17th April 2018
AP – Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive… Read More
3rd April 2018
The United Nations Security Council has imposed several bans on ships and shipping firms believed to be involved in smuggling goods to North Korea, in line with its wide-ranging sanctions against the challenged regime. Its North Korea Sanctions Committee unanimously approved 49 new UN designations – 21 shipping companies,… Read More
27th February 2018
The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. “If Russia is going to continue to cover… Read More
20th February 2018
France asked the World Court on Monday to throw out a case launched by Equatorial Guinea, saying the African country was wrongly using the court to shield the son of its ruler from prosecution in France following a corruption investigation. The case before the United Nation’s highest court, formally known… Read More
12th February 2018
North Korea is unable to pay its share of the 2018 U.N. budgets because of international sanctions on its foreign exchange bank and has asked a senior U.N. official for help, the country’s U.N. mission said in a statement. North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam met with U.N. management… Read More
26th January 2018
North Korea exported coal to Russia last year which was then delivered to South Korea and Japan in a likely violation of UN sanctions, three Western European intelligence sources said. The UN Security Council banned North Korean exports of coal last August under sanctions intended to cut off… Read More
18th January 2018
As North and South Korea engage in talks, a group of 20 countries has said Kim Jong Un needs to be forced to the negotiating table. Pyongyang has said it would send a cheer squad to next month’s Winter Olympics. Diplomats from 20 countries agreed to consider fresh sanctions against… Read More
5th January 2018
China’s Commerce Ministry said on Friday it will limit exports of crude oil, refined oil products, steel and other metals to North Korea, in line with tough new sanctions imposed by the United Nations for Pyongyang’s missile tests. The statement comes after the U.N. Security Council last month unanimously voted… Read More
4th January 2018
A senior executive of a shipping company which manages a tanker seized for transferring oil to North Korea said the ship was chartered out, but denied knowledge of it being used for trade with the reclusive state. The Hong Kong-registered Lighthouse Winmore was seized and inspected by South Korean customs… Read More
29th December 2017
South Korea has seized a ship it said was carrying oil to North Korea, in breach of United Nations sanctions. The Hong-Kong registered vessel arrived in South Korea in October to load with refined oil, according to media reports. But instead of heading to Taiwan, where it was thought… Read More