July 2019

Maryam Nawaz speaks to reporters outside an accountability court in Islamabad on Friday. Associated Press Tariq Butt An accountability court of Islamabad on Friday dismissed a plea of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seeking action against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz for allegedly submitting a bogus trust deed in the London apartments’ […]

Anonymous companies – A way forward By Lakshmi Kumar, June 12, 2019 The relationship between anonymous companies, corruption, money laundering, drug and weapons trafficking, organized crime and terrorist financing isn’t new. Studies from the Organization for Economic Co-operation Development (OECD) from nearly two decades ago identified that nearly every economic crime involved the misuse of […]

In 2015, British authorities caught Hezbollah-linked operatives stockpiling more than 6,000 pounds of explosives on the outskirts of London, new reports revealed last month. The British deserve praise for unearthing the London bomb factory. But they did not destroy the underlying commercial or financial structures that allowed the group to buy and stockpile such materials. […]

With her article about illegal recyclers in Asia’s biggest slum Dharavi, Mansi Choukney won The Globe Post’s 2019 writing contest. In this interview, Mansi talks about her home country India, what inspired her to become a journalist, and her career goals. We are happy to announce that Mansi Chouksey (@mansichouksey) is our 2019 writing contest […]

Corruption has become one of the major threats to economic development in Zimbabwe — particularly in government and state entities — costing the country billions of dollars. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently approved a Staff-Monitored Programme meant to assist the country implement a raft of macro-economic and structural reforms to revive the ailing economy. […]

Jeffrey Epstein. Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Topline: Jeffrey Epstein reportedly held funds in multiple offshore shell companies, a common way to hide substantial assets from the IRS and creditors. This revelation from the Miami Herald comes a day after a judge cited Epstein’s wealth in denying him bail on federal sex trafficking and sex […]

A Magistrate’s court ordered a magisterial inquiry into Ministers Edward Scicluna, Chris Cardona and Konrad Mizzi. The inquiry, ordered upon the request made by NGO Repubblika, looks into their alleged criminal involvement in the privatisation of the Gozo Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital and Karin Grech, in the interest of personal gain. Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit stated that […]

Three men have been formally charged over the 2017 murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese anti-corruption journalist and blogger who was killed by a car bomb in November 2017. Brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio, and Vincent Muscat, all in their fifties, were arrested in December of that year. The justice ministry’s confirmation of the […]

Key findings: Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries did not table their asset declarations for 2016 (the year of the Panama Papers revelations). All have seen a steady increase in income and net wealth since 2013. The only exception is Minister Konrad Mizzi, who declared that his income and net wealth have dropped steadily since 2014 despite […]

Parliament Updates: Law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad moved The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2019 for consideration and passing. He also simultaneously moved the motion for The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Prasad says the government is very keen that India becomes a “hub of arbitration”. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is presenting […]

Parliament is assembling after India’s stand was vindicated at the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. However, the former Navy official will have stay in Pakistan jail. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar made a statement in the House regarding the issue. Here are the live updates: The House is adjourned for the […]

Member of the European Parliament David Casa has been confirmed as a member of the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula. Reacting to this new role, Casa said: “We need to foster better cooperation with countries such as the United Arab Emirates. There are cases where cooperation with European authorities on international […]