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  1. 11 hours ago

    Blow to Rouhani as Iran hardliners impeach reformist minister

    ...has enjoyed strong support from Iran’s supreme leader and ultimate...government took office. In depth Iran under Rouhani Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is...moderation after tough financial sanctions have brought the Islamic Republic... By Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran

  2. August 19, 2014

    StanChart’s latest stumble stokes concerns it is accident prone

    ...financial watchdog first cracked down on its violation of sanctions in Sudan, Iran, Libya and Myanmar two years ago. After the bank agreed...though it had accepted responsibility for breaching sanctions. “It is revenge for Peace speaking out last time... By Martin Arnold in London

  3. August 19, 2014

    StanChart hit by high-risk client ban

    ...the bank was fined $667m for violating sanctions rules, of which $340m went to the DFS...business with sanctioned countries, such as Iran. Peter [Sands] is in the last chance...DFS and other authorities for violating sanctions laws. From January 1 BNP will temporarily... By Kara Scannell in New York and Martin Arnold in London

  1. August 19, 2014

    Houthi Shia rebels threaten Yemen’s transition to democracy

    ...control of Sana’a. They also say the Houthis are backed by Iran. However, Hussein al-Izzi, a Houthi spokesman, insists the...opposed to al-Qaeda, or to back the use of force or financial sanctions against them, potentially derailing the political transition... By Peter Salisbury in Sana’a

  2. August 18, 2014

    StanChart faces fresh $300m US settlement

    ...was fined for violating sanctions rules two years ago. New...alleged StanChart violated US sanctions laws that prohibited transactions with Sudan, Iran, Libya and Myanmar. As part...authorities since the 2012 sanctions settlement. Sir John irked regulators... By Kara Scannell in New York and Martin Arnold in London

  3. August 18, 2014

    Banks step up hiring of anti-money laundering specialists

    ...years after it had to pay $667m to US authorities over alleged sanctions violations – while HSBC paid $1.9bn in fines with US authorities...Mexico and transmitted funds from sanctioned countries including Iran. HSBC now has 24,300 staff specialising in risk and compliance... By Caroline Binham, Legal Correspondent

  4. August 14, 2014

    Iranians back Rouhani’s efforts to tackle legacy of sanctions

    ...deal remains elusive and sanctions remain in place. But Iran’s business community...for groups in Sudan, Iran and Cuba in violation of US sanctions. “[International...The added imposition of sanctions saw Iran’s economy shrink... By Monavar Khalaj in Tehran

  5. August 13, 2014

    Brent hits 13-month low as supplies flow

    ...Separately, remarks made by Iran’s supreme leader refocused market attention on Iran’s fraught relationship with...activity in exchange for limited sanctions relief. “There are still major differences between Iran and the P5+1 powers over the... By Anjli Raval, Oil and Gas Correspondent

  6. August 10, 2014

    Arab Bank faces Hamas funding claims in NY

    ...dollar transactions as part of the French bank’s $8.9bn settlement with US authorities in May for violating sanctions in Sudan, Iran and Cuba. In a 2004 court document, the plaintiffs argued that “by knowingly providing banking and administrative... By Camilla Hall in New York

  7. August 10, 2014

    Iranian passenger aircraft crashes in Tehran

    ...companies have had no dealings with Iran since the 1979 US hostage crisis and since the early 1990s Iran has been subject to US sanctions that ban the import of goods...second-hand aircraft to replace Iran’s fleet of 243 planes or to... By Monavar Khalaj in Tehran

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