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  • Sep 21, 2014
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US blacklists Myanmar general over North Korea arms deals

The United States placed a Myanmar general on its sanctions blacklist on Tuesday for arms deals with North Korea that violated a UN Security Council embargo on buying weapons from Pyongyang.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2013, 12:21am

Pyongyang glitters but most of North Korea still dark

Inside Pyongyang supermarkets where shopgirls wear faux French designer labels, people with money can buy Italian wine, Swiss chocolates, kiwifruit imported from New Zealand and fresh-baked croissants.

28 Apr 2013 - 3:12pm

Jilin plans to boost North Korea links after sanctions move

A Chinese border province has announced plans to beef up transport and trade links with North Korea, including new railways to the frontier, soon after pledges by Beijing to implement tough new UN sanctions.

27 Mar 2013 - 9:38pm

EU suspends most Zimbabwe sanctions after referendum

The European Union suspended most sanctions on Zimbabwe on Monday after voters there approved a new constitution paving the way for an election to decide whether President Robert Mugabe extends his 33-year rule.

26 Mar 2013 - 2:11am

Pakistan's need for gas drives partnership with Iran on pipeline

Islamabad and Tehran are all set to begin work on a much delayed US$7.5 billion Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, a project that faces stiff opposition from the United States. The project can bring an economic bonanza for Iran, which faces sanctions from the United Nations, the US and the European Union over its nuclear programme.

11 Mar 2013 - 3:16am

North Korea says sanctions will boost its nuclear deterrent

North Korea said on Saturday that UN sanctions would only make its nuclear and missile programmes stronger, with the foreign ministry hinting at further nuclear tests to come.

9 Mar 2013 - 4:20pm

No deal with US on North Korea sanctions, says top Chinese envoy

A senior Chinese diplomat who is poised to become China's next ambassador to the US said yesterday that Beijing and Washington have not struck a tentative deal on expanding sanctions on North Korea, describing a previous report as "inaccurate".

7 Mar 2013 - 9:36am

Briefs, February 24, 2013

Pakistani Shiites yesterday demanded that the leader of a banned Sunni militant group be put on trial, a day after his arrest following deadly sectarian attacks in the city of Quetta.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:58am

North Korea threatens ‘final destruction’ of South Korea

North Korea threatened South Korea with “final destruction” during a debate at the UN Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, saying it could take “second and third steps” after a nuclear test last week.

19 Feb 2013 - 9:23pm

EU tightens sanctions against North Korea after nuclear test

The European Union agreed on a raft of new sanctions on Monday against North Korea in retaliation for the country’s nuclear test last week, EU officials said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am