France freezes assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar

France has decided to freeze the assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) founder and leader Masood Azhar, the French government said on Friday. A joint statement issued by the French interior ministry, finance ministry and foreign ministry added that France would discuss putting Masood Azhar on a European Union list of people suspected of being involved in […]


China says blocking Azhar’s listing to help find lasting solution

China on Thursday defended its fourth ‘technical hold’ on the designation of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, saying the move would give it time for a ‘thorough and in-depth assessment’ of the case and help the parties concerned to engage in more talks to find a ‘lasting solution’ acceptable to all. […]


For 4th time, China blocks bid to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

China on Thursday blocked a fresh move to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the UN Security Council, allowing a major bilateral irritant with India to fester. A statement issued by the external affairs ministry in New Delhi expressed “disappointment” at the UN’s Islamic State and al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee […]