29th May 2019
AP — Eritrea is being removed from the United States government’s list of countries deemed not to be cooperating fully with U.S. counterterror efforts. The reclusive East African nation is no longer listed on the announcement that will be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday. Still listed on the… Read More
24th May 2019
AP — The U.N. said it was informed that a Tunisian appeals court decided Tuesday to release Mocef Kartas, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against Libya, who was arrested following his arrival in Tunis on March 26 on suspicion of espionage. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the U.N. is “very… Read More
2nd May 2019
A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a long diplomatic impasse. Western powers have for many years been attempting to sanction JeM head Masood Azhar, whose group has carried out several… Read More
1st April 2019
AP — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday aimed at strengthening global efforts to combat the numerous and new ways that terrorist groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State raise funds to finance their operations. The French-drafted resolution orders all countries to ensure that their domestic… Read More
1st April 2019
AP — The United Nations says a member of the U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Libya has been arrested in Tunisia despite having diplomatic immunity. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said Mocef Kartas, who reportedly has dual German-Tunisian citizenship, was arrested following his arrival in Tunis on March… Read More
29th March 2019
AP — The U.N. envoy to Libya says corruption and fighting over resources among rival factions are core issues impeding progress in resolving the country’s turmoil. Ghassan Salame told the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV late Wednesday that building national institutions in charge of a fair distribution of wealth is “the… Read More
21st March 2019
Venezuelan security forces, backed by pro-government militias, have quashed peaceful protests with excessive use of force, killings and torture, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday. The country was plunged into a political crisis in January when Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled congress, invoked the constitution to… Read More
4th January 2019
Three former Credit Suisse bankers have been arrested over money laundering and bribery charges pertaining to a scam which involved $2 billion in loans to companies in Mozambique. According to the prosecution, three Mozambican state-owned firms borrowed over $2 billion. The loan proceeds were meant to be used… Read More
20th November 2018
European Union foreign ministers showed cautious support on Monday for possible new economic sanctions on Iran in a shift of policy after accusations of Iranian attack plots in France and Denmark, diplomats said. Denmark and France briefed their EU counterparts at a meeting in Brussels on the alleged plots and… Read More
24th October 2018
Nomura and several of its affiliates have agreed to pay a total of $480 million to settle charges of misleading investors over the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”) between 2006 and 2007, an issue which resulted in investors suffering ‘significant’ losses and also highlighted the bank’s poor due diligence… Read More