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US targets dozens of entities from China, UAE and Turkey for helping Russia
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US targets dozens of entities from China, UAE and Turkey for helping Russia

The Biden administration said on Friday it has imposed new trade restrictions on 93 entities from Russia, China, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan, India and South Korea for supporting Russia’s war effort in Ukraine. The action, one day before the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, essentially bans U.S. shipments to the targeted...

THE REALITY OF CHILD PROSTITUTION IN IRAN
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THE REALITY OF CHILD PROSTITUTION IN IRAN

Iran is one of the Middle East’s most politically important countries and its central government has transformed significantly over the past century. Once a monarchy, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979, but its elected presidents ultimately ceded authority to the Rahbar, a theocratic Supreme Leader. Iran’s authoritarian government and association with terrorist groups have often forced...

US Sees Growing Number of UAE-Based Shippers in Breach of Russian Oil Cap
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US Sees Growing Number of UAE-Based Shippers in Breach of Russian Oil Cap

The United States Treasury Department has put three more shipping companies based in the United Arab Emirates under sanction accusing them of carrying Russian oil priced above war-induced ceilings imposed by Washington and its allies. Oil Tankers SCF Mgmt FZCO, Talassa Shipping DMCC and Zeenit Supply and Trading DMCC, as well as Liberia-based NS Leader...

Venezuela Shuts Down UN Human Rights Office, Expels Staff
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Venezuela Shuts Down UN Human Rights Office, Expels Staff

Venezuela on Thursday ordered the U.N. human rights office in Caracas to shut down all operations, ordering the staff to leave the country within three days. During a news conference, Foreign Affairs Minister Yvan Gil announced the decision, saying that the office had played an “inappropriate role” and had become the “private law firm of...

UAE shipping firm hit with U.S. sanctions for violating $60 price cap for Russian crude oil
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UAE shipping firm hit with U.S. sanctions for violating $60 price cap for Russian crude oil

The U.S. on Thursday hit a United Arab Emirates shipping firm with sanctions after it transported Russian crude oil above the $60 per barrel price cap. This is Treasury’s first oil price cap enforcement action of 2024 — imposed on Hennesea Holdings Limited and its 18 vessels that the U.S. Treasury now considers blocked property. U.S. firms...

The UAE sows chaos around the world. Now it wants to own The Telegraph
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The UAE sows chaos around the world. Now it wants to own The Telegraph

Its government seems eager to exacerbate problems, only then to present itself as a reasonable arbiter. It is a fireman-arsonist. Who in their right mind would support Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the camel-trading Sudanese general who rose through the ranks during the genocide in Darfur? What kind of government would provide arms to his Rapid Support...

US Sanctions China, Turkey, UAE Firms for Supporting Russia
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US Sanctions China, Turkey, UAE Firms for Supporting Russia

The US Treasury and State Departments sanctioned more than 250 companies and individuals in China, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, alleging that their continuing support for Russia has been crucial to sustaining its invasion of Ukraine. The measures take aim at what the US agencies calls Russia’s procurement network, a loose coalition of companies...

US hits 3 UAE shipowners with sanctions for violating Russian oil price cap 
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US hits 3 UAE shipowners with sanctions for violating Russian oil price cap 

The US Treasury department has imposed sanctions on three shipowners based in the United Arab Emirates, accusing them of exporting Russian crude oil priced above the $60 per barrel limit set by the G7 and Australia.The move by Washington comes as it tries to increase enforcement of the Russian oil price cap following evidence that...

UK sanctions UAE network accused of helping Russia make gold profits
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UK sanctions UAE network accused of helping Russia make gold profits

The new sanctions announced by the UK Foreign Ministry target 29 individuals and companies operating in and supporting Russia’s gold, oil and strategic sectors. Britain sanctioned on Wednesday a network of companies based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that it accuses of being responsible for channeling more than $300 million in gold revenues to...

U.S. Imposes Sanctions Aimed At Iranian Drone-Procurement Network
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U.S. Imposes Sanctions Aimed At Iranian Drone-Procurement Network

The United States has imposed sanctions on entities in Iran, Hong Kong, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates that the U.S. Treasury Department says comprise a network for the procurement of parts for Iran’s drone program. The network has facilitated shipments and financial transactions in support of a critical component used in Iran’s Shahed drones,...