International Court of Justice orders US to ease Iran sanctions

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered the US to ease sanctions it re-imposed on Iran after abandoning a nuclear deal in May.

Judges ruled that the US had to remove “any impediments” to the export of humanitarian goods, including food, medicine and aviation safety equipment.

The US argued the ruling was a “defeat” for Iran, saying it already allowed humanitarian-related transactions.

Hungry survivors of an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia said on Wednesday they were scavenging for food in farms as President Joko Widodo made a second visit to the area to ramp up aid efforts five days after disaster struck.

The official death toll from the 7.5 magnitude quake that hit the west coast of Sulawesi island last Friday rose to 1,407, many killed by tsunami waves it triggered.

The wife of former premier Najib Razak, has been arrested by Malaysia’s anti-corruption commission just days after her husband was released on bail, as part of the sprawling investigation into 1MDB, the state investment fund from which an alleged $4.5bn has gone missing.