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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. […]

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UN rejects Saeed’s plea for removal from list of banned outfits

In a significant development, the United Nations has rejected an appeal of Jamaat–ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, to remove his name from its list of banned terrorists, government sources said on Thursday. Notably, the decision comes at a time when United Nations’ 1267 Sanctions Committee has received a new request to […]

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Heat on, Pakistan pledges UNSC curbs on terror but lets JuD get away

The new sanctions will directly affect the Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Lashkar-e-Taiba, the JuD and its chief Hafiz Saeed but not Jaish chief Masood Azhar, who is not listed as per the UNSC resolution 1267 sanctions committee. Hours after it emerged that Pakistan had not banned 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its affiliate, the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation […]

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US, UK, France bring fresh proposal at UN to ban Masood Azhar

The United States, the United Kingdom and France have moved a fresh proposal in the United Nations Security Council to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, a listing that will subject him to global travel ban, asset freeze and arms embargo. The fresh proposal was moved on Wednesday by […]

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India slams UN Security Council for failing to cripple Taliban’s drug trade

India has slammed the United Nations Security Council for failing to cripple the Taliban’s roaring drug trade, saying the terror outfit gets significant support from criminal networks operating drug cartels and stealing Afghanistan’s natural resources. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, said at a Security Council debate on Afghanistan on Monday that […]

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Corruption costs $2.6 trillion or 5% of global GDP, says U.N. chief

“Corruption is present in all the countries, rich and poor, the North and the South, developed and developing,” says Antonio Guterres The cost of corruption is at least $2.6 trillion, or 5% of the global GDP, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said and urged the international community to work effectively against money laundering, tax evasion […]