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Syrian Magnate Invests in Globe-Spanning Holding Companies

Syrian magnate Samer Foz and his business associates have commercial interests in a broad network of firms spanning the globe, from the U.K. to Turkey, the British Virgin Islands and beyond, according to a Kharon review of corporate records and other publicly available data.

Russia

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Faces Obstacles As Construction Continues

A controversial Russia-to-Europe gas pipeline years in the making faces uncertainty in the final months before its completion amid a diplomatic tug of war between Washington and Moscow, opposition from some European countries, and rapidly declining domestic European production.

Enforcement

U.S. Treasury Issues Sanctions-Compliance Guidance

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday issued guidance that laid out what it described as a framework of compliance commitments and the essential elements of a corporate sanctions-compliance program, as it also resolved another case of apparent violations.

Terrorism

U.N. Security Council Blacklists Jaish-E-Mohammed Leader Following Earlier Delays

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted Wednesday to add Mohammad Masood Azhar Alvi (Masood Azhar), leader of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-E-Mohammed (JeM), to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List following the group’s claim of responsibility for a February attack that killed more than 40 security personnel in India.

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