Midweek Roundup: White House Issues Yemen Sanctions Order, FinCEN Discloses Rise in SAR Filings, and More

The Obama administration issued an executive order Wednesday allowing for asset freezes of U.S. citizens and entities that attempt to disrupt Yemen's transition to peace and stability. The order targets those deemed to be actively blocking the implementation of a November agreement intended to help restore democracy to the Middle Eastern nation. More The European Union is set to impose tougher sanctions against Iran if it continues with its nuclear program, Reuters reported Monday, citing British Foreign Secretary William Hague. Britain and six other world powers are scheduled to meet with the jurisdiction May 23 to negotiate the issue. More...