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OFAC issues specific licence to allow humanitarian transactions in Afghanistan

On 25 August 2021, the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a specific licence authorising the US government and its contractors to engage in humanitarian transactions in Afghanistan otherwise prohibited by sanctions targeting the Taliban....

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US adopts Ethiopia sanctions regime in response to ongoing conflict

Today (17 September 2021), US President Biden issued Executive Order, “Imposing Sanctions on Certain Persons With Respect to the Humanitarian and Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia”, which establishes a new sanctions regime in response to the ongoing conflict in...

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US lists al-Qa’ida, Hizballah and IRGC-QF supporters

Majdi Salim, Muhammad Nasr al-Din al-Ghazlani, Nurettin Muslihan, Cebrail Guzel and Soner Gurleyen have been listed by the US as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT), pursuant to Executive Order 13224. They are said to be al-Qa’ida supporters based in Turkey...

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