Embargo

  • Argentine exPresident Menem could face 7 years in prison June 14, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Former Argentine President Carlos Menem received a sevenyear prison sentence for arms smuggling to Croatia and Ecuador in the 1990s, but he will not be jailed unless his fellow senators strip him of immunity, a court said on Thursday. Menem, now a frail 82yearold senator, was found guilty in...
  • EU ends arms embargo on Syrian opposition May 28, 2013

    London: The European Union said its member states within days will be able to send weapons to help Syria's outgunned rebels, seeking to pressure President Bashar Assad's regime ahead of planned peace talks mediated by the United States and Russia. Though no EU country has any such plans now to...
  • Players are free to speak to the media: KKR April 17, 2012

    Mohali: The management of Kolkata Knight Riders rubbished reports suggesting that they have issued an embargo on players from talking to the media apart from scheduled press conferences. "We have just heard from the Kolkata media about this. There are reports that we are not allowing any interaction with the players...
  • EU imposes embargo on Iranian oil January 23, 2012

    Brussels: European Union ambassadors agreed on Monday to impose an embargo on Iranian oil imports, but decided to delay the full implementation of the ban until July 1, an EU diplomat said. Their agreement was the final step before EU foreign ministers can give their formal approval to the measure. The...
  • Russia proposes UN arms embargo against Georgia September 10, 2008

    United Nations: Russia on Tuesday submitted a draft resolution in the UN Security Council calling for an arms embargo against the former Soviet republic of Georgia, a senior Russian official said. "Georgia has been arming very aggressively in the past few years," Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters. "The military budget...
  • UN asks US to lift embargo against Cuba November 9, 2006

    United Nations: For the 15th straight year, the 192member United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly asked the United States to lift its 45year old unilateral economic and commercial embargo against Cuba as soon as possible after defeating an Australian amendment asking Havana to free political prisoners and respect human rights. But the...