Obama eases Sudan sanctions, citing ‘positive’ steps on fight against terror

Obama eases Sudan sanctions, citing ‘positive’ steps on fight against terror

US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday easing but not eliminating sanctions against Sudan, in an eleventh-hour push to broaden talks with the long-estranged African government. Exactly two decades after the US imposed economic sanctions against Sudan and with barely a week to go before Obama leaves office, the US is starting to […]

France seeks sanctions over chemical attacks in Syria

France seeks sanctions over chemical attacks in Syria

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Saturday asked the UN Security Council to condemn the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and urged that those behind the attacks be placed under sanctions. “I want… a clear condemnation of these crimes in a resolution from the UN Security Council… that places the perpetrators under sanctions,” Ayrault […]

US, UK consider new sanctions against Syria, Russia

US, UK consider new sanctions against Syria, Russia

  With military options all but eliminated, the United States and Britain on Sunday said they were considering new sanctions to pressure the Syrian and Russian governments to halt an offensive against rebel-held parts of Aleppo. While the close allies said diplomacy was their primary focus, the tone was tougher than Saturday’s message from U.S. […]