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
12th October 2016
South Korea is considering unilateral sanctions against rival North Korea in response to the latter’s recent nuclear test, the fifth and the most powerful so far. Seoul will reportedly go ahead with its set of sanctions if the United Nations delays adoption of a resolution against the reclusive state. The… Read More
11th October 2016
China appears to have pushed back on a U.S. bid to close a U.N. loophole that allows North Korea to export coal for “livelihood purposes,” saying the well-being of North Koreans is a priority in negotiations on possible new U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang. Since North Korea’s fifth and largest nuclear… Read More
7th October 2016
In the wake of the recent disclosure of leaked Bahamas tax haven data, United Nations human rights experts today urged governments to work together on liquidating offshore tax avoidance and establishing tougher financial regulations. In a news release, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human… Read More
28th September 2016
Royal Bank of Scotland is to pay 1.1 billion US dollars (£845 million) to a US regulator to settle two claims over mis-sold mortgage bonds in the run-up to the financial crisis. Read More