Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (File Photo/IANS)

Good friends buy Pakistan four months to ‘eliminate’ terror financing – But can it?

New Delhi: With all-weather friend China heading the FATF, and backed by two other “brotherly countries” of Malaysia and Turkey, Pakistan has bought itself four months time from the global watchdog on terror financing to eliminate the twin evils of terror financing and money laundering – a tall task by all counts. Already in the […]

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (File Photo/IANS)

FATF credibility at stake if it doesn’t downgrade Pak

New Delhi: Predictably, “brotherly countries” China, Turkey and Malaysia have backed Pakistan over the countrys “risk assessment study” at the FATF meeting being held in Paris, and are likely to vote against a downgrade to the black list. If good friend China, which heads the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), and members Malaysia and Turkey, […]

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (File Photo)

No, Please: India to Chinese Minister’s Delhi visit, post Pak trip

Vladivostok (Russia): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wanted to visit New Delhi along with his trip to Pakistan this weekend but India has politely asked him to reschedule it, highly placed sources said on Wednesday. Wang is scheduled to visit Islamabad on September 7 amid the hue and cry raised by Pakistan over the Indian […]

India's Permanent Representative at UNSC Syed Akbaruddin (Photo: IANS)

UNSC accepts India’s efforts in Kashmir, wants all to follow suit: Envoy – 3 min read

United Nations: The Security Council has acknowledged India’s measures to bring normalcy and development to Kashmir and wants all countries to follow suit, India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday. Speaking to reporters after its informal meeting, he outlined the various steps being taken by India since the special status of Kashmir was rescinded and […]

Zhang Jun, China's ambassador to the UN (File Photo/IANS)

Post-UNSC meet, China asks India, Pak to settle disputes peacefully – 2 min read

New York: Zhang Jun, China’s ambassador to the UN, on Friday urged India and Pakistan to settle disputes peacefully and “discard the zerosum game mentality”. Addressing the media after the closed door talks on Kashmir at the UN Security Council, Zhang said: “We call upon relevant parties to exercise peace and not to take actions […]

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UNSC to hold ‘closed door’ meeting on Kashmir – 2 min read

United Nations: The UN Security Council will on Friday hold a “closed door” meeting to discuss India’s move to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said on Thursday. UNSC President Joanna Wronecka told reporters on Wednesday said that they would discuss “the Jammu and Kashmir situation […]

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India, China no longer growing nations, won’t let them ‘take advantage’ from WTO: Trump – 2 Min Read

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that India and China are no longer “growing nations”, claiming that they are “taking advantage” of the tag from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and warned that he will not let it happen anymore. “They (WTO) view certain countries like China, India… as growing nations. Well, they have grown, […]