October 2016

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) cancelled a rally scheduled for Saturday, with leader Shireen Mazari saying the resistance by PTI workers was kept to a minimum, media reports said. “A rally was scheduled earlier for Saturday for public mobilsation, but now that the public is already mobilised following the government crackdown, we see no further need to […]

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DW recommends Icelandic PM Gunnlaugsson resigns in wake of ‘Panama Papers’ scandal Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has offered his resignation after initially resisting pressure to step down. The prime minister was among those caught up in a worldwide scandal following the release of the “Panama Papers.” (05.04.2016) Huge anti-government rally in Iceland amid Panama Papers scandal […]

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Voters are expected to punish the incumbent coalition after the Panama Papers revealed a global tax evasion scandal that ensnared several senior politicians and forced former prime minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson to resign. (source: AP) Icelanders voted on Saturday in a snap election that could see the anti-establishment Pirate Party form the next government in […]

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Pakistani police have clashed with supporters of popular opposition leader Imran Khan, firing tear gas at protesters who defied a ban on public gatherings. Imran Khan on Friday accused the government of placing him under virtual house arrest in Islamabad as his supporters in nearby Rawalpindi fought running battles with the police. Protesters throw stones […]

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On Saturday, voters head to the polls for one of the most highly anticipated elections of the 2016 — not the U.S. presidential race — the parliamentary elections in Iceland, where the anticipated success of the Pirate Party has capture global attention with its anti-establishment sentiment. Originally slated for April 2017, the parliamentary elections were […]

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Panama Papers and Bahama Leaks are a matter of honesty, transparency and accountability, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday, amidst demand for the resignation of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges. On the final day of her maiden two-day visit to Pakistan, the IMF Managing Director in her concluding press conference alongside […]

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Pakistan on Thursday banned all public gatherings in Islamabad for two months, setting the stage for confrontation ahead of a major protest aimed at paralysing the capital and unseating Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The premier is under growing pressure from opposition parties over his children’s offshore bank accounts that were revealed in the Panama Papers […]

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SWABI: Awami National Party’s provincial chief Ameer Haidar Khan Hoti said on Thursday that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf had failed to fulfil its pledges it made with the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the general elections and now it was diverting people’s attention from its failure to non-issues. Addressing his party workers at Dagai in Razar tehsil […]

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The Pakistan government on Thursday banned political rallies in the capital for two months, even as a defiant Imran Khan vowed to go ahead with his protest here next week demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation. The district administration in the capital imposed section 144, banning public gatherings and display of weapons. According to a […]

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ISLAMABAD —  Authorities in Pakistan have banned all political gatherings and street rallies in the capital city in a bid to discourage next week’s planned anti-government march here. The ban will remain in force for two months to prevent “unlawful assemblies … which are likely to threaten public peace and tranquility” in the city, according […]

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South Beach (Credit: James Willamor) For those in Miami’s real estate market waiting for the Treasury Department to stop tracking shell companies that buy luxury homes, don’t hold your breath. A panel of industry experts, gathered Wednesday morning at the downtown Miami Hilton hotel, said the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network was only getting started with […]

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Reykjavik (AFP) – Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party is set to shake up the political landscape in Saturday’s parliament election, with voters on course to punish a government tainted by the Panama Papers. Iceland called the snap vote in August after the global tax evasion scandal ensnared several senior politicians and claimed the scalp of the […]

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Panama today became the member of a global convention that aims to combat cross-border tax evasion by sharing foreign taxpayer details with other governments, a move considered by ‘Panama Papers’ leak affected nations like India as positive in unravelling the financial irregularities.Panama signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters here, making […]

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