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Repatriation of illicit finances, recovery of stolen assets: Pak-UK sign accord to stop money laundering

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – The governments of Pakistan and the United Kingdom on Monday signed an accord on repatriation of illicit finances, recovery of stolen assets and putting a check on money-laundering. Addressing joint press conference Law Minister Barrister Farogh Nasim and British Home …

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Hungary faces unprecedented EU action

The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU’s core values. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government has been accused of attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law – charges which he denies. More …

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Criticism of Saudi leadership seeps through cracks as report questions kingdom’s utility for Britain

By James M. Dorsey Signs of opposition to policies of Saudi King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and potentially increased domestic polarization have in the past week spilled on to the streets of London while a just released report questioned the …

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Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO), claiming it treats the country unfairly. “If they don’t shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO,” Mr Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg News. The WTO was established …

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EU security must no longer depend on US : French President

PARIS (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for Europe to stop relying on the United States for its military defence as he pushed for fresh EU integration in the face of rising nationalism around the continent. Relaunching his diplomatic agenda after the …

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West deliberately hurts sentiments of Muslim via such sacrilegious content: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Addressing in his first address to the Senate, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated the West deliberately hurts sentiments of the Muslim World via such sacrilegious content. “In West, such appalling acts are performed by those who hate Muslims and Islam”, Khan told …

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Rolls-Royce plans for take-off in flying taxi market

FARNBOROUGH, England-UNS : British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi and is starting a search for partners to help develop a project it hopes could take to the skies as soon as early next decade. Rolls-Royce said on …

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“Prosperous Pakistan”: Campaign launched painting London’s iconic red double decker buses

ISLAMABAD -UNS : In a bid to showcase the rising economic prospects of Pakistan, a private investment group has launched “Prosperous Pakistan” campaign on London’s iconic red double decker buses to project Pakistan’s position as an important and emerging player in the world economy. The …

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FATF meeting in Paris: Pakistan puts strong case

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Pakistan has presented a strong case before Paris meeting of global anti-terror financing watchdog, a move which might pave the way for the country to get its inclusion in the terror financing list averted, commonly known as FATF Grey List. But a few …

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Anti Muslim move: Austria to expel up to 60 imams, shuts 7 mosques

VIENNA (AFP) – Austria could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families as part of a crackdown on “political Islam”, Interior Minister Herbert Kickl said Friday. “The circle of people possibly affected by these measures – the pool that we’re talking about – …

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