Tag: International Sanctions

After Navalny, Challenging Russia’s Putin Is Getting Even Harder

MOSCOW—Challenging Vladimir Putin has always been difficult. Now his opponents say it is almost impossible, as the Kremlin launches a full-court press against anyone daring...

Iranian Intelligence Plotted to Kidnap U.S.-Based Activist, Prosecutors Say

Iranian intelligence agents plotted to kidnap a U.S.-based human-rights activist and critic of the Islamic Republic and forcibly return her to Iran, federal prosecutors said,...

Iranians Vote for New President Amid Talks to Save Nuclear Deal, Revive Economy

TEHRAN—Iranians voted Friday in a presidential election heavily skewed in favor of hard-liners, as Tehran negotiates the revival of an international nuclear deal that would...

Biden Expands Blacklist of Chinese Companies Banned From U.S. Investment

WASHINGTON—President Biden expanded a prohibition on Americans investing in Chinese companies with purported links to China’s military, adding more businesses to a blacklist that has...

Isolation Pushes Belarus’s Lukashenko Closer to Russia’s Putin

MOSCOW—The increasing political and economic isolation of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is pushing the beleaguered leader closer to Russia, providing an opening for Russian President...

Belarus Faces EU Flight Ban for Grounding Ryanair Plane With Dissident

European Union leaders agreed to impose a new round of sanctions against Belarus and ban its airlines from entering the bloc’s airspace and airports, a...

U.S. Declines to Impose Sanctions on Nord Stream Pipeline

WASHINGTON—The State Department cited the parent company and chief executive of a Russian natural-gas pipeline for sanctions but waived the penalties, clearing a hurdle for...