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The Central Bank of Russia published a consultation paper Thursday proposing a stricter ban on the use and mining of cryptocurrencies within its territory. The paper, titled ‘Cryptocurrencies: Trends, Risks, and Regulation’ notes the global market for cryptocurrencies skyrocketed in 2021 to $2.3 trillion. The anonymity offered by crypto platforms enables their use in illegal [...]

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On the second anniversary of the drone-strike death of General Qassem Soleimani on Monday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called for former US President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to face justice, warning that if those responsible for the attack go unpunished, “revenge will come.” “ deeply believed that the United States cannot [...]

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In an exceptional instance of diplomatic harmony, China, France, Russia, the UK and the US released a joint statement Monday advocating for nuclear non-proliferation, and citing the historic refrain, “nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” The statement, which urged the imperative of compliance with international nuclear security accords, was issued as [...]

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The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq Monday ratified October’s parliamentary elections. The ratification comes in the wake of challenges to the results from Shiite political groups. The election took place on October 10, 2021 to determine all 329 members of the Council of Representatives. The results bring a victory for Muqtada al-Sadr’s party. He is [...]

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday overturned a decision allowing the United States Justice Department to withhold records concerning former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates’ 2017 refusal to defend former President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting seven Muslim-majority nations. As one of his firsts acts as president, [...]

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The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of Treasury on Tuesday added 15 individuals across Iran, Syria and Uganda to its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list on allegations of “serious human rights abuse and repressive acts targeting innocent civilians, political opponents, and peaceful protestors.” Additionally, the OFAC has also designated four [...]

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