Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 07:06
Leading U.S. analysts for Eurasia discussed the issues of repressions against the civil society activists and media in Azerbaijan calling on the West to impose sanctions on the government representatives who violate human rights in the country, Azerbaijani information agency Turan reports, citing its Washington correspondent.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:37
Implementing measures such as asset freezes and travel bans, however, calls for joint effort and active involvement from South Sudan’s neighbours, since most of the country’s elite have personal interests – including homes – in the region. The interests of the respective neighbouring countries might therefore shape or undermine the enforcement process.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 07:28
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro responded to new U.S. sanctions against his government by promoting a general accused of repressing protesters to head the ministry responsible for national security
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 07:04
The United States on Monday declared Venezuela a national security threat and ordered sanctions against seven officials from the oil-rich country in the worst bilateral diplomatic dispute since socialist President Nicolas Maduro took office in 2013. Declaring any country a threat to national security is the first step in starting a U.S. sanctions program. The same process has been followed with countries such as Iran and Syria, U.S. officials said.
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 06:40
The United States government expanded its list of sanctions against Venezuelan officials, accusing them of having violated human rights, during violent street protests, in Caracas last year. Due to the severity of these sanctions, relations between the United States and Venezuela have deteriorated further to a new level of hostility. However, at the same time, China has been generously co-signing financial transactions with the Venezuelan government including the borrowing of billions of dollars in exchange for future trade advantages
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 06:41
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev says U.S. and EU sanctions against Russia are "barbaric" and has called for the "de-dollarization" of the Central Asian country's economy.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 06:53
As the U.S. levies sanctions against Russia for it’s arming of rebels in Crimea, Mr. Seyidov and other leaders say Western powers must apply the same rules to Armenia in order to achieve peace in the region. Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of infringing on its borders in the disputed territory and would like sanctions imposed.
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:58

This week, Egypt faces renewed criticism over its human rights record after the release of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s assessment of human rights in Egypt since 2011. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Mexico city to push the government for a more forceful response to the case of 43 university students who have been missing for over a month. After a military takeover in Burkina Faso, the African Union is threatening to implement sanctions. Georgia’s Prime Minister dismissed the Minister of Defense after he commented on the arrest of several of his colleagues at the Ministry of Defense.

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 06:48
The United States is considering imposing sanctions on Libya's combative factions to try to prevent a proxy conflict fueled by regional powers from erupting into full-blown civil war and force militant leaders to negotiate, U.S. officials said.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 05:46
The U.S. delegation to the United Nations informed members of the Security Council on Tuesday that it will circulate a draft resolution establishing an international sanctions regime for conflict-torn South Sudan, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.