12 December 2019


US sanctions Iran's biggest airline (7)
State Department announces new sanctions on Iran's biggest airline and its shipping network. Elad Benari, 12/12/19 02:05 Mahan Air airplane iStock The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Iran's biggest airline and its shipping network, Reuters reports. The State Department targeted Shanghai-based ESAIL Shipping Company, which US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "knowingly transports illicit
House Passes Bill Including Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workers (10)
The $738 billion legislation also calls for creation of the Space Force and seeks to check Russia's energy ambitions The Senate likely will take up the National Defense Authorization Act in the coming days, and President Trump is expected to sign it into law. Photo: eric baradat/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images SHARE By Lindsay Wise Dec.
Aid Groups: City of Hodeida Top Dangerous Place in Yemen War (6)
by Naharnet Newsdesk 12 December 2019, 08:32 Several international aid groups warned on Thursday that the flashpoint Yemeni city at the heart of last year's peace agreement signed in Sweden remains the most dangerous place in the war-torn, impoverished Arab country. Fifteen aid agencies - including the Norwegian Refugee Council, CARE International, Medecins du Monde and Oxfam - say that since the U.N.-
Houses passes bill establishing Space Force, paid parental leave for federal workers (6)
6:51 p.m. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images With a 377-48 vote, the House on Wednesday passed a $738 billion defense policy bill that authorizes the creation of a Space Force as the sixth branch of the military and gives federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave. The bill also gives troops a three percent pay raise.
US unveils new sanctions on Iran (3)
By Nicole Gaouette, Jennifer Hansler and Kylie Atwood, CNN (CNN) The US announced a fresh round of sanctions against Iran on Wednesday, targeting an Iranian shipping network they say is smuggling "lethal aid" to Yemen, and three agents of an Iranian airline company. "The Iranian regime uses its aviation and shipping industries to supply its regional terrorist and militant groups with weapons, directly contributing
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