EU agrees sanctions against Iranian intelligence service over assassination plots

The European Union has agreed sanctions against an Iranian intelligence service for planning assassinations in Europe. (File/AFP)
Updated 08 January 2019

EU agrees sanctions against Iranian intelligence service over assassination plots

COPENHAGEN: The European Union has agreed sanctions against an Iranian intelligence service for planning assassinations in Europe, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said on Tuesday.
"EU just agreed to enact sanctions against an Iranian Intelligence Service for its assassination plots on European soil. Strong signal from the EU that we will not accept such behaviour in Europe," Samuelsen said on Twitter. 


Lebanon records new coronavirus infection high with more than 100 cases

Updated 49 min 25 sec ago

Lebanon records new coronavirus infection high with more than 100 cases

  • Lebanon has recorded more than 2,000 infections and 36 deaths from the coronavirus

BEIRUT: A Lebanese waste management company is quarantining some 133 Syrian workers who tested positive for the coronavirus, the company manager said on Sunday, as Lebanon recorded a new daily high for infections.
Lebanon has recorded more than 2,000 infections and 36 deaths from the coronavirus since February.
“We are moving them to a place to quarantine them. We are separating those who are infected from those who aren’t ... we are waiting for more results,” RAMCO manager Walid BouSaad told Reuters.
Health minister Hamad Hassan said more than 100 cases had been recorded, with most of them at what he described as “a big cleaning company,” an apparent reference to RAMCO, which collects garbage across Lebanon.
“To reassure people, the source is known,” Hassan told broadcaster LBC. He added that up to 75% of the cases were symptom-free.
Hassan said 800 workers from the company in question needed to be tested, along with another 1,000 workers from two other companies with whom they were connected.
“The number will remain high this week,” he said.