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 […]


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 […]


France to move proposal at U.N. to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar

This will be the second time France will be party to such a proposal at the U.N. In a significant development, France will move a proposal at the United Nations in a “couple of days” to ban Masood Azhar, chief of the United Nations-proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which has claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror strike […]


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 […]