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Pakistan remands militant accused of Mumbai attacks for 14 days

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A court in Pakistan on Wednesday remanded to custody Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding a four-day attack on India's financial capital in 2008, after a hearing following his arrest last week on terrorism financing charges, his lawyer said.

Pakistan arrests accused mastermind of Mumbai attacks

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on terror finance charges, a spokesman for the chief minister of Punjab province said.

Pakistan announces terrorism finance crackdown on banned militant group

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities announced a crackdown on Wednesday against Hafiz Saeed, leader of the group blamed for deadly attacks on Mumbai in 2008, amid growing international pressure to act against militant groups.

Blackstone joins US$6.1bil deal for Merlin

AN investor group including the family behind the Lego empire has agreed to buy Merlin Entertainments Plc, the operator of Madame Tussauds wax museums, for about £4.8bil (US$6.1bil).

The dirt on money laundering

Money laundering Money is the main cause for people to engage in almost any type of criminal activity. Money-laundering is the process of concealing the source of illicit funds or “dirty money.’’

Dramatic rise in fight against money laundering

PETALING JAYA: It is not easy to totally fight money laundering (ML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) activities simply because there is always someone willing to give in or take a bribe to let it happen.

Turkey escalates crackdown on dissent six years after Gezi protests

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Unzile Aksakoglu struggles to explain to her seven-year-old daughter why her father Yigit has spent four months in jail and may never leave, because of his alleged role in mass protests against Turkey's government when she was just a year old.

Cambodia in global watchlist for money laundering

JAKARTA: A global money-laundering watchdog placed Cambodia on its watchlist because of concern the country, which has never prosecuted a money-laundering case, is vulnerable to the concealment of illegally acquired money.

The joys and sufferings of going cashless

THERE are still a few among us who believe in the literal meaning of cash is king.

Iran approves anti-money laundering bill to ease foreign trade

LONDON (Reuters) - A powerful Iranian council approved an anti-money laundering bill on Saturday, state media reported, a major step towards reforms that would bring Iran into line with global norms and could facilitate foreign trade in the face of U.S sanctions.