Trump's national security adviser suggests Iran has been 'choked off' by sanctions, but Trump says he 'couldn't care less' if Iran wants to negotiate

2020-01-13 19:35

National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien appeared on Fox News Sunday and said that a "maximum pressure campaign" against Iran is working.

Huawei says 'survival' top priority as sales fall short

2019-12-31 09:51

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei said Tuesday that "survival" was its top priority after announcing 2019 sales were expected to fall short of projections as a result of US sanctions.

Hundreds of millions of dollars were shipped from Russia to Venezuela to sidestep US sanctions

2019-11-03 12:06

US sanctions on Venezuela have limited the country's access to the global financial system

US sanctions the Guptas, but why now?

2019-10-11 05:42

A few hours after it was announced that the US Treasury had implemented sanctions against the controversial Gupta family and associate Salim Essa, US Secretary Michael Pompeo tweeted that the action made it clear those involved in corruption would face consequences.

North Korea said the US is 'hell-bent on hostile acts' just 3 days after Trump's historic meeting with Kim Jong Un

2019-07-04 14:41

North Korea said it was was responding to a letter from the US, France, the UK, and Germany that urged UN members to impose sanctions against it.

Oil jumps to nearly 6-month high after the Trump administration announces plans to send Iranian exports to zero

2019-04-22 17:47

Oil prices jumped on Monday after the US announced plans to ratchet up energy sanctions against Iran.

Responses to Zimbabwe highlight gulf between the region and the west

2019-03-11 16:23

The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the region and on the continent. And solidarity with the Mnangagwa regime is likely to persist for the foreseeable future, writes Brian Raftopoulos.

ANC calls for end to sanctions against Zimbabwe

2019-01-22 20:52

The African National Congress has called for the lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe, where clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters claimed at least 12 lives.

Israel PM praises restoration of US sanctions on Iran

2018-11-04 09:17

Israel's prime minister has praised the restoration of US sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

WATCH: How would Saudi Arabia retaliate if US imposes sanctions?

2018-10-16 10:25

An op-ed in Saudi-owned Al Arabiya news has warned of repercussions should the US impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


The Donald Trump administration has started preparing economic sanctions against Iraq

2020-01-08 09:30

US president Donald Trump first threatened economic penalties after the Iraqi parliament passed a nonbinding resolution to force the US military out of the nation.

Lord Peter Hain set to testify at state capture inquiry

2019-11-18 07:16

Former UK Labour party cabinet minister, Lord Peter Hain is expected to testify at the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture when it resumes.

US sanctions on the Gupta brothers group them with the scum of the earth: genocidal generals, secret-police torturers, and politicians who steal from the poor.

2019-10-11 13:11

The GloMag list, which now feature the Gupta brothers and associate Salim Essa, is a collection of allegedly terrible people, including arms dealers, abusers, and people who steal from people in desperate need.

Iran is squirrelling millions of barrels of crude oil in Chinese ports to avoid breaching US sanctions

2019-07-22 18:59

Iran is safely storing its crude and freeing up its tankers, while China can tap the stockpile if supply is disrupted or sanctions end.

Trump vows major economic sanctions on Iran Monday after drone downed

2019-06-23 09:33

US President Donald Trump said that country would impose major new sanctions on Iran on Monday, but added that he hoped he could help "make Iran great again" over time.

If the Gaddafi-cash allegations are true, Zuma could face US sanctions – and much worse

2019-04-09 15:44

A best-case scenario for the former President is ending up on America's naughty list, a prominent legal expert believes. Worst case sees him face a life sentence. (Assuming, of course, that he really did help the erstwhile Libyan dictator hide a great heap of stolen cash.)

Ramaphosa, SADC effort comes to nought as Trump extends Zim sanctions

2019-03-06 12:31

Earlier this year, Ramaphosa spoke on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, saying Zimbabwe faces "serious, serious, economic challenges and they can be assisted by the world if those sanctions are lifted."

WATCH: Ramaphosa calls on EU to lift sanctions still in place against Zimbabwe

2018-11-16 13:44

The president was speaking during a joint media briefing with EU leaders on Thursday.

Tensions between the US and China are escalating to 'dangerous' levels as talks break down and military activity increases

2018-10-02 06:41

Tensions between the US and China have been escalating in recent weeks as the two sides battle it out over a wide range of issues, and military activity is on the rise as talks between Washington and Beijing break down.

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