[PHNOM PENH] The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on a businessman and a senior government official with close links to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, accusing them of corruption.

[BAGHDAD] An Iraqi paramilitary leader and a politician have laughed off financial sanctions Washington recently placed on them for alleged corruption and human rights abuses.

[MEXICO CITY/SINGAPORE] Nearly 300 oil tankers globally have been placed off limits as companies fear violating US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, driving freight rates to new highs,...

[WASHINGTON] Washington's envoy for Venezuela said on Thursday he was hopeful that the European Union will impose sanctions against Caracas "in the coming months" amid stalled talks to resolve the...

[HOUSTON] China's biggest energy company is backing away from direct purchases of Venezuelan crude as the Trump administration tightens sanctions against the South American nation.

[CARACAS] Venezuela's government will skip a round of Norway-brokered talks on Thursday and Friday to protest a new set of US sanctions meant to force President Nicolas Maduro from power, the...

[UNITED NATIONS, United States] North Korea complained on Wednesday after the United States sent a letter urging countries to send back North Korean workers, on the same day that President Donald...

[SYDNEY] Oil extended its rally after the US said it was preparing new sanctions against Iran, further escalating tensions between the two states.

[WASHINGTON] The United States (US) sanctioned Iran's largest petrochemical holding group on Friday for indirectly supporting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a step it said aimed to...

[HAVANA] The last US cruise liner to stop over in Cuba was expected to sail out again Wednesday as stepped-up US sanctions against the Communist-run island came into force.