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An oilfield worker speaks by radio at an oil well operated by Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA, in the oil rich Orinoco belt, near Morichal at the state of Monagas April 16, 2015.

The lifeblood of Venezuela’s economy is taking a beating in the wake of Trump’s sanctions

Venezuela’s oil shipments have reportedly fallen sharply since the US hit the country with energy sanctions.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

In a massive rebuke to Trump, GOP senators demand that Mike Pompeo investigate Jamal Khashoggi’s death

Trump faces ongoing pressure from Congress to do more about Jamal Khashoggi's killing. Now GOP senators are eyeing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield.

Slack apologizes after users who travelled to Iran had their accounts shut down

Users who had traveled to Iran found their Slack accounts had been blocked. Slack sent an apology Friday and is working on restoring these accounts.
Stewart Butterfield, cofounder and CEO of Slack

It looks like Slack, the $7 billion chat app, is banning some users because of Iran sanctions — even if they don’t live or work in Iran

Ethnically Iranian users and users who have traveled to Iran complained on social media Wednesday that their Slack accounts had been shut down because of sanctions.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivers a speech during military drills in November 2018.

Russia is gathering tanks on our border, says Ukraine, as it activates sweeping martial law powers

Ukraine says that it is under threat of a '"full-scale war" with Russia and has banned Russian men aged between 16 and 60 from entering the country.

Trump has his cake and eats it too with sanctions tanking Iran’s economy and oil staying low

President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has isolated Iran and tanked its currency, the rial.

Here’s why Trump wants to shut Iran out of the oil market

Washington will reinstate sanctions against Tehran on Monday, including some that ban the purchase of Iranian oil. Here's what you need to know.
An image posted by President Donald Trump's Twitter account on November 2, 2018, to draw attention to increased sanctions on Iran.

Trump heralded the arrival of new sanctions on Iran with a bizarre, knock-off ‘Game of Thrones’ poster

It says: "Sanctions are coming." The US will reimpose all sanctions on Iran on November 5 as part of its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
These are Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 jets from the US. They can't take Russian or Chinese bombs. They rely on US support.

Trump and Saudi Arabia could basically brush off the Khashoggi crisis — and that’s been the norm

Unless Saudi Arabia's impulsive new leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, chooses to blow up the US-Saudi alliance against all conventional wisdom, both sides are likely to brush off Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.

North Carolina pastor detained in Turkey for two years on terrorism and espionage charges has been released by a Turkish court

A Turkish court convicted, but ordered the release, of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was detained for 2 years on charges of espionage and terrorism related to Turkey's failed 2016 military coup.