks sanctions on South Sudan rebel leader, army chief

Nov 19, 2016

U.S. seeks sanctions on South Sudan rebel leader, army chief

The United States is seeking to impose sanctions on South Sudan’s rebel leader, army chief of staff and information minister for fueling conflict and obstructing peace in the world’s newest nation. An annex to the U.S. resolution calling for an arms embargo and new ...

Oct 27, 2016

Japan, U.S., South Korea agree to put more pressure on North

Senior diplomats from Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Thursday to increase pressure on North Korea, including through new U.N. sanctions, following its fifth nuclear test and a series of ballistic missile launches this year. Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama also agreed ...

Oct 19, 2016

Some Japan trading houses eye resuming Iran oil imports: sources

Japanese traders including Marubeni Corp. and Sumitomo Corp. that stopped buying Iranian oil during western sanctions are looking to resume imports, potentially by year-end, industry sources said. Conservative Japanese firms have so far held off taking Iranian crude due to a lack of internationally ...