3rd April 2017
Effective immediately, [HSBC] retail customers must disclose how their accounts are used, in addition to providing their address, contact details, employment and income history, to qualify for an HSBC account… Global banks … have been stepping up their financial control systems to comply with US and European regulations… Read More
7th March 2017
International sanctions on North Korea have largely failed to curb the country’s expansion of its military and nuclear program or significantly decrease revenues it earns from exports of arms and minerals, according to a comprehensive sanctions report by the United Nations. Read More
6th March 2017
North Korean weapons barred by U.N. sanctions ended up in the hands of U.N. peacekeepers in Africa, a confidential report says. Read More
28th February 2017
The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Tuesday on a bid by Western powers to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders over accusations of toxic gas attacks, despite a pledge by Russia to veto the move. Read More
24th February 2017
Security Council likely to vote on resolution sanctioning Syrian officials over chemical weapons attacks as early as next week. Read More
7th February 2017
Somalia — Politicians have been peeling off wads of hundred dollar bills to buy votes. Others have shown up for parliamentary races standing next to a political nobody who was bribed or coerced into running against them, to make the race look fair. In one case, the mysterious candidate was the politician’s maid. Read More
12th January 2017
Financial institution blames recall of 1,000 and 500 rupee notes for ‘still robust’ lower rating, down 0.6% on earlier prediction. Read More
11th January 2017
US prosecutors have charged relatives of former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with conspiracy to bribe a government official. Read More
15th December 2016
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will be "strongly sanctioned" if he tries to stay in power, the UN's regional envoy, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has said. Read More
15th November 2016
The long standing tussle on the issue of protection of central government officials from investigating agencies, between the Supreme Court and successive central governments is likely to be renewed with the central government’s recent approval of the changes proposed in the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013. Read More