Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights and Israel ties
DUBAI, March 26 Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 29 International Game Technology has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for firing an employee for telling the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the casino-gaming company's financial statements might be distorted, the SEC said on Thursday.
The employee was removed from significant work assignments within weeks of raising concerns about the company's cost accounting model, the SEC said. IGT conducted an internal investigation into the whistleblower's allegations and determined its reported financial statements contained no misstatements, the agency said.
Without admitting or denying the SEC's findings, IGT agreed to pay the penalty and cease and desist from committing or causing any further violations of whistleblower protections of the Securities Exchange Act.
(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
LONDON, March 26 British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday end-to-end encryption of messages offered by services like Whatsapp are "completely unacceptable" and there should be no "secret place for terrorists to communicate".
DUBAI, March 26 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.