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
27th December 2017
The US has placed sanctions on two North Korean officials it says have led the development of nuclear missiles. The US treasury named the two men as Kim Jong-sik and Ri Pyong-chol, and said both were “key leaders” of North Korea’s ballistic missile programme. The UN Security Council imposed new… Read More
24th December 2017
The United Nations has imposed a fresh batch of restrictions on North Korea in line with the regimes’ escalating nuclear ambitions. North Korea, also known as the Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), has been forging ahead with its much-criticised programme in recent months, including launching a ballistic missile on… Read More
21st December 2017
Mongabay Indonesia is lobbying the United Nations to allow governments worldwide to pursue money-laundering charges against illegal fishing operators, in a bid to crack down on the practice more forcefully. The Indonesian government on Monday proposed that illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing be included in the UN Convention against… Read More