The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday announced sanctions on five individuals and an entity for their involvement in human rights abuses in Russia, including the deaths of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and an opposition politician, as well as the targeting of LGBTI Chechens.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions on a Mexican judge and a former governor, as well as individuals and entities tied to narcotics-trafficking networks, as part of a joint effort to tackle corruption with the Mexican government.
United Company RUSAL PLC said this week that the April 2018 designation had “significantly challenged” the company, but now it will spend the coming months plotting a comeback, according to its first quarterly earnings report since it was delisted by the U.S. in January.
A U.S. State Department official this week confirmed that operations of Iran’s only oceanic port will continue to be exempted from sanctions, according to a statement from Afghanistan’s foreign ministry.
A procurement network of front companies tied to actors sanctioned for aiding Iran’s ballistic missile program has evolved, as recent activities indicate the network continues to import dual-use goods such as carbon fiber and laboratory technology, a Kharon investigation has found.
A fundraising drive by an Al-Qaida-linked charitable group helped an Islamic organization based in Toronto, Canada purchase a former church to convert it into a space for Muslim worship.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday added the defense and security sectors of Venezuela to the parts of its economy subject to sanctions, as Nicolas Maduro hunts down those he holds responsible for a failed attempt last month to remove him from power.
U.S. authorities announced Thursday their first-ever seizure of a North Korean cargo ship for violating international sanctions, alleging in a civil asset- forfeiture complaint that Pyongyang sought to use the vessel to export high-grade coal and import heavy machinery.
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated further Wednesday, with Washington announcing sanctions on Tehran’s industrial metals sectors hours after Iran’s president said the country would reduce its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.
The U.S. Treasury Department expanded its advisory on widespread public corruption in Venezuela, citing large-scale trade-based money laundering schemes and misuse of a government-sponsored food distribution program.