Although membership would not constitute a crime, the designation means the group may have assets seized and face harsher terrorism-related criminal penalties. Sending money to the organisation or buying their paraphernalia is now also illegal.
Former US envoy to Damascus, Robert Ford, says Ankara's cooperation in fight against Daesh will be easier if the new Joe Biden administration ends direct assistance for PKK/YPG terror group.
President Biden's approach will be to support "a mutually agreed, two-state solution" to end decades of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, says acting US envoy to UN Richard Mills.
President Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Washington would take a look at the designation, which UN officials and aid groups fear is complicating efforts to combat the world's largest humanitarian crisis.
Many feel much better than they have felt in the last four years under the Trump administration, setting a mood which could count as a serious influence on the upcoming elections in Iran.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China has committed crimes against humanity in their treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other members of ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Frustration and fear grow over the recent spike in violence and both the Afghan government and Taliban are blaming each other.
It paints a cold picture of how the US seeks to use its South-East Asian allies to contend with China and North Korea.
Washington says it will ban all cotton and tomato products from western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region over allegations they are made with forced labour from jailed Uighur Muslims.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the step, citing in particular Cuba’s continued harbouring of US fugitives as well as its support for Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.
A series of decisions under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has led the Kingdom down a path of irrelevance.
From Turkey’s perspective, Washington’s treatment of its NATO ally is “unfair”.
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