30th August 2019
The United States on Thursday sanctioned Lebanon-based Jammal Trust Bank SAL and its subsidiaries for allegedly facilitating the financial activities of Hezbollah, according to the Treasury Department, which said the bank funnels money to the families of suicide bombers. The United States is determined to cut off support in Lebanon… Read More
30th August 2019
In early June, a Chinese-owned supertanker abruptly went dark in the Indian Ocean, the tracking system signalling its course apparently deactivated. It was not the first ship to vanish from the monitors. The deactivation of transponders that generate a unique ID issued to ships by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)… Read More
29th August 2019
The United States imposed sanctions on Wednesday on two networks it says helped boost Iran’s nuclear programme and evade U.S. and international sanctions to benefit Tehran’s government and military, the Treasury Department said. One of the networks used a Hong Kong-based front company to avoid sanctions and target U.S. technology… Read More
27th August 2019
Iran said it sold an oil cargo on board a contested tanker sailing the Mediterranean Sea but didn’t know where the vessel was going amid U.S. efforts to block delivery of the crude. The Adrian Darya 1, the tanker that the U.S. sought to seize in Gibraltar last week, was… Read More
26th August 2019
Iran’s foreign minister made a flying visit for talks with host France at the G7 summit on Sunday, as Paris ramped up efforts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington, a dramatic diplomatic move that the White House said had surprised them. European leaders have struggled to tamp down the… Read More
26th August 2019
The UK’s finance watchdog is investigating a British Qatari- controlled bank that has been acting as a platform for extremists’ interests in Europe. The British-registered, Qatari state controlled bank Al Rayan, is being investigated over its money laundering controls. The bank told shareholders that its “anti-money laundering processes and controls… Read More
22nd August 2019
U.S.-based Citigroup Inc (C.N) and French bank BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA) are caught up in the U.S. criminal case against the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, according to newly available documents. The banks were named in documents released on Tuesday after a hearing in British… Read More
20th August 2019
Sudan’s ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court on Monday at the start of a corruption trial that many Sudanese thought they would never see. Bashir listened to the testimony without comment, sitting in a metal cage and… Read More
20th August 2019
The European Commission will revisit plans to publish a list of non-EU jurisdictions deemed to be particularly vulnerable to money laundering, an official from the economic bloc told the Financial Times. The incoming commission is expected by October to unveil an overhauled methodology on how to draft the blacklist of… Read More
19th August 2019
Hamas, the militant Palestinian group, has been designated a terrorist organization by Western governments and some others and has been locked out of the traditional financial system. But this year its military wing has developed an increasingly sophisticated campaign to raise money using Bitcoin. In the latest version of the… Read More