US Imposes Sanctions Against Chinese Companies That Transported Iranian Oil
The US on Wednesday imposed new sanctions against Chinese companies that transported Iranian oil contrary to US sanctions. The move, according to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied “the Iran regime revenues for destabilising conduct at the expense of the Iranian people.”
“We will take action on any sanctionable Iranian oil transaction,” he further said in a tweet.
Strong 6.5 Magnitude Quake Strikes Eastern Indonesia: USGS
A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia on Thursday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
The quake struck about 37 kilometres offshore northeast of Ambon in Maluku province at 8:46 am local time, at a depth of 29 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.
3 Dead, 2 Missing as Heavy Rains Batter Pune
Five people were washed away near Khed Shivapur in Pune district last night due to heavy rain and increased level of water of nullah. Police have recovered 3 bodies till now while search for 2 more is still going on.