Global watchdog puts Pak back on terrorist financing watchlist: media

Global watchdog puts Pak back on terrorist financing watchlist: media

Children ride on a bicycle past the main gate of Government Islamic University, previously known as Jamia Al-Dawa Islamia, run by the Islamic charity organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) in Muridke near Lahore, Pakistan on February 15. (REUTERS Photo)   ISLAMABAD, February 23 (Reuters): A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist […]

UN says 40 sex abuse accusations received last quarter of 2017

UNITED NATIONS, February 23 (Reuters): Forty allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse were made during the last three months of 2017 against United Nations peacekeeping missions, agencies, funds and programs and implementing partners, the world body said on Thursday.   Of the 40 accusations, 15 were reported from peacekeeping operations, 17 came from U.N. agencies, […]

Florida school shooting: Armed Deputy ‘failed to confront killer’

Washington, February 23 (IANS): The armed officer who was assigned to a Florida high school, where 17 students and children were gunned down, took cover outside the building rather than intervening while the shooting unfolded last week. Deputy Scot Peterson resigned on Thursday after being suspended without pay pending an internal investigation into his actions […]

Stop bulldozing abandoned Rohingya villages, HRW urges Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw, February 23 (IANS): The non-profit Human Rights Watch on Friday urged the Myanmar government to stop the demolition of villages abandoned by the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state from where almost 700,000 members of the community have fled to Bangladesh. HRW said satellite images revealed that the government has bulldozed dozens of […]

Chance of halting Brexit now close to 50:50, says leading campaigner

Chance of halting Brexit now close to 50:50, says leading campaigner

Eloise Todd, CEO of Best for Britain, poses for a photo at their offices in London, Britain February 22, 2018. Picture taken February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Summers   LONDON, February 23 (Reuters) – Opponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union are preparing a major campaign they say now has close to a 50:50 chance […]

Ivanka Trump arrives in S. Korea for Games, diplomacy

Ivanka Trump arrives in S. Korea for Games, diplomacy

Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Ivanka will lead her country’s delegation to the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Sunday. (AP)   Seoul, February 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump on Friday […]

Trump not satisfied with Pakistan’s anti-terror actions: White House

Trump not satisfied with Pakistan’s anti-terror actions: White House

Islamabad, February 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is “not satisfied” with the efforts so far made by Pakistan in its crackdown on terrorism, White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah has said.   “For the first time, we’re holding Pakistan accountable for its actions. We’ve seen modest progress in terms of Pakistan’s actual acknowledgement […]

Mongolian air pollution causing health crisis: UNICEF

Mongolian air pollution causing health crisis: UNICEF

ULAANBAATAR, February 23 (Reuters) – Smog in the Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, is causing a public health crisis, especially among children, with treatment costs likely to put the cash-strapped country under increasing strain, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.   The government needed to take urgent action to limit smog-induced health problems, UNICEF and Mongolia’s […]

‘France first’, far right’s Marechal-Le Pen says in comeback speech

‘France first’, far right’s Marechal-Le Pen says in comeback speech

Marion Marechal-Le Pen, niece of right-wing populist French politician Marine Le Pen, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   WASHINGTON, February 23 (Reuters) – France should follow U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead and fight for “France first”, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, seen as a […]

Trump to announce new sanctions against North Korea; South Korea preps for talks with North

Trump to announce new sanctions against North Korea; South Korea preps for talks with North

A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump in New York, U.S. September 21, 2017 and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque, KCNA/Handout via REUTERS/Files   SEOUL/WASHINGTON, February 23 (Reuters) – The United States is […]

EU set to prepare sanctions on Myanmar generals: diplomats

EU set to prepare sanctions on Myanmar generals: diplomats

Myanmar border guard police force patrol near the Myanmar-Bangladeshi border outside Maungdaw, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Wa Lone/Files   BRUSSELS, February 23 (Reuters) – The European Union will start preparing sanctions against Myanmar generals over killings of Rohingya Muslims by formally calling on the bloc’s foreign policy chief next week to draw […]