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Trump will wipe out Turkey’s economy if it wipes out Syrian...

The US President has already imposed sanctions on Turkey over the detention of American Pastor Brunson.

Oil shipping rates rocket as US sanctions rattle crude trade

Asian oil buyers rush to secure vessels, chartering rate up as much as 28%.

Don’t trust Europeans, Khamenei tells Iranians

Iranian supreme leader only sees nations that help protect its economy as friends.

US imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking groups over global attacks

The three groups named by the US involved in the 'WannaCry' ransomware were Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff, and Andariel, which are controlled by North Korea's intelligence services.

Traces of uranium found in Iran’s ‘atomic warehouse’

The IAEA are investigating the particles' origin and have asked Iran to explain the traces.

Oil majors to mull fresh cuts as trade war hits prices

Analysts are doubtful oil producers will succeed in bolstering crude prices dented by the US-China trade war.

Turkey calls on US to lift barriers to boost trade

The US and Turkey are hoping to quadruple their trade to US$100 billion a year.

Iran to unveil details on cuts to nuclear commitments

Iran's atomic energy organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi will announce the third round of cuts in its nuclear commitments since May in a press conference.

Iran’s Rouhani orders lifting of all nuclear R&D limits

President Hassan Rouhani's announcement comes shortly after the US hit the Islamic Republic with further sanctions.

US imposes sanctions on Iran space programme

The US is placing sanctions on the Iran Space Agency as well as two affiliated research centres.

Iran’s Rouhani rules out bilateral talks with US

Hassan Rouhani says Iran will not talk to the United States until it lifts all of the sanctions it reimposed after it exited the 2015 nuclear deal last year.

New Huawei handset to launch without Google apps

Huawei is developing its own mobile operating system called HarmonyOS but it remains unclear if it will be able to maintain its market share outside China.

US receives 130-plus licence requests to sell to Huawei after blacklisting

The standstill coincides with mixed messages from Trump in the US-China trade war, which have dimmed hopes for prompt decisions on license applications to sell to Huawei.

Iran turns to Asian allies to seek relief from US sanctions

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's Asian tour comes fresh on the heels of a surprise visit to the G7 summit in France over the weekend.

Zarif meets Macron in efforts to ease tensions with Washington

It is unclear on whether any conclusive decisions were made during Javid Zarif's talks with Macron and other world leaders over the United States sanctions on Iran's economy.

Trump dampens Macron optimism on Iran talks

EU leaders have struggled to tamp down the brewing confrontation between Iran and the US since President Donald Trump pulled his country out of Iran's 2015 nuclear deal.

UK’s Johnson ‘very worried’ about trade tensions, tariff hikes

The question of tariffs is of particular concern for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he prepares to lead Britain out of the EU with the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

Iran’s Zarif heading to Asia in push against US sanctions

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would reportedly visit China, Japan and Malaysia fresh on the heels of a tour of Western European nations.

US imposes sanctions on three Chinese accused of fentanyl trafficking

The three men were designated as foreign drug kingpins by the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Huawei founder sees ‘live or die moment’ from US uncertainty

Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei calls under utilised employees to explore new projects amid US sanctions or expect a pay cut or worse, a job termination.

US to ease Huawei sanctions for another 90 days

Some telecom companies in the US are 'dependent' on Huawei and thus a 90-day reprieve was deemed appropriate, according to US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

China’s energy corporation shuns Venezuelan oil amid US sanctions

China petroleum joins Turkish Ziraat Bank by cancelling plans to purchase Venezuelan crude oil as America tightens sanctions against the South American nation.

Signs of hope in trade war as US delays new tariffs...

'We're doing this for Christmas season just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on US customers but so far they have had really none,' says US President Donald Trump.

Trump says US, China still talking on trade but not ready...

The US would continue to refrain from doing business with Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies, says Trump.