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CSIS alleges Iran used Toronto company to wire millions to Canada despite sanctions

A Toronto currency exchange business helped Iran secretly wire millions of dollars into Canada in violation of sanctions, according to a classified intelligence report that calls the financial transfers a threat to national security. A Canadian Security Intelligence Service report obtained by Global News accuses Alireza Onghaei, the investor immigrant… Read More

EU’s Sanctions List for Separatist Transnistria Leaders ‘Out of Date’

The Council of the European Union on Monday extended until October 2021 the restrictive measures it has imposed on representatives of the separatist regime in Transnistria, banning then from entering EU countries – but observers noted that the list of individuals sanctioned is outdated and includes people who are no… Read More

EU to impose more Belarus sanctions, including on firms

European Union foreign ministers agreed on Thursday to push ahead with a new round of sanctions on Belarus including on Belarusian companies, in response to state repression of pro-democracy protests, the EU’s top diplomat said on Thursday. The EU has already imposed travel bans and asset freezes on almost 50… Read More
19th November 2020
The United States on Wednesday imposed broad sanctions targeting Iran, blacklisting a foundation controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and taking aim at what Washington called Iran’s human rights abuses a year after a deadly crackdown on anti-government demonstrators. The sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury Department, which also… Read More
19th November 2020
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Germany accused Russia and China on Tuesday of preventing a United Nations Security Council committee from determining whether North Korea has breached a U.N. cap on refined petroleum imports by the isolated Asian state. The Security Council has ratcheted up sanctions on North Korea since 2006… Read More
17th November 2020
Airbnb Inc. said it made voluntary disclosures to the Treasury Department about its compliance efforts and certain user activity on its platform that may have been at odds with requirements under U.S. sanctions laws. The San Francisco-based home-sharing company said it conducted an internal review and is in discussions with… Read More
17th November 2020
Eight senior Chinese  officials and organisations should face UK sanctions for their role in the repression, torture and abuse of Uyghur Muslims, according to a dossier backed by MPs and presented to Dominic Raab. The dossier alleges they have been part of an extensive campaign of repression including forced sterilisations… Read More
17th November 2020
The European Union threatened to add sanctions against Belarus over the “outrageous” death of a 31-year-old man died following his detention by the police in the capital, Minsk. Raman Bandarenka was taken away by police on Wednesday following a clash between locals hanging ribbons on a park fence in support… Read More
16th November 2020
Western Union said on Friday it was suspending U.S. money transfers to Cuba in 10 days due to the Trump administration’s latest sanction on the Communist-run island, in a blow to the many Cubans who rely on remittances from family abroad. Its customers will now have to find new ways… Read More
13th November 2020
Among the foreign-policy challenges facing President-elect Joe Biden will be the question of what to do with an array of punitive economic sanctions that have been President Trump’s primary tool for confronting U.S. rivals. Mr. Trump in nearly four years has issued 3,577 sanctions designations, imposing such penalties at a… Read More
12th November 2020
The U.S. is drawing up additional sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project, the latest obstacle in the path of the 9.5 billion-euro ($11.2 billion) Russia-to-Germany link that’s been halted almost a year. House and Senate negotiators agreed to target insurers and technical certification companies working on… Read More
11th November 2020
On Aug. 21, a tanker called the Otoman docked at the Jose oil terminal on Venezuela’s coast in the Caribbean to load 1.82 million barrels of heavy crude, according to the state oil company’s internal documents. Yet no tanker with that name is registered in major global shipping databases. Muddying… Read More
11th November 2020
MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) has issued a consultation paper on the types of information required for non-face-to-face verification of an individual’s identity. The proposed requirements come against the backdrop of rising impersonation scam cases, and seek to address the risks arising from theft and misuse of an individual’s personal… Read More