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# Sanctions
Wexford dual star Lee Chin calls for tougher sanctions from GAA on racism
Chin insists the problem is an ‘ongoing issue’ on the pitch.
# Iran
US denies agreement to meet Iran, but says it is prepared to do so
The New York Times reported that the US had agreed one-on-one talks with Iran after the November presidential election but the White House has denied this.
# Protest
Group to hold anti-war protest outside Dáil
The Irish Anti War Movement is calling for an end to US military flights out of Shannon Airport.
# Fine
British bank accepts $340 million fine over Iran transactions
The bank had denied accusations that it systematically hid $250 billion worth of Iranian client transactions.
# Clinton
Hillary Clinton hopes for improved drones to find Kony
The US Secretary General was also focused on preserving a fragile peace between Sudan and South Sudan on her two day agenda of talks in East Africa.
# Syria
Syria threatens using WMDs as EU prepares to withdraw citizens
Cyprus’s justice minister says the bloc is “prepared for the worst”, as Syria reveals its WMD for the first time.
# UN
Russia vetoes UN statement on Syrian killings - again
Russia puts a hold on a Security Council statement declaring the Treimsa attacks to be a “violation” of the ceasefire.
# Sanctions
Iran prepares for 'war games' as sanctions take effect
Three-day drill starts days after EU and US imposed new sanctions.
# North Korea
UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs
In new UN report, sanctions experts raise issue of luxury cars in Pyongyang and suggest fake missiles were used in major NK military parade.
# Syria
Syria: EU approves sanctions on luxury and dual-use goods
Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch confirms that Syrian forces have used sexual violence to torture men, women and children – both inside and outside of detention – during the conflict.
# Syria
Clinton pushes for greater action on Syria
The US has increased the supports it is making available to the Syrian opposition.
# Sanctions
Mali braces for fuel shortages amid post-coup sanctions
The West African nation’s neighbours have closed their borders and frozen Mali’s account at the regional central bank following the military coup.
# Sanctions
EU slaps sanctions on Assad's wife and mother
Intercepted emails recently showed that the president’s wife Asma spent thousands on designer shoes and bespoke furniture as the government continued its violent crackdown.
# Syria
Russia signals support for Syria sanctions
Meanwhile, President Assad’s wife is reportedly being added to the EU’s sanctions list.
# Syria
Syria: Women and children among 64 killed at Homs checkpoint - activists
The 64 people were trying to flee the bombarded city. Activists said that 135 people have been killed across the country today.
# Sanctions
EU ministers recognise Syrian National Council as legitimate representatives
The assets of the Syrian central bank have been frozen, while seven ministers have an asset freeze and a visa ban.
# Arab Spring
EU foreign ministers to meet as international pressure increases on Syria
The Ministers are expected to approve more sanctions against the Assad regime which has been responsible for the death of thousands of protesters.
# Sanctions
Govt backs sanctions against Iran on nuclear issues, but not Israel
Speaking in the Dáil this week, Eamon Gilmore ruled out Irish support of military action against Iran.
# Violence
More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs
Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.
# nukes
UN nuclear inspectors start investigation in Iran
The inspectors are examining whether Iran really does have a secret atomic weapons programme, which Iran vehemently denies.
# Arab Spring
Arab League halts observer mission in Syria
The mission sharply criticised the regime of President Bashar Assad for the escalating violence which has killed at least 80 people across the country.
# Middle East
Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza
The Tánaiste and Foreign Minister is due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later today.
# Iran
UN nuclear watchdog to visit Iran
The IAEA says it is heading to Iran next week to clear up “outstanding substantive issues” with Tehran over its nuclear programme.
# Sanctions
EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was part of an “unprecedented set of sanctions” against Iran.
# Iran
UK: Europe will adopt sanctions on Iranian oil
The British Foreign Secretary says he believes the EU will agree on tough new sanctions against Tehran’s oil sector later this month.
# Oil
EU gears up for Iranian oil ban over nuclear dispute
The move will build pressure on Iran, which is already facing a currency crisis and a tense naval standoff with the US.
# Syria
US diplomat to return to Syria following withdrawal over security fears
Ambassador Robert Ford is to head back to Syria. He was withdrawn in October after being criticised by Syria over
# Syria
Syria accepts Arab League's observer mission request
Over 4,000 people have died since the uprising began in mid-March.
# Iran
Expelled Iranian diplomats arrive back in Tehran
Meanwhile, France is to pull its embassy staff home from Tehran in the coming days.
# Iran
US Senate unanimously backs sanctions on Iran
The US Senate agreed to impose new sanctions on Iran by penalising foreign institutions doing business with the Iranian Central Bank.
# Syira
EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria
European Union foreign ministers today agreed a number of new economic sanctions against Syria which include limits on exports and support for Syrian government projects.
# Iran
EU agrees new Iran sanctions - but no oil embargo
Today’s sanctions follow increasing tensions between EU members and Iran after Britain’s embassy in Tehran was attacked on Tuesday.
# Iran
European powers pressure Iran following embassy attack
France, Germany and the Netherlands have all recalled their ambassadors to Iran, while Italy and Norway are taking precautions. EU foreign ministers are to meet in Brussels today to discuss Iran and its disputed nuclear programme.
# Syria
Turkey hits Syria with sanctions, freezes assets of Assad's regime
Turkey – Syria largest trading partner – has announced that it will apply a range of economic and financial sanctions on Syria over of its failure to cease its brutal eight-month crackdown on protesters.
# Syria
Arab League approves unprecedented sanctions on Syria
The sanctions are the latest in a growing wave of international pressure pushing Syria to end its violent suppression of protests against President Bashar Assad.
# Syria
Syria defies Arab League deadline
The Arab League warned Syria yesterday that it had 24 hours to sign up to a protocol allowing human rights observers into the country or face economic sanctions.