Hizbullah's control over the government's decision-making process is holding the country back and may yet cost it vital international aid.
Fresh sanctions have been imposed on Iran over oil sales to Syria and Venezuela, with key Iranian oil sector agencies designated under a counter-terrorism authority.
If the US imposes sanctions on Chinese companies or citizens over their Iran-related activities, China will lose significant segments of its global markets.
The bank banned local money transfer networks in a move designed to discourage the speculation that is contributing to high inflation.
The army and Beirut municipality would be tasked with setting up a mechanism to distribute 100 billion Lebanese pounds the government has allocated in compensations.
Iran's stock market bubble will burst soon, economists say, while a few Iranian officials have warned the public they risk losing capital.
The militia has shut the airport after refusing to accept a government proposal that would allow fuel tankers to enter al-Hodeidah port.
The IRGC's expansionist policies serve only to enrich itself at the expense of the Iranian people and to the detriment of the country's economy, analysts say.
By dealing with a regime that kills and oppresses its Muslim population, Iran has shown it is placing its interests ahead of human rights.
As they contend with an economic crisis and uncertain living conditions, many Shia are becoming increasingly resentful of Hizbullah.