Category: officials

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US targets Russian oligarchs, officials with new sanctions

The US Department of Treasury has announced new sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs, as well as several officials and business entities for their alleged roles in what the US called “worldwide malign activity”.  Included in the list of individuals being targeted in the sanctions announced on Friday are Oleg Deripaska, a billionaire businessman and friend…

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Iran to block Telegram messaging app: officers

The Iranian government is set to permanently block the messaging app Telegram over national security concerns and replace it with its own messaging app.   Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of Iran’s Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, announced the ban during a radio interview, Iranian press agency MNA said.  According to MNA, Boroujerdi said the decision…

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Noth Korea’s Kim Jong-un meets South Korea officials in Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has met high-ranking South Korean officials, South Korean news agency Yonhap said. According to the South Korean presidential office, Kim hosted a dinner with South Korean President Jae-in’s special envoys on Monday, Yonhap reported. It is believed to be the first time the North Korean leader has met South Korean…