Sanctions

JS passes supplementary budget

The Jatiya Sangsad today passes the supplementary budget of Taka 15,339 crore, 82 lakh and 50 thousand for the 2017-18 fiscal to meet the increased expenditures under different ministries and divisions.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Sanctions could act as a “boomerang”, China's Xi Jinping warns at BRICS meeting

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday is hosting a virtual summit with the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa collectively known as the “BRICS,” amid rising concerns over the global economic outlook and a growing political divide between Beijing and New Delhi.

June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018

JS passes supplementary budget

The Jatiya Sangsad today passes the supplementary budget of Taka 15,339 crore, 82 lakh and 50 thousand for the 2017-18 fiscal to meet the increased expenditures under different ministries and divisions.

May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018

US vows to make NKorea rich if it gives up nukes

The United States promises Friday that it would work to rebuild North Korea's sanctions-crippled economy if Kim Jong Un's regime agrees to surrender its nuclear arsenal.

September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017

Exodus exposes 'abject failure' of world leaders

Human Rights Watch has called upon world leaders to impose targeted sanctions and a comprehensive arms embargo on the Myanmar military to stop ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas.

February 19, 2016
February 19, 2016

Obama imposes new N Korea sanctions

President Obama has signed off new expanded sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear programme, weeks after it launched a long-range rocket.

January 18, 2016
January 18, 2016

Oil price falls below $28 a barrel

The oil price falls below $28 a barrel amid fears the lifting of Western sanctions on Iran could worsen the existing oversupply problem.

January 18, 2016
January 18, 2016

Iran says new US sanctions illegitimate

Iran says new US curbs on the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile programme were illegitimate, vowing to continue developing its conventional military deterrent.

January 17, 2016
January 17, 2016

US imposes new sanctions on Iran

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals over a recent ballistic missile test.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

Rethinking Sanctions

The international community, recognising the suffering that sanctions caused in Iraq, has moved toward targeted or “smart” sanctions. But it remains unclear whether today's targeted sanctions are actually more effective than the comprehensive sanctions of the past.

November 29, 2015
November 29, 2015

Russia announces Turkey sanctions

Russia has announced a package of economic sanctions against Turkey over the shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border on Tuesday.