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Trump’s national security adviser suggests Iran has been ‘choked off’ by sanctions, but Trump says he ‘couldn’t care les...

National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien appeared on Fox News Sunday and said that a "maximum pressure campaign" against Iran is working.

The Trump administration has started preparing economic sanctions against Iraq

Trump first threatened economic penalties after the Iraqi parliament passed a nonbinding resolution to force the US military out of the nation.
A protester wears a mask painted with Xinjiang or East Turkestan's flag and tears of blood in Brussels, Belgium, in April 2018.

House overwhelmingly passes bill to sanction Chinese officials over abuse and detention of Muslims in Xinjiang, further spiking tensions with China

The bill, called The Uighur Act of 2019, condemns human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in China's autonomous Xinjiang.
A China Shipping Line container ship at the Port of Los Angeles.

China warns it could soon blacklist select US companies as the global trade war flares

The blacklist's release was sped up to rebuke the US House of Representative's Xinjiang bill, China-backed Global Times tweeted Tuesday.

Hundreds of millions of dollars were shipped from Russia to Venezuela to sidestep US sanctions

US sanctions on Venezuela have limited the country's access to the global financial system

Trump’s sanctions against Turkey won’t do anything to stop its invasion of Syria — and they might just add fuel to the fire

Trump's sanctions are doing nothing to stop Turkey's invasion into northern Syria. One Democrat urging stronger sanctions called them "pathetic."

Trump sees a ‘good chance’ of a US-China trade deal. Don’t hold your breath.

Apple and the NBA's reversals this week underline the enormous difficulty of ending the US-China trade war.
A composite image of an empty cinema in Mashhad, Iran, and an empty carpet bazaar in Tabriz, Iran.

Abandoned markets and empty cinemas: 11 photos show how ordinary people are being hit by Trump’s sanctions on Iran, which are ramping up again

President Donald Trump's sanctions on Iran are designed to cripple its leadership. Instead, Iranian citizens are the ones suffering most.

Russia hacked the FBI to prevent the bureau from being able to track Russian spies in the US

The stunning breach prompted concerns among officials that there was a Russian asset within the US intelligence community, Yahoo News reported.
A file photo of Hezbollah supporters in Beirut, Lebanon, Jammal Trust Bank was sanctioned over links to the group.

The US put sanctions on a Hezbollah-linked bank, a likely show of support for Israel as conflict with Lebanon looms

The US sanctions came from the Department of Treasury's Office of Financial Control (OFAC) and targeted Jammal Trust Bank,