Sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Trump: US could consider sanctions for Khashoggi

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 11:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he could consider sanctions against Saudi Arabia over missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump told reporters … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Trump: US could consider sanctions for Khashoggi

JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era South African minister, dies at 86

JOHANNESBURG — Pik Botha, the last foreign minister of South Africa’s apartheid era and a contradictory figure who staunchly defended white minority rule but eventually recognized that change was inevitable, died on Friday at age 86. Botha died in “the early hours of the morning” at his home after an illness, his son, Roelof, told … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era South African minister, dies at 86

WASHINGTON | US increases pressure on Saudis over writer’s disappearance

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump demanded answers Wednesday from Saudi Arabia about the fate of a missing Saudi writer as lawmakers pushed for sanctions and a top Republican said the man was likely killed after entering a Saudi consulate in Turkey. Trump said he didn’t know what happened to Jamal Khashoggi and expressed hope that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US increases pressure on Saudis over writer’s disappearance

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South’s foreign minister said Wednesday. During a parliamentary audit of her ministry, Kang Kyung-wha said the government is reviewing whether to lift sanctions … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian government-aligned group of hackers launched a major campaign targeting Mideast energy firms and others ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran, a cybersecurity firm said Tuesday, warning further attacks remain possible as America re-imposes others on Tehran. While the firm FireEye says the so-called “spear-phishing” email campaign only involves … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomed

WASHINGTON | US targets Libyan militia leader with sanctions

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department has slapped sanctions on the leader of a militia in Libya for attacks on the country’s oil facilities. The U.S. says Ibrahim Jadhran (ib-rah-heem jud-raan)’s attacks “robbed the Libyan people of billions of dollars in oil revenue.” Wednesday’s action is part of a push to take forceful action against … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US targets Libyan militia leader with sanctions